There has been a growing market for activewear since the beginning of lockdown. Brands left and right has popped up with the cutest matching sets for your home workouts. However, what sets some of these brands apart is their advocacy for sustainability. Check out some of these sustainable local activewear brands that are worth the investment.
SunnySix was founded by the Shah sisters to challenge fast fashion after being inspired by the Girlfriend Collective. Beyond making a profit, they wanted to make fitness and sustainability easy for consumers. They use eco-nylon to create small batches of their apparel and currently have two collections out. What’s more, they are partnered with Healthy Seas to help clean the ocean and save marine wildlife.
Groove Activewear prides itself on low-impact activewear made with its consumers in mind. Their gear uses sustainable materials like 78% recycled polyester and they provide ethical working conditions for their partners. Flattering and comfortable are words you can use to describe their matching sets, which look great even for non-workout activities.
Future Relics promotes positivity, sustainability, and purpose. They use ethically sourced fabrics like recycled polyester to create activewear that has minimal impact on the environment without sacrificing quality. While most local brands cater to women, Future Relics also has something for the guys. They’re currently on a break, but stay tuned for their relaunch.
The Shape Shop
The Shape Shop tries its best to be as zero-waste as possible by limiting its use of plastic and paper waste. When your order from them, your package is placed in canvas bags and is devoid of hangtags. They also repurpose their fabric scraps into new products or rework them into their other designs. From versatile activewear to kids’ clothing and pet clothing, they keep sustainability in mind.
These sustainable local brands are not just encouraging you to be active. By using recycled materials and opting for plastic-free packaging, they’re also reminding you to be a conscious consumer.