We can't help you finally achieve that perfect headstand, but we can help you attempt it in sustainable yoga clothes that won't wreak havoc on our planet. Image by Manduka #sustainableyogaclothes #sustainablejungle
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We can't help you finally achieve that perfect headstand, but we can help you attempt it in sustainable yoga clothes that won't wreak havoc on our planet. Image by Reprise #sustainableyogaclothes #sustainablejungle
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We can't help you finally achieve that perfect headstand, but we can help you attempt it in sustainable yoga clothes that won't wreak havoc on our planet.  Image by Girlfriend Collective #sustainableyogaclothes #sustainablejungle
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9 Sustainable Yoga Clothing Brands Making Your Practice Eco Friendly


Out of all sports, none complement sustainability quite as well as yoga does. 

Yoga, which means “union”, exemplifies the connection between humans and the natural world; connecting with our breath and our bodies, promoting healthy food and lifestyle choices, and of course all the perfect outdoor yoga spots. 

Unfortunately, yoga gets a little less holistic and in-tune with nature when you realize that yoga clothes are oftentimes not-so-sustainable.

With sustainable yoga clothes from brands like Girlfriend Collective—whose range not only fits the eco-minded but all bodies too—we’re opening the market’s ethical chakra. 

Ministry of Supply uses science to achieve cutting-edge sustainable fabrics produced via a zero waste, carbon neutral process.

And nothing relaxes us in balasana more than Boody’s bamboo yoga clothes.

Now, roll out your eco friendly yoga mat, focus on your ujjayi breathing, and make your way to the end of the article to see how we extended through our core to find these brands.

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1. MINISTRY OF SUPPLY

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Image by Ministry of Supply

About Ministry of Supply

You know those 6 a.m. yoga classes that mean you’re pretty much always late to work (but wouldn’t survive work without?)—this brand is for you.

Ministry of Supply is creating a new “workleisure” category of apparel that is high performance enough for an intense yoga class, but looks nice enough to be worn professionally.

Their sustainable yoga wear includes leggings and mock necks, as well as loose fitting sustainable yoga clothes like sweatshirts, eco friendly sweatpants, joggers, and tees for both men and women.

That’s in addition to purely professional wear like suits and blazers.

Ministry of Supply’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Using a “Scientifically Natural” approach, they blend performance and natural fabrics.

While there are some virgin synthetics, the majority of synthetic content comes from GRS-certified recycled polyester made from recycled plastic bottles.

You’ll also see extra-fine ethical wool (merino), FSC-certified wood-based fibers, corn-based polyester, and S.Cafe nylon (made from recycled coffee grounds).

All fabric mills are certified by either bluesign® and/or OEKO-TEX 100.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

All factories are either WRAP or BSCI-certified, and they make regular visits.

Green business practices:

To ensure their products are built to last, each design undergoes ASTM and AATCC durability testing.

If you no longer want a product, you can return it to them, either for resale or recycling into new fabric via Shinkong Textiles. You can buy preloved garments through their Infinity Resale page.

Waterless dyeing and 3D computerized knitting makes their production zero waste and their Climate Neutral certifications means they’re zero emission, too.

Packaging consists of recycled cardboard and compostable poly bags.

Inclusivity:

Women’s sizes run XXS-XXL; Men’s sizes XS-XXL in tops and 28-40” in pants.

Their Kinetic Adaptiveº line of clothing is designed to fit better and be more comfortable for folks in wheelchairs.

Community & charitable giving:

Working with the Mbadika STEM non-profit, Ministry of Supply helps fund an at-home program teaching kids about science-based product development. For every Mº Lab Field Kit purchased, they donate one.

Their In, 1 Out Program collects and distributes gently used professional clothing of any brand to career-readiness programs catering to underserved populations.

Available: Ministry of Supply

2. MUKHA YOGA

We can't help you finally achieve that perfect headstand, but we can help you attempt it in sustainable yoga clothes that won't wreak havoc on our planet. Image by Mukha Yoga #sustainableyogaclothes #sustainablejungle
Image by Mukha Yoga

About Mukha Yoga

“Do Yoga, Save the Planet” is Mukha Yoga’s motto.

