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Our Top Picks: Sustainable & Stylish Active Wear Brands to Shop this Spring


Our Top Picks: Sustainable & Stylish Active Wear Brands to Shop this Spring


Our Top 5 Sustainable (& Stylish) Active Wear Brands of Spring 2021

Now that gyms are open again and summer is on the horizon, we are all feeling more ready to get exercising! We believe that one of the best ways to keep up an exercise routine is to make sure that you have got a good range of activewear that will make you look and feel good working out! Beautifully Nourished has shortlisted some amazing and ethical activewear brands so that you don’t have to!⁠ ⁠

Shopping Sustainably

When shopping sustainably, fabrics to note include Econyl (a type of nylon made of recycled plastic), and Tencel, which is formed from wood pulp. Keep an eye out for Cupro, too: a delicate fabric produced from cotton waste, it makes for the softest vest tops. The very best brands are also helping to prevent the very microplastics they’ve recycled from re-entering the ocean with smart washing solutions, too. 

So, whether you’re partial to a Zoom Pilates session or gearing up to run 5K for charity, here are the best sustainable activewear brands to shop now – and wear until well after the lockdown lifts. 

 

🌸 TALA - stylish activewear that is both sustainable and affordable. We love their combination of cosy sweatshirts and colour-blocked leggings - @wearetala⁠

⁠ 🌸 SILOU - founded by a model and a yogi, this brand has created clothing that looks and feels good, marrying sustainability and luxury. Their activewear pieces are designed to flatter and enhance your SILOU-ette during your workout - @siloulondon⁠ ⁠

🌸 KIHT - combines cute designs with high-performance fabrics to create activewear that will make you feel amazing inside and out. Their clothing is consciously designed and they have pledged to plant a tree for every order they receive - @kihtcollective⁠ ⁠

🌸 CONTUR - Founded by working Mum Claire Turpin, Contur’s creates shape-enhancing, confidence boosting activewear, whilst upholding ethical credentials. Manufactured in the UK from a blend of recycled nylon and cotton, and recovered ocean plastics, this brand brings you sustainable activewear straight from the heart of London’s that are made from recycled materials. We love their bright pops of colour and their aim to empower women and improve body confidence - @conturuk⁠ ⁠

🌸 EYO - Made from the ocean and landfill waste, EYO active is an independent sustainable activewear brand. Using certified earth-friendly dyes, they only work with recycled material and pack goods in Bio-degradable packaging - @eyoactive⁠

There’s no denying the motivational effects of a new set of activewear. And 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. But the amount of activewear that is made from plastic-based fabrics like polyester means adding new pieces to already bulging drawers raises sustainability concerns.

Choosing to invest in pieces from responsibly manufactured activewear brands, over and above fast fashion lines can be a wonderful way to contribute to sustainable fashion. 

By Razna Khatun
 
Editor and Founder: Katherine Elyse Blake, BSC Nutrition, ANutr

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