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07 Jan
woman wearing sustainable sports bra

Top 17 Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Sports Bras

Ahh, sports bras—a revolutionary essential for active women and non-binary folks the world over. The first iterations of the sports bra were invented in the late 1970’s, and were dubbed “jockstraps for breasts”. Unfortunate naming aside, they were sorely needed, with countless people complaining of runaway straps, chafing, and soreness while wearing regular bras during exercise.

Care for ourselves should go hand-in-hand with care for the world around us, which is why conscious consumers should avoid those trendy activewear companies you see splashed across your screens like Lululemon, Lorna Jane, and Gymshark, who are all ‘Not Good Enough’ for people, the planet, and animals. These and similar brands will often participate in a touch of wokewashing in their advertising. Occasionally using inclusive models or saying they care about their community is all well and good, but if they’re not backing up their claims with transparency or solid action on living wages or sustainable fabrics, for example, then they simply don’t deserve your support!

Thankfully, more sustainable sports bras are cropping up every day. Whether you need light support for yoga or gardening, or something a little sturdier for high-impact sports, we’ve got you (partially) covered. From Boob’s maternity sports bra, to extended sizing sports bras from Elle Evans and Girlfriend Collective, to organic plant-dyed yoga bras from Purusha People, we hope you find an option that meets your needs!

Elle Evans

Rated: Great
woman wearing elle evans sport bra

Flora Reversible Sports Bra – Ships internationally from Australia

Elle Evans produces sustainable swimwear and activewear for women and children, made from post-consumer waste fabrics. This reversible sustainable sports bra is as versatile as they get. Dubbed “absurdly supportive”, take it from your yoga class to a hike to the beach with ease—and two colourways in one! Sizes: XS-3XL

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nu-in

Rated: Good

Leopard Seamless Sports Bra – Ships internationally from Sweden

nu-in is a European brand that features activewear, loungewear, and underwear collections, as well as trend-led men's and women's ranges. It prioritises the planet by using a high proportion of eco-friendly materials, and reuses offcuts to minimise textile waste. The brand is inclusively sized, and features an extended sizing range up to 6XL!

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Nube

Rated: Great
woman wearing patterned sports bra by nube

Artifact Crop Tank – Ships internationally from the US

Nube turns recycled plastic into responsible and fashionable activewear, 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. For a unique look during low-impact activities, look no further than this recycled polyester crop tank from Nube. Sizes: XS-XL

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Beaumont Organic

Rated: Good
woman wearing black sports bra by beaumont organic

AQUENE Yoga Bra Black – 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. Speaking of support, check out the brand’s organic cotton yoga bra in black for a classic look and comfy feel. Sizes: S-L.

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tentree

Rated: Good
women wearing black sports bras by tentree

inMotion Double Scoop Bra – Ships internationally from Canada

Canadian brand tentree believes big change starts small. Small as in bringing your reusable bag to the grocery store, making fewer, more thoughtful purchases, and choosing to purchase sustainably when you do. The brand plants ten trees for every item purchased to help regenerate ecosystems and provide planting jobs in communities around the world, and has already planted over 65 million trees.

All tentree’s products are created with an Earth-First approach, meaning they're made in fair, safe working conditions, and constructed using only sustainably sourced and recycled materials. tentree’s super comfy fabrics and easy wardrobe staples are typically available from XS to XL.

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Organic Basics

Rated: Great
woman wearing red sports bra by organic basics

SilverTech™ Active Sports Bra – 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. The Active Sports Bra is made with odorless, recycled materials to suit your active lifestyle. Sizes: XS-2XL

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Knickey

Rated: Great

The Scoop – Ships internationally from the US

Made in a Fair Trade Certified factory, Knickey’s organic cotton underwear sets are some of the best in the sustainable market. Taking it a step further, the brand has also partnered with an NYC non-profit to recycle old undergarments, turning the fibres into insulation and rug pads. Sending in your old undies will not only help cut down on the amount of fibres that wind up in the landfill, but it’ll give you the freedom to buy new, eco-conscious sets. Find most items in sizes 2XS to 3XL.

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Sage Larock

Rated: Good
woman wearing one shoulder pink sports bra by sage larock

SÅNA TERRA Coral Asymmetrical Sports Bra – Ships internationally from the US

Made in-house by a small team in LA, 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 can’t get enough of this asymmetrical sustainable sports bra. Sizes: XS-L.

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People Tree

Rated: Great

Yoga Y-back Crop Top – Ships internationally from the UK

Sustainable fashion pioneer and leader People Tree is a ‘Great’ ethical brand and one of our favourites. The brand uses eco-friendly materials and addresses labour risks by adopting the Fairtrade International - Small Producers Organisations Code of Conduct. Find most products in UK sizes 6 to 18.

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Boody

Rated: Good
woman wearing sports bra by boody

Racerback Sports Bra – Ships internationally from Australia

Made from organically grown bamboo, Boody is a clothing brand that supports the trend for all things green and ethical. Its sustainable racerback sports bra is intended to provide medium, every day support. The new dark olive colour gets our vote! Sizes: XS-XL

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Threads 4 Thought

Rated: Good
woman wearing dark teal sports bra by threads 4 thought

Lunette Sports Bra – 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. The Lunette Sports Bra comes in a range of deep neutral colours, and is designed with body-hugging compression that gives you the perfect amount of support. Sizes: XS-XL.

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CasaGIN

Rated: Good
woman wearing black light compression sports bra by CasaGIN

Be.GiN | Light Compression Sport Bra – Ships internationally from Italy

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. This light compression sports bra combines breathability and lightness, to adapt to any activity. Sizes: XS-L.

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Girlfriend Collective

Rated: Great
woman wearing dark green sports bra by girlfriend collective

Black Dylan Bra – 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. We adore this inclusively-sized cropped tank sports bra hybrid for every body. Sizes: 2XS-6XL

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TALA

Rated: Good
woman wearing light purple sports bra by TALA

SkinLuxe™ Tank Sports Bra – Ships internationally from the US

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. This Tank Sports Bra is made with recycled nylon! Sizes: XS-XL

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Purusha People

Rated: Good
orange sports bra by purusha people

Golden Shroom Moon Forest Fiber Top – Ships internationally from the US

Purusha People offers some gorgeous, dainty details on beautifully understated, earthy tones in its range of activewear. The organic plant-based pieces mean you can breathe (and buy) easy, wicking away sweat and keeping your practice that perfect amount of ‘chill’, like in this nutmeg crop with gold moons and shrooms printed with water based ink. Sizes: XS-3XL

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dk active

Rated: Good
woman wearing red sports bra by dkactive

Helios Crop – 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! This ethically manufactured bandeau style crop flatters a variety of body shapes. Sizes: XS-2XL

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Boob

Rated: Good
woman wearing maternity sports bra by boob

Fast Food Soft Sports Bra – Ships internationally from Sweden

Recycled polyamide has never been softer! Boob is a Swedish maternity and nursing clothes brand that aims to support you throughout your entire motherhood journey. This nursing sports bra is an essential for anyone breastfeeding, and adapts flexibly to your changing bust size! Sizes: S-XL

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Editor's note

Feature image via Girlfriend Collective, 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 Good On You to search more than 3,000 brands. We may earn a commission on sales made using our offer codes or affiliate links.

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