Find the Perfect Fit With These 24 Sustainable Leggings - Good On You
19 Nov

Find the Perfect Fit With These 24 Sustainable Leggings

Whether you’re on the hunt for activewear to flaunt during your next HIIT class, or just want something comfy and supportive to wear on the daily, we’ve got your bottom half covered as we help you find the perfect fit in this roundup of sustainable leggings.

Leggings and other activewear are often made from planet polluting plastic based materials like polyester, so while you’re balancing your mind and body by getting your groove on, you might be unintentionally damaging the environment at the same time—not very balanced! Thankfully, these ‘Good’ and ‘Great’ brands use a selection of eco-friendly fabrics in their sustainable leggings, from organic cotton to recycled ocean plastic to antibacterial bamboo. Just remember, even upcycled polyester and nylon can shed microfibres, so be sure to read our guide to dealing with microfibres when caring for your clothes!

Boody

Rated: Good
woman wearing dark olive sustainable leggings by boody

Motivate Full-Length High-Waist Tights – Ships internationally from Australia

Made from organically grown bamboo, Boody is a clothing brand that supports the trend for all things green and ethical. These new dark olive eco leggings are made with a combination of organic bamboo and organic cotton for ultimate comfort and breathability—and perhaps even more exciting, they have pockets! Find the range in sizes XS-XL.

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Girlfriend Collective

Rated: Good
woman wearing pink ethical leggings by girlfriend collective

High Waist 7/8 Compression Leggings – Ships internationally from the US

Girlfriend Collective creates minimal, luxury women’s activewear made with certified fair labour, certified by the Social Accountability Standard International SA8000. The brand uses recycled polyester as well as low-impact non-toxic dyes and is fully Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified. It can be hard to find bright colours in ethical activewear, but Girlfriend Collective provides the goods with these bright magenta sustainable leggings! Inclusively sized Girlfriend Collective offers products from XXS-6XL.

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tentree

Rated: Good
woman wearing black leggings by tentree

inMotion High Rise Legging – Ships internationally from Canada

tentree is a lifestyle apparel company that plants ten trees for every item purchased! The brand uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials including organic cotton. It uses renewable energy in its supply chain to reduce its climate impact, and has a size range of XS-XL. These recycled polyester leggings are designed to inspire daily connection with the outdoors.

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Sage Larock

Rated: Good
woman wearing ethical leggings by sage larock

Såna Terra Black/White Mesh Leggings – Ships internationally from the US

Made in-house by a small team in L.A., sustainable luxury brand Sage Larock produces timeless swimwear and activewear that is sure to turn heads. Its stunning pieces are made from an Italian recycled plastic fabric that is high-quality and long-lasting—and a percentage of profits from each sale goes to support marine conservation non-profits! We love the design of these mesh panel sustainable leggings made to carry you from the gym to the streets. Sage Larock stocks sizes XS-L.

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Nube

Rated: Good
woman wearing patterned eco-friendly leggings by nube

Artifact Legging – Ships internationally from the US

Nube turns recycled plastic into responsible and fashionable activewear, like these gorgeous teal and white sustainable leggings, designed and made in the US. The brand partners with artists and designers around the world to create prints motivated by the environmental crisis that inspire connection and action. This fully woman-owned business uses a closed-loop manufacturing process by recycling all off-cuts created during the manufacturing process. Find Nube products in sizes XS-XL.

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Swedish Stockings

Rated: Great
woman wearing black leggings by swedish stockings

Gerda Leggings – Ships internationally from Sweden

Swedish Stockings creates the best quality eco-friendly black and patterned stockings, knee highs, tights, socks, and pantyhose. The brand also offers a recycling program to help clean up the hosiery industry—if you send in three or more pairs of synthetic pantyhose from any brand, you will receive a 10% discount code to use next time you purchase Swedish Stockings! These opaque Gerda leggings are 100% recycled! Find Swedish Stockings in sizes XS-XL.

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Armedangels

Rated: Great
woman wearing dark green conscious leggings by armedangels

FARIBAA Leggings – Ships internationally from Germany

Affordable, ethical, and on-trend. Germany’s Armedangels gets a ‘Great’ rating overall from us. The brand covers all the basics for women, men, and kids. Armedangels’ quality and long-lasting pieces are made from eco-friendly and certified materials, like Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified cotton. The brand also adopted the Fair Wear Foundation Code of Conduct to protect its workers abroad. The FARIBAA organic cotton leggings are 100% eco and fair, and come in a range of flattering tones in sizes XS-XL.

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Etiko

Rated: Great
woman wearing black leggings by australian brand Etiko

Women’s Leggings Full Length – Ships internationally from Australia

Etiko is a designer of organic, eco-friendly, and fair trade clothing and shoes. Etiko’s leggings are an ethical essential for your wardrobe, made with GOTS certified organic cotton from a brand that rates ‘Great’ across the board! They are available in AU sizes 8-20.

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dk active

Rated: Good

Ruby Tight – Ships internationally from Australia

dk active is an Australian high-performance brand supporting everybody seeking an authentic edge in life. 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 stunning Ruby Tights in sizes XS-2XL.

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Organic Basics

Rated: Great
woman wearing black leggings by organic basics

Black SilverTech™ Active Leggings – Ships internationally from Denmark

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. These full length sustainable leggings are made with sweat-wicking, stretchy recycled materials that stay fresh. Organic Basics clothes are available in sizes XS-XL.

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Miakoda

Rated: Great
woman wearing ethical leggings by miakoda

The High Waisted Leggings – Ships internationally from the US

If you’re all about that organic plant-based lifestyle, then you’ll most certainly vibe with Miakoda and its organic, ultra-cosy active and loungewear. Supportive of different shapes and sizes from XS-4XL, these ethical and sustainable pieces include stripped-back colours and designs that are all about comfort. Everything is manufactured in an ethical factory in NYC, and all packing materials are eco-friendly. Neat! Slide into these organic high waisted leggings that are perfect for sweaty situations.

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Adidas

Rated: Good
woman wearing stripped adidas leggings

Three Stripes Tight Cotton Leggings – Ships internationally from Italy

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. For a classic sporty look, these Adidas three stripe cotton leggings are the go. Find them in UK sizes 2-16.

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Team Timbuktu

Rated: Good

7/8 Leggings in Olive Green – Ships internationally from Australia

Team Timbuktu creates high-performance waterproof raincoats and sweat-wicking activewear, made from recycled plastic bottles. These olive green leggings are squat proof and sustainably made, available in sizes 2XS-XL.

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Patagonia

Rated: Good
black mens patagonia running leggings

Men’s Endless Run Tights – Ships internationally from the US

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, and stocks sizes XS-XXL. These men’s sustainable running tights are made with quick-drying and odour control technology, and are Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.

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Picture

Rated: Good
man wearing patterned ractive leggings by picture

Lhotse Leggings – Ships within Europe from France

France-based Picture designs eco-friendly, organic, and recycled apparel and products for snowboarding, skiing, outdoors, and surfing. The brand reuses all its offcuts to minimise textile waste and is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation, working to ensure good working conditions for its workers. Try these men’s base layer recycled polyester leggings on for size, designed to take you from the mountains to the streets with maximum comfort and dryness. The range is generally available in sizes XS-2XL.

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ARIELLE

Rated: Good
woman wearing wool leggings by Arielle

Pono Legging, Organic Merino – Ships internationally from the US

ARIELLE is a conscious collective focussed on sustainable textiles and domestic manufacturing. For something a little lighter, try these organic merino leggings that are undyed and chemical free, to wear in a gentle yoga sesh or layer for warmth in the colder months. ARIELLE carries a size range of XS-L.

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Beaumont Organic

Rated: Good
woman in lotus pose wearing black leggings by beaumont organic

Lisa-Jane Organic Cotton Leggings – Ships internationally from the UK

Beaumont Organic is a UK-based slow fashion brand that blends simple style with ethical production practices. Founded by Hannah Beaumont-Laurencia, the brand also has its own charitable foundation which supports people in Fiji. These essential sustainable leggings have been relaunched in a luxury organic cotton, and feature a high waist and soft, stretchy fabric. Find the range in sizes XS-L.

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Elle Evans

Rated: Great
woman wearing patterned leggings by elle evans

Seta Crop Leggings – Ships internationally from Australia

Elle Evans produces sustainable swimwear and activewear for women and children, made from post-consumer waste fabrics. These colourful conscious leggings are made from an ECONYL blend, and are available in sizes XS-3XL!

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WE-AR

Rated: Good
woman wearing light grey leggings by weAr

Tri-ka Cotton Leggings – Ships internationally from New Zealand

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! Made from cotton, this style of versatile legging WE-AR is known for can be cut at several points along the leg to help find your perfect fit! Find the range in sizes XS-L.

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Threads 4 Thought

Rated: Good
woman wearing light blue leggings by threads 4 thought

Alex High-Waisted Ankle Tonal Cloudwash Legging – Ships internationally from the US

Threads 4 Thought uses a range of sustainable materials including Lenzing Modal harvested from the limbs of beech trees. This process means that the trees are never cut down and 95% of the production materials to make the yarn are recovered and reused. The brand’s manufacturers are a combination of Fair Trade USA certified and Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production certified. Nothing feels better than looking great while staying sustainable, which is why these cloudwash leggings made from recycled ocean plastic should be on your radar! They are available in sizes XS-XL.

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PACT

Rated: Great
woman wearing ethical leggings with pocket by PACT

Special Edition Textured Pocket Legging – Ships internationally from the US

PACT is a brand that is passionate about being part of a movement transforming the way apparel is made. All of its clothing is sweatshop-free and child-labour-free, and its activewear range is almost entirely made from certified organic cotton, with more than 50% also certified as Fair Trade. We love the textured pocket leggings, available in XS-2XL.

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Groceries Apparel

Rated: Good
woman wearing patterned white and blue leggings by groceries apparel

Pax Leggings – Ships internationally from the US

Groceries Apparel is a California based fashion brand that features organic fabrics and non-toxic dyes for men and women. These hand-dipped indigo tie dye leggings are what dreams are made of—they are 100% non-toxic, made with GOTS certified organic cotton, and just stunning! Run don’t walk to find them in sizes XS-XL.

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Vege Threads

Rated: Great
woman wearing orange sustainable leggings by vege thread

Tall Tights – Ships internationally from Australia

Vege Threads is ECA certified and makes all of its clothing in Australia. Its range is sustainable and eco-friendly, and includes men’s and women’s basics, as well as women’s activewear and swimwear. The brand’s full length Tall Tights are designed for long legs, and are made from organic cotton dyed with ACO dyes. Find them in XS-XL.

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TALA

Rated: Good
woman wearing grey leggings by TALA

Luna Legging – Ships internationally from the UK

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. We’re loving these sustainable grey marl leggings made from regenerated nylon and upcycled polyester!

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