18 Sustainable Activewear Brands and What They Stand For

Being eco-conscious doesn’t have to come at a price. Sustainable activewear brands have been popping up like crazy and are ready to revolutionize your savasana. Long-gone are the days where organic clothing was difficult (and expensive!) to come by because all of these brands are at the end of a Google search. Here’s a look at 18 of the best sustainable activewear brands in order of price.

Girlfriend Collective

Girlfriend sources its fabrics from post-consumer water bottles from the “Garbage Island” in the Pacific Ocean — how cool is that? The brand also focuses on slow fashion and transparency in cost and technology. If trends are not your cup of tea and you want quality pieces to last for years of headstands and spin classes, Girlfriend may be your girl.

  • What they stand for: The best fashion is not about trends — it’s about quality.
  • Manufacturing Location: Taiwan
  • Products offered: Leggings, shorts, bras, and tops
  • Best for: Colorful basics
  • Size range: XXS — XXXL
  • Price: $
  • Referral programs/discounts: Girlfriend provides a referral discount to its customers where you can receive a free pair of leggings. If a friend shops with the $10 off a $95+ purchase discount given to each user, that user will receive a code for a free pair of leggings. Check out Dealspotr’s Girlfriend Collective deals here.
  • Instagram: @girlfriendcollective
  • Where to buy: www.girlfriend.com

Alternative Apparel

Alternative Apparel began with cozy tees that would last. Now over 80% of its garments are made sustainably and the brand offers both men’s and women’s designs.

  • What they stand for: Soft. Simple. Sustainable.
  • Manufacturing location: USA, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Peru, Egypt, China, Thailand, India
  • Products offered: Men’s and women’s tops, bottoms, dresses/skirts, and accessories
  • Best for: Cozy tees and athleisure
  • Size range: XS — XXL
  • Price: $
  • Referral programs/discounts: Alternative Apparel offers a referral program where if you refer a friend, they receive 20% off of their order of $30+. Once the brand receives the order, you will receive a code that can be applied to your order of $30+. Additionally, students receive a 20% discount with Unidays. Check out Dealspotr’s Alternative Apparel deals here.
  • Instagram: @alternativeapparel
  • Where to buy: www.alternativeapparel.comor in-store

PACT

Pact creates a pact with you in the name: to use certified organic cotton, to provide fair trade goods at a fair price, and to make products so soft you’ll (almost) cry. The brands uses Fair Trade Certified factories with eco-friendly materials and practices. You’ll never find toxic dyes or chemicals in the clothing and it’s meant to last for years.

  • What they stand for: Head-to-toe basics designed for humankind.
  • Manufacturing location: India
  • Products offered: Men’s, women’s, and kids’ underwear and apparel
  • Best for: Basics
  • Size range: XS — XL
  • Price: $
  • Referral programs/discounts: Pact currently offers a referral program where you can give friends 20% off a Pact purchase and you will receive a $20 credit once they make a purchase. Pact is also currently offering a 20% off discount with first orders on the website. Check out Dealspotr’s Pact deals here.
  • Instagram: @wearpact
  • Where to buy: www.wearpact.com

Green Apple Active

Green Apple Active makes all of its products with bamboo so they’re instantly organic, hypoallergenic, and extremely sweat-wicking. The classic designs and comfortable fabric makes these products ideal for yoga and other activities.

  • What they stand for: Products that won’t harm you or the planet.
  • Location: USA
  • Products offered: Yoga/fitness bottoms, sweatpants
  • Best for: Yoga basics
  • Size range: S — L
  • Price: $
  • Referral programs/discounts: Green Apple Active offers free shipping on orders over $75 and is currently offering 50% off select styles. Check Dealspotr for current deals on Green Apple Active here.
  • Instagram: @greenappleactive
  • Where to buy: www.greenappleactive.com

Yoga Democracy

Yoga Democracy uses recycled fibers and sustainable standards as the backdrop to its beautiful designs. The Italian fabric and discarded fishing nets that make up the pieces are just a small part of what makes YD unique. The products are made in Arizona and the company keeps its water usage and carbon footprint low. Designs from YD range from prints of coral, daisies, and Frida Kahlo to basic black crops and tights.

