3 Yoga Brands Making Sustainable Products
Once you’ve started your practice, not only will your consciousness grow on your mat, but you may notice it start to sneak into other areas of your life as well. If you’re wanting to be a little more green, choose your favorite yoga products from these companies!
1. Jade: “Making eco-friendly yoga products is our number one priority. Lucky for us, made right, natural rubber is both the most eco-friendly and best performing yoga mat you can get. As Jade mats come from trees, we decided to give back by planting a tree for every mat sold. And since 2006, we have done just that, planting over One Million trees so far. With U.S. based production, we can be sure of what is going into our mats – as well as how workers are treated. “American made” still means a lot to us.”
2. Teeki: “Every Teeki is hand sewn by our sewing fairies to put extra care into each product. Teeki is made in America and we follow all local, state and national laws for manufacturing. Moreover, we ensure that all companies we source materials from abide by the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (sb657). Instead of using virgin polyester to give your yoga pants stretch, we use recycled polyester, and we source 100% organic cotton for our mixed cotton Teekis.”
3. Prana: “Each time you purchase Fair Trade Certified™ product, you directly support farmers and factory workers helping them bridge the gap between living wage and minimum wage. Organic cotton is a great example of our efforts to support ethically-made clothing. It drinks less water, uses rainwater more efficiently, eliminates GMOs and harmful chemicals from your closet, and so much more. One of the highest forms of sustainability is reuse. We give new life to products and clothing when we reuse them. This is especially important for materials such as recycled wool, where living animals are involved in the process. If we can reuse the resources we have already taken, we remove the risk to animals, and reduce the need for new energy inputs.”