Our 6 favorite ethical + sustainable activewear brands for looking good while crushing your fitness goals (+ online inclusive workout classes to get you started)
We live by a ‘Look Fabulous, Feel Fabulous’ motto. Whether you are pumping weights in your living room or on a jog around your neighborhood, why not look your best? Whatever your fitness goals may be, make it fashion! Here are some of our favorite ethical + sustainable activewear brands to wear while crushing your fitness goals. AND some inclusive online workout classes to help you get started!
Miakoda was born because of the need for sustainability within the industry. And when they say sustainability, they mean sustainable in all ways: materially, in labor practices, and socially. Made in an ethical factory in NYC, they are able to manufacture locally and reduce their carbon footprint. The brand promises to be inclusive and representative of all genders and identities.They say they are not womenswear, but “everyoneswear”. Find sizes from XS-4XL.
Plus, check out their Zero Waste Collection.
Organic Basics @organicbasics
All of Organics Basics’ products are designed to last. Made from natural, renewable, recycled, biodegradable and or low-impact textiles only! Their activewear is specially treated with a safe, permanent, bluesign® approved recycled silver salt called Polygiene®. This stops the growth of odor causing bacteria on the fabric. Polygiene® has no harmful effect on the environment when washing. Everything on their site notes the impact index of the item. You can see how you’re helping the planet with each item of clothing!
Black and white checkered bike shorts and squiggle print leggings. Who knew athletic wear could be so fun? Partnering with artists and creatives worldwide Nube designs activewear that makes a statement, all sustainably made. Woman owned, the brand priorities almost all of its materials being manufactured in its hometown of Los Angeles. Whether it be the recycled materials used, the non-toxic, lead free dyes produced at a small dye house, and the construction of each garment in the sewing studios Nube establishes genuine relationships with its makers for a product its proud of. Constantly adapting and shifting the company is only working to do better, constantly learning and implanting new practices that minimize harm to the environment. With their take-back program in production, shop the Nube look and stay tuned in!
With every item purchased from Tentree, they plant 10 trees and they have already planted 50 MILLION trees. They have a great selection of sweatpants and hoodies perfect for movement that are all designed in Canada and ethically made in various places around the world. Our favorite sweats are the ones made out of recycled polyester and TENCEL™. –A.K.A discarded “single-use” plastics from landfills and responsibly sourced wood pulp that is produced in an entirely “closed-loop” process.
Groceries Apparel @groceriesapparel
Groceries Apparel features organic fabrics and non-toxic dyes and is manufactured in their own LA factory to ensure their standards are fully executed. Plus, having local and traceable production minimizes waste and their carbon footprint. The vegetable dyes used make for some seriously cool tie dyes– our fav being the hand dipped indigo!
Pact’s products are Certified Organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and made in Fair Trade Certified Factories. With orders, comes thoughtful packaging that is recycled/ recyclable and biodegradable. In addition, you have the option to offset the carbon footprint of the shipment. Pact’s leggings also lean more on the affordable side of athletic pants that tend to get pretty pricey–But of course, not at the price of style!
Feel Fabulous With These Fun For Everyone Workouts
Getting in the groove of a workout routine doesn’t have to be hard. Check out these options varying in cost (subscription based and free options), content (from cardio to yoga), and difficulty levels.
Mark and Ashley, the founders behind Obé, are ready to transform your relationship with fitness. Working out should be a joy, not a chore. Obé offers 10,000+ workouts crafted for the individual; ranging from high intensity to a 5 minute session, you get to decide what’s right for you. Ready to get started? Begin your first program with fitness specialist Walter K. Standing behind a ‘healthy mind, healthy life’ outlook, Walter prioritizes physical as well as mental and spiritual health, with each class leaving you ready to take on the world.
The Be.come Project @thebecomeproject @bethanycmeyers
The be.come project is an approachable, inclusive and body-neutral experience in an accessible 25-minute routine. Every week, the be.come project clients receive a curated routine taught by Bethany C. Meyers that mimics an in-person class experience. Subscription is $35/month.
The Fitness Marshall on Youtube @thefitnessmarshall
Original dance workouts created by Caleb Marshall are free on Youtube and other paid membership options are available to get even more workout content! You can choose which songs (constantly updated with all the current hits) you want to do and dance along to the customized workout.
The Underbelly Yoga @theunderbellyyoga
Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, writer, and all around activist. In The Under Belly yoga classes, she uses high energy vinyasa flow as a way to move past mental and emotional barriers. While she does have some content on Youtube (yoga and more), The Underbelly has $9.99/month subscription based classes.
So try these workouts – what are you waiting for? 😉