Going green has never looked this good.

The world produces an estimated 92 million tons of textile waste every year. Which is sort of hard to conceptualize. Put more simply: The fashion industry has been called the second-largest polluter in the world just after the oil industry. Outdoor and activewear brands have been some of the first and most fired up to committing to reducing the industry’s environmental impact by creating sustainable fashion. As many of these companies will readily admit, it’s nowhere near perfect; but as Patagonia—one of the leaders in the sustainable movement—states:

“In the end, Patagonia may never be completely responsible. We have a long way to go and we don’t have a map—but we do have a way to read the terrain and to take the next step, and then the next.”

From sustainable fashion designs (products built to last generations) to more responsible materials (organic, renewable, recycled) and production processes (reducing water, energy, chemical use, and carbon emissions), these brands are taking big steps to increase their eco-friendly efforts—and creating some stylish, high-performing gear while they’re at it.

Our Favorite Sustainable Fashion Pieces This Season

REEBOK COTTON AND CORN SNEAKER

Vegans, rejoice. This stylish sneak is made with no animal products (it even uses an animal-friendly water-based urethane adhesive!). But the real conversation starter? The sole is constructed from corn. That’s right, the only shoe on the market made with 75 percent USDA-certified bio-based content. $90, reebok.com

 

sustainable fashion corn fashion shoe from reebok
Photo Credit: Reebok

FJÄLLRÄVEN GREENLAND DOWN LINER VEST

The perfect sustainable fashion layering piece as the temps starts to drop, giving you some extra warmth where you need it but so perfectly packable you can bring it literally anywhere. This vest is made from recycled polyester and lightly padded with traceable down (meaning no birds were harmed to keep you warm); it’s also PFC-free (a harmful chemical banned in all Fjällräven clothing). $190, fjallraven.us

sustainable eco-friendly vest from Fjaellraven
Photo Credit: Fjaellraven

 

SPIRITUAL GANGSTER TULUM LEGGING

These leggings just gave “fishnets” a whole new meaning. With a luxe hand feel and comfy-yet-snug compression fit, you’d never know these tights were made from old fishing nets. A supportive side-kick you’ll love having for both super-sweaty workouts and leisurely recovery afternoons. $98, spiritualgangster.com

sustainable fashion workout and day-to-night pants
Photo Credit: Spiritual Gangster

 

BODY GLOVE TERRA ECO SHORT

Professional surfer and Olympic hopeful Tatiana Weston-Webb helped design a collection for the brand that is made entirely of organic cotton or recycled polyester. These loose-fitting shorts have a 2.5-inch inseam and an underwear liner for extra coverage. $50,bodyglove.com

sustainable fashion running shorts from body glove
Photo Credit: Body Glove

PATAGONIA HOUDINI JACKET

Made from recycled nylon, this zip-up jacket is super thin and light as air, the perfect stash piece for mornings on the road or late afternoons on the trails. $99, patagonia.com

recycled Patagonia jacket
Photo Credit: Patagonia

SUNSKI ANDIAMO SUNGLASSES

Proving that you do not have to sacrifice cool design for doing good for the planet, these frames not only are made from recycled resin but come with a lifetime warranty and eco-friendly (read: no plastic) packaging. $89, sunski.com

Sustainable gear and fashion sunglasses in clear yellow
Photo Credit: Sunski

SMARTWOOL MERINO 150 BASELAYER LONG SLEEVE

Thanks to wool’s natural abilities to regulate body temperature, cancel out odors, and wick away moisture, it’s a popular material in run apparel. The ethically sourced threads that make up this long sleeve will not only last longer than other threads, but are biodegradable, reducing their impact when it’s finally time to say goodbye. $80, smartwool.com

Sustainable fashion long sleeved base layer by Smartwool
Photo Credit: Smartwool

TIMBUK2 L CONVERTIBLE BACKPACK TOTE

Repair is a step above recycling when it comes to helping the environment and creating sustainable fashion. This brand offers a lifetime guarantee (their San Francisco–based team repairs more than 6,000 a year), which along with the company’s other sustainability programs has helped send zero Timbuk2 bags to landfills since 2014. Trust us, this super-sleek and lightweight convertible bag is one you’re never going to want to break up with. $199, timbuk2.com

Yellow eco-friendly convertible backpack made by Timbuk2
Photo Credit: Timbuk2

ATHLETA CRUNCH COLORBLOCK BRA

Specifically made for runners, this new, highly technical fabric is made from recycled nylon (made in a Fair Trade–certified factory) and has already helped to reduce more than 15 tons of waste to date. Run your heart out knowing you are helping the Earth with each stride. $54, athleta.com

Sustainable fashion, recycled material bra from Athleta in pink colorblock
Photo Credit: Athleta