  • What they stand for: Yoga gear made by free-range humans.
  • Location: USA
  • Products offered: Women’s tops, bottoms, swim, and accessories
  • Best for: Printed leggings
  • Size range:XS — XL, 28" & 32" inseam options on leggings
  • Price: $$
  • Referral programs/discounts: Yoga Democracy offers a rewards program where by purchasing, reviewing, or following its social media, you can receive points that can be used for a future purchase. Check out Dealspotr’s deals on Yoga Democracy here.
  • Instagram:@yogademocracy
  • Where to buy:www.yogademocracy.com

Outdoor Voices

The growing activewear brand focuses on a similar branding message to Patagonia: be outside. In today’s tech-savvy world the majority of our time is being spent indoors, so Outdoor Voices wanted to create a company to push people back outside. Outdoor Voices also makes some of their fabrics out of recycled plastic bottles and encourages environmental responsibility.

  • What they stand for: Doing things.
  • Manufacturing location: USA, China, Vietnam, Italy, and Portugal
  • Products offered: Men’s and women’s tops, bottoms, dresses, jackets, shoes, and accessories
  • Best for: Matching sets
  • Size range: XS — XL
  • Price: $$
  • Referral programs/discounts: OV offers a 15% student discounts on specific pieces in the collection and also has a referral program. Your referral code will get a friend $20 off a purchase of $100 or more and will give you $20 to spend on its products. Check out Dealspotr’s Outdoor Voices deals here.
  • Instagram: @outdoorvoices
  • Where to buy: www.outdoorvoices.comor in-store

Groceries Apparel

This Made-in-LA brand is creating athleisure clothing made from all types of organic or recycled materials, like organic cotton, eucalyptus, and recycled plastic. The brand’s motto is Seed to Skin and wants to be responsible environmentally and socially.

  • What they stand for: Transparency from seed to skin.
  • Manufacturing location: USA
  • Products offered: Women’s intimates, tops, dresses/rompers, bottoms, and outerwear; men’s tees, sweatshirts, and sweatpants
  • Best for: Organic cotton activewear
  • Size range: XS — XL
  • Price:$$
  • Referral programs/discounts: Groceries Apparel does not currently offer any referral programs or ongoing discounts, but the brand does have a sale section with a large number of discounted pieces. If your order is over $75 and is shipping in the U.S., shipping is free! Check out Dealspotr’s Groceries Apparel deals here.
  • Instagram: @groceriesapparel
  • Where to buy: www.groceriesapparel.com

Satva

Satva offers products made from both organic cotton and recycled polyester that look good and feel good. When it isn’t making fun athleisure clothing, Satva is working to improve literacy and livestock health in Indian villages where the company buys its cotton. Satva strives to bring you uncompromised expression with uncompromised vales.

  • What they stand for: Products that are pure, impactful, mindful, authentic, bold, and adventurous.
  • Manufacturing location: India
  • Products offered: Women’s tops, bottoms, and sports bras; kids’ tops and bottoms
  • Best for: Matching sets
  • Size range: XS — L
  • Price: $$
  • Referral programs/discounts: Satva offers a 10% discount off the first order when you join its mailing list. Check out Dealspotr’s Satva deals here.
  • Instagram: @satvaliving
  • Where to buy: www.satvaliving.com

Allbirds

Allbirds offers different styles of shoes, but offer the “runner” style designed for activity. There are two different fabrics to get the shoe in: wool and tree. The wool is received from New Zealand and uses 60% less energy than synthetic shoes. The tree fabric is TENCEL Lyocell sourced from South African farms that rely on rainfall instead of irrigation. Compared to cotton, this fabric uses 95% less water.

