Spring is just around the corner. For many of us, this means becoming more active. 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 clothes that are ethical or eco-friendly. They are hardly transparent about their business practices. Getting information about who makes their clothes, and where they stand in terms of sustainability is nearly impossible. The good news is that we as consumers have a whole 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 the ones I do support and buy from, do their absolute best to do good work. When it comes to ethical activewear brands, the search may seem even harder. After all, performance is important. But don’t lose hope; there are amazing brands that are 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 than on fast fashion alternatives, you’ll find that your clothes never lose shape. Patagonia also has an amazing 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 out there. They use organic and natural fibers to make clothes that are versatile and classic. 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 favorite ethical brands. Their clothes look and feel amazing. They combine ethical productions with great designs to create stylish and high-performance activewear.
So there you have it: my favorite ethical activewear brands. The ones I’ve tried and fallen in love with. If you want to learn more about the ways you can incorporate ethical and eco-friendly practices into your fitness regime, then 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.