The Most Sustainable Running Clothing 2024

Expert Advice on Running Clothing,Seasonal Running & Racing: What to Wear
The Most Sustainable Running Clothing 2024

Twice a year we carefully choose our clothing range. We want you to fall in love with the products we love ourselves. It's not only about the colour, or cut, or the lightness of the fabric – although we love all of that too! – we also care how each product has been made.

We ask the same questions as you: What's the environmental impact of this jacket's production? How much water is needed for this T-shirt to be produced? What's the carbon footprint of having these shorts on our hanger? Is this top made in a safe workplace, and in a socially responsible way? Is this material long-lasting? Is the fabric biodegradable or made from recycled materials?

Let's choose our running gear by choosing positive change for the planet!

Tops / Bottoms / Underwear / Accessories

WHAT DO WE ACTUALLY MEAN BY SUSTAINABLE?

NATURAL FIBRES

Merino wool, Tencel and organic cotton. Merino wool (always Mulesing free) is used by some brands not only for winter baselayers but also summer tees as it has natural thermoregulating properties. Cotton isn’t used much in running clothing, when we select an item with cotton we ensure it’s organic.
Shop Clothing Made from Natural Fibres »

RECYCLED MATERIALS

Many brands are now using polyester made from recycled plastics. The most conscious brands reach for REPREVE® with its traceable yarns.
Shop Clothing Containing Recycled Materials »

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Reducing carbon emissions, as well as responsible use of chemicals and water. Biodegradable packaging. Use of biodegradable elements which will activate when the item is discarded. Products that are Bluesign® approved. Brands that work with local charities to support communities, and ensure fair working practices throughout the supply chain. Use of Ocean Parley Plastic. Most running garments are durable, which reduces waste.
Shop Clothing with Less Environmental Impact »

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MOST SUSTAINABLE RUNNING CLOTHING BRANDS

Below we’ve selected the newest apparel that has fully transparent production, made with care for the natural environment and with fair working practices. (At the end of this article you can find links to the transparency of all the featured companies).

ADIDAS

MISSION: reduce plastic waste • increase use of recycled materials • reduce carbon emissions • respect human rights • collaboration with Parley for Oceans
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BROOKS

MISSION: responsible sourcing and Bluesign ® approved products • reduce emissions • increased use of recycled materials • 100% vegan friendly
Shop Brooks »

CIELE

MISSION: increase use of recycled materials, moving away from first-use polyester • reduce waste • use sustainable packaging • offer repairs to customers 
Shop Ciele »

HELLY HANSEN

MISSION: sustainable materials • long-lasting garments from durable fabric • fair working practices • carboard packaging (for some products) 
Shop Helly Hansen »

ICEBREAKER

MISSION: Produce high-tech running clothing from natural fibres like Merino wool • Create deep & long term relationships with the Merino growers 
Shop Icebreaker »

JANJI

MISSION: reduce plastic packaging • 50% of their materials made with recycled plastic • support clean water projects • collaborate with local artists 
Shop Janji »

ODLO

MISSION: reduce environmental impact throughout supply chain • durable materials • fair working practices 
Shop Odlo »

ON

MISSION: reduce material usage & CO2 emissions • circular approach to design & production to reduce waste • prioritise fair and safe working conditions • recycled packaging 
Shop On »

PRESSIO

MISSION: moving away from virgin yarn to sustainable alternatives • fully traceable and audited supply chain • earth-friendly, no-dye technology • 60%+ savings in water, power and chemicals 
Shop Pressio »

RONHILL

MISSION: increase use of recycled materials • awarded 'Leader Status' by Fair Wear Foundation since 2016 based on 8 strict Code of Labour Practices. 
Shop Ronhill »

Women's Ronhill Tech Tee

Sustainable Running Tops

Consider trying out our top picks this season. We have curated a selection of sustainable t-shirts made from environmentally friendly materials such as recycled fabrics, Merino wool and recycled polyester mesh.

