Independent Sustainable Brands: Activewear

by Kristina Ilievska, founder of onlyafew


Staying active is one of the best things we can do for our health. The benefits of being active include improved sleeping habits and an increase in our energy, whilst also boosting our mood with endorphins. Getting moving helps us tackle life's challenges with an extra kick in our step.

So, while doing something good for you, why not wear something good for the planet? These are our favourite activewear brands that are leading the way in making products that consider the health of the planet, workers and animals whilst also keeping you looking slick.


Skimmed Milk


“Small changes lead to a better world”


Skimmed Milk minimises environmental impact through strategic material choices. Their chic activewear is made from a bamboo and recycled plastic based fabric that doesn’t need pesticides. They continue their commitment to environmental sustainability throughout its supply chain by avoiding waste and repurposing as much as possible.



“Made for people on this planet”


Inspired by the environmental crisis, Nube crafts activewear that is made from recycled waste, and uses non-toxic and low impact dyes for all of their garments. The collections are produced in the US from recycled materials, with the aim of reducing waste and environmental impact. 




“Mindfulness should inspire quality, beauty and style for modern living.”


VYAYAMA creates sleek products held to the same high standards we hold ourselves to here at modelme. The products are created from Tencel and crafted in Europe from sustainably farmed eucalyptus. The fabric is smooth, slimming, and supportive whilst also being eco awarded and non-toxic - meaning it is kind to your skin and to the Earth.

Girlfriend Collective


“Sustainable, ethically made activewear in sizes XXS - 6XL”


Girlfriend Collective is as transparent as possible. They choose mindfully every part of the production process, from raw materials to manufacturing facilities with fair labour working conditions you can feel confident and knowledgeable in your purchase. We recommend you check out the About page on their website for some wonderful education and full transparency around the brand! 


“Created for fitness, designed for life”


Silou is all about sharing SILOUtions towards sustainability and firmly believe in the message ‘buy less, buy better’. The brand uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials, restricting the amount of chemicals, water and wastewater used in production and intentionally runs a limited production to minimise textile waste. This is a luxury product to invest in.


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