Spring is just around the corner. For many of us, this means becoming more active. Of course, the colder days beg for more sleep, but with longer and brighter days on the way, many of us are rethinking our fitness goals – I definitely am. So today, let’s talk about ethical activewear brands that help us reach our best without compromising our values.
The sad truth is that many of the big sports brands out there don’t really do their part to create ethical or eco-friendly clothes. They are hardly transparent about their business practices. Getting information about who makes their clothes and where they stand in sustainability is nearly impossible. The good news is that we, as consumers, have a lot of power. End of the day, we’re the ones who pay for the merchandise and products, and we have the right to know how they end up in our hands.
Over the last few years, I have tried my best to do my research, connect with brands, ask questions and demand answers. As a result, I have a handful of companies I trust, but those I support and buy from do their absolute best to do good work. Unfortunately, the search may seem even more complicated when it comes to ethical activewear brands. After all, performance is essential. But don’t lose hope; there are unique brands made with love and quality that will help you reach your fitness goals. Here are some of the brands that I’ve tried and loved.
Ethical Activewear Brands You Have to Try
We can’t talk about athletics without mentioning Patagonia. Whether you’re looking for something to wear on a hike, climbing or a yoga class, these guys will have something for you. The best part is that they make clothes that seriously last. So while you spend a bit of extra money on fast fashion alternatives, you’ll find that your clothes never lose shape. Patagonia also has a fantastic policy where they repair items for free. They really do everything they can to ensure their clothes aren’t disposable.
People Tree is one of the most transparent, ethical and eco-friendly brands. They use organic and natural fibres to make versatile and classic clothes. So it’s great news that they have a Yoga Wear section with tanks, T-shirts, sports bras, and tights – all made from organic cotton.
Sundried has to be one of my favourite ethical brands. Their clothes look and feel amazing. They combine honest productions with great designs to create stylish and high-performance activewear.
So there you have it: my favourite ethical activewear brands. The ones I’ve tried and fallen in love with. If you want to learn more about how you can incorporate ethical and eco-friendly practices into your fitness regime, check out our blog on Go Green with Eco-Friendly Workouts.
On to you: what do you do to keep your workouts eco-friendly? Comment below to let us know.