8 Biker Short Brands That Are Stylish and Sustainable
These brands offer biker shorts that are trendy and earth-friendly––hey, that rhymes! Whether you’re an avid mountain biker, spin class enthusiast, or have never sat on a two-wheeler in your life, we can all agree that biker shorts are one of the hottest new movements in the fashion scene. With the stretchiness of leggings and the breeziness of short-shorts (without all the chafing), these mid-length bottoms hit the sweet spot for comfort and style. Here are a few of our favorites!
This clothing brand lives out their motto, “Make Sustainability Sexy” by composing their garments out of recycled plastic bottles. How? They turn BPA-free bottles into non-toxic pellets that are spun into yarn and later, woven into fabric! Wolven also invests in programs that support a range of environmental projects to offset the emissions they’ve created. Their new Midi Bike Shorts are the perfect solution to those who seem to only find shorts that are too long or too short. These high-waisted bottoms have a gorgeous ruched detailing and come in a variety of stylish geometric patterns. Wolven also stocks traditional length biker shorts. Want to know the best part? They have POCKETS! We’re sold!
If you’ve been on the hunt for a pair of classic and comfy biker shorts perfect for lounging around the house, working out, or taking a trip to the grocery store, look to Back Beat Co.! Their Organic Cotton Run Shorts come in a flattering high-waisted cut and four simple colors. This California-based ethical clothing brand uses low impact materials to craft their garments, like organic cotton and hemp, and ships their packages using recycled mailers and compostable bags.
We are obsessed with the Kazuko Shorts from Groceries Apparel! They’re made from GOTS-certified organic cotton and spandex, come in an adorably vibrant pink color or a timeless solid black variation, and are produced locally in Los Angeles. Additionally, this eco-friendly brand is built on strong values of supporting family farms, localized manufacturing, and living wages. What more could we ask for?
The Active High-Waisted Shorts from Boody are comfy, cute, and eco-friendly! They’re composed out of natural bamboo fabric and come in grey and black varieties. Every pair purchased saves the equivalent of 1.6 miles of driving emissions, 439.5 hours of LED bulb energy, and 72.8 gallons of drinking water. So you can feel good about treating yourself to a new pair of trendy trousers!
When searching for new clothes, it’s important to find items that are long-lasting and made from sustainable materials. That way, you can purchase new clothing less, avoiding fast fashion. The SilverTech Active Yoga Shorts from Organic Basics are created from a super stretchy fabric that’s achieved through recycled materials. These seamless bottoms make the perfect addition to your workout wardrobe! Want to complete the set? This brand stocks matching tops, too!
Did you know these eye-catching biker shorts are recycled and recyclable? Don’t worry, we’ll explain. The compressive fabric that makes up these bottoms is created from recycled water bottles and fishing nets. Ready to retire your trousers? Thanks to Girlfriend Collective’s new program, ReGirlfriend, you’re able to send back your old garments that are then upcycled into new pieces that can be worn again and again! Girlfriend Collective is an all-inclusive clothing brand that places a high priority on body inclusivity and representation. They offer extended sizes up to 6XL and work with models of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds.
Heading to spin class? Show up in style with a pair of Beyond Yoga’s Spacedye Biker Shorts! They’re made from a super soft fabric with moisture-wicking capabilities to help keep you dry. These beauties are available in a few core colors as well as bright and fun seasonal shades. Beyond Yoga produces their items in Los Angeles following sustainable practices under fair and safe workplace conditions.
And for the most sustainable option of them all, ThredUP! While it’s fun to buy brand new clothing items that are hot off the press, that’s not the most earth-friendly route. Buying from secondhand shops is the way to go! Why? You are still buying items that are new to you, but this time, your clothing purchase doesn’t cause any additional harm to the environment since the garments have already been made. ThredUP is an online platform that allows consumers to buy and sell gently used clothing. You can also check out your local thrift store, or visit other online marketplace platforms to seek out the perfect pair of biker shorts.
