5 Organic Cotton Yoga & Activewear Brands For a Sustainable Sweat
A lot of eco-friendly yoga wear brands make their activewear from recycled synthetics (such as recycled plastic bottles and ocean waste). I think this is a fabulous step, and is certainly better than using virgin synthetics.
As we’re learning more about the impacts of microplastics though (which are released into our waterways & oceans every time we wash synthetic materials), it seems that an even better solution is to use natural, organic, plant-based fibres. These are also more gentle on the skin.
So if you like to down dog and sweat it out in natural, organic fibres, here are some great brands to try…
Sustainable + ethical activewear,
made from organic cotton:
Bhumi make women’s & men’s basics, activewear, bedding and towels from organic + fair trade cotton.
They’re super passionate about helping to create positive change in the fashion and homewares industry, both in terms of sustainability and ethical production.
I’ve got a couple of Bhumi’s yoga leggings and crops myself, and they’re always on heavy rotation in my wardrobe.
Where: based in Melbourne, made in India in a fair trade supply chain.
Price range: AUD $59 - $99.
Find Bhumi here.
Pioneers of Fair Trade fashion, People Tree have been making ethical and eco-friendly fashion since 1991. They stock a large range of women’s fashion clothing, basics, underwear, activewear and accessories.
Where: based in the UK, made by a social enterprise in India under Fair Trade conditions.
Price range: AUD $42 - $103
Find People Tree here.
Dreamy brand Indigo Luna is based part in Bali, and part on the Surf Coast of Victoria, Australia. It has just released a new range of organic cotton yogawear that comes in a range of wholesome, earthy colours.
Where: handmade in Bali in a small, woman-run factory. Hand-dyed with natural, plant-based dyes (such as mango leaves, indigo leaves & redwood bark).
Price range: AUD $59 - $89
Find Indigo Luna here.
Founded in Bali in 2008, eleven44 make unique, eco-friendly streetwear, basics and activewear.
They adopt a slow-fashion approach with the longevity of pieces in mind, and use GOTS certified organic cotton. They also produce small batch, fair trade jewellery.
Where: handmade in Bali.
Price range: AUD $68 - $98.
Find eleven44 here.
Lead image credit: Indigo Luna