10 Sustainable Joggers And Organic Cotton Sweatpants Sets
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Saying yes to the loungewear trend is easier than ever, especially as the days grow shorter and the weather gets cooler. So it’s no surprise that we’ve got our eyes on snuggly sweatshirts and sweatpants for ourselves and our loved ones this holiday season. (Because who wouldn’t want to be MORE cozy and comfortable?)
These brands combine style and comfort with sustainable fabrics and ethical production practices. Many use organic, recycled, or responsibly sourced materials, and some offer inclusive sizing and collections for all genders and ages. That means you can wrap up your parents, partners, and loved ones in quality sweats that make for less eco-impact and more lounging.
If you’re looking to upgrade your full WFH look, don’t forget house shoes and slippers—oh, and a robe for those extra chilly days (especially when you’re off camera)! Or, if your office attire needs an upgrade, head over to our guide on the best sustainable workwear brands.
Best For | Organic cotton loungewear
Price Range | $58 (crewneck)–$68 (sweatpant)
If classic cotton is your go-to for loungewear, Pact is the brand for you. Ethically made from GOTS certified cotton in a fair trade factory, all of Pact’s sweats and loungewear is as sustainable as it is cozy. From slouchy, oversized hoodies to slim-fit joggers, the brand is bound to carry the style for you in your comfiest fit. Mix it up or create a two-piece moment with their wide selection of soothing hues for your most relaxing loungewear yet.
2. MATE the Label
Best For | Sets
Price Range | $205 (crewneck)–$235 (sweatshirt)
Each piece in MATE the Label‘s sweatsuits collection is ethically made in Los Angeles, where it’s cut, sewn, and packaged with a minimal carbon footprint. Even better, these stylish and sustainable loungewear staples are made from organic cotton, then dyed with nontoxic, low-impact dyes. See MATE’s Impact Report for more about its work and sustainability. Yes, it’s possible to be stylish, sustainable, and snuggled in simultaneously—we know firsthand! You can read our editor’s MATE The Label review here.
3. Girlfriend Collective
Best For | Loungewear that doubles as activewear
Price Range | $62 (sweat short)–$78 (sweatshirt)
One of our favorite activewear brands, Girlfriend Collective, also makes some of our favorite rest-and-recovery pieces! Made from recycled fabrics in fair wage facilities, these sweat sets are a wardrobe (and holiday gift list) staple. Plus, Girlfriend is dedicated to size inclusivity (its current offerings go up to 6X!) and offer men’s sizing as well.
Best For | Elevated sweat sets
Price Range | $175 (alpaca jogger)–$180 (alpaca hoodie)
Relax your style with Avocado’s loungewear line—you’ll luxuriate in these super-soft alpaca sweats. (You might never buy another sweat set, they’re that good.) The brand’s line of sweats ranges from cozy fleece cuffed shorts and short sleeve sweatshirts all the way to a full sweater-knit set, all colored with natural and nontoxic dyes in our favorite hues. Avocado’s pieces make beautiful gifts, too—they’ll be on our wishlists for sure.
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Best For | Zip-ups & hoodies
Price Range | $78 (hoodie)–$68 (sweatpant)
Certified B Corp tentree is on a mission to protect and restore the environment via eco-conscious apparel and a serious commitment to sustainability. Ten trees are planted with each purchase (track your impact here), and over 100 million trees have been planted to date. tentree’s sweatpants and sweatshirts for all genders are ethically made in China, using recycled polyester derived from plastic bottles, Tencel and certified organic cotton. These sweats are a bit more fitted, making them ideal for looking cute while running errands or on weekend breakfast dates. For a more relaxed fit, we recommend sizing up.
Best For | Popover hoodies
Price Range | $80 (sweatpant)–$98 (hoodie)
If you’re seeking the best in cotton quality and searching for a brand that prioritizes ethics and sustainability, then you’ll love Kotn for its collection of premium basics, made for all genders. This brand partners directly with family-run farms in Egypt and Portugal where sweats are sewn using cotton-based fabrics, and where everyone—from the farmers to the local weavers—earns a fair and living wage. Find all kinds of loungewear here: zip hoodies, baggy sweatpants, mock necks and more.
7. Organic Basics
Best For | Boxy vintage sweatshirts
Price Range | $58 (crewneck)–$68 (sweatpant)
Organic Basics makes our kind of basics–comfy, sustainable and effortless. Crafted from 100% organic cotton, these french terry sweat sets give off a vintage athletic vibe, making them perfect for rocking at home or out and about. Organic Basics prioritizes ethical production and uses only recycled, recyclable and organic materials in their clothing for minimal waste and impact. 1% of each order is also donated to a non-profit organization of your choice, helping to give back as a collective. CO2 neutral shipping is available.
8. Harvest & Mill
Best For | Affordable, organic joggers
Price Range | $118 (jogger pant)–$185 (hoodie)
Harvest & Mill is dedicated to American-made apparel. Using only USA-grown organic cotton, Harvest Mill independently sews all of its clothing in the Bay Area, using low-impact and natural dyes whenever possible. Our favorites are the jogger-style sweatpants for all genders, available in neutral colors and ideal for lounging. Whatever you pick, you can see your impact, with metrics like water saved or emissions prevented. Every part of your order is compostable from fabric to packaging, and it’s all carbon-neutral, too.
Best For | Slouchy hoodies & joggers
Price Range | $98 (crewneck)–$118 (sweatpant)
Outerknown has been outfitting surfers and sustainability enthusiasts since 2015—and aims to become fully circular by 2030. This Fair Labor Association-accredited brand is known for its denim and flannels, but did you know they make sweats too? We especially love the Hightide sets, which are made from organic cotton and recycled poly from 100% post-consumer waste. (They’re available in men’s sizing as well.) Sweats so nice, they made them twice.
Best For | Hemp clothing
Price Range | $94 (sweatshirt)–$107 (sweatpant)
Jungmaven knows that the future of sustainable fashion lies in hemp. The low-impact, regenerative plant cleans the air and water as well as nourishing the land (and makes some durable fabric to boot!) The crop requires no irrigation and usues no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. Jungmaven’s hemp and organic cotton blend sweats are the perfect loungewear for the eco- (and fashion!) conscious consumer.
Featured image from MATE The Label