If your New Year’s resolution was to get fit, we’re guessing you could probably do with a little extra motivation right about now.
To get you back into the swing of things, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite brands committed to helping you live well.
Melbourne cafes were onto something when they started stocking The Wild. Offering a range of breakfast blends that are gluten-free, organic, vegan and free of refined sugar, the brand makes healthy morning food that *actually* tastes good. We promise. Delivered by a tight-knit duo (who may or may not be sisters), each combination of porridge, bircher, muesli, crumble and granola has less sugar per serve than an apple. Plus, you’ve got the added bonus of paleo, no added sugar, raw and low GI options. For an extra treat, FJ readers can score 25% off using the code FJ25.
Yogi Peace Club
Some days we struggle with motivation to head to the gym, but we always have a reason to do yoga. A combined love of the practice and the beach was the inspiration for Yogi Peace Club. Based in Torquay, the label delivers a vibrant selection of yoga wear and accessories with a distinctly tropical theme. Palms and pineapples span the range, while tees bear slogans like ‘Aloha Namaste’. But it’s the yoga mats that really set this brand apart. Expect colourful mandalas splashed across 100 per cent biodegradable tree rubber. Namaste.
While we’re increasingly conscious shoppers when it comes to everyday dressing, it’s easy to overlook our choice of activewear. So here’s a timely reminder. At the forefront of the ethical movement is ALAS, a sustainable label working to encourage conscious choices beyond just daywear. Last year saw the label expand from sleepwear into activewear, with the new range focusing on athletic cuts and wearability. The line is made using entirely sustainable materials including an organic stretch cotton and a recycled PET fabric, woven with 17 per cent elastane for flexibility and support. The result is functional and beautiful activewear, but not as you know it.
Cashmere may not traditionally be your first choice of activewear, but Birdie Cashmere might just change that. Made from a technical cotton/cashmere blend, the label’s pieces are ultralight, breathable and surprisingly gym-appropriate. Birdie has tapped a unique ratio of natural fibres, pioneered by the label to keep you cool during your sweat sesh and warm once you’re done. Unsurprisingly, the focus here is on comfort and wearable design. Styles are versatile, with the range covering staples like white tees, lightweight hoodies and breton stripes. Ideal for gym and brunch after. Or alternatively, just brunch. Use the code Fashionj to save 15%.
New activewear is one way to get yourself motivated. And Bravura’s sportswear line is likely to make you feel good, too. Designed with extra support and curvier figures in mind, the collection is a fusion of sleek cuts, athletic designs and bold prints. It’s also an ideal alternative to mass-produced sportswear, with the brand committed to producing all pieces in Australia with ethical manufacturing processes. As for fabrication, Bravura favours locally-sourced materials such as Supplex Lycra and Combed Cotton Lycra. Combined benefits include limiting shrinkage and fading, plus increased breathability and durability.
Sporting a pair of statement leggings can be the easiest way to elevate your gym outfit. Cue doyoueven, the Melbourne fitness fashion label that brings street influence straight to the treadmill. Through bold and eccentric designs, its range is designed to empower and make an impression. The latest drop sees two new legging sets in various colourways. The Jungle Collection showcases a tropical-inspired theme splashed across three designs. Meanwhile, the CompFit Supernovas are comfy compression tights with handy reflective panels. Treat yourself to 10% off by using FJ10 at checkout. Word on the street is a new release is coming, keep an eye out.
This article was originally published in Fashion Journal 165. You can read it here.