Many see the main obstacle in the path of a vegan athlete as nutrition. However, while nutrition is certainly a huge aspect of vegan athlete life to think about, ethical sports apparel is something that slips under the radar.
In recent years, a niche market for vegan apparel has opened, providing gear that is both high-quality and ethically sourced. Not only do these brands ensure their clothing is cruelty free, but they also promote the vegan lifestyle throughout their ranges. The idea is to both support and empower vegan athletes around the world to thrive within their chosen fields, whilst being open and proud about their veganism.
Checkout our go-to brands supplying the very best vegan-friendly apparel online.
Vegan Athletic – Vegan Athletic source all of their products in ethical and animal-friendly ways, as well as cutting back on needless packaging. The company also runs continuous environmental projects to give back to the planet wherever possible. They currently have a ‘Save the Trees’ collection, with three new lines coming soon, including ‘Save the Ocean’, ‘Animal Welfare’, and Lifestyle Medicine’. For Vegan Athletic, it is all about giving back, sustainability, and education.
Vegan Athlete Wear – This company has built their brand around using fitness wear to promote the vegan lifestyle with eye grabbing slogans visible on majority of their products. Once you delve deeper into the brand, they also work behind the scenes to ensure that all products are ethically made in the US out of a small office, using 100% recycled materials, reusable packaging, and a percentage of each purchase goes towards a good cause.
New Grip – While the first two companies having wider-reaching apparel brands, new grip operates within the niche of weightlifting gloves. These are designed for weightlifters, bodybuilders, power lifters, personal trainers, and general gym-goers. What makes New Grip unique is that the gloves are 100% vegan friendly, free of animal products or animal cruelty. They even claim that the gloves last two times as long as leather equivalents.
Roots of Compassion – This company have been running since 2001 in the vegan sector, protesting against animal cruelty and for animal rights and liberation. Through the years, they launched a website and started selling vegan-friendly products, which now encompasses a wide range of ethical sports apparel. Clothing, shoes, accessories, food, and more, Roots of Compassion has become a one-stop-shop for all vegan-related sporting purchases.