10 Environmentally Friendly Gym Outfits
As of recently, many people developed an interest in fair-trade and sustainable apparel, however finding things that look good at a reasonable price might not be an easy task, especially when it comes to activewear. Nevertheless, we guarantee that you can be fashionable without sacrificing your love for the environment. That’s why we’re sharing with you gym outfits that are stylish and inexpensive from brands including Threads for Thoughts, Zuvi, Alternative Apparel, Ethletic and, All Birds.But why should we care about eco-friendly clothes? The True Cost website says, cotton is present in so many of our clothing items today and almost 90% of it, is genetically modified. Since GMO cotton takes up a significant amount of water and chemicals, cotton production is causing 18% of worldwide pesticide use and 25% of total insecticide use. Besides, human skin is the largest organ; those chemicals may pass into the bloodstream of the people wearing these clothes (for more information on sustainable and ethical fashion, please visit The True Cost.). Read on to discover our top 10 eco-friendly gym outfits ranging from tops, bottoms and even shoes!
1. CATIMA SPORTS BRA (Threads for Thoughts; $28.80)This bra comes with adjustable spaghetti straps. It is for medium support and made with recycled polyester-spandex. Threads for Thought is one of the many online stores that are pushing for sustainable clothing. “With the growth of the fast fashion movement, the textile industry has become the third most polluting industry on the planet. "Our goal is to bring change to an industry that desperately needs it.”, states the founders, Eric and Leigh Fleet.2. ANNALEE SPORTS BRA (Threads for Thoughts, $27)You can wear this sports bra inside or outside the gym under a backless top. The $27, high impact bra is made of recycled polyester-spandex and comes in different colors.3. CHASE TANK TOP(Threads for Thoughts; $34)This trendy tank-top with low-cut arm holes to ensure breathability and comfort. And it’s $34!4. TERRA SPORTS TANK (Threads for Thoughts; $38.40)This tank-top with beautiful back details is a must! It’s form-fitting, so it will suck everything in, leaving you to feel comfortable while working out.5. MANIAC SWEATSHIRT(Alternative Apparel; $58)This navy sweatshirt is made from organic and recycled materials. There’s a 20% discount on the site for students. The brand makes over 80% of their garments with sustainable materials and processes. In addition to that, they believe in the right to fair and safe workplace conditions.6. SUMIKO HOODIE(Threads for Thoughts; $46.80 )This slim-fit hoodie is perfect for chilly days or when you want to break a sweat in the gym. You will not break the bank on this expensive-looking top because it’s on sale for $46.80.
7. RUSH LEGGINGS (Zuvi; $62)It was not an easy task choosing a legging from the brand Zuvi. They have an excellent collection of printed leggings. However, you cannot go wrong with a pair of black leggings. These are $62, and they come with stripe details around the knees. Zuvi is an eco-friendly and eco-conscious company. Their clothing is made in Los Angeles with recycled plastic bottles.8. SILEAS LEGGINGS (Threads for Thoughts; $46.80)This is another pair of leggings which is made from recycled water bottles. It has mesh on the calf area which makes it perfect for hot days. Add your favorite black bra or top to this outfit and rock your workout.
9. WOOL RUNNERS (All Birds; $95)Do you think you can’t get cute shoes that are eco-friendly and ethical? Well, you thought wrong. These cute shoes are from a New Zealand brand called All Birds. The wool used in their products meets standards of sustainable farming and animal welfare, and it requires 60% less energy to produce than typical synthetic materials. Furthermore, they use 40% fewer materials than traditional shoe packaging.10. FAIR TRAINER CLASSIC (Ethletic; $55 from Avesu Vegan Shoes)A flat shoe is a must-have for movements like deadlifts and squats. But don't worry, you don’t have to give-up your long love for Converse-style shoes to protect the environment. For example, the German brand, Etheltic sells their vegan, environmentally-conscious version and it costs around the same price. The shoes come in different colors. Shop here (Avesu) if you’re a North American customer. Not only does the brand care about sustainable fashion, but it also cares about its workers in Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, and Germany.To sum up, we have a privilege being able to buy clothing in physical stores and online. Of course, we as a society need to put more efforts into elevating the stress off of our beautiful eco-system. As we have shown, you can find stylish and unique pieces for a reasonable price. Helping the environment doesn't stop at recycling material and refusing to use plastic bags, it's also about shopping responsibly.SaveSave