Feature image: Wolven
Allie is a writer, musical theatre performer, yoga instructor, and walking vegan restaurant directory. On any given day, you can catch her making tofu scramble, scouring Trader Joe’s for new plant-based products, or watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie! Visit her website at alexandrammitchell.com.
More from VegOut
Ayesha Curry Teams up with So Delicious to Help America Ditch Dairy
So Delicious and Ayesha Curry are launching a new line of cheese alternatives next month, and they’re on a mission to help Americans ditch dairy for good.
Intelligentsia Launches Ready-to-Drink Vegan Oat Milk Lattes
Specialty coffee roaster and third-wave coffee shop Intelligentsia has entered the ready-to-drink retail space with its new line of bottled beverages. The single-serve products include Cold Coffee, Oat Latte, and Spiced Oat Latte—each inspired by café bestsellers. For the latte varietals, Intelligentsia partnered with Oatly to ensure its creamy caffeinated offerings are vegan-friendly. The standard Oat Latte combines Oatly oat milk with Cold Coffee, and the spiced version riffs on this combination with the addition of cinnamon, vanilla, orange, and ginger.
Black-Owned Vegan Business Spotlight: Vegan Mob
Vegan Mob began with owner and founder Toriano Gordon giving out free vegan gumbo on a street corner in early 2019. Less than seven months of pop-ups and farmers markets later, the brick-and-mortar restaurant opened its doors in Oakland and has been cranking out next-level vegan BBQ and soul food ever since. How did Gordon manage to build this small dream into a profitable restaurant in less than a year? You’re not the only one who wants to know. Gordon credits his success to making quick decisions and never giving up.
Vegan Drive-Thru Burger Joint Opens in Upland, California
The Inland Empire has a new vegan burger joint! Spotless Burgers has opened its doors in Upland, California with a location in Glendora opening this weekend and additional locations launching soon in Riverside, San Gabriel, La Verne, and Burbank.
Incogmeato Is Giving Away Plant-Based Meat for Lent
Lent is here and Incogmeato—the 100% vegan line of plant-based meats from MorningStar Farms—is fully prepared. The brand will be giving away free samples nationwide to encourage people to choose plant-based proteins over seafood this Lenten Season.
Vegan Fast Food Spot Opens in Roanoke, Virginia
We’re screaming from the rooftops because a new fully vegan fast food spot, Screamin Vegan, just opened up in Roanoke, Virginia.
12 Spots for Vegan Tacos in Los Angeles
Let’s be honest—taco time is all the time, not just on Tuesdays. Particularly if you live in LA, there are just too many fantastic vegan tacos to try to limit yourself to one day a week. Start with these 12 outstanding taco spots, then expand your taco tastings from here.
Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Blueberry & Matcha SNACK Recipe
Quinoa in the morning? Absolutely! There’s no better way to start your day than with this whole grain packed with protein and fiber. We’re loving it topped with blueberries, almonds, and SNACK superfood clusters!
Ridiculous Baking Co Now Delivers Vegan Croissants Across Southern California
Vegan croissant and baked goods supplier Ridiculous Baking Co (RBC) is now offering fresh weekend delivery in Orange County and Los Angeles. Owner Adam Leach partnered with Crema Artisan Bakers in Irvine which made this expansion possible. RBC’s assortment of buttery vegan croissants, flaky cronuts, sticky cinnamon rolls, and more is now available for Saturday morning delivery in Orange County and Sunday morning delivery in Los Angeles.
11 Store-Bought Vegan Chicken Brands We Love
From nuggets and tenders to patties and strips, your tried-and-true vegan brands are serving up plant-based offerings to help you get your veggie chicken fix. Have yet to try them? There are several cruelty-free chicken products on the market that will have you saying, “what the cluck?" Here’s a list of some of our favorites and how we like to eat them.
Subscribe NowOrder the magazine!