We demand a lot from our activewear. Here are some brilliant pairs to buy if your go-to lookings are starting to look a little threadbare after months of jogging and home workouts
New gym gear always helps to reignite our motivation to exercise. Leggings are an absolute wardrobe essential, no matter how active or inactive you are. Here are some sustainable and Irish-designed options with all of the elements we love; softness, a high waist and quality material that isn’t see through.
Organic Movement’s cotton leggings are super soft and the fabric allows skin to breathe. The material is environmentally friendly, as there are no chemicals or pesticides used while farming the cotton. The leggings also contain 8% lycra to maintain the shape. Organic Movement is an Irish business, owned by Emylou Hurley, and the leggings are ethically produced in Bali. organicmovement.ie
Leyo was founded in Galway by Orla Moore and Leah Tiernan. The mother daughter duo wanted to create understated yoga wear that was comfortable and beautifully-designed. The leggings are quick drying and supportive, making them idea for summer workouts. There is currently 20% off on the website, leyoyoga.com
Peachylean leggings are made in a heavy material with double lining on the bum, for brilliant quality and coverage. Founded by Sharon Keegan in 2017, Peachylean leggings were made to support women’s natural body shapes, and are available in size XS – XL. peachylean.com
New Dimensions Elite 1.0 leggings are high waisted and squat proof. There is extra detail and shaping on the back for a more flattering fit. New Dimensions was founded by siblings Orla and Jeff Hopkins, who have vast experience in the sports industry. They wanted to make leggings that would be up to a demanding, active lifestyle. newdimensionsactive.ie
Tala leggings are breathable and anti-bacterial, making them perfect for active workouts. The fabric balances compression and stretch, providing support through your movements. The best part is that Tala leggings are sustainable, made from 92% upcycled polyamide. This means the leggings save over 40 litres of water and 2kg of CO2 compared to non-upcycled polyamide. wearetala.com
The new All-in leggings from Gym+Coffee have a highrise waistband and drawstring, improved fit and side pockets, making them ideal for the gym or for a leisurely weekend. Gym+Coffee athleisure wear is designed in Ireland, and we love the ethos of their #MakeLifeRicher community. gympluscoffee.com