Discover 3 of the hottest new ethical and sustainable yoga wear brands that we love!
Since yoga is part of the health & wellness movement, it’s important to go full circle and wear clothing that’s as healthy for you as the practice itself, as well as for the environment and the people making it. That doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on style, because luckily several new yoga wear brands are creating ethical and organic yoga wear that is fresh, functional and right on trend. So move over lululemon, we’ve got some new yoga wear gurus in town.
Synergy Organic Clothing’s gorgeous collection of sustainable yoga wear and casual attire is named for its fashionable fusion of eastern and western aesthetics and design. The brainchild of designer and yogi Kate Fisher and environmental proponent Henry Schwab, Synergy’s timeless designs are created through truly responsible business practices. All Synergy garments are handmade in Nepal according to fair trade practices, made from organic cotton and dyed with low- impact dyes. The flattering designs, amazingly comfortable fits and nature-inspired, hand-stitched applique detailing make Synergy Clothing perfect gear for the earthy and wordly yogini.
Designed and handmade in Los Angeles, LVR’s collection of women’s yoga and active wear is both functional and fashionably vibrant. All of LVR’s garments incorporate organic fabrics, from the gorgeous, pastel tie-dye washes to fun, bright colors. The label’s collection includes yoga pants, tops, dresses, scarves and wraps in the most stylish contemporary silhouettes. Not only does the label believe in local, environmentally friendly and ethical business practices, they also donate a portion of their revenues to endangered wildlife rescue and conservation in Latin America, alongside donating clothing to the Downtown Los Angeles Women’s Center.
Hyde was founded by Anne-Kerr L’Heureux after a love of yoga and design caused her to quit her corporate job and take a new direction. Necessity was the mother of invention in L’Hereux’s case, as she was looking for natural, comfortable yoga clothes that were stylish, fit well and affordable too. She made “graceful gear” her business, and now provides an entire collection of garments that are as thoughtful as the practice of yoga. Bright colors, flattering silhouettes and organic, natural fabrics feature in the Hyde collections, which offers form-fitting pants, tops, outerwear and even men’s yoga wear. The label also collaborates with various organizations to benefit nonprofits such as Off the Mat into the World, Women for Women International and The Yoga Freedom Project.
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