Everyone is wearing leggings these days, and we are loving the trend at MOXY Active. They offer comfort and versatility you don’t find in many pieces of a wardrobe. But as the popularity of athleisure and activewear continues to grow, it's important to consider the environmental and social impacts of the clothes you buy and wear

While it may seem like a small decision to purchase a new pair of workout leggings or a sports bra, the reality is that the clothing industry has a significant impact on our planet and the people who work on it.

That's where sustainable activewear comes in.

Sustainable activewear is clothing designed and produced in a way that minimizes negative environmental impacts and maximizes positive social and economic benefits. This can include using environmentally friendly materials, such as recycled polyester or organic cotton, implementing eco-friendly production processes as we do at MOXY, or ensuring fair labor practices throughout the supply chain.

One of the key benefits of sustainable activewear is that it helps to reduce waste and pollution in the clothing industry. Did you know that around 10% of global carbon emissions come from the manufacturing and shipping of fashion? That is more than the maritime and aviation industries combined! 

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The traditional clothing production process can be resource-intensive and generate a significant amount of waste, including water, chemical pollution, and a lot of excess plastics that end up in the environment. By using sustainable materials and production methods, activewear brands can help to minimize these impacts and reduce their overall environmental footprint. 

An unfortunate statistic about the fashion industry is that about three-fifths of what is manufactured will end up in a landfill or incinerator within just a few years after production. Brands over-produce and undersell their clothing, which sends it into a destocking funnel that often ends up having a damaging effect on resources and the environment. 

The durability of the clothing you buy makes a difference in how much of it ends up where it shouldn’t. By choosing activewear that is built to withstand the wear and tear of regular use, you can reduce the need to constantly purchase new clothing, which can save money and resources in the long run.

At MOXY, your leggings are made on demand.

This means we make them when you buy them. There are no leggings gathering dust on shelves or being produced in extreme volume. We make them one at a time as they are ordered to minimize any excess use of resources or waste. 

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In addition to the environmental benefits, sustainable activewear also supports fair labor practices and helps to promote social responsibility throughout the supply chain. Many clothing brands, including those that produce activewear, have been criticized for poor working conditions and exploitation of workers in their supply chains. By choosing sustainable activewear, consumers can support brands that prioritize the well-being of their workers and the communities where they operate.

Sustainable activewear is a way for you to look great and feel comfortable while also being mindful of the impact on the environment. By supporting sustainable fashion brands like MOXY Active, you can do your part to reduce the impact of fast fashion and keep our world clean.