Organic, ecological and ethically made sportswear brands for active lifestyle. All brands in our selection take actions on reducing emissions in the fashion industry, care for their environmental impact, are entirely sweatshop free and use mainly natural or recycled materials. Durability is another important factor for us among all sustainable requirements. We test all our garments to be functional and durable. Only the functional and durable products turn the idea of sustainability into practice. Our brands are made by real people having real working conditions and being treated as human beings. Read more about each brand sustainability management below.
"Only the functional and durable products turn the idea of sustainability into practice."
Dharma Bums believes in better tomorrow investing for smarter sustainability. 25 % of their products are eco-certified, and all of their products have the Bluesign certificate. The Bluesign system aims to find solutions for sustainable textile production by eliminating harmful substances at each step of the supply chain, and approving chemicals, processes, materials, and products that are safe for the environment, the workers and customers.
Dharma Bums is working conscientiously to continue to reduce their footprint.
Dharma Bums is continuously searching for fabrics that can tick both the ethical and sustainable boxes. Currently, they use recycled nylon, organic cotton, and bio-textile modal (made from rayon and viscose) as well as biodegradable fabrics such as Modal and Pima Cotton.
Lenzing Modal®, one of Dharma Bums' biodegradable fabrics is a soft and luxurious fabric derived from sustainably sourced raw beech wood. Modal fibres can be reverted back into nature as they are certified as compostable and biodegradable.
Dharma Bums speciality, organic Pima Cotton, is luxurious cotton made from extra-long fibres, meaning this all-natural cotton is more durable and softer than regular cotton. With a silk-like handle and luxe lustre, it has an extra-refined quality.
On a mission to expand the use of bio-textile modal and biodegradable fabrics, Dharma Bums' colour and printing also have minimal impact. All their prints are produced with eco-friendly, sublimation printing: less water, electricity and waste. All paper is recycled, dyes are non-toxic, and the water they use is cleaned up to 40 times to protect against pollution.
Since the beginning, Dharma Bums' vision for each unique garment was to empower both people who wear them and people who make them. From origination to creation, Dharma Bums has an unwavering commitment to ethical supply chains and quality in every stitch.
They have built relationships with small Australian factories that believe in sustainable production. They are committed to quality and, importantly, are ethically certified. As Dharma Bums have grown, they have brought in new partners that share the same values, all certified by internationally independent bodies who audit their operations and are all BSCI accredited.
Comfort and feel are at the core of Jilla Active's consciously-sourced soft yet technical activewear. They combine style with technical performance to create refined and durable activewear. Durability is one of the core values for sustainable sportswear. Specialising in seamless technology, Jilla Active sportswear is sewed with knitting machines saving materials and other resources during the production process.
Jilla Active's team work hard to ensure the Jilla pieces are made with great care and attention to detail. At every stage of the process the garments are checked for quality- after knitting the tube, once dyed, and during stitching and finishing. These multiple checks ensure that they are delivering high quality and durable activewear.
Jilla Active has regular factory audits to ensure that the working conditions are to a high standard. Audits includes the annual SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) report and WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) certificate. These are both non-profit organisations dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education. Jilla Active's factory has been certified the ISO:9001, ISO:14001 from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), this audit includes the factory management environment, methods of production and production quality.
Jilla Active selects the most functional materials to work with by testing the yarns to see if they are perfect for each purpose. They are all the time looking for more sustainable options and recycled yarns.
Currently, they use plant-based options, such as Bamboo, a fibre sourced from quick growing and sustainable plant, and Modal, a fibre sourced from sustainably grown Beech and Pine trees. To add some elasticity and support to the textile Jilla Active uses Polyamide and Elastane in some garments.
All materials, yarns, packing and components are sourced near to Jilla's factory to reduce the carbon footprint.
Jilla Active is a London based company, working directly with their own family-run factory located in Zhejiang, China. They have 323 employees at the factory, 247 women and 76 men. The working day is 8 hours with a one hour break, the work week is 5 days. The team's age ranges from 18 to 59 years old, there is a workers union to support the employees and they earn a fair wage. The London team is based in East London working on the product design, marketing, sales and events.
