With more of us than ever working out at home (and working from home), active leggings / loungewear has become our daily uniform. Here's our pick of some of our favourite eco-conscious leggings that are as hard-working as they are stylish.
What: Scultura Activewear Camufarre leggings
Why: These Limited Edition camo print Camufarre leggings by luxury brand Scultura have been designed to raise awareness of the environmental impact of single-use plastic. The vibrant three-piece collection is made with 100% regenerated yarn from recycled plastic bottles (rPET). Scultura is donating 10% of its sales to The Trussell Trust, which supports a national network of food banks, providing emergency food and support to people in poverty. Opt for the matching crop top for a complete look.
Price: Leggings, £160; crop £125
What: Enduro Bamboo (summer mirage) leggings from BAM Bamboo Clothing
Why: This is one of our favourite activewear brands at the moment. Using breathable bamboo (which needs half the land cotton does to produce the same amount of fabric), and with the most joyful prints, they are some of the comfiest leggings ever. These deep waisted 3/4 length ones, in summer mirage print, are so lovely you’ll want to wear them all the time.
What: Laya Rib leggings (azure blue) from Nagnata X Woolmark
Why: Blending Australian merino wool with Tencel (fabric made from wood pulp) for breathability, softness and sustainability, these moisture-wicking leggings keep their shape as you stretch and move. Merino wool is renowned for being temperature regulating, 100% biodegradable - and it doesn’t release microplastics when washed, unlike synthetic activewear.
What: Pillar Recycled Leggings from Faerie’s Dance
Why: Made from recycled polyester and stretch jersey with moisture-wicking technology, these stylish geometric print high-waisted leggings are as comfy as they are squat-proof. Treat yourself to the matching Arctic Air Recycled Bra for the ultimate co-ord look.
What: Bold Move (navy/lime) leggings from Contur
What: These shape-enhancing, breathable Bold Move leggings are designed and manufactured in London using ECONYL, repurposed nylons made from abandoned fishing nets, fabric scraps and industrial plastic from landfills and sea. Complete with UPF 50+ UV protection, the leggings have targeted sweat-wicking sections to keep you cool as you work out.
What: Stride Run legging (navy) from TALA
What: Ultra-flattering with a high waistband to pull you in and sculpt your body, these leggings (made from from recycled plastic bottles and factory offcuts) have breathable paneling to keep you cool as you move. With four-way stretch, antibacterial and quick-dry Q-Nova eco-yarn, the leggings work as hard as you do.
What: Superfit All Over (zebra) leggings from Freddy Clothing
Why: New from Freddy Clothing, these eco-friendly body sculpting leggings are produced using 100% organic-based polyamide - an innovative, light and highly elastic fabric that helps reduce sweaty odours and regulate body temperature. Super comfy and body-hugging to lift, shape and smooth your curves, they even have a specially designed seam to lift and push up the bottom for a peachy booty.