More Activewear Brands You Need to Know About
We hope that you are following our Get Fit Initiative! We have been bringing you some great articles all summer related to health and wellness as well as a slew of information on fun and unique activewear. Who doesn’t want to look great while leading a healthy and active life? Some even argue that the clothes you wear go a long way in getting you motivated for that workout. Here at Daily Mom, we have done our due diligence in bringing some new brands to your attention. Today we are excited to introduce you to a new collection of stylish, unique and great quality activewear brands!
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The New Orleans-based company, Tasc Performance, was founded in 2009 with the mission to find a solution to the polyester athletic apparel problem of skin irritation and bad odor. Over a 2 year period of natural fiber research and textile engineering, the BamCo® (patent-pending) fabric finishing process was created. This fabric is made with bamboo that hits every mark when it comes to athletic apparel. Tasc Performance makes performance clothing that is so comfortable that you won’t want to take it off. It is anti-odor and lightweight so that it feels like you are wearing nothing at all, breathable to regulate your temperature, and moisture wicking to pull moisture away from your skin to keep you dry. All these attributes are inherent to the bamboo fibers, and the fabric is made with no chemicals. And a big plus for athletes who are always working out outdoors is that the BamCo material apparel is UPF 50+, so it protects you from 99.9% of the sun’s harmful rays.
Tasc Performance is a brand for athletes that require high performance apparel, and their product line covers tops, bottoms, base layers and accessories for both men and women. They make everything you need to stay snug and hold its shape while maintaining comfort. Their t-shirts and tanks are much better than the usual cotton shirts you may find elsewhere. You will love how the material stretches and feels soft on your skin without compromising style. Essentials such as lightweight racerback tees for women are perfect for layering or wearing on their own.
The Core Racer features binding at the neck and arm holes, a slimming center seam down the back, and a longer body length for hip coverage. The Bamboo Performance Technology™ makes this tank moisture wicking, super comfortable, lightweight, and anti-stink, so that you can wear it all day. However, if you really want style that can carry you through your workout and on to your evening out, get the Flow Tank. This graceful tank blends a fresh shape with functional features like removable cups in the supportive bra and a banded bottom for control in any pose. We love how the criss-cross bra straps and detailing add style.
Every Tasc Performance piece comes in a variety of colors to pick from, so you can mix and match easily. The colors are quite vibrant and chic, and the clothing is durable to stand up to many washes, which is a factor important to athletes. The pricing is reasonable and comparable to other competing companies, however with the process behind making the fabric and the low environmental impact, it definitely makes a difference to purchase Tasc Performance apparel.
When you are looking for workout and lifestyle apparel that is as comfortable as it is organic then look no further then LVR. They are a Los Angeles based company that was founded in 2010 by Eric Clarke. As an entrepreneur he had the vision and dream to create high quality yet affordable clothing that was also earth friendly and beneficial to both the global and the local community. He and his wife, Anastastia, came together and made this possible, thus creating an amazing company called LVR.
When you are looking for quality activewear that is also fashionable, LVR needs to be your go-to. Each of their earth friendly pieces is crafted in L.A by hand, using only the softest organic cotton. Their collections are both stylish and functional and can take you from yoga to barre to box jumps and then even into your daily errands with ease. They set themselves apart by using colorful yet low-impact dyes and vintage washes. As a company, they choose to work with factories and dye houses with high standards of ethics who only produce the highest quality of goods.
LVR is more than just a company that produces activewear. They strive to give back to the community, and they put this into practice by working together with a wildlife rescue center in Guatemala called ARCAS, and they donate a portion of their revenue quarterly to help aid in the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of wild animals. They also make monthly donations of clothing to the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles.
No matter what type of lifestyle activewear you are looking for you can certainly find something from LVR that suits your style. Starting out with under-layers, their Crystal Wash Sports Bra is both supportive and comfortable. Made from organic cotton, this bra features a cross back and will take you through whatever the day throws at you. Walking lunges? No problem! A trip to the zoo with the kids? No problem!
