our responsibility

We’re on a journey to create a more sustainable future; it starts with how we treat our planet and people.

25% of our products are currently made from either natural or recycled fabrics, using sustainable processes. This is the start. But certainly not the end.

What we're doing now

post consumer plastic bottles have been recycled into leggings.

recycled cotton is used in our products including our soft fleeces.

of our swimwear is made using recycled plastic waste.

of our knitwear is crafted from natural fibres.

post consumer plastic bottles have been recycled into leggings

Recycled cotton is used in our products including our soft fleeces

of our swimwear is made using recycled plastic waste

of our knitwear is crafted from natural fibres

Our eco-friendly fabrics

We source responsibly and use sustainable materials wherever possible, and we are always looking for eco alternatives and innovations.

Recycled Cotton

Recycled cotton is used in many of our products, including our super soft Italian fleece and famous Gary Yoga Pants.

Econyl

85% of our swimwear is made using ECONYL, a regenerated nylon made from synthetic waste such as fishing nets, industrial plastic and fabric scraps.

Bamboo

Bamboo features heavily in our yoga collection. It's grown in a more sustainable way than other fabrics, and is pesticide and fertiliser free.

Merino

Merino wool is a natural fibre that is environmentally friendly. We use this in many of our knitwear items as it's super soft, breathable and regulates body temperature.

Organic Cotton

We are proud to use pesticide free organic cotton, which uses less water and produces around 46% less CO2 than conventional cotton. You can find this in our jumpers and easy-wearing layers.

From plastic bottles to Polyester

To make our Recycled Super Sculpt Leggings we take 17 post-consumer plastic bottles, transform them into pellets and then weave them into a high performance yarn.

Engineered to last

We are proud that our activewear is crafted from highly technical fabrics. We source, create and test these fabrics to make sure they are durable, wash well and last for years.

"At Sweaty Betty, sustainable thinking is at the centre of everything do. We are committed to making sustainable activewear to not only empower women but to protect our planet, and have a positive impact on our environment and community."

- Willemijn Bos, VP of Design

Where your products are made

We source our raw materials and products from multiple countries across the globe, working with factories that are transparent, safe, and fair, and able to produce our products to the highest standards.

Cambodia

China

Germany

Indonesia

Italy

Portugal

Spain

Sri Lanka

Taiwan

Turkey

UK

USA

Vietnam


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It's all about the 3 Rs:
Reduce, Recycle, Reuse.

Reduce

We will remove all single use plastic from our business by 2025.

As a brand, we’re committed to reducing plastic waste in every aspect of the company. We are working with our suppliers and warehouse to remove single use plastic, transitioning to biodegradable or recycled plastic alternatives.

Recycle

To give new life to old activewear through rehoming and recycling.

You've saved 10 000+ pairs of leggings from landfill since October 2019. Help us save more by bringing your unwanted pairs from any brand into a store and we'll recycle them with SOEX.

Who are SOEX?

SOEX have worked for over 40 years to give unwanted goods a new purpose. Everyday, their factory in Germany process around 400-450 tonnes of textiles. Once it reaches the factory, it's sorted in to categories: rewear, reuse or recycle. SOEX’s strict zero-waste policy means absolutely nothing will be discarded of, but rather find a new life.

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Reuse

100% of our consumer packaging will be made from recycled materials or be reusable or recyclable by 2021.

We’re on a mission to turn waste into something useful, by creating packaging you won’t want to throw away. From wash bags to shopping totes, we’re giving another life to products you’d ordinarily throw away.

And there's more...

LED lighting in stores lasts longer and uses up to 80% less electricity than incandescent bulbs.

Garment swing tickets and kimbles are made from recycled materials.

Our visual merchandising uses 100% recycled card in stores.

Our cycle to work scheme encourages eco-friendly travel.

LED lighting in stores lasts longer and uses up to 80% less electricity than incandescent bulbs.

Garment swing tickets and kimbles are made from recycled materials.

