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06 Dec

Our Favourite Ethical Activewear Brands from Australia and New Zealand

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Staying active is one of the best things we can do for our health. But when choosing which activewear we’re going to rock to the gym, on a run, or during our at home yoga classes, we should also be considering the health of the planet, workers, and animals. That’s where ethical activewear from Australia and New Zealand comes in.

To make your life easier, we found a selection of 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.

dk active

Rated: Great

dk active is an Australian high-performance brand. It uses renewable energy in its supply chain to reduce its climate impact, and reuses all of its offcuts to minimise textile waste. It is also a PETA approved 100% vegan brand.

Find the products in sizes XS-2XL.

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Shop dk active.


Rated: Good
woman wearing grey bhumi sports bra

Zip Sports Bra – Ships internationally

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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Shop Bhumi.

Amble Outdoors (Team Timbuktu)

Rated: Good
Someone in clothes by Amble Outdoors.

Amble Outdoors (formerly Team Timbuktu) creates high-performance waterproof raincoats and sweat-wicking activewear, made from recycled plastic bottles in Australia.

Sizes offered in 2XS-XL.

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Shop Amble Outdoors.


Rated: Good
woman wearing black boody sports bra

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. Find the range in sizes XS-3XL.

See the rating.

Shop Boody.

Elle Evans

Rated: Good

Founded in 2013 in Australia, Elle Evans Swimwear creates beautiful, lower-impact swimwear and activewear for people who care about fashion and the future. The brand uses post-consumer waste fabrics and traces all of its supply chain.

The range is stocked in sizes 2XS-3XL.

See the rating.

Shop Elle Evans.

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 Elle Evans, all other images via brands mentioned. Good On You publishes the world’s most comprehensive ratings of fashion brands’ impact on people, the planet and animals. Use our Directory to search thousands of rated brands.

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