All women are looking for that perfect legging, that soft black pair that holds its shape and flatters their figure. You can pair your new sports bra with these comfortable yet basic Organic Leggings. If black isn’t your color, then you are in luck! They come in a wide array of colors. Top off this outfit with the best edgy jacket for the season; the Asymmetrical Zip Hoodie is going to become a must have staple.
Are you looking for a dress that can simply be thrown on after yoga or dressed up for a weekend party? LVR has the most flattering option for you, their Organic Double V-Pocket Maxi Dress. Made of 47% organic cotton, 47% modal and 6% lycra it has just the perfect amount of stretch. Coupled with its double v-neck and pockets (who doesn’t love pockets!), this dress will certainly become your closet go-to!
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Prana has been in existence for 22 years, based out of Carlsbad, California. It is an activewear brand known for its yoga clothing. Their focus is on making products that look great, but that are also easier on the planet’s resources. If you are fun-loving, travel well and play hard, you will love Prana activewear. Prana appeals to the soulful who care about the impact they have on the world around them and want to be able to reach into their closet and find something that reflects this.
Prana features tops, bottoms and accessories for both men and women. They focus on the details, and aren’t afraid to hang it out when it comes to bold colors and whimsical patterns. However, Prana has plenty of classic styles that are also versatile. Additionally, their clothes are created with organic cotton, natural fibers and recycled materials. As such, Prana helped pioneer Fair Trade Certified apparel and became the first major company in North America to produce and market Fair-Trade Certified styles. In their collections you will find apparel and accessories that are made using fewer toxins and chemicals. A simple reason to shop Prana is that in all they do, they work toward the most ambitious goals with regard to the use of energy, water and chemicals in manufacturing. As a partner of bluesign, Prana is already guided by the textile industry’s top standards – avoiding, wherever possible, processes that can cause harm to people or the environment.
Garnet Hill is a matured company that sprouted from humble beginnings in the 1970’s and grew the first full-size mail-order catalog dedicated entirely to sharing the concept that fine natural fiber merchandise could actually be a way of life. Now Garnet Hill boasts a women’s activewear collection that will feel good and fit you as well as your street clothes. Their activewear and yoga clothing collection runs the gamut with yoga pants, yoga tops, yoga sweaters, and yoga jackets. They offer elegant details to their products in super soft performance fabrics.
Explore their exclusive Zinni activewear collection, which are feminine, stylish pieces in pretty pastels to wear for yoga, lounging or jaunts to town. Their collection also includes women’s activewear from top brands such as Lucy Activewear®, Prana, and The North Face®. Not only will you find activewear clothing at Garnet Hill, but footwear is unique to its collection. Garnet Hill Yoga and ActiveWear is high end and priced to fit the bill.
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Brasilfit is women’s activewear for fitness, leisure and lifestyle, inspired by Brazil. You will find clothing that is reflective of tropical forests, beach side cities, baking sun and vibrant existence through bold prints and bright colors. Previously, only available in Brazil, Australia, and South Africa, Brasilfit USA is now proud to be available in the USA and headquartered in Georgia. Every garment from their essentials to seasonal collections is tailored for style, durability and comfort using advanced fabrics such as Supplex ®, Bodytech, Amni and Emana. These materials have features that give you support, and keep you dry and cool all year round.
At Brasilfit USA you will find activewear to suit every moment of your life. From a grinding workout, to a stroll in the park, to your ‘day to day’ and comfort wear, Brasilfit has a style to suit you. Their collection includes leggings, shorts, crops and sports bras, singlets and tanks, sleeved tops, jackets, tanks, and accessories. Brasilfit is high-end activewear with unsurpassable quality that will make any woman feel bold and exotic.
A family owned company based out of Utah, Albion strives to “provide women with the most luxurious, flattering, and hassle-free fitness and leisure apparel on the market.” From an array of beautifully colored bottoms to stylish and comfortable tops to uniquely fashionable retro-inspired swimwear, Albion offers well-made pieces that will take your sports and leisure wardrobe to the next level.
