21 comfiest ethical sweatpants and joggers in the UK

21 comfiest ethical sweatpants and joggers in the UK

Girl on sofa in ethical sweatpants UK

As the weather gets cooler, there is nothing better than snuggling in a cosy pair of joggers. To make every cool evening a comfy one we have rounded up the best ethical sweatpants that UK conscious consumers can get their hands on.

The sweatpants that these ethical clothing brands create are made with people and the planet in mind, taking an active stance against climate change and considering the social impact of clothing production.

So, whether you are searching for the perfect relaxed look or trying to find a style versatile enough to be worn to the gym, for a lazy day in or for a cute brunch date, sweatpants from these ethical brands help to bring a positive change to the fashion sector.

Championing everything from fair wages to natural dyes to reducing fabric waste in production, the brands behind these sweatpants offer essential sweatpant styles for every budget.

Ethical sweatpants for UK conscious consumers

With styles for the budget conscious to pricey luxury joggers, our roundup has ethical sweatpants styles for everyone.

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1. Nobody’s Child

Lady in matching sweatshirt and sweatpants from Nobody's Child

Based: UK           Ships to: Worldwide
Made in: Bangladesh
Price: £34
Sustainability creds: Use of recycled and eco-friendly materials, Responsible Wool Standard, collaborated with ReFashion, partnered with Canopy, supported charitable initiatives

With a slim fit and drawstring waist, the Slim Leg Jogger from Nobody’s Child comes with a cute image of a globe on the front pocket. These sweatpants are made from organic cotton and recycled polyester and come in a neutral grey tone.

While Nobody’s Child could limit its product runs, it does use sustainable materials and ensures that its suppliers as a minimum meet International Labour Organisation standards. The brand has also worked with a range of charitable initiatives, showcasing an attitude of giving back.

2. Vegan Outfitters

Vegan Outfitters

Based: UK             Ships to: Worldwide
Price: £35
Sustainability creds: 10% of profits donated to animal sanctuaries, vegan, WRAP certified facilities, plastic-free packaging

PeTA Approved vegan and ethically manufactured, the Classic Fit VO Embroidered Joggers are a style that is kind to people and animals. These eco-friendly joggers are unisex and made from high quality cotton. Available in grey, navy, charcoal, and black, these sweatpants are versatile and on-trend.

Vegan Outfitters make vegan-friendly fashion styles using sustainable materials. The brand uses WRAP certified facilities and donates profits to animal sanctuaries. What would make this brand even better would be a higher proportion of organic fabrics in its ranges.

The brand has offered Good Maker Tales readers a 5% discount if you spend over £50. Just enter code GMT5 at the checkout! For more sustainable brand discounts see our article.

3. Boody

Stylish and ethical lounge pants from Boody UK

Based: Australia             Ships to: Worldwide
Price: £48.96
Sustainability creds: PeTA Approved vegan, supports charitable organisations, B-Corp certified, sustainable materials, Ecocert

Designed with maximum comfort in mind the Downtime Lounge Pant from this ethical fashion brand features a wide waistband, pockets and a removable care label. These eco-friendly sweatpants are made from jersey fabric incorporating bamboo viscose.

Boody is B-Corp certified and PeTA Approved Vegan. The label uses eco-friendly fabrics and has donated to organisations including Breast Cancer UK and Something To Look Forward To.

4. Thought

Ethical sweatpant from Thought UK

Based: UK             Ships to: Worldwide
Price: £59.95
Sustainability creds: Member of Ethical Trading Initiative, uses recycled materials, GOTS certified, sustainable packaging

With a tapered leg fit and zip-up pockets, the men’s Diego Joggers from Thought are practical for whether you are hitting the gym or relaxing on the couch. These comfortable joggers are made from GOTS-certified organic cotton. The Dashka Loungepants, made from a bamboo jersey are a great women’s style too. 

Thought takes a sustainable approach to fashion. It creates classic, modern pieces and uses both recycled and GOTS-certified fabrics. It also has sustainable packaging.

5. Stripe & Stare

Woman in comfy sweatpants from Stripe & Stare

Based: UK             Ships to: Worldwide (free UK delivery for orders over £40)
Price: £60 
Sustainability creds: Sustainable materials, B-Corp certified, tree planting programs, sustainable packaging

Made from sustainable materials, the lemonade joggers from Stripe & Stare are soft, snuggly and sustainable. Made for lazy days, these sweatpants are predominately constructed from Tencel Micro Modal and feature a cute lemon print. As well as the lemonade joggers, Stripe & Stare have a range of women’s joggers and tights to suit any personal style.

