There’s nothing quite like a fresh workout wardrobe to give your motivation levels a boost.
And since the mere thought of a high-intensity workout can send shivers done one’s spine, slipping into some seriously chic activewear can be a game-changer for motivation.
However, it is important to take into account how your activewear makes the planet feel, as well as you. From organic fabrics to ethical production standards, there are many brands that aim to keep their impact on the environment to a minimum.
If you’re looking to shop more sustainably, we’ve rounded up some of the most ethical and eco-friendly activewear brands to keep your conscious and the planet at ease.
DK Active is an Australian activewear brand that ensures both strong ethics and high performance. Listed by PETA as vegan, the brand only uses eco-friendly materials and devotes its supply chain to renewable energy. DK Active believe that exercise should be a form of self-love, and their range of high-quality bold-coloured pieces are perfect for your next splurge purchase.
With a strong mission for sustainability, Team Timbuktu is setting the bar high. Turning old water bottle waste into activewear, their pieces are made in factories in Taiwan, Indonesia and China by suppliers that are accredited to ensure safety and fair trade. A modern take on basics, their cult-favourite leggings are the perfect addition to any minimalist athleisure wardrobe.
Organic Yoga Company
The sister brand of Vege Threads, Organic Yoga Company values natural clothing for slow movement. The concept behind their brand focuses on keeping their garments ethically made, to minimise waste and produce locally. The Australian brand manufactures their products in South Australia from organic, eco-friendly materials and are dyed in limited batches. Encouraging sustainability and body positivity, their pieces are hard to say no to.
With their products made from organically grown bamboo, Boody is an activewear brand that aims to stand out for their more ethical footprint. Their sustainable activewear line has everything you could ever need, from bamboo leggings to sports bras.
A small, eco-friendly brand, Indigo Luna prides itself on its commitment to slow fashion. Ensuring quality, transparency and eco-consciousness throughout their manufacturing process, the brand creates small collections and sustainable runs with pieces dyed with 100% plant dyes and GOTS Certified Organic cotton. Their commitment to our Earth is just as appealing as their simple-yet-elevated garments that are sure to last.
Meaning to ‘tame the inner breath’, Vyayama is sure to elevate the most minimal activewear wardrobe through its selection of ethically made pieces. Using fabric crafted in Europe from sustainably farmed eucalyptus, their garments are sure to keep you cool, healthy and comfortable no matter the workout.
Pinky and Kamal
Hand-made and hand-dyed in Bali, Pinky and Kamal is an Australian natural and sustainable activewear brand that prides itself on its eco-friendly footprint. The brand designs their pieces with their customer in mind, a woman who can enjoy moving freely, living simply and staying comfortable.