Traditionally activewear has been made from non-biodegradable fabrics such as nylon and polyester, however, in recent years we have seen a rise in brands using sustainable fabrics in their activewear. Here are our favourite sustainable activewear brands, so you can still look good and save the environment whilst working out.
Varenna is a luxury women's activewear brand that combines the latest trends with the finest Italian fabrics to create the most sophisticated activewear, all made in Italy. Varenna invests in research and development to ensure they are using fully recycled and recyclable garments. They are passionate about fashion, passionate about wellness and passionate about environmental care.
TALA is a sustainable activewear brand, with a slow fashion approach to sustainable style that doesn’t cost the earth. TALA offers affordable, sustainable styles without the need to compromise on high-performance pieces and flattering fits. They hold sustainability and ethical manufacturing at their core, they hold themselves accountable for every aspect of their supply chain and want to share every step. TALA partner with facilities across the globe to use the very best in sustainable processes and materials to bring the best in sustainable style.
SOS Activewear is creating a community and a brand that is honest, reliable and transparent about its ethical and sustainable practices. They aim to share the efforts with their consumers effectively and clearly and provide them with an activewear brand that contributes to a healthier planet. SOS Activewear offers a reliable, premium activewear brand that is more conscious without sacrificing style, functionality or quality.
Nimble aim to give you quality activewear that feels great, a step towards self-expression for women to celebrate individuality, acknowledge differences and develop self-acceptance. All Nimble items are made from recycled plastic bottles, which are cleaned, melted into pellets, spun into yarn and knitted with spandex, so far they’ve saved 800,000 bottles from going into landfill. Their items are produced within an 80km radius of Taiwan, helping to reduce wastage, packaging and transport.
Premium activewear brand CONTUR is about empowering women to enhance their natural shape and feel confident in their bodies. They are a British brand that produces all clothes locally from their London site using skilled designers and seamstresses. The fabric they use is called econyl, which is made by recovering and repurposing old fishing nets and ocean plastics into 100% recycled yarn. The fabric is flexible, well-supported and conforms naturally to any body shape.
Whether you are a fitness fanatic or just like to wear gym clothes in day to day life, make a conscious effort to shop sustainably. Know where your clothes are made, what they are made of, and if they are really made with the environment in mind.