Want to take care of your health while taking care of the earth?
Then you need to check out these sustainable activewear brands..
Finding eco-friendly activewear is harder than it should be due to the prominence of polyester in most activewear. But, it doesn’t have to be anymore.
These brands all focus on using sustainable materials and practices within their manufacturing process to ensure you’re going to feel good while working out and do the earth a favor.
Below you’ll see the brands we’re going to talk about. You can jump to any section by clicking their name in the table of contents.
Let’s get into it!
Best Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Activewear Brands
Sustainability: Organic materials, B Corp, give back program, fair trade
Price: $$ – $$$
Patagonia is already one of the most popular activewear brands in the world. You may already know, but sustainability is at the core of Patagonia’s business model.
Patagonia donates (at least) 1% of their sales to help grassroots organizations protect the planet, and their founder Yvon Chouinard is well-known for his support of sustainable practices and anti-consumerism.
The brand is synonymous with the outdoors and is an obvious first stop for eco-friendly activewear.
You can be sure that the quality of the clothes will be high and you’ll be able to find everything you need for a day hiking, from clothing to accessories to backpacks.
Sustainability: Sustainable and recycled materials, ethically certified factories, profit donations
Their activewear is made from eco-friendly materials like organic cotton (uses trap crops instead of pesticides), recycled polyester (50% less carbon by-product than standard polyester), and Lenzing Modal (carbon-neutral). When you compare these to traditional activewear
They’re also partnered with the International Rescue Committee and donate a portion of their profit to benefit communities in need around the world. Threads 4 Thought are definitely a sustainable sportswear brand worth checking out.
They also make sustainable face masks.
Sustainability: Eco-certified bamboo, Eco-friendly materials made from bamboo, eco-friendly processing system zero-waste manufacturing, compliance to WRAP Gold standard
Boody is an Aussie brand making simple but good looking activewear all made from eco-friendly materials.
They use viscose made from Bamboo (grown in regenerating forests), which is then blended with nylon and elastane to produce a final material that’s ideal for activewear. Their clothes are breathable and thermo-regulating.
Sustainability: Uses recycled materials, ethical production process
Outdoor Voices are an Austin-based eco-friendly brand that creates their clothes for “moving your body and having fun with friends.”
Their activewear is made from a selection of core eco-friendly materials, including Rec Poly, made from post-consumer water bottles that are melted down and turned into a lightweight breathable fabric. Recycling and reusing are at the core of sustainable fashion and it’s great to see materials like this being used by established brands like OV.
They have a range of both men and women’s activewear and their clothes are carefully designed and will look good in any casual environment.
Sustainability: Sustainable materials, recycled fabrics, all-natural approach to production, sponsors the education of young girls in villages where organic cotton is cultivated for Satva garments
Price: $$ – $$$
Satva makes a range of sustainable activewear and is definitely worth a look if you need items such as leggings, vests, or hoodies.
They have an “all-natural” approach to their organic cotton production. It’s completely free from pesticides, and the cotton seeds are non-treated, all with the goal of creating a self-sustaining ecosystem.
Satva also avoids using bleaches, toxic dyes (they only use plant-based dyes!), sulfur, or heavy metals that are commonly used in activewear production.
Sustainability: Fair Trade Certified™ clothing, organic cotton, recycled wool, adhere to the Responsible Down Standard, bluesign®-systems to remove harmful chemicals from the production process and responsibly dispose of them
prAna has been around for a while now. Since they were founded in 1992 in Carlsbad, California, they’ve been creating Fair Trade Certified clothing from sustainable materials, ideal for wearing in the great outdoors, yoga, or traveling somewhere.
They have a wide selection, from menswear and womenswear to accessories such as bags, yoga mats, and hats.
Sustainability: Sustainable materials including hemp, cork & organic cotton, 10 trees planted for every item purchase
Ready to plant some trees? Then you need to check out tentree.
