Sustainably Chic

5 Sustainable Brands for the Serious & Casual Athlete

Conscious Lists, 2016 postsNatalie Kay

for the ladies..

I have to admit, a good looking t-shirt or pair of leggings is going to boost my excitement about my afternoon run and gym time. After becoming a more conscious consumer, I noticed attractive activewear was difficult to come by {or just not spoken about often}. The lack of transparency with big brands like Nike, LuLu Lemon and Adidas has made me want to show others there is such thing as sustainably made fitness wear. I've found some incredibly trendy & great quality brands to share with you & your workout routine. Get it girl! ;)

1. Recover

An activewear brand with a sustainable difference, Recover is creating shirts out of plastic bottles. My Sport V-Neck is my go-to running tee, and is saving 8 plastic bottles from sitting in the landfill! Founded by two friends {Bill & John}, the idea began on a bike trail back in 2009 to create a business with ethics & environment in mind. Fast forward to 2016, Recover's product range has grown to menswear, womenswear AND accessories. See their process behind creating their garments, here.  

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2. Good hYOUman 

Want to work out in soft tanks with cute sayings? Good hYOUman uses modal, flattering cuts and catchy phrases to be your perfect workout buddy. The Tracy Tank {pictured above} reads 'My Life Story Will Be A Good One'. :D

Shop Good hYOUman at The Sewn Co.

3. Simulacra

Simulacra is a brand making you look good when sweating your buns off in spin class. They know what we want to wear for our more active and casual days, and they understand what is important to us; how it is made, what it is made from, who made it..

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4. Nube9

{another great plastic bottle makeover!} What happens when a Seattle basketball mom becomes angry over plastic bottle waste leftover at games? She creates a clothing line to help combat the issue! In 2014, she started the Nube9 uniform, made out of U.S.-sourced, post-consumer, recycled plastic water bottles. What started with one reversible jersey for young basketball players, has turned into a line providing uniforms for 7 more sports, and now, a street collection.

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5. GIVIDA Activewear

Created by Ryne & Kelly Olson, GIVIDA Activewear's goal is to end world hunger through the sales of {chic} women's activewear. With every purchase, they are able to provide supplemental meals to malnourished children in Kenya, Guatemala, Uganda & more.

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Now, go get your sweat on!