Running is one of the most popular sports in the world, practised by millions. And for good reason—running is a great way to get out, breathe some fresh air, be active, and relieve stress. Plus, you don’t really need any fancy equipment or tools. You simply need to tie your running shoes, get out the door, and that’s it, you’re running!
But if we’re not careful, a simple run can be pretty damaging for the environment. From what you do, to what you wear, you should always be mindful when working out or participating in a race. A pair of synthetic running shoes, for example, is said to generate 30lbs of emissions, equivalent to leaving a 100-watt bulb burning for a week!
As a sustainability enthusiast and avid runner myself, I like my running kit to respect the planet and be sustainable without compromising on performance. So I went on the hunt for sustainable and ethical running clothes.
When going on a run it’s best to adopt a ‘layering system’ on top, starting with a moisture-wicking base layer from Patagonia (Good), followed by a mid-layer jacket from Stella McCartney for Adidas (Good), or Girlfriend Collective‘s (Good) windbreaker jacket. For the bottoms, you can wear supporting leggings or running shorts, depending on the weather.
So read on and keep moving with these sustainable running clothes from the best-rated brands on Good On You!