For every item purchased they plant 10 trees, and they’ve currently planted over 30+ million trees around the world.
As well as their tree planting initiative, they only use sustainable materials such as hemp, cork, and organic cotton.
You can find clothes for all seasons at tentree, for both men and women, as well as a range of accessories.
Sustainability: Organic materials, GOTS Certified, fair trade supply chain
Price: $ – $$
PACT make sustainable activewear for men, women, and kids. They’re GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) Certified which means their materials are all sourced in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.
They don’t use any toxic dyes or chemicals, or artificial fertilizers when growing their cotton.
PACT’s clothes come in all shapes and sizes, made for men, women, kids, and babies.
Sustainability: 100% organic recycled fabrics, made in USA, traceable production, % GMO-free, pesticide & herbicide-free production.
Price: $$ – $$$
Based in Vernon, California, Groceries Apparel is an activewear brand using 100% organic materials. Their materials are traced from their source to their factory in California.
They also use an eco-friendly dying process. They use natural herbs and plants which are cleaned, and then ground up and seized to create a dye powder. Not only are the dyes non-toxic, but they’re also unique and exceptional in color.
Sustainability: Sustainable fabrics including TENCEL, safe and environmentally conscious production
Price: $$ – $$$
VYAYAMA (pronounced ‘vai-ah’mah) is a boutique yoga clothing company that craft stylish but practical women’s activewear.
All of their fabrics are OEKOTEX® certified safe for the wearer, meaning they use no toxic dyes or chemicals.
Their materials include Tencel, cupro, micro modal, cashmere, and wool, all of which are sourced responsibly. If you’re looking for some of the best eco-friendly yoga clothes out there, VYAYAMA is for you!
11. Yoga Democracy
Sustainability: Made in USA, recycled materials, living wage to workers, safe production environment
Price: $$ – $$$
Like several other brands here, Yoga Democracy focuses on clothes are going to look good and feel great during your yoga sessions.
All of their clothes are Made in the USA. What makes Yoga Democracy really interesting is their range of prints. You’ll be unlikely to see anyone wearing the same gear as you and will stand out from the crowd, and they regularly release new styles.
They also use a range of recycled materials in their garments, and they pay living wages to their employees. They’re a brand we can definitely get behind!
Sustainability: Made in USA, limited runs, waste-reduction and recycling processes, tree planting program, support artists
Yogavated makes limited runs of uniquely designed yoga wear.
They have a waste reduction and recycling program to reduce the footprint of their manufacturing process, as well as a tree-planting program to give back to the earth.
Another cool thing about Yogavated is how they support artists by collaborating with them and displaying their art on their clothes, which means you’ll stand out from the crowd!
13. LA Relaxed
Sustainability: Made in USA, organic and sustainable materials, waste reduction processes
LA Relaxed are a popular activewear brand based in Los Angeles. They use a wide range of sustainable materials including organic cotton, Tencel Lyocell, Tencel Modal, linen, and hemp.
Their clothes are all made in the USA in order to both support local manufacturers and reduce the environmental impact of their clothing.
Their clothes are smart, casual, and a great addition to your wardrobe.
Sustainability: Made in the United States, member of 1% For The Planet, recycled materials
Price: $ – $$
Cerinic is a sustainable activewear company focused on hiking and climbing apparel.
All of their clothes are made in the USA and they use sustainable materials such as recycled polyester. As well as their clothes being made from recycled materials, all of their Cirinic’s packaging is recycled too.
They’re also putting their money where their mouth is.-As a member of 1% for the Planet they donate a portion of their profits into the organization that promotes environmental solutions to create a healthier planet.
Recap – Best Sustainable and Eco Friendly Activewear Brands
These are some of the best sustainable activewear brands out there right now.
Each brand is making big strides when it comes to your clothes are not only sustainable but are going to look and feel great when you’re at the gym, on a hike, or even relaxing on the couch.
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