Glam - January 2, 2022

5 Sustainable Leggings Brands You Need to Know

We’re all about athleisure, but finding a good pair of leggings can be tough. Here are some brands that won’t let you down.

With so many activewear brands on the market these days, it can be overwhelming to decide which ones will work with your build, and which ones are worth the money. If you’re looking for quality, compression, and comfort, we’re confident that this list has something for everyone. Whether you sweat on the daily or like your leggings for lounging, we’ve rounded up five picks that you’re sure to love.

Girlfriend Collective

These high-waisted, full-length leggings are the perfect staple piece for your workout wardrobe. Both sustainable and soft, they come in a variety of colors and sizes while offering support with light compression. With an interior pocket for a key or ID, you can even let them do double duty by pairing them with a dress and boots this fall. The sweat-wicking fabric is made from recycled water bottles and pigmented with eco-friendly dyes, so you can feel good about your environmental impact as well as feeling confident in your clothes.

Best for: Pilates, barre, and lifting weights.

Fit tip: True to size, but if you’re looking for a little more compression, consider sizing down.



Vuori leggings were made to move, and they even come with a happiness guarantee. If you’re unhappy with your purchase for any reason, you can return your leggings, no questions asked. Inspired by the California coast, you’ll feel easy-breezy in a pair of these pocketed performance pants. With a high-rise figure-flattering waist and sizes from XS-XL, Vuori makes a great choice for the fashion-conscious fitness enthusiast. Committed to strict environmental practices, this is a brand you can stand behind.

Best for: Running, Zumba, and for taking a HITT class.

Fit tip: Keep in mind that the Stride legging is meant to perform, so they are a little snug. If you’re looking for comfort over compression, think about sizing up.


Sweaty Betty

You can take these shiny leggings from the studio to the street without missing a beat. Landing in the States from London, ladies everywhere can keep calm knowing they can snag a pair of these beauties. Sleek and stylish, you’ll feel like an absolute rockstar in these, whether you’re taking a yoga class or brunching with friends. Since Sweaty Betty is committed to making consumer products from recycled materials, you can feel good knowing that you’re helping reduce waste when wearing this high-quality workout gear.

Best for: Kickboxing, cycling, and for taking a sculpt class.

Fit tip: These leggings are comfortable and true to size.


Outdoor Voices

Outdoor Voices is changing the game, starting with these cool color-block leggings. The Springs 7/8 leggings are both fun and flattering and have a textured compression fabric to hold everything in while you are working out. With their midweight fabric, they work well for year-round wear. While most leggings are high-waisted these days, this pair comes to the party with a mid-rise for those who prefer that style. Committed to reducing the use of conventional fabrics in favor of more sustainable alternatives, this clothing line is working hard to do its part in reducing the impact on environmental waste.

Best for: Hiking, bike riding, and going on a power walk.

Fit tip: They tend to run a bit tight, so if you’re in between sizes, you’ll probably want to size up.


Beyond Yoga

For yoga and beyond, these leggings have got you covered. High-rise and sweat wicking, with a reinforced waistband, you’ll want a pair in every color. The buttery soft fabric feels like a second skin while their space dye does an amazing job of camouflaging sweat. This size-inclusive company is over 85% female and manufactures in the USA, so you can feel good knowing you’re supporting a business that aligns with your values. In addition, they use real bodies in their ads, with no retouching. We love that!

Best for: Yoga, dancing, and Bootcamp.

Fit tip: Be aware that these leggings run a bit long, although they are otherwise true to size.

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