Girlfriend Collective Review – Is Their Sustainable Activewear Worth It?





Last Updated: June 25, 2021

Girlfriend Collective is slowly rising to the top as one of the best activewear brands, but do they live up to this hype? I love a good pair of comfy leggings as much as the next girl, so I decided to try out the brand. 

Keep reading for my Girlfriend Collective review (unsponsored) and everything you need to known about this clothing brand!  

What is Girlfriend Collective?

Girlfriend Collective is a sustainable brand well-known for their workout gear (especially their leggings). They also sell swimwear, outerwear, underwear, and more!

They create many of their products with recycled materials. For example, their compressive leggings and bras are made from 79% recycled polyester and 21% spandex. Their leggings contain 25 recycled post-consumer bottles while their bras are made from 11 of them. On top of that, their packaging is 100% recycled and recyclable.

Their factory is SA8000 certified (meaning that they have strict regulations to ensure employees are safe, well-paid, and living healthy lives). Also, their recycled fabric is certified Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex. 

They give plenty of additional information regarding their practices and precautions, so you can read more in their FAQ section

We also noticed that Girlfriend Collective is very inclusive in their sizing. Their sizes range from XXS – 6XL, plus their website and Instagram is filled with models of every size. If you struggle to find quality activewear in your size, this can be a great place to consider. 

Prices + Deals

How much can you expect to spend at Girlfriend Collective? Depending on what you purchase, prices can range, but items cost $30 – $80 depending on the piece.  

Here are some averages for their top types of products:

  • Leggings: $68 – $88 
  • Bras: $38 – $48
  • Swimwear: $38 – $78
  • Sweats and Joggers: $78 – $82

That said, Girlfriend Collective typically offers deals on your first order! For example, if you sign up for their email list right now, they will give you 30% off your first order. 

You can also get $10 off your $95+ order if a friend refers you to the brand (use this link to get that discount). 

Rewards Program

Aside from discounts you can get on first-time purchases, Girlfriend Collective also offers a rewards program called The Collective.

You can receive 25 points for signing up (worth $2.50), plus earn points for completing different tasks (such as placing orders, leaving reviews, following on social media, and referring friends). 

They also have different tiers of rewards memberships that give you access to additional benefits. You can become a Jade member by spending $250 over time and a Sage member by spending $450 total.  

You can earn 1 point per $1 spent, and points can be spent as follows:

  • 100 points = $10
  • 250 points = $25
  • $500 points = $50 

Return Policy

If something doesn’t work out for you, they accept unworn and unwashed returns with tags attached within 30 days of the ship date. 

There is a $7 restocking fee for mailed returns if you want a full refund, but drop-off returns and exchanges are free. Or, if you’re a Sage or Jade member of their rewards program and live in the United States, returns and exchanges are free. 

Girlfriend Collective Reviews

I was most curious about their leggings, so I purchased a pair to try and was pleasantly surprised! 

They fit perfectly and had a buttery-soft feel (they honestly reminded me of Lululemon leggings, but a tad more affordable). Plus, they passed the squat-proof test! 

I do wish they had more than just solid colors, but they’re a great place to shop for the essentials. I don’t think I’d spend a couple hundred on their outerwear, but I definitely think their leggings are worth it since good leggings are hard to find. 

RELATED: 11 Amazing Activewear Brands like Lululemon

Other Customer Reviews

Their website features amazing reviews (around 20,000 5-star reviews), but I always like to search on other websites as well since I’ve noticed brands don’t like to highlight negative experiences. 

The only complaints I found were regarding price. They’re definitely a bit of a splurge, but the quality is worth it! I also found a couple reviews complaining about their customer service, but most other reviewers were happy with their service. 

Bottom Line

Overall, Girlfriend Collective is a great way to shop more sustainably while also adding high-quality, comfortable, squat-proof leggings (or other gear) to your activewear collection. They are definitely one of my favorite pairs of leggings – I’d put them up there with Lululemon!

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