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Our New Year's Resolution: Top 5 Sustainable Activewear Brands
With the New Year comes new resolutions and goals. An extremely common New Year’s resolution is to be healthier, fitter, and exercise more. Another big resolution is to be more environmentally friendly. In this spirit, we have found five sustainable athletic fashion brands that will help you crush your new fitness resolutions while feeling good about reducing your footprint this year. These athleticwear lines use sustainable materials, give back to social causes, and take measures to manufacture their products ethically.
Welcome 2018 with a new resolve to look and feel your best - body and soul!
Based in California and made in the USA, Teeki provides beautiful activewear made from recycled water bottles. The facilities used to make the clothing are all run by solar power with the aim of eco friendly forward fashion. The fun, fashionable prints provide a great look for anything from hard cardio to relaxing yoga. Teeki overall provides a fresh take on sustainable activewear for enthusiasts everywhere.
This LA based brand focuses on creating comfortable organic clothing that has a classic look. The clothing flatters all body types and provides both function and a simple aesthetic. The clean designs and colours are perfect for either working out or dressing for comfort. As a bonus, a portion of the proceeds goes straight to a wildlife center in Guatemala.
Self-proclaimed as “Clothing of the future”, ADAY prides themselves in their athleisure aesthetic. The fabrics are durable, wrinkle resistant, and primarily recycled. The benefit of this is clothing that can be worn again and again for long periods of time without signs of heavy wear. All the pieces are also “seasonless”, meaning they can be worn any time of the year without going out of style.
"RUMI X was born out of my three passions: spirituality, yoga, and nature.” - Melissa Chu
Melissa, a former yoga instructor, founded this fun and colorful brand. The clothing is made from innovative materials such as recycled water bottles, coffee grounds, and uses water based dyes to be as eco-conscious as possible. The high performance and breathable clothing have beautiful colours and designs that will lift the mood in any workout.
Outdoor Voices is an NYC based sustainable athletic brand for both men and women. Using recycled materials and sustainable textiles, the brand creates clothes perfect for working out and wearing out. The brand, all about community, supports hi-tech and high performance clothing. Creator Tyler Haney aims to have a product line that is functional for multiple physical and everyday activities.
It was hard to narrow down our list to only 5, so here is a bonus brand we couldn’t resist including!
Based in NYC and manufactured in Portugal, Vyayama is another sustainable athletic brand. Their innovative Tencel fabric is made from eucalyptus and is nontoxic. Vyayama has beautiful, simple pieces that are more elevated than your typical workout gear.
The mantra that drives their brand: “We believe that mindfulness should inspire quality, beauty and joy.”
Many of the lines we have highlighted feature wonderful prints to make them stand out from the sea of black spandex - If you’re looking for some great fashion forward prints for activewear, the Polychrome collection has lots of great options check us out!
Here is a small sampling of some prints great for activewear:
Floating Crystal | Smudged Roses | Splashed Paint | Net Structure | Runes & Crystals | Shattered Illusions| Crosshatch | Wreathing Smoke | Abstract Texture | Crystal Geometry| Wire Form
Also, a special thanks to our friends at Sustainable Fashion Directory for advising us on some of their top picks for sustainable athletic wear!
Do you have any other brands that you think should have made our list? We would love to hear your recommendations to include in a future roundup; let us know below.
sources: Sustainable Fashion Directory | Teeki | LVR | ADAY | Rumi X | Outdoor Voices| Vyayama
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