Brands We Love: Girlfriend Collective

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There’s one sustainable activewear company that we grew to love and couldn’t go without highlighting – and it’s GIRLFRIEND. girlfriend collective review

Why We Love Girlfriend Collective

Top Notch Sustainability Efforts

If there’s one company that has transparency with their sustainability efforts, its Girlfriend. We’re a fan of companies that do good for the environment and people behind the scenes – and Girlfriend does just that. Here’s a little breakdown:

The Packaging: 100% recycled and recyclable. girlfriend collective review

Compressive Leggings + Bras: Made from 79% recycled polyester (or RPET) and 21% spandex. GF leggings are also made from 25 recycled post-consumer bottles and the bras are made from 11. Amazing. 

LITE Leggings: Made from recycled fishing nets and other waste using ECONYL® yarn. The LITE fabric is made up of 83% recycled nylon and 17% spandex.

Cupro: All GF tees and tanks are 100% cupro, a delicate fiber made from waste the cotton industry leaves behind. Their yarn is made in a zero-waste, zero-emission facility in Japan, then constructed at our SA8000-certified factory in Hanoi.

Reusable Pouch: The cute, pink reusable pouch is made with the same RPET as their bras and leggings. So not only is it reusable and adorable, it’s just as good for the earth as the rest of their line.girlfriend collective review

Size-Inclusivegirlfriend collective review

Something you won’t find at Lululemon – sizing from XXS to 6XL. No matter what size you are, there’s a range of products for you. 

Amazing Product Range

Want lounge? They got it. Bras for every type of workout? They got it. Multiple unisex options? Yep, they got it. Outerwear and bags? YEP. Pretty sure there’s not one thing we don’t  want on their website – and we’re here for every new drop they have.

They also came out with their “For Everyone” line – an all-gender range of sweatsuits, basics + outerwear made from fabric scraps, recycled water bottles and even trash (don’t worry, it’s clean.)

The Fitgirlfriend collective review

Flattering in all the right places. Whether you like more compression or prefer a relaxed-fit, there’s a line for every preference. 


Did you know that only 1% of fabric is recycled? Once your clothes make it to the landfill, it may take up to 200 years to decompose (on top of leaching plastics into the earth.) Big no bueno.

Girlfriend’s ReGirlfriend program gives you an incentive to recycle – or epicycle – your used compression leggings and bras. Just send them your old Girlfriend clothing and they’ll turn it into new Girlfriend – and send you store credit as thanks. 


This was something we didn’t know until our first few purchases, but their reward program, The Collective, is fantastic. You just may occasionally get money added to your account, or even a free bra or leggings after a few purchases. If you’re an activewear regular, don’t sleep on Girlfriend (unless you’re actually wearing their underwear to bed). girlfriend collective review

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