Who is ZIVA?
ZIVA ® is an elite-performance sports and wellness brand. Distilled to its essence, our brand is driven by the peace of harmony and the joy of living, expressed most powerfully for us through sport, movement, and strength. This essential drive underpins our efforts to improve the physical and mental health of people all around the world.
What does ZIVA mean?
This philosophy is reflected in our name. The “ZI” in ZIVA comes from the name of the founder of Daoism, an ancient Eastern religion that emphasizes harmony; living in accord with both the nature around you and with your own nature and cultivating an attitude of gratitude and happiness by following what it refers to as “The Way.” The “VA” in ZIVA is the second half of the Spanish word “viva,” which means to live fully, to strive with all your heart, and which is an exclamation proclaiming the absolute joy of life and all that it entails.
The ZIVA Story
The ZIVA® Journey began in 2008 in a single, out-of-the-way gym where, in our earliest days, we sought to provide athletes and fitness enthusiasts with a transformational platform that could empower their fitness journey. The things we practiced in the gym forged the values at the core of our company: innovation, inspiration, and precision. Our business has changed radically over the past decade and a half; we still have that out-of-the-way gym, but it’s now part of the HQ of a global corporation where we coordinate the design, manufacturing, marketing, and shipping of over 1,000 SKUs in over 80 markets. Though we have grown, we will never outgrow the values we first formed in the gym. Today those values are expressed in our products with innovative solutions, inspirational designs, and precision manufacturing.
ZIVA is International
ZIVA is slowly becoming an international name. ZIVA just released ZIVA USA, which is headquartered in North Carolina, as well as other locations in Europe, China, and more to come.
Our philosophy is embodied in our products. Their premium, progressive design is made to exist in beautiful, artful harmony with high-class gyms and modern homes, while their rugged, high-performance functionality invites movement and energetic exertion. And our philosophy is lived by every team member every day as we work in harmony with one another, joyously striving to bring holistic fitness to the world.
ZIVA Commitment to Sustainability
Since our very inception, the ZIVA® vision of wellness has been holistic, compromising not only mental, physical, and spiritual health but the health of the world around us as well. Today, 100% of our retail packaging is cardboard made from 100% recycled paper and 100% water-based inks. This makes our packaging completely compostable and biodegradable. Within the next year, we will have phased out all plastic in our packaging, as well, making less waste and a more positive impact.
But there’s more to sustainability than just our packaging. We’re also working to tackle waste and improve efficiency in other ways. We’re reconfiguring our manufacturing processes, making them leaner and cleaner. We’re installing the infrastructure necessary to achieve total carbon neutrality in our China HQ by 2024 and investing to make our factories and our entire supply chain carbon neutral by 2030.
However, we know that we can’t do it alone; to create a greener future, we need the help of those who will inherit it. That’s the impetus behind our gym in a Box, a program that puts sustainably produced ZIVA workout gear into schools where young athletes can share in our commitment to their health and the health of the great wide world. By the end of 2024, this program will have reached kids in over 500 schools around the world. This commitment to sustainability is just another way we are bringing the ZIVA Way to Live to life.
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