From Activewear to Swim to Workwear, Add These Sustainably Made Items to Your Closet

Jun 28 2022 - 11:00am

When we're talking about which items you add to your closet or incorporate into your everyday routine, the choices you make are important. If you're like us, you want to make sure you're shopping for pieces that are not only quality and performance driven but also are as sustainable and have as little impact on the environment as possible. That means finding high-quality clothing and accessories that can take you from the gym to the office to vacation, all while adhering to your standards of sustainability.

Luckily, no matter what you're adding to your shopping cart this summer — a new work outfit, the perfect yoga look, or even a new swimsuit — you don't have to sacrifice quality for style. We curated a list of must-shop, sustainably made pieces that will make you feel good about your investment and leave you feeling confident in your next purchase.

Athleta Presidio Dress

Whether you opt for the Athleta Presidio Dress [1] ($98) for a trip to the farmer's market or the office, this airy high-low dress has summer written all over it. With a flowy skirt and wrinkle-resistant fabric, this is an ideal weekend warrior. Plus, it's made from recycled poly, a material sourced from postconsumer plastic bottles, you know this is one summer staple that's doing some good.

Athleta Sundown Sweatshirt II

The Athleta Sundown Sweatshirt II [2] ($79) is that perfect summer sweatshirt for tossing in your weekender. It's ready for those breezy beach strolls, tossing on after cycling around town, or just cozying up on the couch. Count on this cozy piece to do it all, thanks to organic cotton that's grown without harmful pesticides.

Athleta Avenue Wide Leg Crop Pant

Pair the Athleta Sundown Sweatshirt with the Athleta Avenue Wide Leg Crop Pant [3] ($89) for an about-town casual look. We like this pant for a few reasons. Coming in on top is the fact that it's made from recycled Featherweight Stretch fabric — sourced from postconsumer plastic bottles — that feels light and stretchy while wearing.

Athleta Seychelles One Piece Swimsuit

Think sustainability stops at the beach? Think again. The Athleta Seychelles One Piece Swimsuit [4] ($109) is made from recycled nylon, meaning it's both sleek and fitted while remaining stretchy and comfortable. Beyond that, we love the turn-back seam on the leg that ensures your suit doesn't budge while you swim.

Hydro Flask Standard Mouth With Flex Straw Cap

Sustainability goes beyond just the clothing you buy — it also trickles down to the products you consume. Add a reusable water bottle like the Hydro Flask Standard Mouth With Flex Straw Cap [5] ($40) to your daily routine to keep up with your water intake and reduce your usage of plastic water bottles.

Athleta Elation Train Tight

Yep, even your favorite workout gear can be impactful. The Athleta Elation Train Tight [6] ($89) is a great example of function and form. The ideal running or yoga tight doesn't skimp on your favorite performance features, including a no-slip waistband, a hidden pocket on the back, and sweat-wicking recycled SuperSonic compression fabric.

Athleta Renew Seamless Racerback Tank

Opt for the Athleta Renew Seamless Racerback Tank [7] ($49) for your toughest workout or just day-to-day living. This chafe-free tank is crafted from recycled polyester, nylon, and spandex, and it offers antimicrobial protection to help keep you odor-free.

Allbirds Women's Tree Runners

Need another way to add sustainability into your daily life? The Allbirds Women's Tree Runners [8] ($105) are great lightweight, do-it-all sneakers that can go from errands to the office easily. Plus, they're made from a number of sustainable materials, such as FSC-certified Tencel Lyocell (aka a eucalyptus-tree fiber), and the shoe laces are made from recycled plastic bottles.

Athleta Pranayama Wrap

Perfect for a postyoga lunch, a chilly day at the office, or an evening dinner, the Athleta Pranayama Wrap [9] ($89) will be your go-to. This free-flowing style wrap is surprisingly breathable and light, making it a great summer add-on. Plus, you know it's made from the highest-quality materials: sustainable Tencel Modal, a fiber produced from beechwood trees grown in sustainable forests where 99 percent of the raw material comes from certified or controlled sources.

Ananday Cork Yoga Block Set

Even your yoga gear can make a difference. Shop the Cork Yoga Block Set [10] ($42) from Ananday to improve your practice and feel good about your impact on the environment. These particular blocks are crafted from 100 percent recyclable and biodegradable, renewable cork and even feature biodegradable packaging.

Oko Living Herbal Yoga Mat

Looking to invest in your practice even further? Consider the hand-loomed, plant-dyed, organic-cotton Herbal Yoga Mat [11] ($174) from Oko Living. This stunning mat does more than just look good as you transition into Warrior One — it's also free from chemicals, heavy metals, PVC, BPA, and phthalates. Plus, it's 100 percent biodegradable and eco-friendly.

Athleta Infinity Dress

And lastly, what would summer be without adding the trending athletic dress to your wardrobe? The Athleta Infinity Dress [12] ($99) is our pick for the new summer staple. With built-in shorts, this sporty-style dress boasts recycled Featherweight Stretch fabric that's always light and breathable, so you can sweat and move without discomfort.

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