These conscious activewear labels choose to operate their businesses in open and transparent ways by being honest about the countries they manufacture in and how they choose the factories to partner with. We need more responsible clothing brands like these.
The brands manufacturing ethical workout clothes in places like China or Vietnam, partner with factories that meet internationally recognized ethical standards.
There are many initiatives to shore up ethical workplace standards overseas. The main initiatives are the Ethical Trading Initiative code (ETI), Intertek's Workplace Conditions Assessment (WCA), the Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA), and The SA8000 Standard, which is the world's leading social certification program.
Other brands choose to manufacture close to home to ensure ethical standards are continually upheld. MICHI, seen here, and LIVE THE PROCESS, for instance, manufacture in North America.
Girlfriend Collective make sustainable activewear from recycled materials. The range is size-inclusive and uses simple block colors for versatility.
LIVE THE PROCESS specialize in classically designed activewear and loungewear, ethically-made to support a conscious lifestyle.
MICHI is raising the bar with their NYC-based activewear line which is created with eco-friendly, sustainable textiles, made to last.
For Organic Basics sustainability is their core mission. The Danish brand is careful about their textile and factory choices and designs for simplicity and function.