All too often, we assume that fashion is meant to constrict and contort. Athleisure is the answer to some of our major fashion woes. It combines the best parts of workout clothing, such as breathability and increased range of motion, with the superior comfort of loungewear. Whether or not you’re engaged in athletic activities, athleisure is making its way into your closet for everyday wear.
Even more important and equally as trendy are the conversations surrounding sustainability in the fashion industry. Behind the glamorous curtain is a rising demand for eco-friendly solutions. The athletic companies featured here prove that style, comfort, and sustainability are mutually inclusive.
Price range: $14-$128
Size range: XXS-6XL
Best features: Size range and fun colors
The Girlfriend Collective’s innovative designs are made from recycled plastic bottles. Their athleisure pieces range from bras to track pants. There is something for everyone, whether you’re into subdued pastels or neutrals. However, the limited edition colors sell out quickly, so I’d suggest signing up for their email newsletter! The brand’s recycling program, ReGirlfriend, helps us all do our part in reducing our environmental footprint. “Only 1% of clothing is recycled worldwide,” let’s get that number up!
Price range: $11-$66
Size range: XS-XL
Best feature: Affordability
MPG Sport’s Sustainable Style line applies ethical, environmental, and social practices in sourcing fabrics such as recycled polyester and organic cotton. The Sustainable Style line has a solid product range, but fair prices are what make MPG Sport great. The brand’s dusty pastels and bold neon colors pair with technical details such as four-way stretch and supportive ribbing, to elevate any wearer’s experience – whether indoors or outdoors.
Price range: $10-$180
Size range: XS-XL
Best feature: High-quality performance materials (TechSweat, CloudKnit, LightSpeed, etc.)
Outdoor Voices’ vision of sustainability is present throughout their entire supply chain from production to packaging. The brand’s best-selling and stand out garment is their tri-color legging, made from recycled textured compression fabric. Another important highlight is the myriad of superior performance-engineered materials present in their product range. If you’re an active runner, this is the perfect athleisure route for you.
Indigo Luna Store
Price range: $55-$99
Size range: XXS-3XL
Best feature: Trendy colors
There are a few things that may come to mind when one thinks of items made with love. Whether its mom’s home cooking, handwritten cards, or homemade gifts. You can now add Indigo Luna Store to that list. Indigo Luna Store hand-dyes its Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Certified organic cotton athleisure wear in natural, earthy colors. Give ‘em a try.
Price range: $45-$148
Size range: XXS-XXL
Best features: Large product range and UV protection
Beyond Yoga? More like beyond my expectations! Beyond Yoga has an impressive product range, and unlike other athleisure brands, many of their products offer UV protection. They even have a no-retouching policy for all models featured in their imagery. And if you’re looking to spice up your athleisure wear with fun patterns, then you’re in luck. Beyond Yoga has tie-dye, camo, and even snake print. The California-based company locally produces high-quality athleisure wear in their Los Angeles offices and prioritizes transparency in every aspect of their business.