ECO-CHIC FITNESS WEAR
Time to work out and what to wear to the gym? Your workout wardrobe may need to be refreshed to today’s eco-friendly workout fabrics. Sustainable fashion has been with us for many years, but it is only recently that organic clothes have made the transition to workout wear. By choosing eco-friendly workout gear or purchasing goods from an eco-friendly retailer you can be fashionably fit eco-friendly style!
Here are some of my favorite eco-friendly brands and why I love them.
GREEN APPLE ACTIVE
Last year my sister sent me this brand of workout clothes for my birthday. I had never heard of this brand before so I went and researched it. Turns out this workout clothing company is dedicated to bringing the public the highest quality eco-friendly workout clothing on the planet. Green Apple Active offers luxury eco-friendly workout and lifestyle apparel. I love these pieces because they are fun, great colors, and you can get them for cheap too. My sister bought her Green Apple Active at Ross Dress for Less. I know! I was just as shocked as you are. I assumed she got them on the internet. Check out this fun affordable eco-friendly workout wear at http://www.greenappleactive.com.
This company’s workout clothes is eco and organic. I ordered a few pieces to workout in yoga class and the material feels really nice. The rayon is made from sustainable bamboo and they have 100% organic cotton and ActiveSoy. If you order online, you will receive your workout clothes in green packaging too. Founded in 1988, this Colorado Company services to people who value the environment, a sustainable economy, and healthy lifestyles. Go to www.gaiam.com to learn about this wonderful company.
Founded by Laurie Dunlap whose business name was inspired by a handmade wooden blue canoe. She is one of the pioneers in using organic cotton in her clothing. Her company is the longest running original cotton companies around since the very beginning. Her very first piece was a swimsuit and now she makes active wear. Her active wear line uses 90/10 organic cotton/spandex or recycled poly. Check out her eco-performance wear at www.bluecanoe.com.
A business started by mountain climbers and surfer, their company values reflect that of minimalist. Their approach towards product design demonstrates simplicity and utility. This company works steadily to reduce harm to the environment from the lighting in the stores to the fabric they use for workout clothes; you can say they stay true to their core values. From workout clothes to active wear this company offers you a wide variety of choices. www.patagonia.com
Prana is an ancient Sanskrit word for breath, life, and vitality to the spirit. This wonderful company started in 1992 making workout clothes with a purpose. This company promotes conservation and positive in changes for the environment. They support organic cotton, fair trade, and wind power initiatives. Go to www.prana.com to see their fantastic workout wear.
This family company from New Orleans offers homegrown products you can take pride in purchasing. They have developed performance wear that utilizes bamboo and other natural fibers that wick moisture, dry fast, fight odor, and block the sun’s rays. Their mission is to alleviate the feel of performance apparel. Check out www.tascperformance.com
This company was designed by a fashionista with conscious. They practice fair-trade and fashion forward materials to give you the look and feel of comfort without sacrificing style. Shabby Apple has launched a new line called Blossom, where fit meets feminine. Go to www.ShabbyApple.com
This company started with a simple idea of experiencing nature with the less is more approach. They want to reduce their carbon footprint by providing athletic gear that is light on the planet. They believe everyone is responsible for saving the planet. The best place to start is by using less in what you do in everyday life including purchasing your workout clothes. Check out www.GoLite.com.
This earth-friendly company’s mission is to leave the earth a little more beautiful than they have found it. Avani which means earth in Sanskrit uses sustainable and organic fabrics without compromising style, quality, or performance. Their clothes are inspired by those who lead an active lifestyle with a purpose. Check out www.avaniclothing.com
No workout outfit is complete without the right shoes. Eco-friendly footwear is gaining ground in the fitness world. Planet Shoes is a company that commits to Mother Nature. This great eco-friendly online store picks only the best earth friendly shoes brands available today. You can replace your old faithful shoes or discover new ones here. www.PlanetShoes.com
What to look for when purchasing eco-friendly workout wear:
Organic fabrics (cotton, bamboo, hemp, and soy)
Recycled materials (plastic, poly, ect…)
Companies that practice sustainable business models and fair trade labor practices