5 Sustainable Activewear Brands to Workout In

Many people are trying to do their part to help the environment and when it comes to gym clothes, you can buy ones made with sustainable fabrics including recycled polyester, organic cotton, and other plant-based materials. These activewear brands have turned to sustainable materials, better working conditions for the employees, and more environmentally friendly production methods. You’ll look and feel great while being eco-friendly in these clothes.

Girlfriend Collective

This collection is about more than bold and bright colors. Instead of creating new plastics to use in their leggings and tees, Girlfriend Collective uses materials that are already available including recycled polyester and cupro. The fabric is even colored with eco-friendly dyes and the clothes come shipped in 100% recycled packaging!

Threads 4 Thought

The sports bras and leggings in this collection are made from recycled polyester and recycled nylon fishing nets and the workout tanks are made from organic cotton. The eco-friendly materials such as Lenzing Moda are compostable and biodegradable.


The outdoor clothing and gear company uses recycled materials including polyester, nylon, down, cashmere, and wool in 72% of its products. Patagonia is exploring waterless dyeing processes to further cut down on water usage and by 2025 they’re aiming to be carbon neutral and for all apparel to be made from 100% recycled, reclaimed, or renewable resources.


Right now the company uses 60% of its materials from sustainable fabrics like polyester, TENCEL, organic cotton, and Econyl and in the next year, they are aiming to have 80% of the materials sustainable.


Pact makes sustainable activewear accessible and stylish. The Go-To Leggings and Modern Racerback Sports Bra are made with GOTS-certified organic cotton and crafted in Fair-Trade certified factories. They also have a 100% organic cotton collection with lightweight tees, sweatshirt dresses, and hoodies that are perfect for lounging in.