8 Sustainable Activewear Items That We’re Loving in 2020
A new decade has dawned, and there’s more pressure than ever before on brands to make choices that positively impact the environment. With options for all, be a friend to your body, as well as a pal to the planet, with these 8 sustainable activewear essentials.
Founded by entrepreneur and Instagram giant Grace Beverley in May 2019, TALA is an athleisure brand that puts people and the planet first. Giving new life to factory offcuts and plastic bottles that would otherwise end up in landfill, and ensuring all packaging and labels are fully recyclable, TALA is truly a trailblazer.
This long-sleeved, zip-up crop top is available in ten gorgeous colours, and saves over 40 litres of water and 2kg of CO2 compared to non up-cycled Polyamide.
Known for being a major contributor to fast-fashion, it’s really refreshing to see Primark making strides towards having a more eco-friendly output, with their sustainable activewear collections.
A super affordable way to be more eco-conscious, a percentage of every garment in this collection is made from post-consumer waste. Quick-dry, breathable, and simply patterned, there’s no need to sacrifice on style in the name of sustainability.
Girlfriend Collective recycles water bottles and fishing nets destined for landfill into premium-quality sports kit that feels great, and looks even better.
With nothing see-through about them, the Compressive High Rise Leggings are totally squat-proof, come in over twenty colours, and are available in three different lengths. Buying a pair of these beauties will divert 25 water bottles from landfill, prevent the release of 18.61lbs of CO2, and save 3.11 gallons of water.
FOR MARATHON TRAINERS
Want to do your bit for the planet, but can’t help be a creature of habit when it comes to choosing running gear? Thanks to Nike, there’s no need to go off the beaten track in search of sustainable activewear.
Made with 100% polyester that has been recycled from plastic bottles and textile waste, these shorts from Nike and playing a part in reducing greenhouse gases, and saving water and energy, and are a responsible choice for any runner. Boasting Dri-FIT technology, they’re the kings of moisture management, and look fantastic.
Bamboo fabric is fantastic for moisture management and temperature control, whilst also being a highly sustainable plant – so it’s no surprise that it’s coming into play as an alternative to cotton.
Made up of 67% medium weight bamboo viscose, this eco-friendly hoody is double layered, and brushed inside for ultimate softness and warmth – making it perfect for those frosty training runs. Super practical, it’s got invisible pockets on the hip, angled cuffs, and a tailored pocket hole for running your headphones through, and blasting out some music as you clock up your mileage.
Famous for their trainers, Adidas’ Ultraboost 20 Shoes are aimed at making each of our steps a little more sustainable.
These super bouncy and comfortable trainers are made from Parley ocean plastic, which is created from recycled plastic waste that has been intercepted from beaches and coastal communities before it reaches the oceans. Available in over 20 different colours, they are a sustainable activewear essential for runners who favour a sock-like fit and precise support.
The queens of patterns and bum-sculpting fits, Sweaty Betty have partnered with SOEX to ensure that there’s no need for any leggings to end up in landfill. Bring any old pair of leggings into the store – regardless of brand – and they’ll not only recycle them, but also give you money off of your next purchase.
These Super Sculpt 7/8 Yoga Leggings are high-waist, come in Pink Pebble print, and boast a new extra comfortable waistband that will keep you feeling supported throughout your flow. Plus, with each pair made from 17 post-consumer PET plastic bottles, they’re definitely doing their part for the planet.
All yogis need a good mat – and this one from ecoYoga doesn’t disappoint. With a pure rubber underside, it’s completely non-slip, and the perfect companion for beginners and experienced students alike.
Made in the UK, the Jute Mat is made up of 100% natural rubber and sustainable, plant-based materials – making it 100% biodegradable, and comes in four fabulous colours.