Where to Buy Sustainable Fashion: Top 5 Sustainable Athletic Brands

The latest crop of athletic brands are going above and beyond to make work out clothes not only stylish but also eco-friendly and ethically made! Here are my favorite active wear labels that are chic and sustainably made!

1) Patagonia

Patagonia sets a high bar for other sustainable athletic brands. Patagonia offers Fair Trade Certified products and pays its workers premium wages.  In addition, it uses eco-friendly fabric materials such as organic cotton and recycled nylon to reduce its environmental footprints!

I received this Patagonia jacket as a gift, and I am in love.  It’s the most practical and functional jacket EVER, and I wear them everywhere and every day.

2) Alternative Apparel

Alternative Apparel sells super soft basics. While their manufacturing is outsourced, they work with factories that are certified by Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), an independent, non-profit team of global social compliance experts that audits factories to ensure safe and humane manufacturing.

70% of their garments are made from sustainable materials such as non-toxic dyes, organic and recycled fabrics, and they use methods such as G2 wash (60% water usage reduction compared to other washing methods) to lessen water consumption.

3) Adidas by Stella McCartney

Adidas has been named one of the ‘Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ every year since 2005, and Stella McCartney is a high-end fashion brand that is committed to sustainable practices and never uses fur or leather in any of their products.  Their tennis shoes are stylish and definitely on my wish list!


Made out of recycled plastic bottles, these yoga pants have unique patterns and get great grip even in a sweaty condition. They are highly recommended for hot yoga!

5) Free People

While I don’t have enough information to say Free People as a whole is a sustainable company, these particular yoga pants I own from Free People are made in the U.S.A.. I got compliments all the time!

6) Threads for Thought

Threads for Thought is the most accessible sustainable fashion brand I know. Located at any Wholefoods, Threads for Thought made their clothes responsibly, and I love their organic cotton shirts! I personally owned two V-necks from them, and they fit like very well!

Hope you enjoy this post!

Smile and style on!


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