Jilla's factory is using only high-quality raw materials, which are sustainably sourced as near the factory as possible to reduce their carbon footprint. They have their own dye house at the factory having environmentally friendly water processing unit reusing some of the water and effectively removing all the dye from the water before returning it into the water system.
Mandala is a women-led company established in 2001 in Germany. They were the first company in Europe starting to produce yoga wear sustainably. Today, they stand for a conscious and positive lifestyle selling premium quality yoga wear, gym wear, dance wear, loungewear, and maternity activewear, all made fairly and sustainably. They believe stylish activewear is just as important as fair working conditions and an environmentally friendly production.
All Mandala's garments are OEKO-Tex Standard 100 certified and regularly controlled. The OEKO-Tex Standard 100 guarantees that no harmful substances are contained in the textiles and that chemicals are used responsibly.
Mandala collections has many other internationally recognized quality standards such as the Global Recycled Standard (GRS), an international, voluntary, full-fledged product standard. It serves as a benchmark for companies using recycled materials while also ensuring that environmental and chemical requirements are met in production. As well the Organic Content Standard 100 (OCS 100), standard that guarantees the exact proportion of the biological components of a product can be identified and traced through the value chain. And finally, the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), ensuring that the organic cotton comes from certified organic agriculture, where the social standards for all those involved in the manufacturing process are complied with.
Mandala refuses to use plastic not only in most of their garments, but also in their packing materials and marketing materials.
For Mandala organic is a must. They do not make compromises with this! All their materials are manufactured under ecologically proper conditions and can be worn without having a guilty conscience. Only the best quality is applicable in their products.
Mandala's collections are not only good looking, they are also made from high-quality materials having no chemical additives at all: relying only on recyclable raw materials: organic cotton, Tencel and recycled materials, such as Recycled Polyester and Bio-Polyamide, the sustainable option for Polyester, made of natural castor oil. Tencel, Modal and French Terry are certified with the OCS Blended standard. All Mandala's garments are OEKO-Tex Standard 100 certified and regularly controlled.
Mandala activewear is produced in Turkey and in their own textile factory in Shanghai China, where fair pay, high regard and decent working conditions for their workers are their top priority.
For Mandala, it is important to provide fair working conditions for all those involved in the production of textiles. They believe feminism should not stop at the borders of the Western world, rather it should even be stronger in places where women most in need of support are concerned. Therefore, they calculate their prices so that neither environment nor persons are taken advantage by the production of their clothing. Mandala regularly check their standards personally on site and give their foremost attention to what is close to their heart: Fairness and great products!
Manduka's journey started over 20 years ago by discovering a simple, elegantly designed black mat with the combination of firm grip and complete support. Today, Manduka is known of their high-quality yoga mats and trendy, yet high-performing apparels, and yoga accessories. All their products are manufactured using simple, enduring, natural, and whenever possible, renewable materials with fine attention to detail. Manduka is a company built by and for yoga teachers and their students. Ecological products with high performance are their passion. Manduka keeps continually developing their collection delivering products to trust for every yogi.
Manduka is aiming to leave no environmental footprint and is fully committed to 100% transparency, making every possible effort to minimize environmental waste and, most importantly, admitting that they have always room to improve. Manduka is constantly searching for innovative partners and updated technologies to further respect the environment.
Manduka's apparels are inspired by nature as the highest form of technology. Their sportswear is designed using premium fabrics sourced primarily from environmentally responsible materials. Currently, they use fabrics such as recycled Polyester, GOTS certified Organic Cotton and other plant-based materials.
Fair production is part of Manduka's core values. Manduka produces their apparels in China using only fair manufacturers sharing same values of sustainability and fair production.
Organic basics is a Danish company committed to change the dirty fashion industry in their own words. Sustainability is the core mission of their operations and the only way they want to act. Their design all their garments to last investing in quality fabrics and workmanship, but also designing their collections with simplicity and function in mind. Their collection is made of loungewear, activewear and underwear.
