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8 Pairs of Ethically-Made Leggings to Help You Stay Comfy


I don’t have to offer up an ode to leggings, right? We all know where we stand on them. We know how comfy and cozy they keep us. We know how thankful we are that, on the outside, we look like we’re wearing pants, but on the inside, we feel like we’re wearing pajamas.

As any Game of Thrones meme will tell you, winter is coming. That means it’s time to move to an exclusively legging wardrobe again. So, if you’re looking to update or expand your legging collection, we have you covered with some great pairs of eco-friendly and sustainable leggings that do good for people, the planet, and your fashion sense!

(Pssst...if you don’t find what you need below, be sure to check out the rest of our collection of high-quality, ethically-made leggings here.) 

Pocket Legging | Pact Apparel

Why we love these leggings: Please note: they have pockets. If that is not enough to convince you, I’m not sure what is. Plus, these affordable, organic cotton leggings from Pact Apparel are...what’s the technical term?...hella soft. I personally own these leggings and I wear them approximately 80% of the time. 

Brand values: Organic cotton, fair trade-certified factories, GMO-free, toxin-free, empowers workers, eco-friendly, gives back.

The JoJo Legging | Majamas Earth

Why we love these leggings: Majamas Earth always has the funnest prints, and these leggings are no exception. Choose a solid color or a unique design (or both!). These leggings also feature a stylish colorblock waistband, so you can wear your new favorite leggings high waisted, or fold them over.

Brand values: Made in the USA, organic, vegan, eco-friendly, empowers workers.  

Organic Cotton Reversible Rib Leggings | Maggie’s Organics

Why we love these leggings: With this reversible style, no one ever has to know that you are wearing the same pair of leggings every day. Wear the distressed grey side one day and the black side the next, and people will assume that you at least own two pairs of leggings! We also love that Maggie’s Organics is committed to the utmost transparency in making Fair Trade and GOTS certified clothes, while staying affordable and accessible to all. 

Brand values: Fair trade-certified, made in the USA, organic, eco-friendly, empowers workers.  

Redemption Right Leggings | Yogavated Athletics

Why we love these leggings: Yogavated Athletics designs are hand-painted by different artists around the world. Which means that when you wear their gear, your clothes will be unique and one-of a kind, in addition to looking and feeling great. These leggings also have a high waistband, with a foldover option, so you can wear them however you want. 

Brand values: Zero waste, made in the USA, supports local artists, made with recycled or upcycled materials, empowers workers, eco-friendly, gives back.

$25 off with promo code YOGAVATED25

Baselayer Leggings | Bewildher

Why we love these leggings: As I type this, it’s a brisk 33 degrees outside, but I’m staying cozy and warm in my black baselayer leggings from Bewildher. True story. Seriously, these are the warmest leggings you’ll ever put on. They also have a nice, high waistband (no muffin-tops), they’re made using recycled water bottles, and they are available in plus sizes!

Brand values: Member 1% for the planet, products made on-demand, uses recycled materials, vegan, inclusive sizing, empowers workers, eco-friendly, gives back.

Crop Leggings | Boody

Why we love these leggings: If you’re looking for some cropped leggings for your workout (or just to wear around the house), this pair is for you. With a 4.7 star average review on their website, Boody customers love how these comfy, affordable, ethical leggings (made from bamboo!) both look great and keep you cool in the gym.

Brand values: Organic bamboo, vegan, toxin-free, empowers workers, eco-friendly, gives back.

Mariposa Leggings | Cotopaxi

Why we love these leggings: It’s no surprise that Cotopaxi is going to make quality leggings that are perfect for an active lifestyle, but the attention to detail in the Mariposa leggings puts them over the top. These leggings contain a stash pocket in the back waistband (perfect for storing your keys while you go on a run), and Polygiene® odor-control technology that keeps your leggings smelling fresher for longer. We’ll just pretend we don’t actually need that technology and go about our business. 

Brand values: Certified B Corp, empowers workers, eco-friendly, gives back.

Lacy Pant | Synergy Organic Clothing

Why we love these leggings: The Lacy Pant from Synergy offers a classic look with its basic colors and a feminine touch with the lace-up sides at the hem. We also love the high, ruched waistband and the fact that these leggings are GOTS certified.

Brand values: Organic, toxin-free, empowers workers, eco-friendly, gives back. 


Erin King
DoneGood Contributor

Writer, editor, and all-around language enthusiast who 
uses her love of words to help others.


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