Stripe & Stare holds commendable B Corp certification and every order helps to fund tree planting programs. The clothing label uses sustainable materials and ships all its orders in sustainable packaging.

6. BAM Bamboo

Ethical sweatpants for her and him from BAM Bamboo UK

Based: UK              Ships to: Worldwide
Made in: Turkey, China, and Portugal
Price: £59 & £65
Sustainability creds: Impact Positive Commitment, sustainable packaging, sustainable materials

Advocates of the sustainable benefits of bamboo, BAM has created a range of sweatpants that are designed to be comfortable, stylish and practical. The women’s Lyford Bamboo Joggers and the men’s Urban Bamboo Joggers come in a variety of chic colours. Incorporating bamboo fabric, these sweatpants are soft to wear all day.

BAM uses sustainable packaging and is climate positive. The brand primarily uses bamboo fabrics, as well as some other sustainable materials.

7. Urban Kissed/ Morena Isabel

Lady wearing Urban Kissed sweatpants

Based: Switzerland       Ships to: Worldwide
Made in: Switzerland 
Price: £130
Sustainability creds: slow fashion principles, sustainable marketplace, handmade product 

Handmade in Zurich, the Straight Ribbed Leo Pants from Urban Kissed feature a soft inner fabric. These stylish women’s sweatpants come in a neutral colour palette and can be dressed up or down for whatever the day entails. While these sweats do contain viscose, they are predominantly made from TENCEL Lyocell.

Urban Kissed provides a marketplace for sustainable brands. It provides a vital avenue for conscious consumers to access sustainable brands and promotes a more considered approach to consumption and slow fashion principles.

8. Saint Basics

Girl and boy wearing matching sweatpants from Saint Basics

Based: Netherlands               Ships to: Europe (other areas by request)
Made in: Portugal
Price: €63
Sustainability creds: PeTA Approved Vegan products, use of sustainable materials, supports charitable initiatives, Oeko-Tex certified

Great for lounging or working out, sweatpants from the Saint Basics range are soft, stretchy and sustainable. The St. Remy style is available in both men’s and women’s sizes and is composed of 95% Tencel Lyocell. This sustainable style is also Oeko-Tex certified.

Saint Basics sources materials crafted from eucalyptus from FSC-managed forests. It has vegan styles and works to ensure its products are free from pesticides, unfair trade practices or child labour. The brand also supports charities and give-back schemes.

9. Finisterre

Ethical sweatpants from Finisterre UK

Based: UK               Ships to: Worldwide
Made in: China, Turkey
Price: £70
Sustainability creds: B-Corp certified, Global Organic Textile Standard, plastic-free packaging, use of eco-friendly materials

Featuring a brushed inner fabric, the Zawn Joggers are cosy and comfortable. Made from soft organic cotton, these joggers come complete with a drawstring waistband and are available in both men’s and women’s sizes. Zip pockets make these sweatpants extra practical.

Finisterre offers transparency in its supply chain and uses a good proportion of natural materials. While it could use more recycled materials, it is B-Corp certified, uses plastic-free packaging and has published an Impact Report in both 2020 and 2021.

10. Colorful Standard

Pink sweatpants from ethical brand Colorful Standard

Based: Denmark                 Ships to: Worldwide
Made in: Portugal
Price: £70
Sustainability creds: GRS, local manufacturing, recycled packaging, use of eco-friendly materials

As the name may suggest, Colorful Standard has sweatpants in a wide variety of colours. The ethical company’s Dark Amber sweatpants come in a unisex style. This comfortable style is PeTA Approved vegan and is made from 100% organic cotton.

Colorful Standard uses eco-friendly and recycled materials, it produces its clothing in Europe in order to keep manufacturing local. It has practices to reduce fabric waste and uses recycled packaging.

11. KOMODO

UK boy and girl wearing Komodo sweatpants

Based: UK              Ships to: Worldwide
Made in: Kathmandu, India, Bali, China
Price: £75 & £67.50
Sustainability creds: Global Organic Textile Standard, Fairtrade, Organic materials, recycled materials, renewable energy use

A GOTS-certified product, the men’s ADAM Sweatpants are made from 100% organic materials. The sweatpants are lightweight and soft against the skin, making them ideal for a relaxing day in. For women, the EVIE joggers are a 100% organic style.

