We were shocked to learn that most conventional activewear contains harmful chemicals that are not only damaging the environment but make their way into our pores when we sweat. The majority of leggings and sports bras on the market are made of virgin polyester, which is plastic; it’s derived from petroleum (i.e. oil) and is typically treated with toxic chemical dyes. The implications are vast—air pollution, water pollution and energy-intensive.
Luckily, we have some wonderful eco alternatives which are totally safe for you to use. With more of us than ever now working out at home, the lift provided by a deliciously fresh new pair of leggings has never felt so necessary to disconnect a while from our laptops. Keep on reading to discover and shop our favorites at your fingertips.
Leading the way in sustainable activewear, our Danish creator creates beautiful athleisure-inspired by the curve of a woman's body. Its collection is made of Econyl - a very soft and stretchy eco-friendly material made from post-consumer waste such as abandoned fishing nets and plastic from oceans across the world.
Econyl is infinitely recyclable and carries the exact same properties as virgin nylon. The regeneration system focuses on 6 steps that form a closed loop, using less water and resources than traditional nylon. Best of all, our recycled activewear made of Econyl is Oeko-Tex certified, meaning they do not contain harmful and toxic substances that otherwise would enter your pores while sweating! This collection is ethically and lovingly manufactured in a small family business in Indonesia.
If you’re looking for an eco alternative to the typical synthetic accessories, look no further than Pierre. Our sustainable cork accessories are naturally biodegradable and great to use during and after workouts to aid stretching and recovery. Cork provides a more effective massage than traditional foam rollers and props as it does not compress to the same extent over time.
Our brand is a new, European concept, born in Belgium and made in Portugal. Their sustainable yoga accessories are made of recycled rubber from shoes and real, Portuguese and Spanish cork. A precious, 100% ecologic material, which is one-of-a-kind: it's natural, soft, comfortable, light, as well as grippy, strong and even anti-microbial.
A feel-good fitness brand that places people and the planet at the heart of its ethos. Our premium UK brand offers comfortable, stylish, and high-performance athleisure apparel that is produced fairly in Portugal. Our favorite items are made of 100% bio-based polyamide - an innovative material sourced from a fully renewable resource: castor bean. Brugnoli, the company that created this innovative fabric, developed a highly efficient production process which leads to significant water and energy savings.
In fact, the process with the renewable raw material has a 20% lower consumption compared to the same fabric created with a standard polyamide. And most importantly, it uses no harmful substance so it is 100% safe for you and the garment workers. The result is a fabric with super stretch and comfort, quick-drying, anti-bacterial, chlorine, and solvent resistance. The fabric dyes extremely fast, absorbs only a low amount of moisture and has natural smell control properties.
The super-soft activewear we’re wearing to workout… and to relax in! Rooted in Switzerland - a country of mountains, glaciers, large forests, lakes and rivers - our wonderful Swiss brand is eager to protect our heritage. The love for activity, outdoors and relaxation made them create a durable and comfortable sustainable collection. Our favourite items are made of natural and organic fibres and a lightweight environmentally-sustainable Nylon (Q- Nova) that is certified by the Global Recycled Standard, making sure that no harmful chemicals are used.
This line is produced under the fairest conditions in Portugal and Turkey. We especially love the fact that the manufacturer in Portugal has a garden where they grow their own vegetables for their employees. Also, every one of them has a tree planted once they start working there.
Athletic wear has definitely become a staple for our daily wear. Inspired by travels, this eco-friendly and circular sportswear brand definitely satisfies our wanderlust in the time of coronavirus, making you feel fresh and good after your little daily walks. The latest collection is inspired by the beautiful and diverse Morocco.
Their sustainable sweaters are made of the softest GOTS certified organic cotton, meaning the cutting, sewing and trimming is done according to all fair trade standards. And of course, our favorite sustainable activewear is made of Econyl - a very soft and stretchy eco-friendly Oeko-Tex certified material made from post-consumer waste, helping us to clean our oceans. Each eco-friendly activewear garment is entirely made with a lot of love in Portugal.
There is nothing better than to train in recycled activewear and yoga clothing which has been lovingly and ethically created in Bali for you and does not harm your skin while sweating through it. Our favorite Nordic brand launched a new collection made from recycled plastic waste collected from our oceans (yep, Econyl). It is a wonderful new collection inspired by the rough but resistant nature our Nordic countries have.
These softest sustainable leggings are perfect for all indoor and outdoor activities, whether your thing is running, gym, yoga or just lounging. By purchasing one of these comfiest items, you not only look good and make sure that you wear something good for your skin but help cleaning out our oceans and giving these waste plastics a new life.
To protect your garments made of the innovative material we love - Econyl, and to prevent microplastics entering into rivers and oceans during washing, we are now stocking the Guppyfriend Washing Bag. Although the amount of microplastics coming off our garments is minimal due to the very smooth surface, a very small amount might still get loose. Guppyfriend is the first scientifically approved solution to prevent microfibers from entering into the water. It results in fewer fiber losses and thus helps your garments last longer. Those microfibers that break during washing are captured inside the bag.
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