Sustainable Sweatshirts and Sweatpants to Snuggle up in This Season
Cozy up in these eco-friendly sweats!
What’s something we’re grateful for this holiday? The fact that athleisure and loungewear are in style—especially baggy sweatpants and sweatshirts! We’re not sure why it took this long for stretchy waistbands, fuzzy-lined pants, and big sweatshirts to be “trendy,” but we are SO here for it! If you’re looking for sustainable sweatpants and sweatshirts to purchase this winter, look no further than this article!
When it comes to eco-friendly sweatpants and sweatshirts, Pact has no shortage of styles and colors! Our top sweatsuit combo for men and women this season is the Essential Vintage Sweatpant and Essential Vintage Hooded Pullover. Composed of organic cotton and no toxic chemicals, these garments use 81% less water than conventional cotton. In addition, Pact is a Fair Trade partner which means their products are made by employees who are paid fairly under safe working conditions.
The Downtime Lounge Pants from Boody are perfect for—well, lounging in your downtime! These lightweight sweatpants are composed of viscose made from bamboo, which means they’re breathable enough to wear in warmer climates or by the fireplace. It also means they’re eco-friendly since the material is sustainably sourced! Boody offers plenty of sweatshirt styles to pair with these pants, as well as options for men.
Whether you’re still on that work-from-home grind or are looking for something warm and cozy to put on when you get home from your shift, NOIZE has an amazing selection of sustainable sweatpants and sweatshirts to peruse for women and men. The clothing is made from a combination of organic cotton and recycled polyester. Be sure to check out NOIZE’s other winter apparel such as coats made from vegan wool, fur, and leather. Use promo code VEGOUT15 for 15% off your entire purchase!
If you’re on board with the matching sweatsuit fad, Softwear is right up your alley! The clothing brand stocks a wide variety of sustainable sweatpants, warm sweatshirts, and sweatshorts that can be ordered in the same color or mixed and matched. Aside from classic solid colors, check out Softwear’s tie-dye sweatsuits! They’re dyed by hand, so no two products are the same.
This eco-friendly, inclusive activewear brand stocks a plethora of sustainable sweatpants and warm sweatshirts to rock this season! Our current obsession is the Tulipwood 50/50 Half-Zip Sweatshirt paired with the Tulipwood 50/50 Classic Jogger. Both items are made from 50% recycled cotton sourced from fabric scraps that would otherwise be discarded and 50% organic cotton. When you’re ready to replace your clothing, be sure to send it back to Girlfriend Collective to recycle the material into another piece of clothing.
Need a whole outfit? Check out MATE the Label’s Cozy Set! The bundle includes a pair of sustainable sweatpants, a warm sweatshirt, and a t-shirt for 20% off the original price! Whether you want to be all matchy-matchy or let your color combination creativity run wild, you get to select the style, size, and color for each piece of clothing to suit your fancy. If you’re in need of just a top or pair of bottoms, all of MATE’s products can be purchased separately. Use promo code VEGOUT15 for 15% of your purchase!
When it comes to sweatpants and sweatshirts, the softer the better! If you agree, get ready to lose your mind over how soft Cozy Earth’s sweats are. Their joggers, pullovers, and hoodies are made from bamboo-based viscose, making them sustainable and soft as vegan butter! Available in men’s and women’s sizes ranging from small to 3XL in a variety of colors, Cozy Earth caters to people of all sizes and style preferences.
Hass Apparel’s line of fleece sweats are cruelty-free and sustainably made. The full product lineup includes a crewneck pullover warm sweatshirt, cropped hoodie, roll cuff short sleeve, joggers, and roll cut shorts. The garments are composed of the biodegradable and compostable cellulose-based textile modal, as well as cotton and elastane. Hass Apparel donates one percent of their annual revenue to organizations that address environmental issues, and they’re climate-neutral certified for net-zero emissions.
Please note: Hass Apparel has a line of sweats made from Alpaca wool, so make sure you’re looking at their fleece line.
Are you all about the beachy vibes, even in the winter? Check out Outerknown’s line of Hightide Sweats! The collection of sustainable sweatpants, sweatshorts, sweatshirts, and hoodies are cut from terry toweling made of organic cotton and recycled polyester. So when you put these pieces of clothing on, it feels like a soft beach towel on your body—and offers a cool texture for people to gush over.
This past April, Champion took a step toward a more sustainable future with the launch of their Natural Weave collection. The line features sweatpants, joggers, a hoodie, crew neck sweatshirt, and cropped warm sweatshirt that are all made from recycled polyester fibers and cotton and colored with all-natural dyes derived from flowers, roots, and plants.
Who said sweatshirts can’t be fashionable? Grey State’s line of sweatshirts, hoodies, and pullovers feature sustainably made garments that are on the trendier side of the sweats world. But don’t let the look of them fool you—they’re just as comfortable as all the rest! Our top picks this season have to be the Arabella Sweatshirt, Emberly Hoodie, and Alfie Pullover. Don’t forget to get the matching bottoms!
You’re probably already familiar with Patagonia for being a leading brand in the apparel industry, especially for outdoor activities, but did you know that several of their products are vegan? Take the Men’s P-6 Label Uprisal Crew Sweatshirt. Just one sweatshirt is made from 24 plastic bottles and ¾ pounds of cotton scrap. It utilizes 95% less water and products 53% less CO2 than the leading cotton sweatshirt. Way to go, Patagonia!
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.
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