Looking for gym gear that’s good for the environment? As more and more of us want to reduce the impact our workouts have on the planet, earth-friendly fabrics such as hemp, organic cotton and recycled materials are being used for kit. Here’s our pick
1. Speedo H20 Active Ultra Fizz Zip Rash Top and Hydra Fizz Capri Pant (£50 and £45; speedo.com) Go from the gym to the pool in Speedo’s unique workout swimwear. The Powerflex Eco fabric is made from 78 per cent Econym yarn, a fibre that turns fishing nets into nylon fabric. Smart.
2. Sundried Les Rouies Women’s Training
Vest (£35; sundried.com) The fabric used to make this vest was created with recycled coffee grounds, which boast nifty properties, including odour-blocking and UV protection. Wear it for your outdoor and indoor fitness sessions.
3. Vyayama Reflection Print Crop Top (£98, reve-en-vert.com) Using Tencel fabric, luxury yoga brand Vyayama has created a line of gym wear made from sustainably farmed eucalyptus. As an added bonus, this makes the kit kind to your skin – and it’s cooling, too.
4. Yo Hot Yoga Tan Adidas by Stella
McCartney (£59.95, adidas.co.uk) Crafted from 100 per cent recycled polyester, this top is as high-tech as it is eco-friendly. The Climastorm fabric is water-repellent, UPF 50 protective and super lightweight. Climaheat materials are made for warmth.
5. Buff Thermonet (£22.50; buffwear.co.uk) Made with Buff’s warm Thermonet fabric, this multi-purpose piece of kit can be twisted into a scarf, hat and headband. An impressive 70 per cent of the material has been created using recycled PET bottles.
6. Pepper & Mayne Compression Hoody (£99; pepperandmayne.com) Ideal for the studio, this skinny-fit hoody is seamless and close-fitting for ultimate mid-workout comfort. The brand is dedicated to having a fully traceable supply chain that’s sustainable as well as ethical.
7. Odlo Double High Support Sports Bra (£50; odlo.com/uk) Beat the bounce and protect the environment at the same time by wearing this double-layer sports bra. Odlo will give a percentage of the profits to climate protection organisation, myclimate’s Community Reforestation project.