Make this year’s resolution a workout and sustainability 2-in-1

January 2023

With the holidays behind us and winter settling in, plenty of people are aiming to start the new year off right by returning to good exercise habits or taking up all-new ones. According to a 2020 YouGov Poll, 50% of respondents who make New Year’s resolutions set their sights on something exercise-related.

Regardless of if you’re a seasoned gym rat or a newbie to Pilates, there are plenty of ways to throw your environmental values into that gym bag and take them along with you. So, get geared up in eco-friendly style and show 2023 what you’re made of, because we’ve got you covered with some of our favourite FSC-certified products.


Designed with your active yoga practice in mind, the Wordmark mat from Lululemon offers a grippy top layer so that your feet stay firmly planted even in the sweaty thick of it. This 5mm design made with FSC-certified rubber also gives a little extra cushion, in four stylish hue combinations to fit your vibe.

When it comes to lacing up, Allbirds is a go-to name in the sustainable shoes game, and their Women’s Wool Runner Mizzles are no exception. Thanks to their bio-based water-repellent shield, brisk walkers can take this pair out for a spin even when the weather isn’t cooperating. And their shoelaces made from recycled plastic and FSC-certified sole mean you can leave your environmental concerns at home too.

After an intense home workout, Bonterra makes the sustainable paper towel you’ll want to reach for when wiping down your favourite exercise accessories. The Canadian-made, carbon-neutral sheets are choose-your-own-size to help reduce wastefulness, and rolls come wrapped in paper packaging too, so you don’t need to worry about disposing of extra plastic.

Made with 2mm of 85% FSC-certified natural rubber, the R2 Yulex Gloves by Patagonia are dead-set on keeping your digits warm even in the coldest of waters. Their lining is crafted from 87% recycled, fair trade-sewn materials, which can put your ethical mind at ease so that you can keep your focus on those waves.

Cordless headphones have all put revolutionized the way we exercise, happily leaving the days of getting tangled in wires far behind us, and House of Marley’s Positive Vibration XL ANC Wireless Headphones are a comfort-lovers dream in this department. With active noise-cancelling technology and an exterior that combines FSC-certified wood and recyclable aluminium, it’s worth tuning in with this pair that’s built to last.

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