Looking for Sustainable Clothing? These Eco-Friendly Leggings Are Made From Recycled Water Bottles
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Although many brands offer sustainable clothing, searching for activewear can take up a lot of time, which is why it’s best to narrow things down. And if you’re in the market for a new pair of leggings, why not take the sustainable route?
Made from 25 recycled water bottles, these bestselling, compressive, squat-proof, ultra-high rise sustainable leggings have racked up more than 17,000 customer reviews and videos about the viral leggings have received 4.4 billion of TikTok views.
Although shopping online may be convenient, but because you’re not allowed to things on first (unless you use Amazon’s Try Before Your Buy feature), customer reviews give you a better idea of what the product will look, fit, and maybe even feel like, when it arrives.
“A wardrobe must have,” one customer wrote of Girlfriend Collective’s leggings. The high-rise legging is available in six different colors including black, white, blue, green, plum and an earthy brown, and they come in sizes ranging from XXS to 6XL.
Need more options? Supporting small businesses is another way of becoming a more sustainable shopper. Wolven, a Southern California-based brand, carries a selection of leggings that are made from recycled plastics.
And if you’re a fan of Lululemon, arguably one of the largest activewear brands in the world, the company has committed to making at least 75 percent of its products sustainable by 2025. Other activewear and sportswear brands such as Athleta, Nike and Adidas have adopted environmentally-friendly practices and carry products made with recycled materials.
See more eco-friendly leggings below.
Made with sustainable materials, such as eucalyptus tree fiber and merino wool, Allbirds’ Natural Leggings are designed to keep you cool while you work up a sweat. Available in sizes XS-XXL, the fan-favorite leggings feature wick moisture and dry quickly. They have a supportive waistband with an internal drawcord and pocket, a compressive four-way stretch, and you can get them on sale in hazy cobalt (pictured), true navy and lux purple.
For working out and lounging around the house, Fabletics’ Eco Sync High-Wasted 7/8 Legging are designed with breathability and mobility in mind. They’re made mostly from recycled nylon and available in black, dark raincloud, and light heather gray (size XS-XL). These leggings are on sale for $17.98 or two for $24 under Fabletics’ new VIP offer ($59.95 for non-members).
Everlane’s lightweight, compression leggings — made from recycled nylon and elastine — are equipped with sweat-wicking properties, and they offer up the “perfect fit,” according to one customer review. The leggings don’t have a pocket, like some of the other designs on our list, but they’re currently available in multiple sizes (XXS-XXL) and in four colors: burnt sugar, dark mint and orchid.
“From leg day, to lounge day.” Quince’s Ultra-Soft Performance Legging is made with a mix of recycled polyester and spandex. You can buy these quick-dry, four-way stretch leggings in black or grey, in sizes XS-XL.
Customers love the comfortable fit of Alo Yoga’s High-Waist Airbrush Leggings. Get these “awesome” leggings in sizes XS (00-0) to XL (16-18) and a dozen colors, including limited-edition shades. Alo Yoga uses eco-friendly production methods to reduce waste and protect natural resources.