The yoga industry is saturated with thousands of brands who want to capitalize on one of the world’s most popular forms of exercise and wellbeing, with only a fraction of those brands offering truly sustainable items (despite many of them branding themselves as eco-friendly). So which brands actually make sustainable yoga accessories? What about sustainable yoga clothes?
For starters, we really like Athleta. A certified B Corp, Athleta makes a huge variety of yoga-related products, including yoga T-shirts and sweatshirts, yoga pants, yoga socks, mats, towels, and more. Athleta designs its products with comfort and performance in mind while using organically grown cotton-based fiber and recycled materials such as nylon, polyester, and wood.
Vuori is another outstanding athletic apparel brand that has its priorities in the right place, in our opinion. They are Climate Neutral Certified, offsetting their carbon footprint by supporting projects like the Chestnut Mountain Improved Forest Management Project and the Dempsey Ridge Wind project, which focuses on developing renewable energy. On top of all this, their products are high-quality and comfortable, designed to allow free movement and support active lifestyles. Vuori is a perfect fit for those who want to keep their yoga clothes sustainable.
Lastly, we’ve long supported the work of Toad & Co. They make 100 percent of their clothing with sustainable, eco-friendly materials and apply the same concepts to their packaging, too. They are environmental partners with The Conservation Alliance, the Environmental Defense Center, Ventura Land Trust, Yosemite Facelift, and more. Suffice it to say, they are a company focused on doing good for our planet. Yoga enthusiasts can find a good selection of joggers, shorts, and tees at Toad & Co.
Finally, don’t forget that every good yoga routine needs to incorporate hydration and nutrition! Klean Kanteen makes it easy to do both while also keeping an eye on sustainability. Our huge selection of water bottles in a variety of sizes and mix-and-match caps and straws provide every yogi with clean water in a durable, reusable container that’s made from certified 90% post-consumer recycled 18/8 stainless steel, the same steel that’s used in our line of food boxes. No matter if you just need to ensure you have enough water on hand for your more intense yoga sessions or if you want to pack a post-workout snack with you, Klean Kanteen is a natural fit to keep your yoga practice sustainable.
It’s not always easy to stay eco-friendly with all of your hobbies. But with a few intentional decisions and informed purchases, you can make sure that you have the best sustainable yoga accessories out there.