This is one of my articles on Sustainable Ethical Clothing Brands , which include womenswear, menswear, nightwear and outdoor wear.
Most of the clothing in this category is a combination of bamboo, cotton – some organic, wool, silk and recycled synthetics. I’m very conflicted about some of these fibres, both from a health and sustainability point of view. If you’d like to drill down into the the sustainability, ethics and health risks of the most popular fibre types, check out this article.
Otherwise read on for a list of European brands of Sustainable Ethical Yoga, Active, Sport and Leisurewear
Nothing mentioned in this post has been sponsored. It’s all just my own personal opinion.
Where to buy Sustainable Ethical Yoga, Active, Sport and Leisurewear in Europe
Choose Reuse First
What’s more sustainable that recycled or organic clothing????? Existing clothing. So before you start looking for new check out the UK reseller of sports clothing ReRun!
And Northface Clothing sell refurbished clothing from their website.
Brands of New Yoga, Active, Sport and Leisurewear
The Organic Movement offer leggings and tops made from a blend of organic cotton and elastane. Sizes XS – XL
Wear Fianna make garments from upcycled polyamide and recycled cotton. They also plant a tree for every order made. Sizes XS – XXL
Rashr make short and long sleeve tops from recycled materials. Sizes XS – XL, 6 – 14
Meld Apparel offers some sport and leisure garments made from certified organic or certified recycled fabrics, which they post in biodegradable packaging. Some of the company’s factories are SEDEX certified and they offset their carbon emissions with a social enterprise in Africa. Sizes 6 – 18
Patagonia is a high-street brand that makes yoga and leisure wear from recycled nylon printed with PVC- and phthalate-free inks. On their website they give details on how they work with factories and mills to ensure ethical work-practices, good working conditions and processes that are less harmful to the environment. They say they are particularly invested in protecting migrant workings and guarding against child labour and human trafficking. The company also gives 1% of their sales to support environmental organizations around the world. There is tons of information on the Patagonia website about the ethical and sustainable way they do business. I found the Environmental Assessment of Materials in Clothing particularly interesting. It talks about the reality behind some fabrics that are being sold as green. Sizes 6-22.
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