5 Sustainable Gift Ideas: Workout Gear From Head To Toe
by Robert Hing on Jun 11, 2023
Shifting towards a sustainable life comes with choices and changes, and they may feel overwhelming at times. As with any healthier habit, the best way to get started is by making small changes and building up over time. It may not feel like you're making an impact in the sustainable world at first, but every small choice makes a difference.
As a brand committed to this change, we sometimes struggle to find sustainable alternatives for activewear. That’s why we've rounded up 5 sustainable exercise essentials - so you don’t have to. We know you'll love wearing them and feel good about purchasing, too.
- Sneakers: Adidas Ultraboost Parley
To create its recycled plastic sneakers, Adidas works with Parley for the Oceans, an organisation that collects plastic waste from beaches and coastlines and converts them into consumer products. Lace these shoes up and feel good about getting your steps up.
- Clothing: MORE BODY
Founded and designed by an Australian pilates instructor, the MORE range features in-studio activewear to keep you supported through every workout. Each piece offers high-tech design crafted from durable, regenerated fabrics for a more conscious approach towards fitness. Activewear that contours and inspires confidence? We're sold.
- Reusable Bottle: from Blem, of course ;)
If you are going to make one eco-friendly change, ditching plastic water bottles for something reusable and durable is the way to go. Not only is our bottle tough enough to handle any workout, but its removable base allows you to add anything you want. Think pre-workout, ice cubes, smoothies or even bits of fruit. Plus, its ergonomic design comes handy when you are on the go.
- Gym Tote: Pelli Bags
Pelli has created a range of natural, stylish and sustainable bags and reusable products that will stand the test of time. Picking up one of these versatile bags is not only better for the earth, though; be sure to read about their range of events and cleaning expeditions around Australia, New Zealand and the world, to remove rubbish from the oceans, shoreline and waterways.
- Exercise Mat: Why not reusing your Blem beach towel?
We love a beach workout - especially going for a quick dip once it’s over. So if you are like us, avoid buying microplastic-filled yoga mats and opt for a sustainable alternative - reusing your beach towel. Our towels and ponchos are made with hand crafted and long-lasting organic cotton that becomes softer after every wash.
We hope this has inspired you in some small way to make a sustainable lifestyle change or to keep making choices that are better for the planet. True sustainability is a learning process. Don’t be hard on yourself if you can’t follow through sometimes. Acknowledge the learnings and keep working towards a sustainable life.