Best Sustainable Activewear Brands
With gyms open and better weather for outdoor sports on the horizon, you may be looking for a new go-to destination for your activewear needs. Here are our top picks of sustainable activewear that are great for whatever exercise you may have on the cards.
Tala is a new activewear brand on the block, founded by Grace Beverley who started by making exercise videos and vlogs on Youtube. Now, Tala is a well-known activewear brand within gen z and millennial circles, providing stylish gym wear for a range of sizes and shapes. Using recycled materials and cutting the amount of wastewater and chemicals in its production, it’s a great example of how a new brand with a big following can align on-trend clothing without falling into the trap of creating fast fashion.
Girlfriend Collective is an activewear brand making clothes ethical, sustainable, cute and inclusive, so to say we love them still feels like an understatement. With a range of different styles to suit all activities (why don’t more people wear leotards when running?!) Girlfriend Collective uses recycled water bottles and other recycled materials, limits wastewater in production, and has a traceable supply chain ensuring fair compensation for its workers all throughout the labour chain. In a wide range of sizes, they provide every shape and size gym wear to feel confident in.
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Marks and Spencer always end up making it into these lists, but we’ll stop singing their praises if they stop producing quality, sustainable products — until then, you’ll continue to see this name in every roundup. M&S is often overlooked in favour of newer, young-appealing brands, but it’s actually a great place to get basics — especially sports bras. Lots of brands sell sportswear that is certainly really cute but not built for medium or high impact sports, so if you’re looking for a sports bra that looks good and does the job on your runs, you’ve come to the right place. A member of the Better Cotton Initiative, it has focused efforts to produce sustainable clothing, using recycled materials and setting targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its supply chain by 95% by 2030.
For those who prefer to get active while exploring the great outdoors, Patagonia should be your favourite. From mountain biking to surfing, Patagonia is a great brand to get quality clothing so you can focus on your sport. Using recycled materials, Patagonia is committed to producing clothes ethically and sustainably and has conducted studies on the impact of microplastics. It has a number of initiatives that cut down the number of greenhouse gases emitted in production.
Any other sustainable activewear brands we need to know about? Let us know in the comments!
by Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.