Shop Sustainable T-Shirts / Shop Sustainable Long-Sleeved Tops

Men's Icebreaker Sphere Tee

Men's Icebreaker Sphere Tee
Men's Running T-Shirt
£75

Men's Ronhill Tech Tencel Tee

Men's Ronhill Tech Tencel Tee
Men's Running T-Shirt
£38

Men's Janji Circadia Tee

Save - 15%

Men's Janji Circadia Tee
Men's Running T-Shirt
£40 £34

Men's Odlo Blackcomb Half-Zip Baselayer

Men's Odlo Blackcomb Half-Zip Baselayer
Men's Running Base Layer
£90

Women's Icebreaker Sphere Tee

Save - 21%

Women's Icebreaker Sphere Tee
Women's Running T-Shirt
£70 £55

Women's Ronhill Tech Tee

Women's Ronhill Tech Tee
Women's Running T-Shirt
£37

Women's Brooks Sprint Free Tee

Save - 20%

Women's Brooks Sprint Free Tee
Women's Running T-Shirt
£40 £32

Women's Icebreaker 125 Cool Lite Sphere Baselayer

Women's Icebreaker 125 Cool Lite Sphere Baselayer
Women's Running Base Layer
£80

Men's Janji AFO 5in Shorts

Sustainable Running Bottoms

Choosing the right garment for the bottom half of your body doesn't have to be challenging. Choose depending on the conditions you'll be running in, how long you'll be out for, and how much you feel the cold. Some shorts offer an inner lycra layer that fit close to the skin, this doubles as protection from unwanted friction, and extra layer of warmth for colder days. If you're not into shorts, perhaps try leggings – 7/8 or full length are available to keep you feeling light and and ventilated.

Shop Sustainable Shorts / Shop Sustainable Leggings / Shop Sustainable Trousers

Men's Icebreaker 125 ZoneKnit Speed 6in Shorts

Save - 15%

Men's Icebreaker 125 ZoneKnit Speed 6in Shorts
Men's Loose Running Shorts
£80 £68

Men's Janji AFO 5in Shorts

Men's Janji AFO 5in Shorts
Men's Loose Running Shorts
£55

Men's Ronhill Tech Revive 5in Shorts

Save - 20%

Men's Ronhill Tech Revive 5in Shorts
Men's Loose Running Shorts
£45 £36

Men's Ronhill Tech Race Twin Shorts

Men's Ronhill Tech Race Twin Shorts
Men's 2-in-1 Running Shorts
£65

Women's Janji Pace 7in Half Tights

Save - 18%

Women's Janji Pace 7in Half Tights
Women's Lycra Running Shorts
£60 £49

Women's Ronhill Tech 4.5in Shorts

Women's Ronhill Tech 4.5in Shorts
Women's Loose Running Shorts
£45

Women's Odlo Essential 365 5in Twin Shorts

Women's Odlo Essential 365 5in Twin Shorts
Women's 2-in-1 Running Shorts
£55

Women's Ronhill Tech 4.5in Twin Shorts

Women's Ronhill Tech 4.5in Twin Shorts
Women's 2-in-1 Running Shorts
£55

Brooks Running Bras

Sustainable Running Underwear

Out of sight, out of mind? Not this time. If running gear should be technical and breathable, why not your underwear? For longer distance it’s an absolute must. Chafe-free and antibacterial underwear and high supporting bras can seriously change your running life.

Shop Sustainable Running Underwear / Shop Sustainable Running Bras

Men's Ronhill Briefs

Men's Ronhill Briefs
Men's Running Underwear
£16

Women's Odlo Active F-Dry Light Briefs

Women's Odlo Active F-Dry Light Briefs
Women's Running Underwear
£18

Women's Ronhill Briefs

Women's Ronhill Briefs
Women's Running Underwear
£14

Women's Janji Ascend Sports Bra

Women's Janji Ascend Sports Bra
Women's Running Bra
£65

Women's Brooks Drive Convertible Bra

Women's Brooks Drive Convertible Bra
Women's Running Bra
£45

Women's Brooks Racerback 2.0 Sports Bra

Women's Brooks Racerback 2.0 Sports Bra
Women's Running Bra
£55

Women's Brooks Drive Underwire Run  Bra

Save - 20%

Women's Brooks Drive Underwire Run Bra
Women's Running Bra
£55 £44

Ronhill Air Lite Split Cap

Sustainable Running Accessories

Keep reading because these sustainable picks with quick-drying properties will improve your comfort and performance.

Shop Sustainable Running Accessories

Pressio Equilibrium Calf Guards

Pressio Equilibrium Calf Guards
Compression Running Socks & Calf Guards
£30

Pressio Equilibrium Compression Socks

Pressio Equilibrium Compression Socks
Compression Running Socks & Calf Guards
£40

Sportlab Warmup Cream

Sportlab Warmup Cream
Muscle Recovery & Strengthening
£15.90

Hilly Active Minimum Cushioning Socklets

Hilly Active Minimum Cushioning Socklets
Running Socks
£14

Ronhill Reversible Headband

Ronhill Reversible Headband
Running Headbands & Neckwear
£18

Ronhill Air-Lite Split Cap

Ronhill Air-Lite Split Cap
Running Caps
£22

Ciele ALZCAP SC C Plus

Ciele ALZCAP SC C Plus
Running Caps
£40

Montane Trailblazer 8L

Montane Trailblazer 8L
Running Backpacks & Accessories
£80

Runner in Jungle

Transparency of these Sustainable Running Brands:

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