Ethical clothing isn’t just for Yogi’s
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Lava Wash Side Ruched Leggings. What beautiful colours! Whats not to love? 90% organic cotton, dyed and sewn in the USA. Currently available in MD and LG with a price of $84.
With pants like these I am sure you will want to check out some tops to match. Check out their website for more styles and colours.
Again made from 90% organic cotton and 10% Lycra. These tops are gorgeous! Hand dyed and sewn in the USA. Price $66, available in sizes SM-XL and available in a wide variety of colours.
This company uses a variety of of fabrics. They use hemp, recycled wool, and polyester made from post and pre-consumer waste. prAna tries to use fair-trade suppliers, when ever possible, from fair trade certified companies. They are able to trace their product from farm, to manufacturers, to store. prAna partnered with bluedesigns to use the most eco-friendly dyes available. Many items are made from recycled materials, some are not, watch your fabrics to get the most sustainable options. Here are some yoga clothes I found that use recycled materials:
This top is made from 85-92% recycled polyester. Many colours to choose from. Available in SM-XL for $69.
These look like great pants for an active person, though I haven’t tried them myself. These pants are made from 87% recycled polyester. Sizes from XS-XL. Price: $89, also available in grey.
This company boasts using fair labour through fair trade, as well as a list of eco-friendly materials. Materials used in their clothing are hemp, bamboo, organic cotton and soy. You can find unique designs and styles at Nomad Hemp Wear. Take a look at a few pieces from their collection.
This top is made from 67% bamboo and 28% organic cotton. It is available in a variety of colours and sizes. Priced at $45 and fair trade made what’s not to love?
I love the unique style of these leggings. Again, these are made from 67% bamboo and 28% organic cotton. Don’t like black? Choose from one of the other four colours. Price tag: $69 and available on the website.
Earth Yoga Clothing provides eco-friendly yoga clothes. They use a variety of fabrics, including organic cotton and polyester from recycled materials. Prices are affordable, but selection is limited. Here are two pieces that are fashionable and sustainable;
Priced at $34, this item is available in sizes from SM-XXL. This shirt is made from recycled polyester and organic cotton.
These capris are made from bamboo and organic cotton. Priced at $48, these seem to be available in one size.
Seeking to ensure factory practices are environmental and ethical, this company makes a variety of clothes out of a variety of fabric. Patagonia realizes that that not all practices meet the perfect ethical and environmental company, but is willing to change and do better. This company seeks to use fair labour practices and reduce environmental impacts where possible. A few pieces I found that help reduce environmental impacts are:
This piece is made from mostly recycled materials, 89%. Available in four colours for $75.
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The seeds of Synergy were planted in 1993, by Kate Fisher, when she set off for Nepal and India with adventure in her eyes. In the midst of her extensive travels in Asia she started buying textiles and clothing that she sold upon her return home. A business was born. Synergy was created in the spirit of adventure and with the vision of being a synergy of both Eastern and Western design influences.
These retailers are making clothes that have great designs, unique styles, faebulous colours and are taking steps to make ethical and sustainable active wear. It is becoming easier and easier to shop for clothing without the use of slave labour and practices that trash our environment. What reasons are there not to buy from conscious retailers with such imagination and creativity? Say goodbye to shapeless, bland clothing and add some of these items to your workout wardrobe. For more information on ethical brands and choosing ethical clothing read these articles: