The Fit List: Eco-friendly activewear, beauty products and workout gear

A healthy lifestyle doesn’t just benefit you – it can help save the planet too.

This week’s Fit List is all about highlighting the sustainable and environmentally friendly products that you can add to your fitness or beauty routines.

From electric bikes to and low-plastic mineral water to plastic-free, vegan hair-and-skincare ranges, there’s no excuse to not take care of the planet while you’re taking care of yourself.

Take a gander at our picks of sustainably products to shop this week.

Folding Electric Metro Bike

Volt’s Folding Electric Metro Bike is perfect for city-dwellers looking to make their commute more environmentally friendly.

It has a step-through frame, up to 40-60 miles battery life and thanks to eight gears it can travel at speeds of up to 15.5mph.

Buy it for £1,599 from Volt.

Zendium toothpaste

Plant-based, prebiotic and PETA-approved, oral care brand Zendium has launched box-free, recyclable toothpaste tubes.

By doing so it’s saving more than 46 tons of paper every year (the equivalent of 2,500 trees). The Classic toothpaste contains natural antibacterial enzymes and is free from sodium lauryl sulphate.

Buy it for £4.85 from Boots.

So Eco beauty range

So Eco is a PETA-accredited, cruelty-free and eco-friendly beauty brand with everything from make-up brushes and skincare products to bath implements.

Where possible, products are biodegradable and all packaging is plastic-free – and for every 100 products sold, a tree is planted.

Available from £3.49 at Soinvogue.

Tide + Seek bikini

Tide + Seek create sustainably crafted swimwear. As performance pieces they are designed to streamline your training, but each has a fashion twist – we loved the 1980s Saved By The Bell theme.

Items are chlorine resistant and offer UV protection of 50+.

Buy it for £48 (Fitness bikini top); £45 (High-waisted bottoms) at Tide + Seek.

Water Bubble

Evian has launched this Water Bubble which promises a 60% reduction in plastic packaging.

The collapsible 5l ‘bubble’ is made of 100% recycled plastic, reducing carbon emissions. We love how it collapses and is an ever-evolving sculpture.

Buy it for £35 (Base); Refill bubbles, £7.99 (two bubbles) from Tesco.

Ekologik Cleaning Kit

Ekologik is an earth-friendly cleaning brand which uses sustainable refill sachets. Whether it’s bathroom cleaner or disinfectant, formulations are vegan and cruelty-free.

Buy it for £15 (includes three bottles for life, three refills and three child-protective tins) from Ecologik.

Blue Tit x Oway hair care

Sustainable London boutique hair salon Blue Tit has collaborated with organic Italian haircare brand Oway to bring customers refill stations in stores.

The idea is to minimise product waste, so simply pop along with your empty Oway glass bottle and a stylist will refill it with your favourite product and give you a 25% discount on the original price.

Buy refills from £22.50 from Blue Tit.

Asquith activewear collection

Ethical activewear brand Asquith make sustainable items in a GOTS-certified factory in Turkey, where all employees are over 23-years-old, have weekends off and paid holiday.

As of this year all of their packaging is 100% plastic-free. This collection is made with super-soft bamboo, organic cotton and their trademarked performance fabric.

Shop the collection from £35 at Asquith London.

Sukin Brightening collection

Australian-made beauty brand Sukin champion the environment by being 100% carbon-neutral.

Its Brightening collection contains the superfood kakadu plum which is known to have the highest recorded levels of vitamin C of any fruit in the world. It’s great for brightening, hydrating and improving elasticity.

Shop the collection from £9.99 at Boots.

We Are Nativ Savu Leggings

Lovingly made from econyl (regenerated consumer waste), these We Are Nativ Savu Leggings have muscle compression which aims to decrease the production of lactic acid in your legs and boost energy recovery.

They’re super durable so great for wild swimming and are sun cream and chlorine resistant.

Buy it for £160 from We Are Nativ.

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