Sweat ethically: 5 activewear brands for all values

Struggling to find gear to feel good sweating in?

Here are 5 ethical activewear brands to cover you for all the activities.

Sweat your values.

There's something for almost every ethical wardrobe value in this line up - each one of these brands has something different to offer, from organic materials to supporting social programs and recycling plastic bottles into fabric.

For the Yogi: Vege Threads

I feel like I don't even need to introduce Australian brand Vege Threads, but I also couldn't leave them off this list.

Vege Threads gears their organic active range towards the yogi, using 92% organic cotton blended with lycra, all ethically made in Australia. Their whole collection is so versatile though I feel like you could wear almost any of it and yoga/ lounge/ drink coffee.

If, like me, you prefer natural fibres everywhere in your life, Vege Threads is where it's at.

Vege Threads Organic At Home Legging. Image via Vege Threads

Love the tie dye! Vege Threads Organic Yoga Short and Organic Yoga Crop.
Image via Vege Threads

For lunges to lounging: Boody

Expanding on their range of organic bamboo underwear and basics, Boody have added an active range which I'm pretty keen to try out as my gym gear sees the last of its elasticity...

Bamboo is great as it's naturally antibacterial meaning sweaty odors won't linger. It's so soft too! Their active range is made using FSC-certified organic bamboo from China, blended with nylon and elastane. And they also do socks!

Boody bamboo/nylon/elastane Active Tights. Image via Boody

Add a bamboo sports bra to that? Image via Boody

For the Sisterhood: Girlfriend Collective

You may have heard of Girlfriend Collective when they caused a bit of a stir offering their first range of recycled-plastic-bottle leggings FREE - you just had to pay the shipping.

These guys are just going from strength to strength, now offering a huge range of activewear, including tees made from waste fabric.

They go into great depth about their recycled polyester fabric (sourced from Taiwan) and making process, truly embracing transparency.

Girlfriend Collective make activewear using recycled polyester
Image via Girlfriend Collective Instagram

Girlfriend Collective's new range of cupro fabric tees, made from cotton waste.
Image via Instagram

For the all-rounder: BAY Active

BAY Active comes from a small team based in the beautiful Byron Bay.

They cover the basics, yoga gear and active wear - all made using GOTS certified organic cotton, Australian Merino, bamboo and highest quality regenerated fabrics.

BAY Active use natural and regenerated fabrics. Image via BAY Active

Byron Bay-based BAY Active offer basics and activewear for any activity. Image via BAY Active

For the people: ShareHope

All of the profits made by ShareHope go in to social programs - like health training and high school completion - to support garment workers in Haiti. How great is that!

AND their leggings are only US$55 (with free US shipping) - who says shopping ethically has to be more expensive?

100% of ShareHope's profits go in to supporting Haitian garment workers.
Image via ShareHope Instagram

Can't go wrong with $55 ethically-made leggings!
Image via ShareHope


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