Ethical Activewear for Men - Good On You
09 Aug

Ethical Activewear for Men

There’s no denying that the ethical fashion world is mainly geared towards women, but as society moves towards equality (slowly but surely), we are seeing more and more compassionate men who aren’t afraid to say, “ Hey, we care too.” Bust those masculinity stereotypes, boys!

While we have rounded up activewear brands that deserve your support before, we wanted to put together a list of masc options for all the eco-dudes out there who want to sweat it out in style, knowing that their trackies and trainers aren’t supporting the exploitation of people, the planet, or our animals friends.


Rated: Good

Zeolite Men’s Cooling Active T-Shirt – Ships internationally

Kathmandu has committed to reducing its carbon emissions and traces most of its supply chain. It is a certified member of the Better Cotton Initiative and uses the Higg Index. This Cooling Active T-Shirt is designed for moisture wicking and cooling, so is perfect for any activities that really make you sweat!

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Rated: Great

Hip Hop Shorts – Ships internationally

Bhumi makes Fairtrade, organic, and vegan casual wear and basics for men, women, and children. These 100 % organic cotton short track pants are free from toxic dyes, and their light weight makes them perfect for a variety of activities, from yoga to dance.

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Rated: Good

Portofino Swim Shorts – Ships internationally

Thanks to recycled materials, Ecoalf creates sustainable fashion with the same quality, design, and technical properties as the best non-recycled ones. These khaki swim shorts are made from 100% recycled nylon, so you can float carefree.

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Rated: Good

Bolt Jacket – Ships internationally

Howies believes in making higher quality, lower impact products for our sports and day-to-day lives. The label uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials including GOTS certified organic cotton. It also addresses the risks of labour abuse by adopting the GOTS Code of Conduct. This rain and windproof jacket is PET-free and includes reflective tabs on the sleeves and back, making it perfect for activities with visibility is important like cycling and hiking!

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Rated: Good

Patagonia is a brand which truly lives and breathes the great outdoors. It makes clothing for trail running, climbing, mountain biking, surfing, skiing, and snowboarding. Patagonia has strong labour rights and uses recycled, rather than virgin, polyester. It has also committed to reducing its energy use and emissions. It has an extensive range of wetsuits for men and this one, made with Fairtrade rubber and recycled polyester, is perfect for transition seasons.

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Rated: Good

Fair Sneaker Root II Pewter Grey – Ships to Europe and the US

Ethletic make fair trade casual shoes and sneakers from organic cotton and natural rubber. Their new line of Root II sneakers come with a reinforced toe section, a padded tongue and a padded collar for extra comfort. The all-round sole strip features extra-stable stitching and the removable antibacterial insole is made with coconut fibres for added absorption, making this the perfect sneaker for everything from skating to parkour.

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Rated: Great

Hemp Sneakers – Ships internationally

Etiko is one of the most ethical fashion labels that calls Australia home. It designs organic, eco-friendly, and fair trade clothing and shoes. It recently started releasing products made from hemp (one of the most sustainable materials on the market), and these ones are Certified Fairtrade, made from organic hemp and cotton, and 100% Vegan. They are also a great conversation starter!

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Rated: Good

Alphaboost Parley Shoes – Ships internationally

Adidas is one of the largest sportswear makers in the world. The company has set some good environmental and labour standards, including a public commitment to reduce its direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2020. The lightweight and breathable upper on these runners is made from Parley Ocean Plastic™ yarn that’s sourced from recycled plastic!

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Editor's note

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