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The Sustainable And Stylish Activewear Brands To Have On Your Radar

As the weather gets warmer, we’re looking forward to exercising outdoors, which can only mean one thing: adding to our workout wardrobes.

Nothing serves as greater inspiration to our workout regimes quite like a chic new two piece. Before making your next investment, consider these seven brilliant brands, who are taking an eco-conscious approach and using sustainable materials which are kinder to the environment.


1. P.E. Nation

 

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Australian label P.E. Nation is known for its streetwear-inspired colour-blocking aesthetic, which looks as good for exercise as it does for popping out for brunch. Over the past few years the brand has been pushing its sustainability credentials with an ever-expanding conscious edit. Sweat-wicking leggings and shorts are made from recycled polyester, whilst ultra-soft T-shirts are spun from organic cotton.


2. Ref Active

 

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Launched in 2021, Ref Active is the sporty extension of everyone’s favourite sustainable dress brand, Reformation. The collection is made from two different fabrications: EcoMove is for your HIIT class, whilst the EcoStretch fabric is perfect for yoga or simply, lounging. Both are made from REPREVE, which uses 100% recycled plastic bottles. They’ve recently added cute tennis dresses and skirts to the collection, perfect for when Wimbledon fever takes hold.


3. Vuori

 

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With fans like Kaia Gerber, Vuori is one of the US’ fastest growing activewear brands, and has just launched to the UK market. With a neutral, considered palette, these pieces work as well for travel as for fitness, surf, and yoga. Utilising sustainable fabrics – such as recycled and organic materials – Vuori also works with Climate Neutral, offsetting the brand’s carbon footprint through funding projects that help combat global warming.


4. Silou

 

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London-based SILOU strives to be sustainable and accountable at every stage of the manufacturing process, from the OEKO-TEX® certified fabrics, to their recyclable packaging. As for the product itself, it has been designed to be elevated and luxurious, presented in a palette of earth tones that can be mix-and-matched to form part of your forever athleisure wardrobe.

5. Girlfriend Collective

 

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Not only is Girlfriend Collective wonderfully size inclusive (ranging from XXS-6XL), their super sculpting compression bras and leggings are made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles and recycled fishing nets. With a kaleidoscopic array of hues, there’s a two piece for every woman.


6. PRISM²

 

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There’s a lot to love about PRISM² : the brand echoes the ‘buy less, buy better’ mantra as the multi-functional activewear can also be used as sportswear, swimwear, and underwear – saving space in suitcases and underwear drawers. Pieces are also multi-fit: a size 1 fits a UK size 6-16 and adapts with your body like shapewear, taking the faff out of activewear shopping.


7. Ernest Leoty

 

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Ernest Leoty’s sustainable collection is made using Q-NOVA® recycled nylon. Crafted with seamless knit technology, which ensures zero wastage, pieces are dyed with OEKO TEX®, which is free from harmful chemicals. Staying true to the Parisian brand’s corsetry roots, the Ernest Leoty USP is superlative fit with a high-fashion sensibility.

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