Lunge into 2018 with my favourite sustainable work-out brands! There are some fantastic activewear brands out there focussing on producing fashion -forward styles that don’t impact our oceans or our earth. This year, my goal is to follow Vivienne Westwood’s advice before I purchase any new wardrobe-wear: “buy less, choose well and make it last”. Starting with the all important gym-kit, here’s six high-functioning activewear brands that will kick start your new year sustainably…
ADIDAS X PARLEY
If you’re looking for a pair of trainers to kick start your 2018 gym routine, these Adidas Parley fly-knits are the ones you should 100% invest in. Turning its hand to ethical clothing, Adidas updated their ultra-comfy boost running shoe with a prime-knit upper that’s made with yarn spun from Parley Ocean Plastic™, intercepted on beaches before it had the chance to reach the sea. Quite genius, no? This is a shoe you can feel good about purchasing, Buy for £159.95.
If Yoga is your passion, then this brand will make the perfect addition to your 2018 gym kit. Vyayama yoga gear is made from TENCEL® , an eco-friendly fabric made from sustainably grown, regenerated wood cellulose that’s silky soft to touch. Eco-Awarded and Certified Non-Toxic, this brand is kind to your skin and kind to the Earth – as well as being super flattering – win win! £98 @ Reve En Vert
S’WELL WATER BOTTLE
“By 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish”. In 2010 S’well recognised the importance to rid the world of plastic water bottles, believing that if people could stop buying disposable bottles, we could reduce single-use plastic consumption worldwide together. S’well are one of my favourite re-useable stainless-steel bottles because they combine fashion with function, making the perfect sustainable addition to any gym kit for 2018. Available in an array of colours @ £35
Into Yoga? Or planning on taking it up this year? If so, Manduka is the brand for you. A company built by and for yoga teachers, each piece of their collection is crafted using simple, enduring, natural, and whenever possible, renewable materials. These leggings come in a 4-way stretch fabric made from a recycled polyester and spandex blend that ensure maximum support. They also have that extra high-waist line, which I personally prefer working out in. £75 @ Reve En Vert
Known for its minimal, sleek designs, Silou London sources non-toxic materials and manufactures them in Lithuania, where its production house exceeds European standards and ensures fair pay for employees. This navy crop with asymmetric detail on the neckline is one of my favourite pieces from their collection, crafted to get us through the most intense of HIT classes. Buy for £89
PEPPER AND MAYNE
Paper and Mayne are a super-chic activewear brand that create seamless technology through a compression fit that flatters the body whilst you work out – Plus all fabrics used by the brand are kind to the skin and the environment. These faded black to blue leggings are perfect for all workouts, and I bet you no one else in the class will be wearing them! Buy for £69
Let me know your favourite eco-friendly activewear brands in the comment section below, I’d love to hear from you!