4 Responsible And Eco-Friendly Activewear Brands To Explore

Here are four eco-friendly activewear brands that focus on your comfort, your workouts, and the planet.

We all know the impact a good workout outfit can have on our motivation and performance during exercise. Activewear isn’t just for the gym; it’s also a go-to for weekend errands or even as a comfortable work-from-home option for some.

Whatever your reason, there’s no need to feel guilty. When it comes to purchasing products that align with your values, supporting sustainable retailers and brands is a simple yet effective way to make a difference.

If you’re looking to enhance your workout experience with sustainable activewear, here are four brands worth considering.

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Girlfriend Collective

Photo via Girlfriend Collective’s official website

Girlfriend Collective offers a wide range of activewear, including skorts and sports bras, catering to sizes from XXS to 6XL. This inclusive approach recognizes that every body is active and deserves representation. 

The brand’s commitment to sustainability is evident in its use of recycled materials. For example, their popular Compressive Leggings are crafted from 25 recycled water bottles. 

Beyond their eco-friendly practices, Girlfriend Collective is known for its ethical production standards, affordable pricing, and attractive designs. 

Seeing models who represent diverse body types is also a refreshing aspect of the brand. 

One standout feature is their collection of crop tops, which are praised for their ability to accommodate larger cup sizes while providing ample support. 


Photo via Patagonia’s official website

CNN describes Patagonia as the benchmark for sustainable activewear. 

The company has been a pioneer in sustainability for years and recently restructured its ownership to channel profits into environmental projects. 

One effective strategy for practicing conscious consumption is to support brands with a long-standing commitment to sustainability. 

To delve deeper into Patagonia’s environmental efforts and future goals, you can explore their initiatives. These include plans to eliminate virgin petroleum fiber from all products and switch to 100% reusable, home compostable, renewable, or easily recyclable packaging by 2025.

MATE the Label

MATE the Label is a preferred choice for eco-friendly sweats, leggings, and sports bras that are perfect for both workouts and lounging. 

This environmentally conscious brand, founded by women, produces cozy yet practical essentials through a circular production process. 

Their commitment to ethical and sustainable practices is highlighted in The Mate Eight ethos, which details four key standards they adhere to.


Pact envisions a world free from harmful chemicals, sweatshops, and child labor—a vision that resonates with many of us. 

Their range of basic clothing items is ethically produced using GOTS certified organic cotton. 

Additionally, most of their pieces are Fair Trade certified. Pact offers a selection of neutral colors at affordable prices. It is the ideal destination for stocking up on all your cotton undergarments, including socks, underwear, and more.

Banner photo via Girlfriend Collective’s official website.

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