Looking to make the switch to sustainable fashion? I've already done the hard work for you! I researched and included some of the best ethical and sustainable activewear brands to shop this year. In no particular order, here's 11 awesome activewear brands to consider next time you need some workout clothes, comfy lounge sets, or yoga pieces. I've linked the about or sustainability page for each brand so you can learn more about what makes them sustainable. The first step to choosing conscious clothing is to educate yourself, read, research, and keep learning! Take the five extra minutes to read about what a brand is doing for the community or how they treat their workers so you can feel good about what you're wearing and who you're supporting.
11 Best Ethical and Sustainable Activewear Brands to Shop
Pact offers organic cotton clothing and is fair trade certified. You can spot some of their products in Whole Foods. I just ordered these joggers and this sweatshirt dress for relaxing days over these next few months and I'm so excited for my order to come in!
Learn more about ethics and sustainability at Pact here.
Threads 4 Thought uses sustainable materials like organic cotton and recycled polyester. They ensure their factories hold the highest ethical standards. They are currently donating masks to help with the Covid-19 crisis.
Learn more about ethics and sustainability at Threads 4 Thought here.
Girlfriend creates activewear from recycled plastics. I've been eyeing up one of Girlfriend Collective's super cute sets for about a year now... I love all of their limited edition colors and admire their body positivity and inclusivity on social media.
Learn more about ethics and sustainability at Girlfriend Collective here.
Tala offers trendy, inclusive activewear and aims to be 100% sustainable with recycled and compostable packaging. A friend on Instagram told me about Tala just recently and I am already loving this badass brand. Tala's activewear sets are hot! I love the quarter zip look and matching sets.
Learn more about ethics and sustainability at Tala here.
Organic Basics focuses on sustainability by choosing fabrics that are kind for the environment and partnering with factories that share the same values. Shop organic cotton or recycled materials. I have one of their sports bras that was kindly gifted to me and it is truly a great basic!
Learn more about ethics and sustainability at Organic Basics here.
Surprise surprise! Patagonia has been and continues to be a leader in sustainable practices. Of all the brands on this list, I am betting you've heard about this one. I have a 1/4 zip from their Worn Wear collection and it is in incredible condition! You can get worn and repaired items (think of it as thrifting) for a lower price and give them another life!
Learn more about ethics and sustainability at Patagonia here.
Synergy Organic Clothing is a family run business and creates fair trade clothing with organic cotton, low impact dyes, and is transparent about their processes. I have a cozy zip up hoodie perfect for going on walks or wearing to fitness classes. I also have a few Synergy dresses that I was kindly gifted and years later they are still some of my favorites!
Learn more about ethics and sustainability at Synergy Organic Clothing here.
Purusha offers handmade activewear. Handmade people! It doesn't get better than that. I discovered this boho brand on Instagram and fell in love with their natural designs and plastic-free clothing. Most sustainable activewear these days is made from plastic bottles. Purusha uses natural materials and dyes that require little water to make every step of the process as sustainable as possible.
Learn more about ethics and sustainability at Purusha here.
Nube uses recycled materials and aims to reduce waste and their environmental impact. This brand is woman-owned and made in the U.S. Woo! I had to include Nube for you modern babes. I got a fashion-forward, modern feel from this brand and they have some really fun, unique prints.
Learn more about ethics and sustainability at Nube here.
Team Timbuktu is an Australian brand I recently discovered. I love that this company only works with makers they have personally met and they mail their recycled activewear in compostable mailers. Say goodbye to plastic!
Learn more about ethics and sustainability at Team Timbuktu here.
Satva uses sustainable materials and gives back to community. They partner with Suminter India Organics, an environmental and socially conscious organic cotton production corporation in India. Satva uses natural, non-toxic plant based dyes for their clothing.
Learn more about ethics and sustainability at Satva here.
For more sustainable fashion tips, check out this post on the Fashion Industry or this post on Sustainable Shopping for Beginners.
How are you going to shop more sustainably this year? Let me know in the comments down below!