We know that sustainability is the topic of this decade. Here at Good, we are always striving to find better solutions to problems that don’t compromise on quality, convenience, and style.
Living a healthy lifestyle includes getting your body moving – whatever that means for you. This is likely to make things sweaty, and what better product to help make you feel great before, during and after your workout than activewear.
Here are our top sustainable activewear brands, and yes, they all ship to New Zealand.
Designed to be putting the planet first, Patagonia’s activewear line is the most inclusive size-wise along with a great price tag for the quality. The majority of their items are made from natural fibres or recycled man-made materials. Their products are fair trade sewn and they support several environmental initiatives and activists to make change. Alongside this they are also influencing their staff to drive less, using recycled paper, supporting regenerative farming, push for their customers to vote for the planet during elections and also offer repairs and returns of damaged goods to be recycled. Their products range from $30 – $350 USD and offer sizes XXS – XXL.
A family run business running that produces fair trade and GOTS certified activewear. Their pieces are made from fairtrade cotton, spandex and some pieces are made with recycled polyester. Offering a selection of different styles means more choices for you. Their items range from $17 – $140 and offered in sizes S – XL.
Making waves in the New Zealand market is a merino based activewear brand, icebreaker. Offering products that are made from 84 percent natural fibres and only 16 percent mad made materials, with a goal to use no acrylic fibres by 2030. Their training range costs between $63 – $300 with a variety of styles in sizes XS – XL.
With high ethical standards in textile choice, manufacturing and staff care, WE-AR is a brand creating basic activewear pieces alongside daily clothes. Their textile choices include organic cotton, bamboo, Tencel® and Modal® – otherwise known as ‘tree silk’. WE-AR is a living wage employer and uses environmentally friendly printing methods. Their activewear pricing ranges from $25 – $189 and is offered in sizes XS – L.
Boody uses bamboo textiles that are sustainably farmed and offer sun protection as well as comfortability for their customers. They are a part of the 1% for the Planet global movement and give back to many local Australian charities. Their activewear ranges from $43 – $75 and is offered in sizes XS – XL.