Our lives are filled with purchases, whether it’s groceries, gifts, necessities, or clothing items. This time of year, many of us are hitting the store to get back-to-school clothes, new backpacks, water bottles, and snacks for before and after school. Some of us are buying celebratory bottles of champagne to celebrate the quiet household, but that’s a story for a different day. Another perk of getting the kids back to school is that we can get back to our daily routines; a key component of that is a daily workout. Whether you love hitting the gym, joining a group bike ride on an internet-connected bike, or just taking a brisk walk through the neighborhood, you want to wear clothing that is comfortable and supportive.
As we search for the latest styles and seasonal fashions in workout wear, it’s nice to know that we’re also supporting businesses that have made it a priority to focus on and work to be environmentally friendly. It’s easier if you know the brands that are at the top of their game regarding Earth-friendly practices, from being fair-trade certified to using recyclable materials to simply ensuring their employees are respected and cared for while working a shift.
So we did the easy part: we compiled a list of our favorite eco-friendly workout brands. Now, all you have to do is find clothing items you like, get them on hand, and get your sweat on.
Tentree only works with manufacturers and suppliers that are conscious of what they’re doing to the environment. These companies also have to guarantee a safe and respectful environment for their employees because Tentree wants to ensure that the companies they support are supportive of their workforce.
Pact has partnered with Fair Trade Certified™ factories to ensure safe working conditions and empowered employees, all while uplifting local communities and promoting a sustainable environment. Taking care of the planet means supporting the people on it.
Allbirds works with leading organizations like ZQ Merino to ensure that their wool is held to high farming standards, land management, and animal welfare. They also use recycled plastic, castor bean oil, and recycled cardboard to leave a smaller carbon footprint.
Summersalt uses recycled materials to create fabrics and product packaging because they want to explore this world, so we need to take care of it.
At Quince, they are working to combat environmental damage through their factory direct model, minimalistic packaging, and timeless, classic styles, so we can all do our part to better the planet in style.
Wolven’s sustainability practices are rooted in a deep appreciation for our earth and the support it lends to all beings.
GC believes in ethical manufacturing and recycled materials because old water bottles and fishing nets look better as clothes than they do clogging up landfills and polluting oceans. They believe in being transparent, taking care of the people who make the clothes, and never putting the bottom line before what’s best for the planet.
Organic Basics puts sustainable thinking at the center of everything, meaning they only choose fabrics that care for our environment. They also only partner with factories that care about their impact, too.
Outdoor Voices designs their product looking at longevity and circularity to reduce their environmental impact. They are reducing their conventional fabrics in favor of more sustainable alternatives, and they use recyclable packaging.