One thing that makes Albion stand out from other fitness apparel brands is their use of bright and bold patterns. We seriously can’t take our eyes off their blue flora Antigua print which you can see here in the Antigua Extend Leggings (it is also available in a top as well as swimwear). Albion’s compression leggings feature a wide waistband, hidden waist pocket, reinforced flat seams, and an extremely smooth and stretchy moisture wicking fabric. You can run a marathon in these leggings or throw on your favorite slouchy sweatshirt and wear them out and about while running errands. (WARNING: you will get asked frequently where you found these gorgeous leggings!)
A lot of Albion’s pieces can be mixed and matched to create a look that’s uniquely you. We paired the floral Antigua Extend Leggings with their Huntington Half Zip. The Huntington Half Zip looks almost light grey from a distance but it is actually tiny grey and white pin stripes, making for some great pattern mixing when put up against the bold Antigua Leggings. We seriously could live in this luxuriously soft pullover year round! Made from thin, moisture wicking fabric, the Huntington Half Zip is warm enough to wear on a cool weather run, but light enough to get use out of in the summertime as well. We love the stretch this top offers, as well as the thumb holes and flattering contrast stitching down the front.
With Albion, you can live in comfort and style with pieces so well-made, you’re sure to have them for years to come.
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Belabumbum has recently launched their new ACTIVE collection with the intent to help women look and feel their best. Created to inspire moms to keep moving during their pregnancy and beyond, Belabumbum Active pieces are designed to support and flatter. As a result, pregnant women and nursing moms are even more encouraged to “stay fit, stay healthy and to glow on.”
This collection is perfect for nursing mothers! For example, this super comfy racerback nursing sports tank is made of moisture-wicking stretch fabric that offers a comfortable, supportive fit during and after pregnancy. The built-in bra support makes it such that you can wear the tank with or without an additional sports bra, and the easy pull up under the bust offers quick breastfeeding access.
We equally love Belabumbum’s yoga jogger maternity pants in fluid fabric with pretty gathered cuffed legs that are both graceful and flattering. The wide waistband has light support and can be worn above or below the belly. These pants are so comfortable that you’ll easily find yourself wearing them while lounging at home, running errands or getting your fitness on. Even better that they don’t scream maternity so you can wear them during and after pregnancy.
For a different look, we’re really loving Belabumbum’s innovative layered nursing tank featuring a built-in bra with drop down straps and pull aside nursing access. The supportive bra is made of comfy, moisture wicking fabric and the loose fitting outer layer attaches to a flattering hip band. No need to wear a bra, and the loose fit allows you plenty of room to grow over the course of your pregnancy.
We paired the layering tank with the coordinating convertible capri pant. While pregnant, these capris are designed for ease of movement. You can wear the super wide waist band up over your changing belly, folded over mid-way or rolled down for under belly comfort. The firm stretch fabric has just enough give to be flattering and supportive.
After pregnancy, these capris will continue to be one of your favorites. The pocket in the back is perfect for your mp3 player or a spare key, while the waist band can easily be folded over for a comfortable fit.
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With the introduction to these new and stylish brands, it will come as no surprise that these items will sell like hot-cakes! In order to get your fitness on in style, you should check out these stylish items before they’re all gone!
For more information on the other stylish brands Daily Mom has brought you, check out 11 Activewear Brands You Need to Know About. Also, don’t forget to check out our Get Fit Initiative – it’s never too late to get your fitness on!
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Danielle resides in the Mitten State with her husband, toddler son and two loving pit-bull dogs. When Danielle isn’t writing and capturing pictures, she runs a small social media company, Buzz Mitten Media and is co-owner of Two Clicks Photography. Her interests include fitness, healthy eating, cooking, wine, reading, photography, exploring the beautiful state of Michigan, and spending time with family. She is a hardcore Spartans, Lions, Tigers and Red Wings fan and can talk sports all day long. You can find her blog here: https://coffeechaosandgiggles.com/ and visit her photography page at https://www.facebook.com/twoclicksphotographyanddesign. Follow her on Instagram: danielle_jones and twitter: @ daniseitzjones.