06 Dec

Our Favourite Ethical Activewear Brands from Australia and New Zealand

With 2020 just around the corner, you are bound to start thinking about what your New Year’s resolutions will be! Often, taking care of our bodies, being more active, or amping up our workout routine is at the top of the list. But what if you also added minimising your impact on people, the planet, and animals to those 2020 resolutions?

To help out, we found 15 ethical and sustainable brands who made it their mission to help you do just that. And because a lot of you asked for it, we divided this series into 3 articles so you can shop from brands closer to you!

So without further ado, here are our favourite ‘Good’ and ‘Great’ activewear brands for our Southern hemisphere users!

Bhumi

Rated: Great

Zip Sports Bra – Ships internationally

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Bhumi makes 100% Fairtrade, organic, and vegan casual wear and basics for men, women, and children. This sports bra is made from 57% Organic Cotton, 38% Recycled Polyester, and 5% Recycled Spandex derived from post-consumer waste from PET bottles (that’s 16.5 plastic bottles per bra!)

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Dharma Bums

Rated: Good

Gypsy Heart High Waist Printed Leggins – Ships internationally

Dharma Bums is a yoga and activewear label, designed and manufactured in Australia. Its all-Australian-made items are certified by Ethical Clothing Australia, and are free of any animal products. What’s more, the brand doesn’t use harsh chemicals in the dyeing of its garments and it strives to be eco-friendly where it can be! In addition to being pretty, these cools leggings are super comfortable and soft, making them perfect for your next yoga sesh (or Netflix and Chill sesh, we’re not judging).

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We’ar

Rated: Good

Caja Zip Hoodie – Ships internationally

We’ar clothing is designed for existential living, specialising in men and women’s yoga and casual wear. It uses organic cotton, linen, and lyocell, and sets a yearly target to increase its use of environmentally friendly materials, which is encouraging! This gorgeous Caja hoodie, for example, is made of 100% cotton! You can wear it over your favourite yoga top or on its own.

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Kathmandu

Rated: Good

driMotion Men’s Activewear Shorts – 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. It also collaborates with the Responsible Wool Standard and the first RWS products are expected to be sold this year! Its driMOTION shorts are engineered for performance and comfort while you’re working out, which makes them ideal for running or cross-training, for example.

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Shop Kathmandu.

Boody

Rated: Good

Active Short Tight – Ships internationally

Made from organically grown bamboo, Boody is a clothing brand that supports the trend for all things green and ethical. These shorts are no exception: made from 87% viscose from organically grown bamboo, they’re great for those early morning summer runs, or late afternoon coffee breaks with your friends.

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Shop Boody.

And there you have it, our favourite ethical activewear brands from Australia and New Zealand. For more activewear inspo, head over our Ultimate Guide to Ethical Activewear!

Editor's note: feature image via Dharma Bums, all other images via brands mentioned. To support our work, we may earn a commission on sales made using our offers code or affiliate links.

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