And they’re doing their part by offering mats, sustainable yoga props, and clothing from the best sustainable yoga clothing brands like Boody, prAna, Manduka, and more.

Their selection of affordable yoga clothes is vast, with tanks, bra tops, sustainable bike shorts, and yoga leggings. 

If loose fitting sustainable yoga clothes are your preference, they also have sweats and slouch tees and tanks (for both men and women).

Mukha Yoga’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Common materials on Mukha’s website include: closed-loop organic bamboo viscose, recycled nylon, recycled water bottles, organic cotton, Tencel, and modal.

Some garments appear to be primarily (if not entirely) made of virgin synthetic like polyamide and spandex, so check the specs for a full fabric percentage breakdown.

You’ll find non-toxic inks (especially in their stellar collection of printed leggings) and bluesign®-approved fabrics.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

Mukha Yoga handpicks all their vendors, or “partners” as they proudly call them.

Each product description will tell you a little bit about their manufacturing, whether it’s Fair Trade certified, USA-made sustainable yoga clothes, or other ethical practices.

Green business practices:

A large percentage of their partners are located on the West Coast, which minimizes transportation emissions.

Plastic free packaging, sponsored tree-planting campaigns, and joining prAna’s #ReshapePackaging movement are other ways Mukha is mindful of its impact.

Inclusivity:

XS-XL sizes are available for both men and women. 

However, because they are a retailer of other brands, there are limited quantities of styles. That means you may find a pair of leggings you love…only to find a few small sizes remaining.

To avoid that heartbreak, you can filter by size.

Community & charitable giving:

By providing their community with yoga tips, guided meditations, and healthy recipes (all for free), Mukha breaks down the sometimes-hefty cost-entry barrier into healthy mindful living.

Available: Mukha Yoga

3. GIRLFRIEND COLLECTIVE

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About Girlfriend Collective

Girlfriend Collective is a killer sustainable clothing brand if you want killer core muscles, no matter your size.

This size, image, and budget inclusive brand is all about making fitness fabulous for everyone.

Their sustainable activewear and eco friendly yoga clothes include women’s leggings, shorts, sweats, unitards, tanks, sports bras, and t shirts, and a small selection of men’s clothing.

And their rewards program makes these affordable sustainable yoga clothes even more so.

Girlfriend Collective’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Collectively, we love Girlfriend’s fabric list, of which recycled plastic bottles (rPET) is the principal material used.

You’ll also see organic cotton, ECONYL® LITE recycled nylon, some spandex, and cupro bamboo—though we’re not certain if it’s closed-loop processed yet.

All dyes are eco friendly and the fabrics are OEKO-TEX 100 certified.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

The recycled plastic bottles are turned into a fabric at a factory in Taiwan.

This rPET then takes a short boat ride to Vietnam for garment production in an SA8000-certified factory. 

Green business practices:

So far, they’ve recycled more than 10 million plastic bottles.

If you have an old Girlfriend piece you no longer wear, ReGirlfriend (aka recycle) it in exchange for $15 credit.

All packaging is 100% recycled and reusable, they recycle all water used in fabric dyeing, and donate the residual dye mud to a local pavement facility to become sidewalks and roads.

Inclusivity: 

The best sustainable yoga clothing brands make yoga clothing for all bodies.

Everyone can comfortably down dog in Girlfriend Collective’s impressive XXS-6XL size range.

Community & charitable giving:

Girlfriend donates to causes they believe in, like social justice organizations.

They also sometimes donate to causes you believe in. Be on the lookout for rotating cause campaigns that donate ~5% of sales to a charity of your choosing.

Available: Girlfriend Collective

4. TENTREE

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About tentree

tentree is a top-notch organic clothing brand that puts our planet first—while still keeping us comfortably clothed. 

They have sustainable clothes for men and women, including sustainable fair trade yoga clothes made with some of the world’s most sustainable materials.  

