The pandemic has completely changed the way of living. Loungewear and activewear have become an integral part of our lives; both for working out and as part of the #WFH attire. When our favorite fitness studios had to close during the lockdown, many of us turned to on demand workouts and outdoor jogging practices. Therefore, it’s about time to dive deeper into sustainable activewear labels.
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Sustainable activewear brands
These sustainable activewear brands are committed to a more sustainable production while providing consumers with high-performance activewear. Fairtrade and ethical labor practices, natural and recycled fabrics, and local, limited, and conscious production are the main factors considered.
1. Oyster Active
Carefully designed and produced in Europe, all pieces are made from Econyl; a discarded waste sourced from the ocean. With manufacturing a limited number of pieces, Oyster Active donates 1% of every purchase to HealthySeas. The packaging is made from plants and is 100% compostable and all products are made in Europe.
2. Asquith Activewear
With a focus on softness, comfort, and coziness, Asquith crafts items with only two types of organic fabrics. The Oeko-Tex certified Bamboo Viscose, produced without the use of harmful chemicals in dyeing and finishing, and Bambor, a mix of organic cotton, Bamboo, and Elastan. Flexible working environment and work-life balance creation are key at this brand.
3. Essentials for Zula
A family business with father-daughter duo in the lead, creating basic pieces, handcrafted in their family-run factory. The mid-season collection includes long sleeves and turtleneck bodysuits, which are all made in Europe.
4. Pura Clothing
Pura uses recycled or natural fabric that feels buttery soft on the skin, all sourced from Italy. Every single piece is made by hand in Switzerland or Italy.
5. Ernest Leoty
Ernest Leoty produces only small batches, focusing on long-lasting products. Materials include recycled bi-elastic RenewPrime, recycled polyamide yarns Q-Nova, and Econyl. All items are carefully made in European factories.
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