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06 Dec
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Our Favourite Ethical Activewear Brands from Europe

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 Europe 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 our favourite ‘Good’ and ‘Great’ activewear brands for our European friends!

Picture

Rated: Good
picture leggins

Xina Leggings – Ships internationally

France-based Picture designs eco-friendly, organic, and recycled apparel, including these fun leggings, which are made from 93% recycled polyester. The brand also reuses all its offcuts to minimise textile waste, and is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation, striving to ensure good working conditions in its supply chain!

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Shop Picture.

Adidas

Rated: Good
white adidas sneakers

Ultraboost Sneakers – 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 Ultraboost sneakers combine comfort and high-performance technology for a best-ever-run feeling. The stretchy knit upper is made from recycled ocean plastic and adapts to the changing shape of your foot as you run. How cool is that?!

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Shop Adidas @ LVR Sustainable.

Shop Adidas @ Labell-D.

Shop Adidas Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Shop Adidas.

Organic Basics

Rated: Great
woman wearing black organic basics sports bra

SilverTech Active Sports Bra – Ships in Europe

Organic Basics offers high quality sustainable fashion basics for men and women in organic materials. The Denmark-based brand puts sustainable thinking at the centre of everything – it only chooses fabrics that care for our environment, and only ever partners with factories that care about their impact. This classic and soft yoga bra is perfect for your next barre class, or, well … yoga session!

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Shop Organic Basics @ Rêve en Vert.

Shop Organic Basics @ thegreenlabels.

Shop Organic Basics.

Tripulse

Rated: Great

TENCEL Made to Move Shorts – Ships internationally from Sweden

Tripulse is a Swedish activewear brand on a mission to create high-performing activewear that protects our planet and its people. The brand believes that fitness, both physical and mental, is the foundation for a good and healthy life and gives people the courage to live the life they dreamed of, to become their best selves, to make bold moves and to change the world for the better. Find most items in sizes XS to 3XL.

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Shop Tripulse.

Adrenna

Rated: Good
woman wearing black adrenna top

Cropped Long Sleeve Tee – Ships internationally

For sleek, stylish, and ethical women’s’ workout clothes, look no further than Adrenna. This UK company manufactures locally using fabric that’s Bluesign and Oeko-Tex-certified, meaning it’s free from toxic dyes. Essential for cool morning or evening runs, this sleek lightweight t-shirt is made in London with fabric from Italy!

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Shop Adrenna.

TALA

Rated: Good
plus size woman of colour wearing baby blue leggings from ethical fashion brand TALA

TALA creates fresh and funky active and athleisure wear. It uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials including upcycled materials, and promotes body positivity with gorgeous diverse models in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop TALA.

Sundried

Rated: Good
sundried men leggings

Mont Tondu Men’s Leggings – Ships internationally

If you’re starting to prepare your first (or next) marathon, then Sundried is the brand for you. It was founded by triathlete Daniel Puddick in 2015 and officially launched in 2016. It focuses on producing premium ethical activewear with a low carbon footprint. Ladies, fear not, Sundried also has a very extensive women’s activewear line!

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Shop Sundried.

CasaGIN

Rated: Good
woman wearing sustainable teal singlet by ethical brand CasaGIN

CasaGIN is a positive place, designed for those looking for a sustainable and conscious lifestyle where you can find products capable of conveying well-being and harmony. Find most items in sizes S to XL.

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Shop CasaGIN @ Staiy.

Shop CasaGIN.

Iron Roots

Rated: Good
two women on a beach wearing black sustainable activewear by Iron Roots

Iron Roots is a Dutch sustainable sportswear brand that makes all its apparel from plant based fabrics. Its pieces effortlessly combine design, functionality, and sustainability.

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Shop Iron Roots @ Staiy.

Shop Iron Roots.

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

Editor's note

Feature image via Adrenna, 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 more than 3,000 brands. We may earn a commission on sales with top-rated partners made using our offer codes or affiliate links.

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