  • What they stand for: Products that are simple in design, comfortable, and are made from nature.
  • Location: USA
  • Products offered: Women’s and kids’ footwear
  • Best for: Sneakers
  • Size range: 5–10
  • Price: $$
  • Referral programs/discounts: Allbirds does not currently offer any discounts or referral programs. Check out Dealspotr’s current deals on Allbirds here.
  • Instagram: @allbirds
  • Where to buy: www.allbirds.com

Rumi X

Founded in 2015, Rumi X designs innovative activewear with sustainable fibers. These clothes are made of truly unique materials like recycled plastic bottles and upcycled coffee grounds. Rumi X designs have a wide variety of styles and prints and the company even offers maternity styles. The company headquarters are located in Hong Kong so the team can closely monitor the factories and ensure ethical practices.

  • What they stand for: Making a positive impact.
  • Manufacturing location: China and Taiwan
  • Products offered: Women’s tops, sports bras, bottoms, accessories, and Maternity
  • Best for: Unique sports bras
  • Size range: The size range is not consistent. Most products are XS — L, but a handful of products go up to a XXL. The size guide also explains the products are designed for petite to average-height women.
  • Price: $$
  • Referral programs/discounts: Rumi X says on its website that the brand offers a referral program, but the link on the website didn’t work. There is also free worldwide shipping on orders $200+. Additionally, you can receive $20 USD off your order by creating an account. Check out Dealspotr’s Rumi X deals here.
  • Instagram: @rumixfeelgood
  • Where to buy: www.rumixfeelgood.com

Threads for Thought

Threads for Thought produces lifestyle pieces through sustainable practices like water recycling and eco-friendly dyes. The products are made with organic cotton, recycled polyester, and lenzing modal — tree pulp. Although the brand was introduced with a t-shirt, it has since grown to include an entire activewear line of jackets, tops, sports bras, and bottoms.

  • What they stand for: Slow fashion.
  • Manufacturing location: China, Kenya, and India
  • Products offered: Men’s and women’s athleisure; women’s activewear
  • Best for: Athleisure
  • Size range: XS — XXL
  • Price: $$
  • Referral programs/discounts: Threads for Thought offers occasional discounts on the site and free U.S. shipping on orders over $75. Check out Dealspotr’s Threads for Thought deals here.
  • Instagram: @threadsforthought
  • Where to buy: www.threadsforthought.com

Teeki

Teeki was created with a vision for a beautiful earth and a conscious community full of care and compassion for the earth and its people. Teeki’s view on sustainability is based on a harmony between humans and nature and this balance led to the creation of the products. This eco-conscious activewear line is also made from plastic water bottles and provides clothing for all different types of activity, like yoga, surfing, dance, and the gym. By basing the business model on the law of attraction, Teeki hopes that its actions will help humanity live with love and sustainability.

  • What they stand for: Making a difference in the world by creating products and a business based on love and sustainability.
  • Manufacturing location: USA
  • Products offered: Women’s tops and bottoms
  • Best for:Fun, boho prints
  • Size range:XS — L
  • Price:$$
  • Referral programs/discounts: There is currently no referral or discount program, but Teeki offers free shipping on U.S. orders over $100. Check out Dealspotr’s deals on Teeki here.
  • Instagram: @teekigram
  • Where to buy: www.teeki.com

Manduka

Manduka has created its brand on the mentality that the littlest things can make a difference. For the brand, that little thing is a better yoga mat. While Manduka tries to use as many recycled materials as possible, the brand strives to conserve by creating products that last longer to minimize waste. The company views sustainability as a journey and uses transparency to best explain its practices.

  • What they stand for: Products that honor both the practice and the planet.
  • Manufacturing location: Taiwan
  • Products offered: Men’s and women’s clothing and yoga accessories
  • Best for: Yoga mats
  • Size range: XS — XL
  • Price: $$
  • Referral programs/discounts: Manduka doesn’t currently offer any referral or discount programs, but you can receive free shipping on U.S. orders over $75. Check out Dealspotr’s Manduka deals here.
  • Instagram: @manduka
  • Where to buy: www.manduka.comor yoga stores across the U.S.

Cotopaxi

What’s more powerful than a volcano? Cotopaxi is also the name of an active stratovolcano in Ecuador. The founder Davis Smith grew up in Latin America and enjoyed exploring Cotopaxi National Park as a child. The brand uses innovative methods like using fabric scraps in new designs to make a positive impact on the world. Cotopaxi also makes a big promise with its products: a 61-year guarantee. It really is Gear for Good.

