The Sustainable Activewear Brand I Can’t Get Enough Of

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Girlfriend Collective Ethically Made Activewear

Girlfriend Collective Paloma Sports Bra in Midnight / Girlfriend Collective Compressive High-Rise Leggings in Midnight (23 3/4″) / Adidas Edge Lux 3 Running Sneaker

It seems like all I’ve been wearing these days is sweatpants and leggings, with the occasional pair of jeans mixed in to make sure they still fit. Who’s with me? 

As many of us are in our second, third, or even fourth weeks (!!!) of social distancing and working from home, a lot of us have figured out our new “normal” and what schedules work for us. Working from home, having a social life (hellloooo FaceTime 👋🏻),  exercising, homeschooling children, staying sane. Some of us are still struggling to figure out our new routines (I’m with ya!) and that’s okay too. But you know what’s been cheering me up? Online shopping.

Most of us are now starting to shop more of loungewear that is cute and comfortable and serves multiple purposes – workwear! loungewear! pajamas! activewear! And you’re going to love this set.

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Shopping for leggings online is no joke – they’re expensive, the sizing varies greatly, and it’s hard to tell what the fabric will be like. This is one of the reasons I’ve always stuck to the Luluelemon Wunder Under Leggings, but after being targeted on Instagram for quite some time, I finally ordered a matching sports bra/leggings set from Girlfriend Collective.

Why I Love Girlfriend Collective

Other than the fun colors they offer, I love how affordable everything is! The bra I purchased is $38 and the leggings are $68. And they’re such good quality!  Girlfriend Collective is also size-inclusive, with all items ranging up to size 6x (!!!!).

Here’s the best part: Girlfriend Collectives number one priority is being eco-friendly and ethically made.

Packaging: 100% recycled and recyclable

Compressive Leggings & Bras: Leggings are made from 25 recycled post-consumer bottles and bras are made from 11 (79% recycled polyester and 21% spandex)

LITE Leggings: Made from recycled fishing nets and other waste (83% recycled nylon and 17% spandex)

Cupro: Tees and tanks are made from 100% cupro (a delicate fiber made from waste from the cotton industry)

Reusable Pouch: Made from the same RPET as bras and leggings

The Fit

I love, love, love the fit of Girlfriend Collective’s leggings and sports bras. It’s very much TTS and is comparable to Lululemon.

  • My Lululemon Sizing: Bottoms – 6; Sports bras & tops – 8
  • My Girlfriend Collective Sizing: Bottoms – M; Sports bras & tops – L
  • The Compressive Legging comes in three lengths: 28.5″, 23 3/4″, and 19.5″

I love that there are so many different lengths, especially as someone that typically wears petite sizing. It’s hard to find leggings that fit my short legs properly! I opted for the 23 3/4″ length, which gives me the perfect full-length look without being too long. I’ll definitely be grabbing a pair of the shorter length for summer!

The high-rise fit is also higher up on my stomach (covers my belly button) compared to the Wunder Under leggings. At first, I felt a little constricted since I wasn’t used to my leggings being this high, but I have grown to LOVE it. This height also helps avoid the tops of your leggings from rolling down when your exercising, which I hate more than anything else in the world.

Have you tried Girlfriend Collective activewear yet?

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Girlfriend Collective Paloma Sports Bra in Midnight / Girlfriend Collective Compressive High-Rise Leggings in Midnight (23 3/4″) / Adidas Edge Lux 3 Running Sneaker

Photography By: Caroline The Photographer

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  1. 4.2.20
    Laura Leigh said:

    Okay I NEED to try this brand! You have convinced me!

    xo Laura Leigh

    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      The colors are AMAZING! You’ll rock them!

  2. 4.2.20

    Love that these pieces are not only cute, but also eco friendly! Gotta love a brand that does more for others.

    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      Yassss! Same girl!

  3. 4.2.20

    I love this activewear! I actually need some new activewear, all mine is so old I feel like! Xx.

    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Carrington! They have so many fun pieces, you should definitely order yourself a few items!

  4. 4.2.20
    rebecca said:

    this looks like such great activewear and love a good ethical brand!!

    xx rebecca //

    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      It’s such great quality!

  5. 4.2.20

    Ok this set is so cute and I LOVE the color! Definitely need to check them out now!

    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Hillary! Their pieces are SO comfy and the price point is gold!

  6. 4.2.20
    Kileen said:

    What a cute active set! I love how sleek it is!!

    cute & little

    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Kileen!

  7. 4.3.20

    Have yet to try this brand but their pieces look promising and look great on you! xoxo, Sarah

  8. 4.4.20
    Stephanie said:

    This isn’t a brand I’ve tried out yet because it’s slightly out of my price range, but I do love that it’s on the more affordable side of sustainable clothing. I love the style of this activewear! The color you picked is fantastic too!

    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks girl! You should definitely take advantage of one of their sales!

  9. 4.5.20
    Jaimie said:

    Enjoyed seeing this post. I bought a pair of Girlfriend Collective leggings a few years ago and it’s amazing how they hold you in, yet are also comfy enough to wear around the house, unlike some leggings. I’ll have to check out GC next time I’m doing some shopping. Thanks! Xo

    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      The quality is amazing! I’m obsessing over the lime color they have right now.

  10. 4.6.20
    Kristina said:

    I haven’t tried this brand yet but love this set on you!

    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      It’s so good! You’ll love it!

  11. 4.6.20
    Em said:

    I have heard such great things about girlfriend collective! this set is so cute

    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      Their pieces are amazing! The quality and sizing is out of this world – They even have maternity!