SUS­TAIN­ABLE WEAR

Health & Fitness - - Back to the Gym -

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.

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