10 ethical activewear brands you need on your radar

Whether you’re a passionate yogi, gym junkie or just love wearing activewear when you’re doing the groceries, we have curated a truly beautiful collection of activewear brands that don’t compromise sustainability for style. These brands have all committed themselves to reducing their impact on the planet, animals and people.

So, when you’re sweating through your next spin class or taking a leisurely stroll through the park not only will you look fabulous, but you can rest easy knowing that you have invested your money in a brand that takes its commitment to ethical practices and the environment seriously.

Dharma Bums

This yoga and activewear label, does not sacrifice style or functionality. They offer a truly gorgeous selection of printed tights that are to die for. The all-Australian-made items are certified by Ethical Clothing Australia and the Sydney-based company proclaims an ‘unwavering commitment to ethical supply chains and quality in every stitch.’ They don’t use any animal products in their garments or harsh chemicals in the dying of their fabrics and have committed themselves to using more sustainable materials in their manufacturing process.

image of woman wearing yogawear
Photography: Dharma Burns

Pact

Boasting products that are ‘so soft you’ll almost cry’, Pact’s range of casual and activewear clothing is made almost entirely of 100% organic cotton. This means it’s free of any toxic dyes and pesticides and safer for those involved in all stages of the supply change. The super soft and comfy garments mean you can move freely and easily and look good while you do it. All their clothing is sweatshop free and child labour free. Good on You, an independent source for fashion brand ratings have awarded Pact its highest rating on sustainability.

Bhumi

Championing the idea of sustainable luxury, Bhumi provide luxuriously soft and chemical free products thanks to its use of 100% vegan, GOTS and Fairtrade certified organic cotton. Consequently, the brand has been awarded the top ranking by Good on You on all issues.

Patagonia

Iconic and bold, Patagonia are one of the original advocates for outdoor adventuring. Catering to both men and women they design clothes for surfing, snowboarding, climbing, hiking and fishing. Patagonia have become supporters for strong labour rights and use recycled polyester in their garments. They have also committed themselves to reducing their energy use and carbon emissions. They also donate a percentage of sales to help grassroot environmental organisations.

Mister Timbuktu

This new up-and-comer are doing some marvellous things. Mister Timbuktu proudly boast of their passion for turning ‘trash into treasure’ by saving plastic bottles and fishing nets from oceans and landfill and recycling them into more sustainably made apparel and activewear.

Offering a minimal but elegant activewear range, they also donate 20% of their profits to people and plant-based charities. This Aussie brand is a perfect example of how sustainability can be achieved without compromising style.

image of girls in yoga pants activewear
Photography: Mister Timbuktu

Luna & Soul active

Luna & Soul active are a slow fashion yoga and activewear range. Completely vegan and made using only natural, biodegradable, toxin-free, recycled and ethically sourced raw materials, this brand takes their commitment to the planet and people extremely seriously. A portion of each sale also goes to Spinal Cure Australia.

Sunrise at Bondi

Proudly designed and made in Australia, Sunrise at Bondi offers a range of active and swimwear for both men and women. Their playful, bright and bold designs are truly gorgeous and the brand’s founders Leigh Mason and Trent Maxwell champion positive body image and representation. None of the models used by the brand are airbrushed, photo shopped or digitally enhanced, after all we’re fabulous just as we are.

Teeki

Made with love from the USA, Teeki use recycled water bottles in their activewear range. This eco-friendly brand proudly boasts of some unique and beautiful custom prints, perfect for the conscious consumer.

image of women wearing teeki activewear leggings
Source: Teeki

Pink Punk

Pink Punk are another home grown Aussie brand. All their products are 100% Australian made. By localising their supply chain, they are able to reduce their carbon footprint as well as create jobs in Australia. They also offer an activewear range for kids, perfect for all the mammas out there.

The Ten Active

The Ten offer a beautiful selection of maternity activewear. The super soft and durable fabric is designed to grow with your body making it perfect for mammas to be. Proudly designed and manufactured in Australia a percentage of all sales also go towards the Humpty Dumpty Foundation.  

image of pregnant woman wearing leggings maternity wear
Source: Bump
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