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Our Picks From 8 Great Activewear Brands You Haven’t Heard of (Yet)

The trendsetters in your life will love a gift from these burgeoning brands.

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Got a friend who loves to stand out, or a cousin who always shows up to family dinners rocking brands you’ve never heard of? You’ve come to the right place. While we certainly love those big-name activewear brands, buying from a small company this holiday season is a great way to not only find unique gifts for anyone on your list (or even yourself), but also support a burgeoning business. With fun patterns, interesting designs, and functional materials, these quality pieces are perfect for anyone who loves their athleisure wear—from the homebody to the frequent yoga practitioner. And with the work-from-home life becoming the new normal for many of us, activewear is appropriate for (almost) every situation these days.

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8 activewear brands you should know about

Year of Ours Ribbed Gym Bra and Ribbed Veronica Legging
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Year of Ours Ribbed Veronica Legging and Ribbed Gym Bra

Looking for an activewear set that combines coziness, comfort, and style? Year of Ours does just that. If you’re shopping for a loved one who loves to wear their activewear from the studio to the grocery store to the couch, this is the brand to buy from. These leggings have a cross-V waist, adding a fun bit of flair to your traditional pair of yoga leggings. Ribbed Gym Bra, $70; Ribbed Veronica Legging, $110

Loveletics Pink Set
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Loveletics Legging in Peruvian Pink and Bra in Peruvian Pink

This activewear brand combines interesting designs with luxury fabrics and a commitment to sustainability. Your friend who stays away from the basic black—and embraces fun patterns—will love these activewear sets from a brand new brand. No more worrying about whether or not someone in class is wearing the same pair of statement leggings. With Loveletics, you’re guaranteed to stand out. Legging in Peruvian Pink, $125; Bra in Peruvian Pink, $85

Bewildher Just Peaching Leggings
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Bewildher Just Peachy Tights

Embrace the slow fashion movement this holiday season (or any time of year). Bewilder, a Canadian activewear company, is committed to ethical and sustainable practices, as well as inclusive sizing. They make all of their pieces in a female-owned garment factory—and pay their workers a fair wage. And the result speaks for itself. Not only do these leggings come with pockets, they are also sweat-wicking and resistant to pilling. $116 CAD, $91.59 USD

Reign Short Sleeve and 9'' Mako Short from Rhone
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Rhone Reign Short Sleeve and 9” Mako Short

Made with moisture-wicking fabric, both of these pieces are perfect for the active man in your life. This protective sun shirt is also a great option if you’re shopping for someone who enjoys an outdoor practice or lives in a sunny destination. Rhone’s pieces are comfortable and breathable—key elements to enhance any yogi’s outfit. Plus, Rhone implements sustainable practices in their manufacturing process. The Earth (and your gift receiver) will thank you. Reign Short Sleeve, $68; 9” Mako Short, $68

Electric & Rose Grayson Crop and Sunset Legging
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Electric & Rose Sunset Legging and Grayson Crop

Shopping for a friend who loves a restorative practice? Consider this comfortable set from Electric & Rose. Made of 90 percent cotton (with a little added stretch), all of Electric & Rose’s sets are hand-dyed in the United States. Since the company dyes every piece by hand, each crop and legging is slightly different, so you can feel confident that you’re giving a gift that is completely unique (and trendy, too). Grayson Crop, $88; Sunset Legging, $98

Krina Crop Drop and Legging
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KRINA Legging in Inka Gold and Crop Drop in Inka Gold

For the person in your life who is always on the go, consider this cropped activewear tank and legging set from KRINA. Made with sustainable materials, both pieces in this set are moisture-wicking, stretchy, and made from recycled materials, like plastic bottles and fishnets. Yes, these pieces are good for the environment—but they’re also great for your friend’s next yoga class.  Legging in Inka Gold, $115; Crop Drop in Inka Gold, $75

Flex Shorts from Public Rec
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Public Rec Flex Short

Known for their stretch and breathability, these shorts are perfect for the man in your life who loves hot yoga. A sweat-inducing practice will no longer be bothersome—these shorts will allow him to flow through challenging sequences with ease (and confidence). With no liner and an elastic waistband, these shorts are so comfortable that he might never want to take them off. $54

Montiel activewear set
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Montiel Madeline 7/8th Legging and Sadie Crop

If you’re looking for activewear for the friend who loves movement, consider these pieces from Montiel. Whether they’re heading out on a run (or a walk), moving through a sequence, or just spending the day hanging out with friends, they’ll love the versatility this set provides. And with an array of colors to choose from, you’re sure to find a style that suits their unique aesthetic. Madeline 7/8th Legging, $80; Sadie Crop, $48

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