THE SATURDAY SUBSTITUTE: ACTIVEWEAR

Yesterday,  I shared some ethical options for activewear. The range is certainly growing. But it’s sometimes still difficult to find items that carry Fairtrade certification or the closest equivalents (what I describe as ‘The Good’ on the Fairtrade Spectrum). If you’re after even more ethical activewear options, here are my ‘go-tos: some great substitutions further down the Fairtrade Spectrum:

American apparel collage

American Apparel
Ethical credentials:
Made in the USA

American Apparel Sports Bra for $34.00USD / Interlock Running Short for $22.00USD

Check out American Apparel’s full range of activewear.


running bare collage

Running Bare
Ethical credentials: Made in Australia

X-Static workout Tank for $51.99AUD (on sale from $64.99AUD) / Perfect Booty 3/4 Tight for $55.99AUD (on sale from $79.99AUD)

Check out the full range of workout wear for the gym, yoga, running, Pilates and dance. Beware that not all of it is ‘Made in Australia’ – look on the tag if in store, or directly beneath the price if shopping online.


I hope these suggestions inspire you to make an ethical choice next time you’re shopping for clothes to workout in. In the meantime, why not write a letter to your favourite activewear brand encouraging more transparency and fairer conditions in their supply chains? It can go a long way… A comment from the lovely Chanelle Leslie from Not So Naked on yesterday’s Fairtrade Friday post highlighted how Nike’s practices have begun to improve since the infamous sweatshop scandal of the 1990s. It was pressure from consumers like you and I which led Nike to reexamine and ultimately begin the process of improving on their ethics. :-)

Yours Fairly,

Ashlee

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