The best eco-friendly running gear brands (part 1)

Finding eco-friendly running gear brands that also performs well can be a tricky task indeed. Don’t worry, here is the list of some ethical brands that are doing their best in terms of sustainability, the environment, and ethical production.

1. Peak and Flow

A company started by two friends Joe and Gaz, Peak and Flow noticed a gap in the sports gear world – high performance, thoughtfully designed clothes that last, where every stage of the product lifecycle is better for the planet. The collection of gear includes a reversible sports bra that, on test, performed well and didn’t chafe, double-layer shorts for both men and women, and comfortable, high-waisted leggings.

The best part? The packaging is beautiful and fully recyclable, plus once you’re done, you can send your kit (and any other old kit) back to Peak and Flow, and they’ll keep it until they’ve worked out how to fully recycle it.

2. Sundried

Beautiful, high-performance running kit, made from used coffee grounds and plastic bottles, but built to last. As a company, they believe in reducing their carbon footprint, and the clothes they create are made in a way that reduces CO2 emissions.

3. BAM

Super, super soft and kind to skin, BAM clothing is made from bamboo cotton, which is moisture wicking, breathable and antibacterial, whilst being good for the environment. In fact, bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world, grows naturally, is 100% biodegradable and only needs rain water to grow. The clothing itself is soft, chafe free and kind on sweaty long runs.

4. Adidas

You might have heard of these running giants, but when it comes to environmentally friendly running gear, Adidas are leading the way. Earlier this year, Adidas brought out their Ultraboost running shoes, with a Parley upper, made from recycled plastic from the sea. Combining the comfort of the Ultraboost, with the feel-good factor of saving the planet, these Parley running shoes look, and feel, great.