Earth Hour: Eco-friendly Activewear
Earth Hour: Eco-friendly Activewear
Earth Hour is March 24th and this means the whole world will be working together to help stop climate change and protect our planet. I think Earth Hour is a great opportunity for us all to come together for a cause that affects each and every one of us but that few consciously think about on a day-o-day basis.
One thing that I blog about often is how we can protect the environment by choosing eco-friendly clothing. Unfortunately many brands do not place great value on what they put into the water, air and land during the manufacturing process. Our purchase choice can often be the difference between clean water or polluted rivers in Developing countries where manufacturing warehouses are commonly located. Since Earth Hour is a global initiative, we should all be thinking about how our actions here can affect people in other parts of the world.
My fitness journey has made me realize that health is so important for overall happiness. But fitness isn't the only part of health. Eating good, wholesome food is part of being healthy, but we can’t have that if our air and water is polluted. And guess what the top polluting industries are? After the oil refineries, the fashion industry is the world's largest polluter!
So, choosing better clothing brands CAN make a huge difference and cut back on all types of pollution. Besides exercising and eating right, we can further our impact by choosing products that support environmental causes and aim to be environmentally friendly. It can take some time and digging around to find the right brands, but luckily, I've done that part for you! So chill out and check out these amazing eco-friendly active fashion brands!
Eco Friendly Activewear
Shop Avocado: Made ethically in LA, this brand is serious about being seamless! All of their garments are hand dyed and knitted to the perfect shape minimising waste.
Their clothes truly move with your body and are a good move for the environment ;)
Girlfriend Collective: Made in ethical factories abroad that use sustainable dying techniques and recycled fabric constructed of plastic bottles, Girlfriend is all about being body positive, inclusive and environmentally mindful! From processing to manufacturing, the Girlfriend Collective focus on transparency and building a community that care as much about how they look as where their clothes came from.They work with the best designers to make clothes that look good
Outdoor Voices: This Colorado (USA) based company is passionate about quality with textiles that are made-to-sweat whilst sustainably manufactured. From their Rec Poly (recycled polyester), reusable shopping totes to partnership with Global Merino (leaders in sourcing sustainably raised wool), Outdoor Voices continue to innovate and find ways to create beautiful, sustainable workout gear. We also love that their seamless range decreases waste and scraps through it's knitting style!
First Base Fit: Ethical Australian company First Base is serious about giving an "F" about the environment. Their tag line is “made ethically, because we give a f*uck”. Alongside their Ethical Practices, First Base work extensively on sustainable fabrications having made a big step by introducing 100% certified organic cotton to their basic product, utilising sustainable bamboo and recycled nylon within their range.
Beyond Yoga: This yoga brand makes the comfiest pants you’ll ever wear, they feel SO soft! From factory to store, all clothing is made in the heart of Los Angeles, California. As a result Beyond Yoga give back to the community by hiring locals to help them create their garments.
Patagonia: Known for being an outdoor adventure company, Patagonia makes a line of activewear that you can take from rock climbing to hiking to yoga to surfing. They are versatile and the gold standard for being eco friendly through their mission for sustainability and implementing solutions to environmental crisis. Patagonia garments are made from hemp, organic cotton, 100% recycled down, recycled nylon, polyester and wool as well as reclaimed cotton.
Threads for Thought: Cute - yes! Affordable - yes! Sustainable - yes! Threads for Thought do exactly as their name suggests; put thought into the threads they create and how they can be eco-friendly and sustainable. As a sustainable fashion brand, T4T utilise organic cotton and recycled polyester to create sustainable wardrobe staples.
Beloforte: Super chic and stylish, Beloforte makes the most stylish eco friendly activewear I’ve ever seen. They have so many stylish options with paneling and mesh, and also matching sports bras. They are a must have for anyone who loves looking stylish at the gym.
I hope these brands inspire everyone to be more conscious consumers and think before we buy. Besides getting real with ourselves about how many pairs of leggings we really need… these brands ease the guilt of shopping unsustainably. I know I don’t want to give up cute workout gear, but I also want to protect the environment!
I choose to buy from these brands because I can trust that I’m playing a part in reducing waste, pollution and unsustainable practices. So get shopping, you can justify it by saying it’s for Earth Hour!
If you know of some other amazing brands that are taking steps towards a more environmentally friendly future, comment below so we can all become more conscious consumers!
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