Komodo has a variety of ethical sweatpants for UK conscious consumers. Looking out for people and animals, the apparel brand has Fairtrade products and uses wool from non-mulesed sheep. It also uses certified organic materials and renewable energy.

12. Albaray

Girl in Albaray sweatshirt and sweatpants UK

Based: UK             Ships to: Worldwide
Made in: Europe, China, India
Price: £75
Sustainability creds: Use of GOTS-certified fabric, use of eco-friendly fabrics, recycled and recyclable swing tags

With pintuck detailing, the Black Jersey Joggers from Albaray are a stylish take on the classic sweatpants style. While these women’s sweatpants do contain polyamide and elastane, they also incorporate Lenzing Ecovero. These joggers feature side vents and a back patch pocket.

Albaray has made some steps to be more sustainable. It uses eco-friendly materials, however its progress has been somewhat limited when it comes to reducing energy consumption and its carbon footprint along its supply chain.

13. Girlfriend Collective

Lady wearing sweatpants and sweatshirt from Girlfriend Collective

Based: USA             Ships to: Worldwide
Made in: Taiwan and Vietnam
Price: $78
Sustainability creds: Facilities certified by SA8000, use of recycled materials, EcoCart partnership

Made from recycled and organic cotton, the 50/50 Classic Jogger from Girlfriend Collective is biodegradable and coloured with eco-friendly dyes. These sustainable sweats have a soft interior to keep you feeling cosy and a drawcord at the waist to ensure the perfect fit.

Recycled fabric used in the Girlfriend Collective range is certified by Oeko-Tex and the brand uses factories that are certified by SA8000. Girlfriend Collective has also partnered with EcoCart to help consumers offset their carbon footprint. 

14. Organic Basics

Girl wearing sweatshirt and sweatpants from Organic Basics

Based: Denmark             Ships to: Worldwide
Made in: Portugal, Austria, Italy, Turkey, and Scotland
Price: £85
Sustainability creds: B-Corp certified, PETA Cruelty Free, Global Recycled Standard, Global Organic Textile Standard

A great style for changing seasons, the Mid Weight Sweatpants from Organic Basics come in both men’s and women’s styles. Made from organic cotton, these eco-friendly sweatpants are vegan-friendly and come in a range of on-trend colours.

Organic Basics creates sustainable options in the basics wear market. It is both B-Corp certified and PeTA Approved, showing a commitment to both the planet and animal welfare. It is refreshingly honest about any missteps when it comes to its environmental impact and shows a dedication to continual improvement.

15. Kotn

Girl and boy wearing ethical sweatpants from KOTN

Based: Canada              Ships to: Worldwide
Made in: Portugal
Price: £86
Sustainability creds: Use of organic cotton, traced supply chains, B-Corp certified, non-toxic dyes, social initiatives for Egyptian cotton farming communities

The Unisex Reverse Fleece Pant from Kotn brings a modern, trendy vibe to a classic jogger style. These contemporary sweatpants feature a contrasting pocket design and are made from a BCI cotton reverse fleece. This style from Kotn is also coloured with non-toxic dyes.

Kotn holds the fourth-highest B Impact Score (a measure of a company’s social and environmental impact, the higher the better) for North American apparel brands. It has initiatives to assist cotton farming communities in Egypt and uses natural fibres that can biodegrade instead of being sent to landfill when they can no longer be worn.

Luxury Loungewear

If you are looking to splurge on some sweatpants, then these are the brands for you.

16. Ninety Percent

Cropped sweatpants from Ninety Percent UK

Based: UK              Ships to: Worldwide
Made in: Bangladesh
Price: £90
Sustainability creds: PeTA Approved Vegan, use of organic materials, supports environmental and nature organisations, GOTS-certified fabrics

The women’s Payton Sweatpants from Ninety Percent are made from soft organic cotton. They are created in a wide leg style, creating a classic sillohuette. However, they still keep all the comfort that quality sweatpants are known and loved for. 

Having achieved a respectable ‘Good’ rating on Good On You, Ninety Percent have made some key strides in their sustainability credentials. The brand uses eco-friendly and certified fabrics, has vegan products and supports worthwhile cause and organisations, such as Wild Aid.

