Ethical from the first to last stitch

Here at dk active we use a variety of different fabrics to make sure that there’s an option for everybody and every body. Everyone wears their activewear differently, so we offer a variety of fits, styles and fabrics for you to choose from. 

Environmental responsibility is at the forefront of everything we do, so we are very proud to use multiple types of ecofriendly yarns for a large portion of our activewear collections.

Our fabric manufacturers are carefully selected to ensure that they meet our ethical and environmental standards. After the initial stage of selecting the manufacturers, we request minimal quantities of the fabric for sampling. We create a sample garment from this fabric, which is then trialled in our HQ gym along with multiple wash and wear tests to ensure the fabric meets our standards. We are passionate about quality, the environment and ethical processes. 

Featured on each product description on our website and on the swing tags of dk garments are our icons, which showcase the features & benefits of that particular item.

Agile Rib

We've introduced a stunning ribbed fabric, Agile Rib, to dk active. Agile Rib is constructed from recycled plastic bottles that have been transformed into yarn and woven into new fabric.

It's designed to be soft, breathable and highly stretchy so it moves with you as you move. It also has moisture wicking properties so it keeps you dry and comfortable no matter how hard you're working out. All agile rib styles are made from 85% recycled content making them eco friendly as well as functional.

This fabric is perfect for anyone who likes to work out or just wants to look good while doing so!

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Eco-Textured Nylon

The supportive, yet breathable fabric is perfect for any season. It's supportive without being compressive and has a matte finish for added comfort.

This beautiful fabric has been designed with a special crinkle detail that adds interest to your activewear wardrobe – easily dressed up for work or down for yoga or running errands around town!

dk active's new eco-textured nylon a beautifully luxurious Repreve Yarn derived from recycled water bottles. Eco-Textured is constructed from 88% Recycled Nylon and 12% Spandex.

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Eco-Active will be your new favourite fabric for those high-intensity workouts. Eco-Active is constructed from recycled plastics including plastic water bottles, this is the fabric choice the planet will thank you for. It’s buttery soft, super smooth and luxurious, with enough stretch to allow for all types of movement. 

All Eco-Active pieces are made from 77% recycled content making them eco friendly as well as functional. This fabric is quick-drying, breathable and moisture wicking, keeping you dry and comfortable no matter how hard you're working out. This fabric is super soft, UPF 50+ and squat proof.

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Green Soul

Made from 100% Regenerated fibre, Green Soul is the choice the planet will thank you for. This fabric is supportive, flattering and above all technical and keeps you feeling supported for those high intensity workouts. 

Green Soul is a high-performance fabric with a beautiful textured finish and is constructed from 78% Recycled Nylon and 22% Recycled Elastane. Lightweight, yet compressive and squat proof, it will be your go-to fabric for a sports luxe look.

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The supportive, yet breathable and lightweight fabric is perfect working out or hanging out. As its name suggests, Eco-Comfort provides ultimate comfort, no matter what the activity. It's slightly compressive yet stretchy, super soft and has a matte, peached finish, keeping you feeling supported throughout your active practice. 

dk active's Eco-Comfort is made from Repreve Yarn derived from recycled water bottles. Eco-Comfort is constructed from 77% Recycled Nylon 23% Spandex

This fabric is quick-drying, breathable and moisture wicking, keeping you dry and comfortable no matter how hard you're working out. This fabric is super soft, UPF 50+ and squat proof. 

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ECONYL® yarn is 100% regenerated nylon fibre made from nylon waste otherwise polluting the earth, such as fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring and industrial plastic rescued from all over the world.

Our pieces made with ECONYL® regenerated nylon are slightly more lightweight than our Italian Lycra, if your workouts heat up quickly or you’re looking for a warm weather option that's gentle on the environment, our garments developed with fabric made from ECONYL® yarn are for you.

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GOTS certified organic cotton

Certified by the world’s leading processing standard for textiles (Global Organic Textile Standard), this fabric is made from organically produced raw materials. It includes strict environmental and social criteria for operations along the entire supply chain. This cotton is soft, breathable and durable, making it the ideal all-rounder for active and everyday wear. 

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Made from 87% recycled content, Airfit fabric is kind to your skin and the planet. This fabric is super lightweight, has maximum stretch for movement and its moisture wicking properties keeps you feeling comfortable and confident. 

Dk active’s Airfit fabric is made from 87% Recycled Repreve Polyester and 13% Elastane.

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With the vision in mind of creating a supplex lycra that was not only buttery soft but also squat proof, we worked closely with our fabric manufacturer for over a year until we were satisfied with the final product. 

This fabric is quick-drying, so it's perfect for high intensity workouts or lighter coloured styles.

Although this fabric is lycra, it has a matte finish and feels like cotton. Perfect for everyday wear or comfortable day looks. If you prefer a less intense fit, yet still supportive, this is the fabric for you! 

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Our future

Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit really does count - Stella McCartney

Whilst we undertake every effort to ensure we remain environmentally conscious (and transparent about it) we recognise that the fashion industry has a long way to go. We are constantly on the lookout for new technology, practices or textiles that will further our efforts.

We are determined to continue to grow and improve as a company as we work towards achieving diversity, inclusion and equality within our company and our community.

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"We are different from many activewear labels, because we understand the everyday woman and the reality of life’s expectations. We understand that not everyone goes to the gym every single day, so we accommodate our range to mix and match to fit it in with everyday life. Whether you’re working out, or hanging out – we’ve got something for you."

Danielle - Founder

The Science of Sustainable Sportswear

Fabric Certifications

As consumers become increasingly conscious of their environmental impact, sustainable fabric certifications have become an important factor in the fashion industry. Listed are the certifications dk active and our supply chain partners hold:

Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX



GRS 4.0

Australian Certified Organic

Fairtrade Certified - Organic Cotton