Did you know that most of our workout clothes consist of a fiber called elastane? Elastane, or spandex, is a synthetic material that almost all of our trendy exercise gear is made of. Without even realizing it, while washing our workout gear these elastane fibers, which consist of microplastics, are released into our water streams, thus being a large contributor to pollution. While we make a switch towards a more sustainable wardrobe, we must not forget that our activewear should be purchased consciously as well. Here are 5 Indian activewear brands that you should check out the next time you’re on the hunt for the right workout gear!
If comfortable and functional dhoti pants are your jam, look no further than Proyog. In addition to sustainable clothing, this brand also has eco-friendly yoga accessories that you can order online. This brand is holistic, ethical, and has a great collection!
If style is something you look for first in your activewear, Satva will give you lots of trendy options that fit well too! Satva has partnered with Suminter India Organics for their line, which only consists of organic materials. Keep an eye out on their site, as they add new products and styles often.
This label was created by two childhood friends who quit their corporate jobs to make a difference. Stretchery is a stylish brand that manufactures their line with Chetna Organic, a factory that utilizes a chemical-free process and is also fair trade. Most importantly, if you buy certain products from their site, the proceeds go entirely towards helping farmers and their families.
This brand was born in NYC but ships for free to India, since the Founder of the label is Indian. Besides having some of the most comfortable sweat pants ever, this brand has lots of trendy crop tops and muscle tanks. What’s great is there is an entire men’s collection as well, in addition to having eco-friendly mats and bags as well!
We love when celebs get behind sustainability so when Milind Soman started this brand, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on it. His label is specifically tailored to Indian women and utilizes recycled PET bottles, bamboo, various grass fibers, and Fairtrade cotton. You’ll be able to browse through a large collection for men and women and surely won’t be disappointed.