Organic basics use the newest sustainable technologies available and proven to be functional. They handpick every single fabric based on its environmental footprint and lifetime durability. They use only Class A and B fibres and the most responsible fabric materials and technology available. Currently, they have natural, renewable, recycled, biodegradable and or low-impact textiles only such as Recycled Nylon, GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, environmentally responsible TENCEL™ Lyocell, Recycled Wool and Cashmere, natural silver for the SilverTech™ fibers and recycled silver salt for bluesign® certified Polygiene® fabric.
All Organic Basics apparels are knitted with seamless technic making them more durable and reducing fabric waste during the production phase.
Organic Basics work only with trusted, certified factory partners - the good guys of the textile industry. They share the same sustainable vision and follow it through by continuously reducing their environmental footprint. These factories also ensure that their workplace is free of child labour and forced labour, their workers are surrounded in a safe working space, paid a living wage, offered employee perks like free lunch and childcare and they are treated with respect at all times.
The ancient Ayurvedic texts describe Vyayama as a movement designed to stabilise and strengthen the body. Vyayama activewear is based on this holistic approach with the intention of providing a natural alternative to synthetic activewear. They believe that the products we use should be held to the same standards that we hold for ourselves. Mindfulness should inspire quality, beauty, and joy, and so do their products.
Vyayama uses only natural or noble fibres that are OEKOTEX® certified safe for the wearer, sourced sustainably and made ethically. Currently, they have fabrics such as TENCEL®, Micromodal®, and CUPRO®.
Vyayama TENCEL® is crafted in Europe from sustainably farmed eucalyptus. It is Eco-Awarded and Certified Non-Toxic, kind to your skin and kind to the Earth.
Micromodal® is sourced from Beechwood grown sustainably in Europe in natural Beechwood forests. Beech trees are especially ecological as they grow by "rejuvenation", which means that the trees propagate themselves and no artificial irrigation or planting is required, making Beechwood forests a completely natural and sustainable source of raw material.
CUPRO® is extremely smooth and silky to touch cotton-like fabric. It is a regenerated cellulose fibre derived from cotton linter. Cotton linter is the short downy fibre that enfolds the cotton seeds. The unused silky fibres are not used in cotton production, meaning fibres that are normally unused can be transformed into this beautiful resource. Cupro is hypoallergenic, anti-static and resistant to stretching out of shape at higher temperatures and can be machine washed and dried.
All of Vyayamas fabrics are the third-party tested and certified safe for the wearer and the environment by the European Oeko-Tex Standard 100. The certification ensures that no harmful toxins from either fibres or the production process could possibly be absorbed by the skin while wearing.
Vyayama is partnered only with professionals who truly believe in responsibly produced, sustainable products and whose teams are protected by unions and strict health and safety standards. They are manufacturing their products in Portugal with a team that shares the same unique vision. Their dye-houses have clean internal water treatments and can in no way create any negative impact on the local environment. All fabrics are knitted in the same area as their garment production to reduce transportation impact on the environment.
Yoga Democracy is a brand putting a lot of thought into where their fabric comes from and what it is made of, but also how it’s going to make you look and feel. Texture, shape retention and sweat-wicking also play a big part in the design. This label from Arizona is producing their garments in their own factory empowering many local lives and especially women. Yoga Democracy aims to produce 95% of their products using only recycled fibres.
To save natural resources, Yoga Democracy is using mostly luxury Italian fabric made of recycled PET bottles and nylon fabrics made of post-consumer recycled fishnets. The use of recycled materials reduces the use of oil, reuses waste, and cuts out the need for the virgin polyester industry, and is amazingly durable and opaque fabric.
Yoga Democracy has its own fully integrated in-house production process that aims to reduce the water impact and carbon footprint and creates a safe and fair working environment. Yoga Democracy wants to offer consumer-friendly prices with worker-friendly costs. Super low prices often mean costs which we as consumers don’t see. 80% of garment workers globally are women earning ridiculously low wages having far-reaching consequences. All Yoga Democracy's workers earn at least 20-25% higher salary than the recommended local base salary. Their prices are a fair reflection of the costs of their production, and they want to offer people the right to earn a living believing that their happy employee's input can also be seen in the quality of their products.