Achieve any asana in tentree’s leggings, eco friendly t shirts, sweatpants, and shorts. 

tentree’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

tentree uses eco-friendly fabrics like organic cotton, TENCEL, hemp, and recycled polyester. Like the other eco friendly yoga clothes brands, a bit of elastane (usually around 20%) is blended in.

If you feel more zen with a certain fabric, you can shop by material.

Supply chain & labor practices:

tentree have a factory ledger that provides specific details about their factories and a strict code of conduct with rules about no forced labor, child labor, harassment, discrimination, corruption, excessive work hours, and more.

They’re also a Certified B Corp with manufacturing partners certified by WRAP, BSCI, SA8000, and the Fair Wear Foundation. 

Green business practices:

With every garment from tentree, you can see the impact it has in terms of waste, carbon dioxide emissions, and water usage (compared to that of similar traditionally-made garments). 

If you want to have even more of a positive impact on our planet, you can purchase carbon offsets directly from their website. 

Inclusivity:

XS-XL sizes are available in most garments and models represent a diverse range of people.

Community & charitable giving:

What’s the meaning behind the name?

Well, tentree plants 10 trees for every purchase, specifically in areas that regularly suffer from biodiversity losses.  

They’ve planted over 50 million trees across Canada, Mexico, Senegal, Madagascar, Peru, and other countries so far. 

By 2030, they should have one billion trees planted!

Available: tentree

5. BOODY

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Image by Boody

About Boody

Boody’s take on the most eco friendly yoga clothes involves a panda bear favorite: organic bamboo.  

They started out as an Australian company, quickly amassed a global base of customers (owing to their affordable ethical clothes, no doubt), and now have an American branch.

They’ve got eco friendly men’s yoga clothes (like sweatpants and joggers) and those for women (like leggings, sports bras, tops, bodysuits, and more). 

Boody’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Sustainably and organically grown bamboo will keep you comfortable—even when attempting something as precarious as Eagle Pose.  

Keep in mind that bamboo fabric is commonly greenwashed to sound more sustainable than it is due to the tremendous amount of chemicals and water used during manufacturing.  

Ain’t no Boody got time for that! This brand recaptures all water and non-toxic solvents in an innovative closed-loop system. 

Not only that, but FSC, Ecocert, and OEKO-TEX certifications and SGS testing for toxicity to back up that this bamboo is actually eco friendly.

Because flexibility is kind of important in yoga, their sustainable yoga clothes from Booty also contain small amounts of spandex or elastane. 

Supply chain & labor practices:

Boody partners with manufacturers who are at minimum ISO-14001, ISO-9001, and WRAP compliant—meaning your morning yoga practice won’t be associated with forced/child labor or worker abuse and harassment.

Green business practices:

Boody uses recycled packaging materials and plant-based ink. 

Inclusivity:

In a world of $100+ leggings, Boody provides ethical activewear that rates better on the affordability spectrum. XS-XL sizes are available.

Community & charitable giving:

Boody donates a portion of their profits via 1% for the Planet.

Available: Boody (US) | Boody (AU)

6. PRANA

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Image by prAna

About prAna

Prana (a.k.a. the breath) is considered a life-giving force in yoga, so it’s only natural prAna is breathing new life into mainstream sustainable yoga clothes.

This ethical outdoor clothing brand has everything from sustainable rain jackets to rock climbing clothing.

For some post-hike Hatha, shop leggings, bra tops, tanks, sport bras, sweatshirts, t-shirts, and more.

prAna’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

prAna’s activewear is not entirely eco friendly yet (you’ll still see some made of virgin synthetics).

Their plentiful sustainable yoga wear uses recycled polyester, TENCEL modal, organic cotton, and hemp fabric.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

As a member of the Textile Exchange, prAna prioritizes fair trade when possible and pays into fair trade premium worker funds.

They’ve helped 11 of their factories obtain Fair Trade certification and hope to eventually have 100% of their products made in a Fair Trade-certified factory.

