Eco Athletic Wear To Keep You Healthy & Sustainable

By Charlotte Carson

With the change of season, it’s the perfect time to reconnect and commit to our self-care.  ClearLife is always on the lookout for eco athletic wear staples, that protect both the planet and people, but also are high performance for the active clean living crowd. At ClearLife we search out ethical brands, that engage in ethical production and responsible labor practices.

Here are some eco athletic wear brands that will take your “green” and style to a whole new level. Let us know what your favorites are!

VYAYAMA

Based in New York and Europe, VYAYAMA uses ethical production partners, sustainable, skin-safe, natural materials, and produces locally predominately. They offer non-synthetic yoga wear ranging from sports bras, leggings, tops to underwear. With their mandate to only use natural eco -friendly materials they achieved a European OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified, assuring products are  100% safe for your skin. This eco certification ensures no harmful toxins from fibers of production can absorbed in wearing of the fabrics.

Crafted in Europe their TENCEL is sustainably farmed from the eucalyptus plant, an innovative botanical fabrication.

WE’AR

We’ar clothing sets yearly targets each year as part of their business strategy to how they can increase their environmentally friendly approaches in all aspects of their brand work flow. Specializing in both men’s & women’s yoga and casual wear, made out of organic cotton, linen, and lyocell.

Boody

Known best for their organic bamboo activewear Boody leads  the activewear industry by using organic, OEKO-TEX certified sustainable bamboo. Grown in China, their bamboo is treated only with water and no pesticides in the production process, then harvested, dehydrated and then sewn into a subtle yarn that is ever so soft on the skin. They use fair trade wage production and vegan materials, and eco-friendly packaging.

FROM CLOTHING

This brand is certified GOTS on the majority of the line. Beautiful, simple eco friendly organic activewear for those who are keyed into safe  products that have substance in the making and style all at once. They only use fabrics that are free of carcinogenic chemicals, toxins, and harsh allergens so are kind to your health, your skin and the earth.

Bhumi

Bhumi makes vegan casual wear made from 100% Fairtrade, organic cotton.. With its approach to materials that are 100% vegan it got the seal of, GOTS, Australian Certified Organic (ACO) AND Fairtrade organic cotton.

ALTERNATIVE APPAREL

Alternative Apparel active wear has been featured in GQ and InStyle as a great staples for anyone looking for classic styles with mindfully made products.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia Alternative Apparel has been making soft and sustainable  eco clothing for 20 years. including organic & recycled materials, low-impact dyes & water-conserving washes.

The brand ethics are eco-friendly, organic, recycled, Fair Trace Certified, & Green Business Certified.

Due to packaging & distribution excessive waste, they choose to use oxo-biodegradable mailer bags &implemented a vendor recycling program. The majority of their factories are WRAP-certified, and all adhere to Fair Labor Association guidelines & workplace code of conduct.

PACT

Pact is a brand committed to being a part of the movement towards transforming the way apparel is made. The product process is sweatshop and child-labor-free, which on reflection seems like a no brainer, but as we know its been cripplingly common in fashion production. The active wear is made up of almost 50% of the line certified as Fair Trade, and almost entirely made up of certified organic cotton.

Whoever said eco fashion isn’t available, fashionable, and affordable is clearly wrong. So go get your green on!