  • What they stand for: Bold products and better ways to help others.
  • Manufacturing location:Philippines
  • Products offered: Men’s and women’s outerwear and activeweae
  • Best for: Outerwear and gear
  • Size range: XS — XL
  • Price: $$
  • Referral programs/discounts: Cotopaxi offers a referral program where you can give friends $20 off their first order and you can get $20 off when they make a purchase. The brand also offers free shipping on orders $99+. Check out Dealspotr’s Cotopaxi deals here.
  • Instagram: @cotopaxi
  • Where to buy: www.cotopaxi.com

ADAY

Bright colors and trendy styles not your scene? Meet ADAY, a brand striving to make up the staples in your wardrobe. The company focuses on making its clothing three things: technical, seasonless, and sustainable. The factories that produce the items are both ethical and tech-savvy, so you know you’ll be receiving the best quality products.

  • What they stand for: Simplifying your wardrobe so it can do more with less.
  • Manufacturing location: Portugal, USA, Italy, China
  • Products offered: Women’s tops, sports bras, bottoms, dresses, and swim
  • Best for: Seasonless basics
  • Size range: XS — L
  • Price: $$
  • Referral programs/discounts: ADAY provides a $20 discount when you purchase two pairs of leggings. Additionally, ADAY offers curated uniforms on the site that allow you to purchase a complete outfit and save money by buying the items together. Checkout ADAY’s deals on Dealspotr here.
  • Instagram: @thisisaday
  • Where to buy: www.thisisaday.com

Vyayama

Vyayama was created to provide natural alternatives to the usual synthetic yoga wear on the market in order to put our clothing up to the same standards we put ourselves. The company’s TENCEL fabric was created in Europe and is from sustainably-farmed eucalyptus.

  • What they stand for: Products should be held to the same standards that we hold for ourselves.
  • Manufacturing location: Portugal
  • Products offered: Women’s tops, sports bras, bottoms, and accessories
  • Best for: Luxury yoga pieces
  • Size range: XS — XL
  • Price: $$$
  • Referral programs/discounts: Join the brand’s mailing list and save 20% off your first purchase. Plus, there’s free worldwide shipping. Check out Dealspotr’s deals on Vyayama here.
  • Instagram: @vyayama
  • Where to buy: www.vyayama.com

BELOFORTE

The two founders of BELOFORTE Whitney Quaresma and Kevin Dorey combined their minds to create the vision of the brand: beauty and strength. The pair strives to inspire through products while creating positive change in the community through sustainability. The luxurious and chic designs are sure to turn heads during any workout. All of the products are made from recycled materials.

  • What they stand for: Live courageously and create boldly.
  • Location: USA
  • Products offered: Women’s tops, sports bras, bottoms, and outerwear
  • Best for: Unique and chic legging designs
  • Size range: XS — L
  • Price: $$$
  • Referral programs/discounts: BELOFORTE doesn’t currently offer any referral or discount programs, but you can receive free shipping on U.S. orders. Check out Dealspotr’s BELOFORTE deals here.
  • Instagram: @beloforte
  • Where to buy: www.belo-forte.com

NoMiNoU

NoMiNoU is a Canadian activewear brand made with eco-friendly practices and is well-known for its distinctive designs. Founder Jullianna Charlton created the brand in honor of her late mother and uses her mother’s designs as the prints on the garments. The artwork is inspired from the natural beauty in rural British Columbia, where all of the products are manufactured. The brand also uses environmentally-friendly fabrics and techniques to make the designs.

  • What they stand for: Celebrating every woman’s individuality and accepting her origins.
  • Manufacturing location: Canada
  • Products offered: Women’s tops and bottoms
  • Best for: Unique legging designs
  • Size range: XXS — XXL
  • Price: $$$
  • Referral programs/discounts: NoMiNoU doesn’t currently offer any referral or discount programs. Check out Dealspotr’s NoMiNoU deals here.
  • Instagram: @nominoudesigns
  • Where to buy: www.nomidesigns.caor in-person