The Best Sustainable Running Clothing 2023

Expert Advice on Running Clothing,Seasonal Running & Racing: What to Wear
The Best Sustainable Running Clothing 2023

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!

Shorts / T-Shirts / Vests / Long-Sleeve Tops / Leggings / Jackets / Underwear / Accessories



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 »


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 »


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 »



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).


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 »


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 »

Running Shorts

Sustainable Loose Running Shorts

These breathable and lightweight bottoms feel like wearing nothing but still provide the coverage you need. Choose a length that suits you best...

Men's Adidas D4R 7in Shorts

Men's Brooks Sherpa 5in Shorts

Men's Ronhill Life Unlined 5in Shorts

Women's Adidas Rnfast 4in Shorts

Women's Brooks Chaser 5in Shorts

Women's Odlo Essential Half Tights

Sustainable 2-in-1 Running Shorts

Great option to prevent chafing between thighs and to add a bit more coverage to your summer runs. Still very breathable and lightweight.

Men's On Hybrid 7in Twin Shorts 2.0

Men's Ronhill Tech Distance Twin Shorts

Men's Adidas D4R Twin 5in Shorts
£45.00 £30.00

Women's On Active Twin Shorts

Women's Ronhill Tech Distance Twin Shorts

Women's Brooks Chaser 5in Twin Shorts

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Ronhill Running Gear

Sustainable Running T-Shirts

Every runner's must-have for all-year activities. Technical fabric prevents chafing and keeps you dry no matter the weather.

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Men's Brooks Distance Tee

Men's On Performance Tee

Men's Ronhill Tech Tee

Women's Pressio BIO Tee

Women's Icebreaker Sphere Tee

Women's Brooks Sprint Free Tee

Sustainable Running Vests

Perfect option for hot and humid summer days. Minimal coverage with maximum breathability.

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Women's Janji Run All Day Tank

Men's Odlo Zeroweight Chill Tec Tank

Men's Ronhill Tech Revive Racer Tank

Women's On Active Tank

Women's Ronhill Core Vest

Women's Adidas Fast Tank
£38.00 £25.00

Sustainable Long Sleeve Running Tops

Layering is a great way to stay warm in winter, without overheating as you run. Baselayers are fitted close to the skin. Those made from wool or other thermal fabrics ensure you keep you warm in cold conditions. All of our tops are made from technical fabrics that wick away the sweat as you work out. Staying dry helps to avoid an additional chill factor.

Shop Sustainable Long Sleeve Running Tops

Men's Pressio BIO Top

Men's Odlo Essential Seamless Top

Men's Icebreaker 175 Half Zip Merino Baselayer

Women's Ronhill Core Top

Women's Odlo Active 365 Natural Blend Top

Women's Brooks Run Visible Half Zip Top

Sustainable Running Leggings and Trousers

Running tights and trousers come in various weights and lengths. Thin ones are designed to regulate body temperature while providing a layer of protection. Thicker versions – some of which are thermal –offer more protection in really cold conditions. Choose depending on the conditions you'll be running in, how long you'll be out for, and how much you feel the cold.

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Men's Odlo Element Warm Tights

Men's Pressio BIO Run Tights

Women's On Tights Long Lumos

Women's Odlo Zeroweight Print Reflective Tights
£90.00 £76.00

Women's Ronhill Tech Revive Stretch Tights

Women's On Running Pants
£135.00 £122.00

Men's Brooks Canopy Jacket

Sustainable Running Jackets

A good, technical and breathable running jacket is a must have for autumn-winter! Don’t let the wind or rain slow you down.

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Men's On Weather Jacket Lumos

Men's Ronhill Core Jacket

Men's Odlo Essential Light Print Jacket
£70.00 £58.00

Women's Brooks Run Visible Convertible Jacket

Women's Ronhill Tech LTW Jacket
£80.00 £42.00

Women's Odlo Zeroweight Print Jacket
£100.00 £60.00

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.

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Men's Ronhill Briefs
£16.00 £11.00

Men's Odlo Performance Light Bottom Boxers
£25.00 £20.00

Men's Ronhill Boxers 4.5in

Women's Brooks Drive Convertible Bra

Women's Ronhill Briefs
£14.00 £11.00

Women's Ronhill Thong
£12.00 £9.00

Ciele ALZCap

Sustainable Running Accessories

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

Shop Sustainable Running Accessories

Ronhill Reversible Contour Headband
£17.00 £13.60

Ronhill Sun Visor

Ciele GOCap Century

Runner in Jungle

Transparency of these Sustainable Running Brands:

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