June 5th 2023
Sweat Out in Style: Luxury Sustainable Sportswear for Men BY Julie Gebhardt
Energize your gym wardrobe with our handpicked top 5 vegan sportswear brands for men that seamlessly blend functionality and fashion.
Wilder was founded in 2014, based on a love of sport and a desire to protect the planet. Part of Presca, it’s branded as ”custom for those who care,” and designs bespoke activewear made from recycled fabrics and fibers. Whether it’s making triathlon team wear or cycling jerseys, Wilder works with industry-leading designers to ensure your sportswear is up to scratch.
As a sportswear brand that cares about the planet and people, its main manufacturing partner uses 100% renewable energy to produce the garments. It has also teamed up with Ride for Freedom to end modern slavery.
Carbon-neutral since 2020, Tentree has put itself on the map with its sustainable practices. It ensures traceability across its supply chain and is part of the Responsible Packaging Movement. It also uses sustainable materials such as organic cotton, hemp, recycled polyester, and lyocell. The latter is made from wood pulp, an alternative to conventional cotton, sourced from sustainably-managed forests.
In the market for a recycled polyester polo? Perhaps you’re looking for some organic cotton sweatshorts? Well, then Tentree is the place for you. You can even offset your carbon footprint through the brand’s climate+ packages.
Founded in 2017, cruelty-free CasaGiN sells ecological clothing for those looking to be more mindful with their clothing purchases.
From windbreakers to leggings, its clothes are made from circular, recycled, and biodegradable fabrics. This includes regenerated ECONYL nylon made from landfill and ocean waste and TENCEL Modal, from beech tree fiber sourced from sustainable forests.
Its packaging is also sustainable. CasaGiN uses recycled cardboard for shipping, fabric bags for products, and fully compostable cornstarch bags for sealing its garments.
All in all, it stays true to the last three initials of its name GIN: Genuine, Innovative, Natural.
Iron Roots is the brainchild of three friends who were frustrated at the high level of plastic used in the production of sportswear. In 2018, they launched their high-performance, plant-based sportswear brand, which is entirely plastic-free.
Instead of using plastic which is found in over 90% of all sportswear brands, Iron Roots uses fabric from hemp, eucalyptus, and beechwood. These materials are antistatic, antibacterial and keep customers cool. It also uses organic cotton for extra comfort.
Its joggers, t-shirts, hoodies, and hats are all-natural and long-lasting. Plus, 20% of all proceeds from its Sea Shepherd collection is donated to help protect the oceans.
Geared toward building an earth-positive future, PANGAIA is a materials science company that delivers solution-driven styles.
From motion tights to mesh t-shirts, this brand uses a range of innovative materials and dyes. Its Frutfiber, for example, is made from bamboo, pineapple, and banana leaves. Meanwhile, its Brewed Protein fiber is created through fermentation and is featured in its hoodies.
When it comes to dye, the brainiacs at PANGAIA lab have even bioengineered dye technology that creates pigments from bacteria.
Aside from its impressive innovations, the brand also launched its Bee The Change fund. Through this, PANGAIA works with NGOs to help protect pollinator species from extinction.
Your ethical activewear journey
With these ethical activewear brands, getting toned doesn’t have to be toxic. So, whether you’re pumping iron or doing some long-distance jogging, you can build muscle and a more sustainable future at the same time.