11 Responsible Activewear Brands
How are you getting on with your fitness New Years resolutions? We wanted to put together a list of lust worthy responsible activewear to inspire ourselves to move more and let this be the year our fitness resolutions stick! Whether 2021 is the year you embrace fitness for the first time or you’re continuing your living room workouts just biding your time until the gyms open again we hope this list inspires you.
Indigo Luna are a small, family run brand who ensure quality, transparency, eco-consciousness and sustainable manufacturing practices are at the centre of everything they do. They are dedicated to thoughtful slow creation, reducing unnecessary impact on the planet while providing an alternative to mass production and fast fashion. Their garments are made in clean simple shapes, earthy colours and plant dyes from recycled or organic materials.
We are TALA was founded to disrupt your wardrobe with their slow fashion approach to sustainable style. TALA is the brand you always knew you wanted but could never quite find - affordable, sustainable styles without the need to compromise on high-performance pieces and flattering fits. They also partner with facilities across the globe to use the very best in sustainable processes and materials to bring you the best in sustainable style. Sustainably made with 76% recycled Nylon and 24% LYCRA® Sport.
Founded in Denmark, Moonchild Yoga Wear is a holistic women’s yoga and athleisure wear brand. They believe in slow fashion and doing good by giving back to those who need it the most. Using organic cotton, OEKO-TEX Certified and recycled Polyester and Modal fabric, which is an eco-friendly alternative to cotton and considered a bio-based fabric because it is made from the wood pulp of beech trees, how cool is that?
Threads 4 Thought
ReActive is the newest drop of sustainable activewear from Threads 4 Thought. Made from either recycled plastic bottles or recycled fishing nets, enjoy your workout without sweating over your environmental impact. They create a product that has a small impact on our environment, supports communities in-need, and assists in changing the narrative and perceptions of ethical standards within the fashion industry. Threads 4 Thought is committed to working exclusively with factories that hold the highest industrial certifications, ensuring they keep to only the most rigorous of ethical standards.
Wolven puts the community it creates at the centre of everything it does - people who care about the earth coming together. They use OEKO-Tex Certified Recycled P.E.T. an innovative, versatile fabric made from discarded plastics and modal fabrics are produced from wood-pulp fibers that are sustainably harvested, and sewn in downtown Los Angeles. They believe it’s not enough to just operate as sustainably as possible, so they also invest in programs that offset the emissions they’ve created.
GNGR Bees was created from the principle that we already have all the materials necessary to do something new and that companies should have a real purpose that goes beyond selling a product. Made from recycled single-use plastic bottles, produced ethically and fairly to increase the standards of the industry and reclaiming materials to clean our oceans and land & keep animals and biodiversity safe.
Arcaa is a contemporary lifestyle brand designed to complement all female figures and support conscious living. Centered on principles of mindful movement and slow considered fashion, they use durable fabrics, natural fibers and sun faded coastal inspired colour palettes. They use natural fabric - Organic cotton, linen and recycled nylon and polyester from ocean waste, all ethically manufactured in certified factories.
When Girlfriend Collective was founded, their first goal was to be as transparent as possible. They take the time to make sure every single one of their designs is so beautiful that you won’t cycle through it the next time you look through your closet. They chose every part of their process, from raw materials to facilities and partners, with care. On average their leggings are made from 25 recycled post-consumer bottles and bras are made from 11. LITE Leggings are made from recycled fishing nets and other waste using ECONYL® yarn.
Groceries Apparel manufacture their pieces themselves in their Los Angeles factory to ensure standards are high. Vertically-integrated, local, and traceable production chains maximises quality, efficiency, and employee pay, and minimises redundancy, waste and carbon footprint. Efficiently ethical!
For Organic Basics sustainability is our core mission, they hold one mantra at the heart of what they do: The fashion industry is a dirty bastard. So they put sustainable thinking above everything else - that means they only choose fabrics that care for our environment and only ever partner with factories that care about their impact, too. This collection is made in hand-picked, chemical free organic cotton, GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified, that’s grown on the coast of the Aegean Sea. It’s widely regarded as some of the most soft and durable cotton in the world. The GOTS standard also guarantees that the people that make the pieces are paid living wages and treated like humans ought to be.
WE - AR
WE-AR has mantra: 'I Am, or 'We Are,' meaning all is one. They’re name is a nucleus of their ethos and informs everything they do, including choosing to act with kindness to create a ripple effect of well being. They make organic yoga clothing, that accentuates individual beauty while allowing for the comfort of living, breathing and moving. Clothing that lovingly wraps the shape of you. Clothing to sing, laugh, dance and be free in while you surprise yourself with your own amazingness.
Let us know if you know of any brands we should know about. We hope you enjoyed this list, no we’re off for a run!