There’s no denying that the ethical fashion world is mainly geared towards women, but as society moves towards equality (slowly but surely), we are seeing more and more compassionate men who aren’t afraid to say, “ Hey, we care too.” Bust those masculinity stereotypes, boys, with this ethical activewear for men!
While we have rounded up activewear brands that deserve your support before, we wanted to put together a list of masc options for all the eco-dudes out there who want to sweat it out in style, knowing that their trackies and trainers aren’t supporting the exploitation of people, the planet, or our animals friends.
Ethletic make fair trade casual shoes and sneakers from organic cotton and natural rubber. Their new line of Root II sneakers come with a reinforced toe section, a padded tongue and a padded collar for extra comfort. The all-round sole strip features extra-stable stitching and the removable antibacterial insole is made with coconut fibres for added absorption, making this the perfect sneaker for everything from skating to parkour.
Etiko is one of the most ethical fashion labels that calls Australia home. It designs organic, eco-friendly, and fair trade clothing and shoes. It recently started releasing products made from hemp (one of the most sustainable materials on the market), and these ones are Certified Fairtrade, made from organic hemp and cotton, and 100% Vegan. They are also a great conversation starter!
Founded by surf champion Kelly Slater, Outerknown is a sustainable brand that aims to blend style and function with the protection of natural resources. The brand is Bluesign certified and has partnered with the Fair Labour Association.