The Perfect Fit with Ethical Activewear
Are you looking for ethical activewear for your next workout session, or just looking for something supportive and comfy to wear on an everyday basis? Here you can find the perfect fit across the entire closet from our curated conscious brands.
Sustainable activewear is often made from plastic-based materials, and if not chosen responsibly, you might be unintentionally hurting the planet. Thankfully, Swiss Impact Store has a range of eco-friendly activewear perfect for any occasion. From certified organic cotton to recycled ocean waste to sustainable bamboo leggings, you can choose your favorite versatile additions to your sustainable wardrobe. You can use our size guides to find a perfect fit. Remember that recycled polyester can shed microfibers during the washing cycles, so be sure to read the guidelines on the product pages on how to look after your activewear.
What makes activewear eco-friendly?
Swiss Impact Store selects brands that use sustainable manufacturing practices and sustainable materials to create workout clothing that is good for wearers and the planet alike. Our activewear includes recycled and natural fabrics based on fair wages and ethical labor practices. Our brands check all the boxes providing quality activewear that is perfect for HIIT sessions and to feel comfortable working from home. Affordable prices, different size ranges, and inclusive styles – what else could you ask for?
3 criteria to consider to find the best ethical activewear
Avoid the worst fashion and unethical brands by looking into the following.
As you start to understand the difference between natural and synthetic fabrics, you will tend to choose natural and low-impact fabrics such as organic bamboo, 100% natural cotton leggings, or synthetic fibers like regenerated nylon, which is great when produced sustainably, especially the ones certified ECONYL. Derived entirely from waste products, econyl is made from post-consuming waste, including abandoned fishing nets and textiles, and represents a perfect recycled alternative to synthetic fibers used in the fast fashion industry.
Leggings made of a single fiber rather than blended materials are much easier to recycle, thus perfect to opt for.
What about chemical dyes?
Activewear that includes chemical dyes is also difficult to recycle. Hence, consider buying sustainable activewear containing the best certifications recognized globally, such as the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) or OEKO-TEX® 100, to ensure no toxic components are transferred to yourself or the environment.
You can be sure to find ethically produced leggings if a brand uses materials that are sourced sustainably, and environmental and social impacts are assessed regularly. B-Corp, WRAP, or Fairtrade labels can be a solid basis for your decision-making while adding a well-liked item to the cart.
We also suggest that you ask questions for transparency if you’re not sure about the brand’s sustainable practices.
Product packaging and delivery
Product packaging and delivery can also be as wasteful as creating the product itself. Support sustainable brands that use plastic-free, biodegradable, or renewable packaging and carbon-neutral shipping initiatives.
Finally, it’s always better to opt for eco-friendly fabrics and keep hold of much-loved leggings for as long as possible. These slow fashion brands make it easier than ever to choose the correct item and enjoy wearing it for years! Consider repairing, upcycling, and donating to a thrift store when you’re done with your old activewear or if you bought the wrong size (better than if they end up in the garbage).