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Girlfriend Collective

Updated: Aug 3, 2023


Girlfriend Collective is the brand that inspired the founders of Dahlia to create a platform for sustainable fashion. Girlfriend Collective is a women’s activewear brand that uses old water bottles, fishing nets, and fabric scraps to create high quality women’s workout clothes. We love that their packaging is 100% recycled and recyclable. Girlfriend Collective produces a variety of activewear sets, loungewear sets, dresses, and outerwear. They are dedicated to transparency with product descriptions outlining the materials and sustainability reports. We love their diversity and inclusivity, with sizing from XXS to 6XL. The athleisure pieces made by Girlfriend Collective come in a range of beautiful colors and flattering styles. The prices are comparable to Lululemon, but with a greater societal and environmental impact.


Our Favorites


We love all of Girlfriend Collective’s cute activewear sets, but our favorites are from the Compressive Collection! We love Girlfriend Collective’s Compressive Flare Leggings. It comes in 5 different earthy colors: Black, Midnight, Moss, Earth, and Plum. It is high-waisted, sweat-wicking, and squat-proof, so you don’t have to worry at the gym. You can pair these leggings with most of the sports bras from the Compressive Collection, mixing and matching colors. If you want to purchase a set, you can bundle and save money! The sports bras come in several styles, from thin to thick straps, high neck to one shoulder tops. The high quality of these pieces means that they can be worn for years without being damaged. Even if you get tired of the style or color, there is the Re-Girlfriend initiative. This program allows you to send in your old pieces, which become recycled into new Girlfriend Collective items, and you receive store credit to purchase new products.


Why We Love Girlfriend Collective


Style

  • Women’s athleisure brand

  • Women's Activewear

  • Activewear Sets

  • Offers a range of tops and bottoms designed to flatter women's bodies, as diverse as they are

  • Wide variety of colors - neutral to bold

Materials

  • Recycled polyester & nylon

  • Post-consumer water bottles

  • Recycled fishing nets

  • Cupro, a regenerative material made from cotton waste

  • Upcycled materials divert waste from landfills

Waste

  • Uses recycled packaging

  • Donates dye mud to be recycled into sidewalks and roads

  • 55% of factory waste is recycled in Taiwan

  • As of 2021, Girlfriend Collective has:

    • Recycled over 5 million plastic water bottles

    • Prevented 5 million pounds of CO2 in the atmosphere

    • Saved over 9 million gallons of water

Ethics

  • Core facility is SA8000 certified

  • Pays fair wages

  • Maintains safe and healthy working conditions

  • Zero forced or child labor

Inclusivity

  • Models have diverse backgrounds and body types

  • Offers clothing in size XXS-4XL

  • Maternity section for pregnant women

Community

  • Detailed information about Black Lives Matter, with links to resources

  • Tab for sustainability - customers can learn about Girlfriend’s practices

  • Community resource for environmental and social justice


Certifications


Dahlia Certifications

  • Dahlia Certified

  • POC-Owned

  • Donated to Racial Justice causes

  • Donates to Social Justice causes

  • Donates to Environmental Initiatives

  • Recycled Packaging









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