Laura is a yoga teacher who completed 200 hours of training.
Taking care of your body and mind with yoga feels good. But you know what feels even better? Knowing your yoga lifestyle doesn't trash the planet.
In light of climate change, your shopping choices now are as important as ever.
Luckily, more and more yoga brands are starting to take sustainability seriously and focusing on green practices. So shopping for stylish and functional yoga gear that is also producing less waste is becoming easier each season.
Keep reading for the best eco-friendly and ethical yoga products that are made with love for the environment and you.
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Four Essential Tips To Become A More Responsible Shopper
Choose sustainable fabrics and materials. Producing every piece of yoga gear has a carbon footprint. The question is, how big?
Next time you're looking for a new yoga top or a pair of yoga blocks, consider eco-friendly natural fibers (organic cotton, linen, hemp) and sustainable materials (natural tree rubber, cork, wood). Or the very least – pick a pair of yoga pants or a yoga mat made from recycled materials.
Research companies' practices. Picking an environmentally-friendly fabric and material is just a part of being a conscious consumer. Invest time in studying the company's green and ethical practices.
Choose fair-trade certified brands that are using international standards (such as bluesign®) to control their manufacturing process over the brands who prefer to hide this information.
Reuse & recycle. Don't just toss away your old yoga gear – get creative with it. You'll be surprised how many things you can do with your old plastic yoga mat, for example. Here are some ideas.
Less is more. When you're tempted to invest in a new piece of yoga equipment or apparel, think twice whether you really need it.
Sometimes one pair of high-quality and ethically-made leggings is better and more functional than ten cheap knock-offs of a famous brand.
ETHICAL FASHION:Exercise or lounge around in absolute comfort with this straight leg yoga pant made from our EcoFabric blend of 60% Viscose derived from Bamboo / 25% Organic Cotton / 5% Spandex. It is soft, breathable and super cozy!
MOISTURE WICKING PROPERTIES: Our EcoFabric keeps you cool and comfortable year round. Our fabric blend has wicking properties that draw perspiration off your skin and out to the exterior of the fabric. Perfect for workouts!
HIGH-QUALITY DESIGN: The Everyday Yoga Pant. Our yoga pant is mid-rise and fitted at the hip and thigh with a classic straight leg opening. It has a wider waistband and is tag less for ultimate comfort.
FOR ALL PRACTICES – Whatever your athletic activity at the gym, this men’s workout muscle tank is the shirt you need. Its slimming tapered hem means it won’t fall during inversions.
SWEAT-WICKING FABRIC – The stretchy, durable, silk-like polyester/elastane jersey fabric is sweat wicking and wrinkle resistant, and especially designed to be just long enough not to ride up during practice.
VEGAN – Created without the use of animal-based materials, additives or adhesives. The quick-drying polyester means a lower carbon footprint for the entire life of the garment.
UNRESTRICTED MOVEMENT – These easy-care pants with tapered cuffs are comfortable, practical, stylish, and – most importantly – won’t restrict your movement.
SWEAT-WICKING FABRIC – The stretchy, durable, silk-like polyester and elastane blend jersey fabric is sweat-wicking and wrinkle-resistant. It dries quickly to help you avoid sweat patches while you’re at the gym or in the studio.
STRENGTHENED GUSSET – Unlike sweatpants, tights, and leggings, the reinforced gussets are designed to let you enjoy advanced yoga practice without the fabric pinching, ripping or tearing.
Look, feel younger and healthier for longer: Imagine a healing tool that could naturally and effectively let you calm an overactive stress system, manage pain, and simply surrender from life's worries! Ajnamat is a Doctor recommended acupressure mat for back pain that melts away tension in a completely natural and drug free manner. Over 5000 ergonomically engineered spikes activate your body’s innate healing response and unblock stagnant energy pathways, ultimately leaving you feeling fantastic
Reduce stress, a moment of calm in a hectic world: many of us sleep poorly due to racing thoughts and an overactive mind! Simply lie on your acupressure spike mat for a relaxing, therapeutic massage that will stimulate the release of endorphins, and lull you to sleep. Ajnamat utilizes your own body weight to increase blood flow and dig deep into the belly of your muscles. Prioritize your health and receive that professional massage feeling at home.
Alleviate lower back pain relief and muscle tension: Ajnamat unlocks your body’s natural potential to heal and thrive by reducing stress and controlling anxiety in a matter of minutes. Incorporate into your day as you work, meditate, or practice yoga. The back pressure spike mat also helps with a host of physical problems and aids in neck relief, upper and lower back pain, tension headaches, sciatica, and fibromyalgia. What’s more, you’ll wake up feeling refreshed and energized.
FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED Factory - Fair Trade Certified is, hands down, the best way to ensure a product is ethically and responsibly sourced. Fair Trade Certified ensures manufacturers go above and beyond in providing fair wages, safe working conditions, and creating environmentally friendly products. It also means a portion of the purchase price goes back to directly support the workers who made this product -- empowering them to better their communities.
100% G.O.T.S. CERTIFIED ORGANIC COTTON - the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification
FITS ALL MATS UP TO 26" Wide - Designed to carry every brand of exercise mat. Added room to fit a yoga towel or other yoga props as well.
HELP END SLAVERY WORLDWIDE - Kindfolk donates $1 for every unit sold to help end slavery and sex trafficking worldwide. Kindfolk is partnered with A21, a nonprofit who aims to reach, rescue and restore victims of slavery and to prevent this tragedy for future generations. When you shop with Kindfolk, you help to change the world.
PLENTY OF STORAGE - This bag is 18” tall and 14” wide. There is one main storage compartment with a laptop sleeve and additional interior pockets for your other various accessories.
VEGAN & ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY - Kindfolk’s bags use man-made leather, meaning it is animal-friendly and super stylish
NON-SLIPPERY and NON-STICKY - Our alcohol-free yoga mat spray is effective, yet gentle without leaving any sticky or slippery residue behind. It doesn’t contain any soaps, fatty oils or harsh scents. Our all natural ingredients are safe to use on all skin types and contain just enough Tea Tree oil to clean and control odor without overpowering the lavender fragrance. It will not break down or erode any kind of mat, from rubber to cork, and is safe to use on gym equipment too.
GLASS VS. PLASTIC - Our spray comes in a sturdy GLASS BOTTLE. Why glass? Because plastic sucks and our reliance on it is trashing the planet. An estimated 91% of plastic is not recycled and winds up in landfills or finds its way into our waterways, clogging the stomaches of marine life and smothering the ocean. As a small company and as yogis our impact on the world through our products and our practice also impacts the earth, whose health and survival is inextricably intertwined with our own.
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED! Breakage concerns? No sweat! Our bottles have passed a 5 foot drop test. However if your bottle breaks during delivery, we will rush you a new one, on us. Our goal is to bring you the highest quality product at an affordable price combined with top notch customer service. We are confident you will love our product. However, in the unlikely event that you are not completely satisfied with your purchase simply return it for a no hassle refund.
A yoga mat cleaner that is safe to use on the skin just as it is on a yoga mat? I'll take two!
This fantastic yoga mat cleaner is made using only natural ingredients and smells "completely amazing," according to testers. It works for any type of mats without breaking down the material or causing slipping.
Besides, it's one of the few mat cleaners that are sold in a beautiful reusable glass bottle rather than plastic one (which also makes it an excellent yoga gift for yoga teachers).
GREAT GRIP: Jade Yoga mats provide a superior level of traction. We use natural rubber which has a much stronger grip and more cushion than any of the synthetic rubbers on the market (PVC, PER, TPE, EVA).
PERFECT FOR ANY ACTIVITY & OCCASION: Our most popular mat! The Jade Harmony Mat is 3/16” thick, providing great traction, cushion, and stability for standing poses. It's the perfect mat for every occasion, for any activity, and for any level!
SUSTAINABLE: We are committed to giving back to the Earth with every product sold. Since 2006, through our partnership with Trees for the Future, we have planted over one million trees.
Beautiful and environmentally-friendly, this Pranayama Yoga Pillow from Brentwood Home can be a functional addition to your meditation and yoga practice or a great yoga gift for your eco-conscious friend.
PORTABLE – This premium, long and extra-wide foldable yoga mat was designed with tall people in mind. The roomy 6-foot-long surface folds up easily and snaps to the size of a newspaper using attached straps, to take your yoga practice anywhere on-the-go. The most portable travel yoga mats on the planet, fit one in your regular in a purse or backpack.
EASY CLEAN - The top-to-top fold keeps your travel mat clean and protects your body from dust and mold. Use the attached straps to just rinse or wash it off in the shower, and air- dry it overnight.
PLANT-BASED VEGAN MATERIAL – Our choices in life make an impact on the planet, so vote with your toes for this eco-friendly yoga mat made with sustainably-harvested tree rubber! The durable material will last for years of asanas and not harm the planet at its end-of-life. Contains no: PVC, EPA, PER, PU, or TPE.