Green business practices: 

A founding member of the OIA Climate Action Corps and bluesign®-approved brand, prAna avoids chemicals and is working to reduce their emissions output by 30%.

Via the The Renewal Workshop, they’ve diverted almost 50,000 pounds of garment waste from landfills.

They also sharted the #ReshapePackaging movement which aims to eliminate excess and oversized packaging trends.

Inclusivity:

Women’s sizes XXS-XXL; Men’s sizes XS-XXXL

Community & charitable giving:

prAna’s chosen charitable partner is Outdoor Outreach, helping disenfranchised youth get outside and have adventure opportunities they otherwise would not.

Available: prAna

7. DHARMA BUMS

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Image by Dharma Bums

About Dharma Bums

You know how a really good yoga practice makes you feel lighter?

Australia-based Dharma Bums wants to make our footprint on earth lighter, too.

Their collection of sustainable yoga clothes includes ethical leggings, shorts, tees, tanks, and sweatpants, mostly for women but they do have a few tees, shorts, and joggers for men.

Dharma Bums’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

The best eco friendly yoga clothes make use of materials that are otherwise trash. Dharma’s recycled plastic bottle yoga clothing fits that bill.

They also use supima cotton and Lenzing modal.

All fabrics are OEKO-TEX 100-certified and 30% are OEKO-TEX Made Green certified. 100% of their mills are bluesign®-certified.

Supply chain & labor practices: 

As a Business Social Compliance Initiative brand, all manufacturers are vetted and audited for ethical worker treatment and payment of living wages.

Green business practices:

So far, their production methods have saved over 1.5 million liters of water and recycled almost that many plastic bottles, too.

Those fun prints come from J-TECK certified or otherwise eco friendly dyes. They also recycle any paper used in the dying process and rigorously clean the water.

Their plant-based garment bags and mailers are AS 5810-2010-certified home compostable and will break down in 90 days in your indoor compost bin.

Inclusivity:

Sustainable yoga clothes in XXS-XXL sizes are available.

Community & charitable giving:

Dharma Bums donates clothing to Thread Together, a non-profit that tackles textile waste by donating unsold stock to Australians in need.

Available: Dharma Bums

8. MANDUKA

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Image by Manduka

About Manduka

Manduka can take care of everything you need for your morning yoga flow.

They’re a maker of not only sustainable yoga mats but apparel too, whether you’re seeking hot yoga eco friendly clothes or clothes for those who don’t find 100+ degree hot yoga temps very zen.

These eco friendly yoga clothes are for both men and women, including shorts, pants, tanks, tops, jackets, bras, headbands, and more.

Manduka’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Manduka likes to use materials that are kind to both our bodies and the Earth, so you’ll see a lot of recycled polyester, plant-based materials, and organic cotton. That and a little bit of spandex.

Supply chain & labor practices:

While we know Manduka doesn’t source the rubber used in their yoga mats from the Amazon, unfortunately, they don’t elaborate much on their manufacturing practices for their activewear. We’ll be reaching out to find out more. 

Green business practices:

Most of Manduka’s green actions involve their main product: yoga mats. 

The natural tree rubber eKO mats are zero waste manufactured and the PRO series ones are manufactured with zero-emissions (though the PRO series mats are their only mats that contain PVC which is our least favorite type of plastic).

In addition to sourcing (mostly) earth-friendly materials and recycling all post-industrial scraps, Manduka also has a program to repurpose old mats through the LiveOn program. 

For $10, yogis can send their old mats (any brand) to be responsibly recycled.

Inclusivity:

Most women’s garments come in sizes XS-XL and men’s in S-XL.

Community & charitable giving:

Making use of recycled mats, Manduka’s partnership with The Renewable Workshop turns them into a new material (home insulation, for instance).

 Not only does this make use of a valuable resource, but also helps support communities around the globe.

Available: Manduka

9. REPRISE

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Image by Reprise

About Reprise

Reprise is on a mission to “liberate your closet from plastic to save your skin.”

They don’t like synthetic fabrics—even if made from recycled plastic bottles— so their clothes are made with some of the finest plant-based, natural materials. 

