5 Ethical Activewear Brands to Invest In This Winter

You know its cold when it starts SNOWING in Queensland. It’s time to treat yourself!

So swap out your shorts for winter activewear.
Here are my 5 favourites that are ethical and super hot (warm) as well; including Nimble, Slinkii, Dharma Buns. And yes, most pictures chosen have a dog in them.



‘Each legging in our COMPRESSLITE range is made from 6 recycled plastic bottles and each sports bra is made from 2 recycled plastic bottles’. Not to mention, the patterns are dreamy and jumpers look snug. My favourite is the Long Line Sports Bra, it can be worn in and out of the gym as a cute crop top.

Website: www.nimbleactivewear.com


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Everyone asks “Who’s a good boy?” but never “How’s the good boy?” ?? #officedog #frankie

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Dharma Buns

‘From day one, our vision was for each unique garment to empower both those who wear them and those that make them – and that means focusing as much on the people as the garments themselves. From origination to creation, Dharma Bums has an unwavering commitment to ethical supply chains and quality in every stitch’. To read more about the ethical code of conduct they adhere to, click here

Website: www.dharmabums.com.au


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Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend never owned a dog ? @nitasenorita_x

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‘Ethically designed in Australia, Sustainable eco-friendly fabrics’. Aligned with World Vision Australia

Website: www.pitangafit.com


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Our ambassador @kazfit_ rocking our new tights which are up on our website now! ? P.s. how cute is that puppy!? ?

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Elle Evans

‘The fabric we use is recycled PET fabric or deadstock (pre-consumer waste). PET fabrics made from recycled plastics or re-shredded polyester fabric take 40% less energy than producing a virgin fabric’.

We like to stay as transparent as possible in showing you what makes Elle Evans swimwear sustainable.

  • We design our swimwear to produce the smallest amount of fabric wastage as possible.
  • All of our designing, manufacture and much of our sourcing happens right here in Melbourne.
  • Our swimwear comes with specific no energy washing instructions that eliminate all energy consumption throughout the garments lifetime.

Website: www.elleevansswimwear.com.au/shop-new-active


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I love seeing peoples reactions when I tell them we make every piece to order in our small studio space in Melbourne ?️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At first it’s shocked, like, “wait can you even do that?” Then it’s impressed, because they realize that it’s a really different way of doing things. I get a lot of “that’s so cool”s and “what a great way to do it!”s.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But lastly it’s confusion, because by acknowledging that it’s not the “normal” way to do things they have to ask themselves why? Why don’t other brands work this way? Why don’t I know where my T-shirt was made? Why don’t I know who made my clothes?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So take a minute today to look at the label in your T-shirt or dress or jeans and ask the brand your wearing #whomademyclothes? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Because if we don’t ask the questions, then brands won’t care if the answers aren’t good ones. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @fash_rev @fash_revausnz #jointherevolution #fashionrevolutionweek #madeinmelbourne

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Horizon Athletic

‘Horizon Athletic and Swimwear brings together fashionable apparel and a love of salty skin. Originating from Sydney, Australia Horizon is the brainchild of professional athlete Marlena Gabriel in search of the perfect sporting garments’.

‘We source our fabrics according to function alongside sustainability. Our active and swim range is made with Econyl®, a recycled fibre made from abandoned fishing nets and other post-consumer waste.

‘In each collection we create we give homage to a great athlete who has inspired or revolutionised. ‘Stopwatch’ range of activewear range is attributed to the track and field athlete ‘FloJo’. Florence Griffith Joyner, smashed the world record running 100m in 10:49 seconds at the Olympic trials in 1988. ‘10:49’ adorns this collection to celebrate her strength as a woman.’

Website: www.horizonathletic.com


*The featured image for this article is from the Nimble Activewear Facebook page.

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