17. Beaumont Organic

Lady wearing sweatpants from Beaumont Organic

Based: UK              Ships to: Worldwide
Made in: Portugal
Price: £95
Sustainability creds: GOTS-certified fabrics, support of social initiatives, sustainable materials, use of renewable energy in the supply chain

Made from 95% organic cotton, the Zadie trousers from Beaumont Organic come in a classic jogger style and a range of muted colours. These stylish sweatpants feature an elasticised waistband and cuffs for ultimate comfort plus pockets to make a practical fashion piece.

Beaumont Organics use sustainable materials in its ranges and creates versatile styles that offer a trans-seasonal approach to fashion. The brand also uses GOTS-certified materials and dyes.

18. Amour Vert

Black sweatpants from Amour Vert UK

Based: USA                Ships to: UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Europe
Made in: USA
Price: $98
Sustainability creds: Use of GOTS-certified fabrics, local manufacturing, recycled packaging, supports tree planting, hosts a resale marketplace

A brand that focuses on timeless style, Amour Vert has created joggers that are comfortable while still maintaining a classically stylish vibe. The Skylar Paris Rib Joggers are trendy enough to be worn on a casual day out and comfortable enough for a lounge day in.

Amour Vert has adopted a circular approach to fashion with its resale marketplace. It also uses sustainable and deadstock fabrics and undertakes some of its production processes in the United States. The brand plants trees with American Forests and uses recycled packaging.

19. Baukjen

Ethical sweatpants from Baukjen UK in Butterscotch color

Based: UK               Ships to: Worldwide
Made in: Europe
Price: £99
Sustainability creds: Global Recycled Standard, B-Corp Certified, vegan, organic fabrics, renewable energy supply chains, Living Wage Employer

The Duyen Organic Cotton Track Pant from Baukjen takes inspiration from cargo pants and joggers to create an inventive hybrid style. These ethical sweatpants from the UK brand are made from 96% organic cotton and feature elasticised ankle cuffs.

The London brand uses sustainable and recycled materials and plastic-free packaging. It has clothing rental schemes promoting a more conscious approach to consumption and uses renewable energy in its supply chain.

20. People Tree

UK lady wearing organic sweatpants from People Tree

Based: UK               Ships to: Worldwide
Made in: Bangladesh, Turkey, Italy, India, Portugal, Nepal
Price: £115
Sustainability creds: GOTS certified, Fair Trade, PeTA Approved Vegan, Soil Association Organic

From one of the heavyweights in the sustainable fashion world, the Lennon Quilted Joggers from People Tree are vegan-friendly and made from organic cotton certified by GOTS. The UK label’s ethical sweatpants are versatile enough for a relaxed day at home or can form part of a casual look for a laid-back cafe lunch.  

People Tree champion ethical and sustainable production. With a range of sustainable credentials, the brand’s products and materials are Fair Trade certified and include certifications from organisations such as Soil Association Organic and GOTS.

21. Mate the Label

Ethical sweatpants for her and him from Mate the Label

Based: USA               Ships to: Worldwide
Made in: USA & Peru
Price: $128 & $138
Sustainability creds: Sustainable and organic materials, 1% for the Planet member, Carbon Neutral certified, circular fashion program, plastic-free packaging

Cosy and casual, the Fleece Relaxed Pocket Sweatpants from Mate the Label are designed to be a style you never want to take off. Available in a variety of trendy hues, these sustainable sweatpants are made from 100% organic cotton. If you are looking for men’s styles Mate still has you covered, with the Men’s Fleece Sweatpants, also Made from organic cotton.

Taking an active approach to sustainable fashion, Mate is a member of 1% for the Planet and is Carbon Neutral Certified. The brand has also created a circularity program to help keep clothes out of landfill.

A conscious fashion choice

As we all look for the comfiest sweatpants styles, it’s worth sparing a thought for the environment. The brands creating these eco-friendly sweatpants are taking a conscious approach to fashion production.

The labels behind these styles are creating ethical sweatpants that conscious consumers can snuggle up in for a relaxing day at home, work up a sweat at the gym in, or can become the ultimate go-to casual style.

So, next time you are searching for the perfect pair of sweatpants, make sure they are ones that are kind to people and the planet.

If you are looking to complete the sweatsuit look, be sure to check out our roundup of ethical hoodies. Similarly, if you are looking for something to take the gym or yoga studio by storm, we have roundups of sustainable yoga clothes and activewear too! 

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