Chic, Eco-Friendly Sweats

activewearusa-ggo-boxtop.jpgToday, Jules shares a review of some eco-friendly fitness apparel from ActivewearUSA. Read on for her review, as well as to learn how to win a $50 gift certificate to ActivewearUSA:

Believe me, I'm well aware that it's easy to let fashion fall to the wayside as a mom. I love fashion, but I avoid wearing silk or cashmere around the kids. If I'm going out, I walk around in a towel until about 17 seconds before I'm going to leave the house to up my chances of walking out the door stain-free. And during the week, the reality is that as a mom, gym rat, and laundry/diaper aficionado, I live in my sweats. So I was thrilled to test out some organic fitness apparel from ActivewearUSA and find that they're chic, comfortable, and feel like they will last forever.
The second I tried on this GGO hoodie, I said to my husband, "You'll be seeing a lot of this hoodie..." It's comfortable, cozy, soft as can be, and you can wear it to the gym or even with some cute skinnies and gladiator sandals to a casual dinner. Also awesome? I feel good about wearing it because it's 100% bamboo.

The other two items I tested were just as comfortable and durable. I recently ran 17 miles in these Green Apple cropped leggings and couldn't believe how comfy they were. Given that I sweat through every inch of everything I wear when I run, these leggings were comfortable even though they were soaked through, and the combo of bamboo and organic cotton was way more comfortable than the spandex I typically wear. I also love the little pocket in front, perfect for emergency cash or your house key. Finally, I love Green Apple's off the shoulder sweatshirt. Faded in a chic way, this sweatshirt is cozy and comfy -- perfect for this new wave of cooler weather. And the kangaroo pocket is, admittedly, handy for stowing random items while I'm cleaning up after my kids.

My only comment is to be mindful of sizing when you order. I have a small upper body and typically wear a small, and the size S is snug on both of the tops I tried. However, otherwise, I'm thrilled with these pieces, and to now know about ActivewearUSA as a source for chic, eco-friendly sweats for my everyday "uniform."

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Congrats to winner Brooke!
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Now, want to win a $50 gift certificate to ActivewearUSA? Here's how:


  • Hop on over and peruse the ActivewearUSA collection and leave a comment below -- tell us about an item you'd love to rock your next workout in!

  • US entrants welcome to enter.

  • One comment per person (please do not leave comments from multiple e-mail addresses). Anonymous or SPAM-like comments will be removed. Note that your e-mail address will not be published or shared! Leaving just your first name or first name + initial in the name field is perfectly fine.

  • Entry period closes at midnight EST, Sunday, August 28, 2011.

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    *One lucky winner (selected using will receive a $50 ActivewearUSA gift certificate. Sweet!