10 Best Ethical Activewear Pieces for Him and Her

Made from breathable bamboo, organic cotton, recycled materials and cruelty free dyes, these fitness clothes are as kind to you as they are to the planet and so stylish, you’ll want to show them off at the gym

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If you’ve not paid much attention to yoga before, this new company will make you want to master the Lotus position. Just look at the gorgeous ankle patterns on these leggings. The vibrant swirl represents the chakra energies revitalised with yoga practice, while the natural, breathable organic cotton fabric will leave you super comfortable. You’ll love these blue beauties so much you’ll find yourself wearing them, even around the home. Pair up with a simple tank or their matching organic cotton bra. £40

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We’re loving the natural tones on this slim-fitting bamboo vest. Its long length enables you to layer up over your activewear underwear while keeping your chest and hips covered. Made from 95% bamboo and 5% elastane, this comfortable fabric does it all: it’s ethical, flexible and breathable. Asquith promises that your activewear will never stretch, fade or bobble. For active mammas or soon-to-be mammas, check our their stretchy and stylish maternity wear! £45

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Sundried is proving to consumers that desirable sportswear can and will be ethical. Created by personal trainer, triathlete, and father, Daniel Puddick, his goal of creating a brand that his children would be proud to be associated with has certainly succeeded.

This premium men’s triathlon suit is designed to provide exceptional performance for triathletes. The Italian fabrics will comfortably fit under your triathlon wetsuit and stay with you for the duration of your triathlon. The fabric is fast-drying and chlorine-resistant with a hypoallergenic chamois pad, providing comfort and shock absorption on your ride without irritation. Not only does this look great, but would you believe that Puddick and his team have created these from recycled plastic bottles and coffee waste? £80

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Swimwear for the ocean. Swimwear for marine lovers. Batoko collects rubbish from our oceans and transforms it (alongside carpets and textiles) into incredibly complimentary swimsuits.
This eye-catching costume will not only make you stand out but provides clever bust support. Batoko revolts against fast-fashion culture and keeps their collections small and at a pace that is kinder to the planet. Their colours and patterns - ranging from sharks to bananas - are bold and beautiful. They're created using digital printing (one of the most ecological ways to print polyester), thus reducing their water, ink, fabric and energy waste. £40

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Express your plant-based lifestyle, while looking great. This comfortable muscle tank is soft and flowy with low cut armholes, making it ideal for any workout. All of Plnt Bsd’s items are PETA approved and made 100% from vegan materials and ink that is not tested on animals. Even better, a portion of their proceeds is donated to Compassionate Action for Animals and Herbivorous Acres. £19

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These cushy joggers are perfect for hitting the gym. Their tapered fit, front pockets, fitted cuffs and drawstring waistband all ensure that your joggers remain comfortable, anti-static and in place during your workouts. Made entirely from bamboo, they’re super soft helping to absorb moisture away from your skin, keeping you drier. Bacteria doesn't live well in bamboo fabric, so it’s great for inhibiting odour too! These will last you all-year-round. When they’ve finally outlived your active days, they’re 100% biodegradable. £55

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A head-turner. This royal blue tank is enhanced with a stunning contrasting white lace panel. You’ll feel confident for your workout. Made from organic cotton, you’ll enjoy its premium softness, stretchability and breathability.

All garments in the chaYkra collection are made with natural organic cotton for its comfort and lightweight nature - perfect both on and off the yoga mat! £40

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An activewear essential. This balance bra looks beautiful worn alone and superb layered underneath vests. It has removable foam pads, is elasticated around the ribs and has a 4-way stretch to maintain shape. A great bra that will keep you comfortable and supported during workouts. £45

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A company that clothes you in compassion. This gorgeous, soft racer back vest comes in three different colours: blue, cranberry and green. Made from 100% combed organic cotton jersey and printed using water-based dyes. Viva La Vegan’s vest is made using 90% less CO2 emissions than traditional clothing. Winner all-around. £22

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Made from Boody’s unique bamboo blend these super soft socks will ensure your feet stay dry and bacteria-free during workouts. With added arch compression, a breathable mesh panel and no irritating toe seams, these are pure comfort in the gym. £7.95