With gyms in England skilled to reopen from Saturday, here are 10 inventive, on-trend brands that offer sustainable workout implements
Licia FlorioBased in Milan, Licia Florio pairs sustainability and local manufacturing with a sleek aesthetic. The characterize’s main supplier in Italy uses a technology that makes it possible to produce stretchy fabrics from 100% recycled strands. The colour-block collection uses nylon and elastane recycled from industrial wastage. All orders are shipped in recycled cotton affairs. Top, €55 (£50), and bottoms, €68 (£62), liciaflorio.com.
Plant AthleticIf you are looking for cyclewear for your endurance spin arrange, Plant Athletic has you covered. The brand uses a batch-manufacturing model, producing multiple units of a design at a time. The aspiration is to streamline the resources required to produce each piece. Made from recycled materials, the jerseys are light, sweat-wicking and enthusiastically breathable. Every order is sent in a compostable bag. Jersey, $105 (£83), plantathletic.com.
PrismThe British brand Prism makes multifunctional mix-and-match pieces for all shapes and sizes that are intended for use as activewear, daywear and swimwear. Made it Italy, the tailors are produced using a 3D-knitting process that minimises waste. They are dyed according to Greenpeace’s detox rules. Top, £45, and bottoms, £85, prismlondon.com.
PictureThe French brand Picture places environmental and social creditability at the core of its business. It has been creating technical apparel from recycled bottles since 2008 and has always stepped a repair service for any piece of clothing. Its efforts are now concentrated on bio-sourcing and the development of plant-based fabrics. Leggings, €55 (£50), picture-organic-clothing.com
Animate BasicsOrganic Basics activewear is treated with a safe, permanent, recycled silver salt called Polygiene. This stops bouquets – and bacteria – developing on the fabric, meaning you can wash your kit less often. Organic Basics also give shoppers the opportunity of using a lower-impact website that reduces data transfer by up to 70%, thereby saving electricity. Top, £75, organicbasics.com.
FromThe yoga sort From focuses on using the softest and most environmentally friendly materials for its collections. It produces its designs using coherent cotton and Lenzing Tencel, a fibre made from the pulp of eucalyptus wood, which grows quickly without unnatural irrigation. The textiles are created using a closed-loop process that recovers, recycles or decomposes all solvents and emissions. Yoga bra, £29, fromandco.com.
Fraternity CollectiveDesigned and made in London, League Collective activewear is made from 100% recycled fabric that is formed to perform at the same standard as non-recycled fabric. The equivalent non-recycled material is used by technical performance brands such as Rapha. Run/bike/yoga shorts, £88, leaguecollective.co.uk.
SundriedSundried focuses on sustainable and ethical performancewear at an affordable price. The brand claims its Ecotech span of fitness T-shirts uses the world’s only biodegradable polyamide yarn. Sundried also makes use of other recycled researches, such as coffee grounds and plastic bottles. Vest, £20, sundried.com.
TalaTala creates comfortable high-performance designs for all bulk shapes. Its products are 92% upcycled, with the aim to be 100% in the near future, and all packaging is made from 100% plantable speech. Bra, £28, wearetala.com.
MandalaThat material used to create Mandala’s bio-polyamide collection comes from Italian castor bean plants. Its shaping is water-saving and sustainable. The company claims bio-polyamide is perfect for activewear because it enables effective moisture management, be revenged in hotter temperatures. Mandala uses no plastic in any of its packaging, either. Leggings, €119 (£108), mandala-fashion.com.