by quinn wilson
It’s been over a year since we traded in our jeans for sweatpants and leggings, and I, for one, am not ready to give up my sweats. Activewear is typically made of synthetic materials and harsh chemicals. Additionally, activewear companies are not exactly transparent with how their merchandise is produced. Companies, like Nike, have been found to use forced labor and sweatshops. Other activewear companies that seem to have amazingly low prices, are really the companies that use unethical and unsustainable practices. Here are some ethical, sustainable activewear brands for you to try out:
Wolven uses recycled plastic and turns it into leggings. Their earthy and vibrant colors and patterns are perfect for your virtual yoga class or just scrolling through Instagram.
Patagonia incorporates natural textiles into their clothing and uses fair trade certified materials. The company also has an active voice about the climate crisis.
3. Girlfriend Collective
Girlfriend Collective is easily one of my favorite activewear brands. Their ultra-comfy clothing is made ethically and with recycled materials. My favorite has to be their sweatsuits which are made from leftover fabric scraps.
4. Adidas by Stella Mccartney
Adidas by Stella McCartney- British designer, Stella McCartney has always been at the forefront of the sustainable fashion movement, and with her adidas collaborations, she brings sustainability to activewear. It features beautiful designs made out of recycled polyester.
With these brands, you can help support the movement towards cleaner, safer activewear while also staying comfy and cozy on your couch. See you next week!