Top 5 Sustainable Yoga Wear & Activewear Brands
When it comes to yoga wear, there are so many amazing brands and collections to choose from. In an industry where there is choice, why not choose a sustainable brand and support the work that that these brands do to help look after our planet? Here are the top five sustainable yoga wear and activewear brands to invest in…
Manduka - manduka.com
Creating eco-friendly yoga mats, accessories and yoga wear for both men and women, Manduka has pretty much everything covered for those that practice regularly. Founded in 1997 by Peter Sterios - an architect turned yogi, Peter discovered that a simple black mat that offered firm grip and complete support completely changed his yoga practice.
He wanted to share his discovery with others, and so set up Manduka. The brand is inspired and guided by a responsibility to reduce global consumption, by making better products that will stand the test of time. Manduka take this approach to all of their products, and make every possible effort to minimize environmental waste through the production of their collections. The Manduka mats and clothing are inspired by nature, and are made using premium fabrics sourced primarily from environmentally friendly materials.
Silou London - siloulondon.com
With collections focused on specific activities, including yoga, spin, barre, travel and chill, Silou London provides premium activewear and loungewear. Active intelligence is at the heart of the Silou designs. With ‘mindful’ manufacturing in Lithuania, the brand’s clothing uses non-toxic fabrics as well as precision performance testing to deliver the best possible results in an eco-friendly way.
In addition, Silou choose to work with textile and manufacturing partners with the highest standards of environmental and social sustainability practices. They aim to minimise their impact on the planet through the production of their clothing, and also endorse fair working conditions.
The Silou clothing isn’t trend driven. Designed to last, the colours and styles enhance the female silhouette and remain fresh year after year, to minimise waste and consumption.
BAM: Bamboo Clothing - bambooclothing.co.uk
Based in the UK, Bamboo Clothing, also known as BAM, first launched back in 2006. Creating clothing for men and women primarily made from bamboo, there are a number of reasons why this brand chose to focus solely on this unique materials. First and foremost, bamboo offers a variety of benefits to the wearer. It’s silky soft, kind to the skin, provides UV protection, wicks moisture away from the skin and performs well in all temperatures.
Bamboo is also kind to the environment. It needs very little rain water to grow, it’s 100% biodegradable, it grows naturally and fast and is also good for the soil that it grows in.The BAM collections include yoga wear and loungewear for both men and women, as well as underwear, accessories and the new seamfree collection.
Girlfriend Collective - girlfriendcollective.com
Making activewear out of recycled water bottles, Girlfriend Collective are one of the most well known sustainable yoga wear brands. The brand believes that good things come to those who don’t waste. They make all of their garments from recycled materials and using ethical manufacturing, and aim to be transparent in never putting their bottom line before what’s best for the planet.
Stylish and high performance, the girlfriend collective activewear is said to be super comfortable and supporting. Every pair of their iconic compressive leggings start with 25 recycled post-consumer water bottles. The leggings are also certified sage by Oeko-Tex and guaranteed recycled, and their centre is monitored by the Taiwanese government recycling authority to ensure only used water bottles go into making their bras and leggings.
Carrot Banana Peach - carrotbananapeach.com
Carrot Banana Peach create plant based activewear to allow you to stretch, breathe and perform. Made from plant based fibres, such as bamboo, soybean, aloe vera and organic cotton, each item is ethically made while also being comfortable and soft on the skin.
The brand make clothing for both women and men, split into categories such as yoga, running, retreat clothing and fitness wear. Created almost twenty years ago, Carrot Banana Peach was inspired during a trip to the rainforests of Malaysia.
As you can see, there is a wealth of choice when it comes to choosing sustainable yoga wear over non-sustainable brands. With so many amazing styles to choose from, consider the environmental impact of your choices and look into sustainable brands when it comes to updating your activewear.