Our visual merchandising uses 100% recycled card in stores.

Our cycle to work scheme encourages eco-friendly travel.

Our goal is to build a thriving global community centred on respect, inclusion and kindness.

Female leadership

75% of our leadership team is female and we are always looking for the innovators of tomorrow.

Equal pay

We believe in equal pay for men and women. No compromises.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our in-house Diversity Committee is actively driving positive change across recruitment, management, messaging, partnerships, brand and culture.

Our global community

We only work alongside factories that provide fair wages, reasonable hours, a safe working environment, and no forced or child labour.

our ethical code of conduct

All of our factories must follow our Ethical Code of Conduct

For information on the Modern Slavery Act please click here


An active lifestyle has huge benefits for our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Globally, only 15% of teenage girls are doing enough physical activity. Girls are also much less likely to be active than boys. Especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Periods, PE lessons, a fear of failure and a lack of confidence all stand in their way.

The Sweaty Betty Foundation is here to change that.


About The Foundation

Our Foundation’s mission is to empower women and girls from every background to get active, and stay active, for life.

The Foundation’s focus for the first few years will be supporting girls aged 10–18  who face the biggest barriers to being active, particularly those from lower income families and ethnically diverse communities. Especially those from Black and South Asian heritage backgrounds in the UK, and from Black and Hispanic heritage backgrounds in the US.

We’ll support them to try new activities across our three ‘pillars’ - at school, at home/online and in their communities - so that they can discover the ways they love to get active.

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With your support we can empower millions of girls to get active, and stay active, for life.

We want to reach as many girls as we can in schools, in their community groups and online and give them the gift of movement.

The more funds the Foundation has, the more girls we can help across the UK and US so please donate today.

Donate Now

Supporting Girls To Get Active At School

Our first schools project in the UK is with the Youth Sport Trust, the UK’s leading charity for improving the education and development of every child through sport and play. Working in schools across East London, Leeds and Glasgow, we’ll co-design a fun co-curricular programme with girls to help them try new activities like dance, boxing, fitness and yoga, and discover the ways they love to get active.

In the US, our first project is with GLSEN to support K-12 schools to make sports and physical activity more inclusive and welcoming for LGBTQ+ young people. We’re supporting the relaunch of GLSEN’s Changing the Game programme in September 2021 with new resources and training for staff and pupils, with a particular focus on supporting trans and non-binary pupils.

Supporting girls in their communities

In the UK, we are partnering with Sporting Equals, a charity dedicated to promoting ethnic diversity across sport and physical activity, to run a pilot activity programme in Manchester. We’ll support 10 small, grassroots faith, cultural and community organisations to develop new physical activities with teenage girls over the summer and autumn of 2021

In the US, we’re currently talking to NGOs and community organisations in our geographic focus areas to find a partner who shares our mission that we can work with in this space.

Supporting girls to get active online independently

We co-funded with Comic Relief a research report by Women in Sport, a top research and insight charity helping women and girls to get active, into the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on teenage girls’ activity levels and, specifically, their engagement with digital support. These findings, and girls themselves, will help us develop a digital platform which will support girls and help them to feel confident about getting active


Partnership Information

The Sweaty Betty Foundation is a separate registered charity. As a corporate foundation, its main funder is Sweaty Betty (and their wonderful customers), but the charity makes its own decisions on what projects to fund and what funding to accept from Sweaty Betty. The Foundation’s sole purpose is to support women and girls to get more active.

We won’t be operating a traditional grant-funding programme. As a small foundation we want to form a small number of strategic partnerships with organisations who share our values and who we believe collectively can help shift the dial on teenage girls’ activity levels.

We’re thoroughly researching the sports, community, charity and commercial sectors to find organisations with innovative and scalable ideas to get more teenage girls active. We want to work with both small and large, local and national organisations who have great ideas we could get involved with or who want to co-create new initiatives with us and our funder, Sweaty Betty.

If you’d like to get in touch, email foundation@sweatybetty.com.