When working up a sweat, it’s nice to be able to feel your best by wearing comfortable workout clothes that you feel good in. Luckily, in recent years, many brands have developed fashion-conscious, planet-conscious options so you can look forward to pulling on your running gear or your yoga wear. We’ve rounded up the best workout clothing brands out there, including big names and lesser known brands with a social purpose.
Originating in Germany, Adidas is now considered a truly globalised company. Employing over 62,000 staff, from 100+ countries at their global HQ in Germany, it’s easy to see why. While it’s a large, multifaceted company, their approach is all about keeping things fast, lean and simple.
Lulemon Athletica was founded in 1998 in Vancouver, Canada. They’re known for their athletic apparel, including activewear for training, running, yoga, and anything that gets you working up a sweat.
Based in Oregon, US, big name brand, Nike, is driven by the mission to expand human potential. They aim to make a difference to communities they work and live in by innovating in sports, producing sustainable products and building a diverse team from across the globe.
Based in the UK and supported by a big social media following, Gymshark manufactures and sells fitness wear and accessories.
Sweaty Betty is an activewear brand that was founded in 1998. Since then, they’ve been shaking up the fitness wear market by designing workout clothes for women, by women. They aim to design clothing with the best fabric and fit, so you feel amazing and powerful in and out of the studio.
More than 90% of all athletic apparel is made from plastics like polyester and nylon. Every time when you wash them, tiny pieces of plastic get released. These tiny pieces are called microplastics, and they can end up polluting our oceans. At Iron Roots, they make an alternative for this; natural athletic apparel made from sustainable materials like hemp, beechwood, and eucalyptus. These materials are not only sustainable, they also have good properties for sports. Eucalyptus, for example, is antibacterial and keeps your body cool during workouts. By combining design, functionality, and sustainability, they aim to create the best sportswear on and for the planet.
Perspective Fitwear is a San Diego-based athletic apparel company on a mission to elevate women’s activewear, starting with their eco-friendly Good Human Tech™ fabric. They offer all the technical aspects of the highest quality athletic wear without compromising on quality or aesthetics. Each Perspective piece is sweat-wicking, fast-drying, SPF 50+, anti-microbial, and is buttery smooth to the touch. Each Perspective Fitwear piece is perfected by carefully cut silhouettes: designed by women, for women in sizes XS-2XL. From triathletes to gym warriors, runners, and beyond: Perspective Fitwear outfits you to rise to your challenge!
At Olivers, what they create matters. A lot goes into the research, technology, and design of every product to solve the real-life problems our customers face. In pairing cutting-edge fabric developments, innovative construction methods, and the best manufacturing partners, they build functional and durable gear. Their clothes are designed in Los Angeles - for the kinds of things, well, they like to do. Whether you find yourself on an impromptu hike, sipping a roadside coffee, or caught on your bike in the rain. Olivers have been there. And they’ve thought about what was missing.
Vivida Lifestyle is more than a brand, it’s a philosophy, a community, and a lifestyle. Vivida creates eco-conscious sportswear, elevating a global movement of adventurers, dreamers, thinkers, and doers. Built for performance, inspired by a life well-lived, the Vivida movement is about doing what you love. Their sportswear & gear empowers and enhances adventures with quality, sustainability, and style.
TALA is the brand you always knew you wanted but could never quite find - affordable, sustainable styles without the need to compromise on quality pieces and flattering fits. From high-performance activewear pieces to the softest loungewear you'll ever get your hands on, TALA is paving the way for sustainable alternatives that don't cost the earth to become the norm.
April 23, 2021