Eco-Conscious Workout Gear That Actually Performs

We all know the drill with January: new year, new you, right?! Yeah, RIGHT. While we’re definitely never uttering this phrase with a straight face, we are somewhat swayed by the fresh-start aspect of a new 12-month period, and are looking to make some purchases that will help 2021 get off to an endorphin-boosting start — namely, workout clothes. Since we wore last year’s leggings into the ground (and into the couch), we’re looking to get our blood pumping with a renewed commitment to exercise and hopefully, some new activewear. 

But before we start filling our carts with spandex eye candy, we’re considering the impact that our synthetic-heavy activewear purchases have on the environment. Those eye-catching sports bras and compression leggings are primarily made from polyester and nylon, which, after they’ve done their tour of duty on the track or in the gym, will permanently clog landfills.
Luckily, an increasing number of brands are using recycled iterations of these stretchy fabrics, or working with renewable fibers like bamboo and even wool. Your options for having a low environmental impact with that high-impact workout are greater than ever — click ahead to see 15 of our favorites resources for eco-friendly workout gear.
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