My six ethical gym clothing brands! (Yes they do exist)

I feel like there is a massive gap in the market for ethical gym clothes, especially ones aimed at people that actually go to the gym. This is such a pity as there is so much scope to improve the current activewear supply chain and fabric choices.

Generally, I have found ethical gym clothing to either be frumpy, overpriced or lacking good quality design. However, I have compiled a small list of the companies that I have found to be leading the way in this area; producing wearable gym clothing that hasn't been sewed in a sweatshop with low-cost plastic fabrics. They also have more modern designs, suitable for the average fashion conscious gym goer!
1.Pepper and Mayne

Originally created for ballerinas, the baby soft pieces were built for high-intensity training. Made from luxury materials such as cashmere, cotton and silk they are kind to the skin and the environment(depending on your ethics).  

Pepper and Mayne are designed in London and have a fully traceable supply chain with a focus on sustainability and ethical trading. 

I purchased a few items from them over Christmas and posted the outfits on my Instagram. I was really happy with the quality and style of both of the tops, especially the sports bra which reminds me of the Gymshark Seamless collection. The colours are beautiful and the design is really flattering with a tight high-waisted waistband that sucks you in. 

The only negative is the fabric is soft and nice to exercise in but it is very see-through; these can't be used for leg day!

2.Bamboo Clothing

This brad is designed for all kinds of athletic or at leisure activity, aiming to prove that you can have amazing and affordable products made ethically and still make a profit. they aim to break away from the corporate route of ‘get away with what you can, maximise profit and pretend to be whiter than white’.

They treat customers fairly, believe in fair trade, ethically made products, and 
are very transparent. Using Bamboo and organic cotton they aim to minimise the impact they have on the environment.


I have some three quarter leggings pictures above from Bamboo clothing, which I have enjoyed wearing on cardio days and in the winter. The fabric is a thick sturdy compression pant the definitely sucks you in. I think these are really good if you run outside or near something a little less fashionable and a bit more sturdy.

3.Manduka


Manduka creates beautiful yoga mats and gym wear that uses more natural and renewable materials. Mainly aimed at yoga rather than gym goers there are still some lovely designs and fabrics that can be worn at the gym.

I haven't bought anything yet to review but I have heard some wonderful things about their products.

4. Sundried

Sundried as a brand is very committed to charity work and support lots of charities from all over the world like Water for Kids. Founded and developed by personal trainers and athletes this really comes through in their products that are very sporty and much more aimed at seasoned gym goers.

All their products are made from 100% recycled materials and I can't wait to try them. They are on the pricier side so maybe just a top or bra though...


Starseed describe themselves as 'a slow fashion brand at the forfront of the ethical clothing movement', and I have to say some of their designs have shown a lot of promise of what is to come from this brand! Most of their products are made from recycled coffee grounds and other natural ingredients.
They have a strong commitment to living organically and are based and designed in the UK. I couldn't find out where they are made so I will have to let you all know on that.

The macchiato leggings are definitely my next purchase! (think an ethical Gmshark flex!)
6. Milolchi
Last but not least, Milolchi a small company that design gym and yoga wear in house with four limited edition prints.  These are created in a small factory and delivered wrapped in paper in a recycled bag.  Their new ranges include organic cotton Miloflex and Tencel.
I have a  sports bra from Milochi and I would definatly say it is yoga wear. The fabric is very soft and stretchy but not much support.. can be seen here...I would definitely like to try something else from them and am excited to see their new range. 
I hope you enjoy my list I have chosen brands that are for the most part also based in the UK to support our local economies and homegrown designers!


12 comments

Ali said...
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Ethical Bunny said...

Thank you :) yes I love bamboo so soft :)

XX

Gianna Blake said...

These brands are expensive or what? Will go through their clothing styles surely. As looking for work out clothes with quality designs and smooth fabric. Really conscious while working out in simple apparels. Need highly flattering and seamless collection in my wardrobe. Everyone know that good clothes definitely brings confidence along with.

Ethical Bunny said...

Yes they are not cheap! It is a pitty but I understand why.. Depop can be good for slow fashion stuff that is cheap there is a lot o good gymshark and puma stuff on there!

xx

Kayleigh | Hazelnut Musings said...

Thank you so much for writing this post. I've wanted to get some more ethical gym wear next time I buy some but I had no idea where to start! I'll definitely be looking into these brands :)

Kayleigh x
https://hazelnutmusings.co.uk/

Ethical Bunny said...

It is so niche as well isn't it I had such a hard time finding any that looked good! Thank you, I hope you find one that you like! I just wanted to get out of my gymshark rut ha ha!

:)

xx

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Tim Wilson said...

All these gym clothing brands are nice. I personally prefer to buy gym wear from online stores that provide all the products at affordable prices. Anyways Nice post and great efforts you have put in to keep the blog up.

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Ethical Bunny said...

Thank you I appreciate that I'm glad you liked it xx

Ethical Bunny said...

Yes I know what you mean some of them are a bit pricey! thank you :) x

Ethical Bunny said...

thanks! xx