Ethical and Sustainable Clothing for International Yoga Day

Ethical clothing isn’t just for Yogi’s

With it almost being International Day of Yoga, it is a good time to discuss ethical and sustainable yoga clothing suppliers. People are realizing more and more that the need for ethical and sustainable fashion is extremely important for the world we live in. If your focus is on the environment, human or animal rights, these suppliers are for you. The clothing industry is seeing the demand increasing for ethical and sustainable fashion. It is becoming much more easy to find retailers who will cater to this growing need. Lets take a look at a few places where you can get some ethical and eco-friendly yoga wear. 

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Lily Lotus

Lily Lotus has a collection of beautiful hand dyed leggings. The colours are fantastic and you can feel good knowing that they are hand dyed in the USA using  the dyes with least impact possible. Lily Lotus uses mostly organic cotton in their clothes. T-shirts are made from 100% organic cotton, while active wear is made from 90% organic cotton and 10% Lycra. Lily Lotus also uses bamboo in some of their clothing. The company releases a collection for each season, with items being sewn in the USA. Items that cannot be used again are donated to organizations that can use them. Just take a look at some of these awesome yoga clothes!

yoga, yoga pants, ethical yoga pants, sustainable yoga brands, natural fibers, ethical fashion brands, sustainable yoga pants, yoga, athleticwearRuched Leggins, available on Lily Lotus website. Cost: $66, made from 90% organic cotton. Available in SM-XL.

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. 

yoga, yoga pants, ethical yoga pants, sustainable yoga brands, natural fibers, ethical fashion brands, sustainable yoga pants, yoga, athleticwear, sustainable clothing, ethical clothing, work out clothes, healthy fashion, healthy clothes, ethical clothing brands, sustainable clothing brandsAgain 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. 

prAna

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:

yoga, yoga pants, ethical yoga pants, sustainable yoga brands, natural fibers, ethical fashion brands, sustainable yoga pants, yoga, athleticwear, sustainable clothing, ethical clothing, work out clothes, healthy fashion, healthy clothes, ethical clothing brands, sustainable clothing brands This top is made from 85-92% recycled polyester. Many colours to choose from. Available in SM-XL for $69.

yoga, yoga pants, ethical yoga pants, sustainable yoga brands, natural fibers, ethical fashion brands, sustainable yoga pants, yoga, athleticwear, sustainable clothing, ethical clothing, work out clothes 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.

Nomads Hemp Wear

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.

yoga, yoga pants, ethical yoga pants, sustainable yoga brands, natural fibers, ethical fashion brands, sustainable yoga pants, yoga, athleticwear, sustainable clothing, ethical clothing, work out clothes, healthy fashion, healthy clothes, ethical clothing brands, sustainable clothing brands 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?

yoga, yoga pants, ethical yoga pants, sustainable yoga brands, natural fibers, ethical fashion brands, sustainable yoga pants, yoga, athleticwear, sustainable clothing, ethical clothing, work out clothes, healthy fashion, healthy clothes 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

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. 

yoga, yoga pants, ethical yoga pants, sustainable yoga brands, natural fibers, ethical fashion brands, sustainable yoga pants, yoga, athleticwear, sustainable clothing, ethical clothing, work out clothes, healthy fashion, healthy clothes, ethical clothing brands, sustainable clothing brandsThese capris are made from bamboo and organic cotton. Priced at $48, these seem to be available in one size.

 

Patagonia

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: 

yoga, yoga pants, ethical yoga pants, sustainable yoga brands, natural fibers, ethical fashion brands, sustainable yoga pants, yoga, athleticwear, sustainable clothing, ethical clothing, work out clothes, healthy fashion, healthy clothes, ethical clothing brands, sustainable clothing brands This piece is made from mostly recycled materials, 89%. Available in four colours for $75.

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Synergy Organic Clothing

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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:

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  1. Another store where you can buy 100% organic clothing for yoga and fitness – https://yoga-eco-clothing.com. It is available in more than 10 colors and is super breathable. Made of Eucalyptus and Beech fibers. Available all the options – shorts, tops, T-shirts, pants for men and women.

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