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Ditch the cheap virgin polyester and go for some more sustainable leggings made from organic cotton to polyester from recycled PET to bamboo. Here are our top picks for the best low-impact leggings on the market.
Leggings built better by responsible brands
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 more sustainable leggings.
Leggings and other activewear garments are often made from planet-polluting plastic based materials like virgin 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. While polyester has its place as a durable fabric for performance garments like activewear, avoiding virgin polyester is a good move for the conscious consumer.
The following “Good” and “Great” brands use a selection of more eco-friendly fabrics in their leggings, from organic cotton to polyester from recycled PET to antibacterial bamboo. Just remember, even recycled polyester and nylon can shed microfibres, so be sure to read our guide to dealing with microfibres when caring for your clothes.