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With our current climate crisis, it is becoming increasingly important that we are mindful about the products we are consuming—and that includes our yoga gear. Shopping sustainably can help decrease our carbon footprint and make a huge impact on the environment over time.
Luckily, there are plenty of eco-conscious yoga essentials for us to choose from these days. Whether you’re looking for a something to wear or a new mat to practice on, we’ve got you covered. Here are six great products that you can feel good about buying.
Everything old is new again. Suga creates durable and high-quality yoga mats from 100 percent recycled wetsuits, which are largely non-biodegradable. This mat is 5 mm thick, and comes in two sizes—regular and extra large—so you can feel comfortable practicing on it no matter your size. Bonus: If you have an old wetsuit hanging around, you can recycle it through Suga for 10 percent off on their site. $79–$89
Girlfriend is an inclusive and body-positive activewear brand that designs apparel with the earth in mind. Their fabrics are made using mostly recycled polyester, and each pair of leggings comprises 25 recycled post consumer bottles. These stretchy and supportive leggings come in a wide range of sizes and are the perfect pair for any practice. $68
Vuori is an activewear and lifestyle brand investing in a happier and healthier future for our planet. Their fabrics are currently made up of at least 50 percent sustainable materials, and they have pledged to use 80 percent sustainable materials by 2022. These joggers will undoubtedly be the softest addition to your closet and are ideal for wearing both on and off the mat. $84
It’s no secret that Patagonia does its fair share to help our planet. Their fabrics are made with 64 percent recycled materials and 1 percent of all sales go toward preservation of the natural world. This lightweight and breathable men’s T-shirt helps regulate your body temperature and controls odor—so you can feel comfortable and confident whether you’re taking a heated class or hitting the trail in the middle of summer. $59
We’ve already sung the praises of Yoloha’s Air Cork Mat. So you might as well grab the bag to go with it! Yoloha makes a variety of yoga products from cork, which is a completely renewable and recyclable material made from one of the most environmentally friendly harvesting methods around. This bag is a durable and easy to clean, so you can transport your mat wherever you go. $59
Outdoor Voices makes activewear clothing built to last and uses both recycled and raw materials for their fabrics and packaging. These men’s shorts are moisture wicking and have built in liners and a phone pocket for functional movement that will take you from your mat to wherever the day leads you. $68