Sportswear can have a larger environmental impact than our everyday clothing due to all synthetics used. Sportswear gets worn out quicker than your normal bras because of the extra strain, sweat (and stain?) on it. If you love sports and the environment equally, here are the 9 internationally available brands we recommend for you to buy eco and ethical sportswear!
Miakoda has a selection of pieces great for yoga, working out or just comfy day-wear. The fabric of the legging is super soft and the cut is very comfortable. Bamboo, organic cotton, lyocell and soy are the plant-based fabrics that make all of the pieces. Miakoda is based in New York, U.S. and can ship internationally.
This Swedish brand is taking an innovative approach to functional activewear and sustainability. Tencel make their products. They use Roica V550 which is biodegradable and certified cradle-to-cradle. They have good transparency and certifications for their manufacturing and supply chain that can ship their product internationally.
Wolven is a swim and active brand with bright prints and colours. OEKO-TEX certified recycled PET make their collection. Their modal is made in China. They are based in the U.S. and can ship internationally.
Organic Basics has a great selection of yoga and workout basics. Recycled materials make their active line. They feature a silver treatment to reduce odour. They are based in Denmark and can ship their products internationally through European and U.S. sites.
Tentree has an active line including sports bras, leggings, shorts, joggers and tops made from recycled materials. Their name represents the commitment to planting 10 trees for every purchase. They have a variety of other sustainability initiatives as well. They are based in Canada and can ship to North America, Europe, the U.K. and some international countries.
People Tree has a pretty basic collection of leggings, tanks and tees. Everything is organic and fair trade certified. They are based in the U.K. and can ship internationally.
Mandala is a yoga and exercise brand from Germany with a wide range of unique styles and cuts. They always have a great selection of colours and prints. Mandala uses a variety of eco-fabrics from certified organic cotton, Tencel Lyocell and recycled polyester. Their products are made by people that are paid fair wages and work under fair working conditions in their factories in Turkey and Shanghai, China. They can ship their products internationally.
Elle Evans is mainly known for its swimwear. They have a line of athletic leggings and tops. Everything is made to order from ECONYL which is regenerated nylon often made from things like recycled fishing nets. They are based in Australia and can ship internationally.
Asquith has a range of lounge and yoga wear made from bamboo, organic cotton and Bambor. Bambor is their own bamboo and organic cotton blend. They manufacture in a GOTS certified factory in Turkey. They are originally based in London, U.K. and can ship their products internationally.
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