As today is Global Running Day, let’s take a look at the best sustainable running gear to keep you moving in 2020. This is a round up of environmentally friendly running gear from ethical activewear brands that care about performance and sustainability. Switching to sustainable alternatives is a slow process but one that can be done over time, so start by investing in one quality piece at a time.
Leggings: Girlfriend Collective
Husband and wife Ellie and Quang Dinh founded Girlfriend Collective after spotting a gap in the market for luxurious, responsibly produced activewear. Girlfriend Collective makes activewear out of recycled water bottles and Ocean waste. This eco-friendly brand uses 25 recycled water bottles in every pair of its flattering, comfortable and supportive leggings. The quality of Girlfriend Collective pieces is unparalleled. Refreshingly they go from XXS- 6XL, so are size inclusive too.
Shop: Girlfriend Collective
Base Layers: BAM Bamboo Clothing
Bamboo Clothing is super soft, nothing feels so good against your skin. Wearing bamboo clothing is perfect for running as the soft material avoids chafing. BAM is a small eco-ethical clothing company that offers a whole range of bamboo clothing for men, women and children. BAM is based in Plymouth, UK and was launched in June 2006 by founder David Gordon. BAM offers a fabulous range of clothing including; base layers and underwear for sports.
Shop: BAM Bamboo Clothing
Hydration: Qwetch Reusable Water Bottle
You’ll need to stay hydrated on your run, so you want to carry a non-plastic water bottle. Qwetch is the French specialist of insulated water bottles, tumblers, mugs and food containers. High-quality, reusable and durable stainless steel solutions. Qwetch products are sustainable because all containers are washable and reusable infinitely. No more plastic bottles generating tons of waste every day.
Footwear: Vivo Barefoot Primus Lite Recycled
When it comes to running your footwear is everything. This leather-free shoe is made using recycled plastics and bio-based materials, providing lightweight and breathable movement, while treading lightly on the planet.
“Being active every day makes it easier to hear that inner voice.”– Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running