If you’re anywhere from XXS to 6XL, enjoy activewear, and care about the planet, The Girlfriend Collective is about to be your next favorite brand. It certainly is ours! To start, the Girlfriend Collective is a sustainable and ethical fashion brand that produces size-inclusive activewear for all women. They take trash and create something new and wearable out of it.
“Trash looks better on you than it does polluting the planet. That’s why we turn old plastic bottles, fishing nets and other waste into bras, leggings and shorts you’ll never want to throw away.”
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A few sustainable and ethical manufacturing processes include the use of non-toxic and eco-friendly dyes and recycled polyester and spandex. Furthermore, they uphold the SA8000 which is a social accountability standard and certification used as a guideline to protect workers’ wages and conditions (they also manufacture in Vietnam). Transparency in the fashion industry is key and it’s the change that we need to be seeing. For a comprehensive look at the Girlfriend Collective’s commitment to ethical and sustainable manufacturing, read their page HERE.
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Oh and did we mention they’re size inclusive?! They carry puffer jackets and other cozy outerwear pieces, all styles of sports bras, leggings, underwear, and tees. Their products deliver and there’s something for everyone! Here are a few of our favorites:
Thyme Classic Puffer
Need an amazing cold weather fashion pick? Look no further! Puffer jackets are so on trend right now (but honestly they are every year and we’re not complaining!). If you enjoy your trendy pieces, make sure you grab a style that’s going to be your classic piece that you can count on, like this classic puffer in a stunning green shade. It’s made from recycled materials and is water-resistant so you can take it with you to the snow or wherever you go. It comes in 4 super wearable and beautiful colorways, and if you prefer a cropped puffer, they have that too! Check it out here.
Midnight High-Rise Pocket Legging
A high-rise pocket legging like this one is without a doubt an essential for any activewear collection. The high-rise design compresses and holds you in for extra comfort during your workouts, and the pocket detail is perfect for storing your phone. They also have 2 different lengths which we love! Considering I’m a petite girl at only 5’0”, finding bottoms that fit me in the waist and are a good length can be tricky. These Girlfriend Collective leggings come in 5 essential colors and 4 amazing seasonal colors (they’re limited so grab one now!)
It was nearly impossible to choose our favorite sports bra. Their whole collection offers the best, most universal styles so you can’t go wrong with any of them. Our pick today is the Dylan bra because of the super flattering racerback design, high halter neckline and tank design. The tank style means this can be even worn for everyday wear paired with high-waisted bottoms which makes the pieces more versatile. Our notable mention is the Girlfriend Collective Tommy Bra because of the stylish square neck and low back (so chic!) and it is double-lined. So soft and comfortable.
May Crossover Nursing Bra
Hi moms! This one’s for you! We love how The Girlfriend Collective also offers bras and leggings for women who are pregnant and nursing. Being a mom is not easy and thanks to the Girlfriend Collective, the job is made just a little bit easier for ya! This cute and practical nursing bra features a classic crossover style, making it convenient to nurse on the go. It’s super soft and stretchy and accommodates fluctuating cup sizes which is a huge plus.
FLOAT Seamless High-Rise Legging
Last but certainly not least, one of our favorites is this high-rise legging from the Girlfriend Collective FLOAT collection. These leggings are extremely lightweight and breathable, making them perfect to wear for high intensity workouts and lounging around. Workout leggings can sometimes be rather thick and restrictive, but not these. Plus they’re seamless — it’s like wearing nothing.
Do you love Girlfriend Collective as much as we do? Let us know what you think of this fabulous brand in the comments!
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