Best sustainable activewear to buy right now

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Sustainable yoga clothes, finally!

Hands up if you buy fewer clothes nowadays, and do everything in your power to make your (capsule, of course) wardrobe, last that much longer? Yeah us too, and its comforting to see the growing number of fashion, sports and apparel brands speeding up their shift to more environmentally friendly practices. Still too few, and probably too slow, but make no mistake the shift is coming, and it will be adapt-or-die for brands that fail to meet the demands of conscious modern shoppers. One question though, that seems to keep coming at the water cooler, is what are the most environmentally friendly options for activewear in NZ? After all everyday yoga, running and sport can take their toll on those threads!

Best activewear to buy in NZ

We’re promoting a lot of brands on Rewardhub, as they all pay a percentage of your spend to a New Zealand charity, club or school to say thanks, at no cost to you. The last thing we want is people buying things they don’t need though, so expect to see us cover more responsible shopping ideas. For this week’s shopping edit we’ve searched Rewardhub brands, and quizzed our network of eco-warriors, for the best activewear to buy in New Zealand, that’s kind on both people and planet. So the next time you’ve worn those leggings into disrepair, and have no choice but to upgrade, we hope you’ll find these picks handy.

Lorna Jane NZ new Eco range

Lorna Jane is one of the most popular activewear brands in New Zealand, with a dedicated local online store for topping up on activewear, sports bras, yoga clothes and more. It’s a brand that’s know for style, quality, ethics and innovation. Needless to say we were excited to learn they dropped a whole range in a new fabric made from recycled PET plastic. We exercise to feel good, and now we can feel better about what we’re wearing while we do it. Lorna Jane have a range of eco-friendly plans in the pipeline, and even started making bra padding optional after customers telling them they’re often not used, and are testing corn starch bags for wrapping online orders. For a brand that makes products built to last, they’re also affordable in New Zealand.

Adidas by Stella McCartney

No surprise to see these two brands make the cut for sustainable activewear in 2020. Adidas has been using plastic from the ocean to make eco-friendly sneakers for a while now, in fact they expect 50% of all their production will be from recycled material this year. The featured trainers below are part of the Adidas X Parley range of women’s sneakers below not only are highly functional, comfy and easy on the eye, but they’re made from 75% recycled. Stella McCartney, a pioneer in ethical fashion has also collaborated with Adidas to create comfortable sports bras, made from as much as 85% recycled materials. You’re welcome!

Featured products

Lorna Jane Eco range

Shop the new Eco range from Lorna Jane

Amelia Eco sports bra

Comfort, function and made from recycled material

Ultimate Eco A/B tight

Not only eco-friendly but softer than ever

Ultimate Eco tight

Made from recycled Nothing 2 C here fabric.

adidas by Stella McCartney

Made with love, and 85% recycled polyester

Adidas Alphabounce+ X Parley - Women’s

Comfort made from 75% up-cycled ocean plastic!

Featured shops

The Iconic

Leading brands at low prices with free NZ shipping.

Lorna Jane

High performance and beautiful activewear.