15 Sustainable Joggers And Organic Cotton Sweatpants Sets
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We’ve said farewell to our workwear and a long hellooo to the loungewear trend, 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— trust us, footwear will make the whole thing feel more like an outfit! Or, if you’re going back to the office, head over to our guide to the best sustainable workwear brands.
Best Overall — Girlfriend Collective
Most Affordable — Pact
Most Organic — MATE the Label
1. Girlfriend Collective
Best For | Loungewear that doubles as activewear
Sustainable Materials | OEKO-TEX Certified recycled cotton & polyester
Prices | $78 (sweatpants), $78 (sweatshirts)
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.
2. MATE the Label
Best For | Sets
Sustainable Materials | Organic cotton, hemp, Tencel
Prices | $128 (sweatpants), $108 (sweatshirts)
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 and Tencel, then dyed with nontoxic, low-impact dyes. Grab a full set for 20 percent off! 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.
Best For | Zip-ups & hoodies
Sustainable Materials | Certified organic cotton, recycled polyester, Tencel lyocell
Prices | $68 (sweatpants), $58 (sweatshirts)
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 60 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 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 | Elevated sweat sets
Sustainable Materials | Natural, biodegradable, & renewable materials like alpaca fiber from regenerative farms & pima cotton
Prices | $110 (sweatpants), $110 (sweatshirts)
Relax your style with Avocado Green Brands’ newly launched 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.
Best For | Organic cotton loungewear
Sustainable Materials | GOTS certified organic cotton
Prices | $50 (sweatpants), $55 (sweatshirts)
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.
Best For | Slouchy hoodies & joggers
Sustainable Materials | Organic cotton, TENCEL, REFIBRA recycled fabric
Prices | $118 (sweatpants), $98 (sweatshirts)
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 Second Spin sets, which are made from organic cotton and REFIBRA™, a fabric made from recycled clothes and factory scraps, and sustainably harvested wood pulp. (They’re available in men’s sizing as well.) Sweats so nice, they made them twice.
Best For | Popover hoodies
Sustainable Materials | Fair trade cotton
Prices | $65 (sweatpants), $88 (sweatshirts)
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 (like poplin and terry), and where everyone—from the farmers to the local weavers—earns a fair and living wage. Find all kinds of loungewear here: mock necks, popovers, sweat shorts, and more.
8. Universal Standard
Best For | Sweatshirt dresses with sizes up to 40/4XL
Sustainable Practices | Recycling & donation programs for returned apparel
Prices | $88 (sweatpants), $94 (sweatshirts)
When shopping, style should be the only filter, not size. Universal Standard makes that happen as one of the world’s most size-inclusive fashion brands, offering workwear, essentials, and athleisure. With sizes 00-40, try-at-home options, and free exchanges as your body changes, this women-led team prioritizes inclusivity and flexibility. Returned clothing is then donated to orgs like Dress for Success to minimize waste. We love the sweatshirt dresses to help transition seasons!
9. Back Beat Co.
Best For | Genderless sweatsuits
Sustainable Materials | Recycled cotton, certified organic cotton fleece, hemp
Prices | $88 (sweatpants), $85 (sweatshirts)
One of our favorite LA-based brands has added sweat-sets to its sustainable apparel collection. Back Beat Co.—a family-owned company that prioritizes low-impact and high-comfort staples—is now making organic sweatsuits (matching, no less). The fabric is either hemp, organic cotton fleece grown with nontoxic methods, or recycled cotton for sustainability. Back Beat Co also promises socially responsible manufacturing, gives back, and offers sizes up to XXL and genderless options. These sets are sure to be loved; snag yours for the coziest fall feels.
Best For | Patterns & prints
Sustainable Materials | Sustainable cotton, polyester-free or recycled polyester in 95% of womenswear
Prices | $70 (sweatpants), $90 (sweatshirts)
For sweats that you can wear upon your return to the office (seriously, the embroidery and ruffles on some of these sweatshirts 😍)—Boden is the place to go. We love that Boden’s manufacturers are regularly audited (you can even download a list of all its partners), and 60 percent of the brand’s cotton comes from sustainable sources. On track to use 100 percent sustainable cotton by 2023, we can’t wait to see what’s in store.
Best For | Tie-dye sweats
Sustainable Materials | Sustainably produced yarn made with plant-based Modal, cotton, & spandex
Prices | $88 (sweatpants), $88 (sweatshirts)
You’ll know exactly why this brand calls itself Softwear once you slip into these buttery soft sweats. Made for living and lounging, they are made with a plant-based Modal blend (which comes from a family-owned mill in CA) and then designed and produced in Brooklyn or Los Angeles. Our Editorial Director wore these nearly every day in the early stages of the pandemic (hey, don’t judge), and can attest to their coziness. These sweats remain snuggly, wearable, and super cute after easily 100+ wears.
Best For | Hemp clothing
Sustainable Materials | Hemp and organic cotton
Prices | $115 (sweatpants), $94 (sweatshirts)
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.
13. Christy Dawn
Best For | Low-waste women’s sweatsuits
Sustainable Materials | Organic cotton
Prices | $198 (sweatpants), $198 (sweatshirts)
For vintage-inspired sweatsuits, we’re fans of Christy Dawn’s line of matching sweatshirts and sweatpants. They’re ethically and sustainably made in either India and Los Angeles, using organic cotton, nontoxic dyes, and low-waste or regenerative practices. You can find options from XS–XL for worldwide delivery, and the team is continuing to adjust styles to be more size- and body-inclusive. These pieces are made to fit and made to last.
Best For | Color-blocked sweatshirts
Sustainable Materials | Tencel, modal, & cotton
Prices | $65 (sweatpants), $65 (sweatshirts)
Summersalt makes loungewear that actually looks good—since the team measured over 10,000 women to find the best fit. These pieces are made with USDA certified sustainable fibers from a mix of Tencel lyocell, modal, and cotton for a soft and sustainable look. We especially love the color-blocking options, as well as the tie-dye and ombre patterns. We’ll take one of each pullover, please!
15. Harvest & Mill
Best For | Affordable, organic joggers
Sustainable Materials | USA-grown organic cotton
Prices | $68 (sweatpants), $58 (sweatshirts)
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, 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.
Featured image from Christy Dawn