When it comes to comfortable sustainable yoga clothes, they keep it pretty simple with only sustainable leggings for women.

Reprise’s Ethical and Sustainability Practices

Materials:

Reprise has two types of leggings, both of which are made with TENCEL lyocell, a tree-based semi-synthetic fabric.

In Reprise’s case, it’s grown in a clean and regenerative way. 

This TENCEL is blended with 7% spandex but they plan to make this stretch factor plant-based, too.

The leggings are dyed with GOTS certified organic dyes.

Supply chain & labor practices:

Reprise is committed to a local supply chain; everything takes place in the United States!

The fabric is knitted and dyed in Los Angeles, cut and sewn in New York City and New Jersey, and everything is designed at the Reprise HQ in NYC. 

While their scrunchies are fair trade, they hope to eventually have the certification cover their leggings, too. Even without it, everyone involved in their production process is paid a fair, above-living wage. 

They have a small team and value treating everyone like family. 

Green business practices:

Reprise only orders the amount of fabric they need and produce their leggings in small batches so there is no leftover fabric or stock. 

Perhaps most importantly, their leggings are designed to last.

They also use sustainably-sourced and recyclable packaging, down to the biodegradable packing tape and stickers.

All of their products are carbon-neutral, too!

What emissions they don’t minimize through the use of eco-friendly practices and materials, they offset by supporting projects like wind farms and reforestation projects.

Inclusivity:

A standard range of XS-XL sizes are offered. They use a diverse representation of models in their marketing & product images.

Community & charitable giving:

Aside from donating to carbon sequestering projects, they donate to social enterprises providing clean drinking water.

Available: Reprise

HOW WE FOUND ECO FRIENDLY & ETHICAL YOGA CLOTHES

Sustainability and yoga go hand-in-hand.

Alongside comfort and flexibility, there’s likely no more desirable trait for the most eco friendly yoga clothing than materials and practices that protect our planet and the people in it. 

When we think about sustainable and ethical fashion as a whole, we can use the same criteria we do in finding ethical shoes and sustainable underwear to sustainably savasana and fill our minds with peaceful thoughts—not guilt.  

Materials:

Natural and recycled materials are best for guru Gaia. That’s why most of these brands were chosen based on their use of sustainable fabrics such as TENCEL, modal fabric, organic bamboo, regenerated nylon, ECONYL, recycled polyester, organic cotton, and hemp. 

Many use organic or non-toxic dyes, too. 

Remember, yoga pants are particularly associated with microplastic pollution, even if they’re made of recycled synthetics. Always use a Guppy Friend Bag when washing to prevent this. 

Supply chain and labor practices:

Transparency is the best thing to look for when it comes to sustainable and ethical yoga clothing. 

Our heart chakras we’re happy to see specific supply chain details shared (factory info, codes of conduct, etc.) along with certifications to back them up.  

Green business practices:

In addition to leggings made from 20 plastic water bottles, we’re feeling more limber just by seeing some of the other green business practices used by these brands. 

These include: carbon-neutral products and shipping, practices to reduce waste, sustainable packaging, carbon offsets, and made to order manufacturing. 

Inclusivity:

Many of these brands use a good range of models and offer a great range of sizes. Remember, plus size fashion isn’t just for non-athletic garb!

Some are clearly making an effort to be more inclusive from a budget standpoint, too.

Community & charitable giving:

You might personally prefer a private yoga session in the comfort of your own home, but yoga is about community. 

We’re thrilled to see several brands supporting local and global communities with things like tree planting, donations to organizations, and even free yoga classes for disenfranchised communities.  


FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE BEST SUSTAINABLE YOGA CLOTHES

We can’t help you achieve that perfect headstand, but we can help you attempt it in clothes that won’t break our planet’s neck. 

Sustainable yoga clothing has seen much improvement over the last few years. And there’s more to come as many of the brands listed here have committed to become even more environmentally friendly. 

We can expect to see alternatives for one of the least environmentally sustainable materials still found in yoga clothes (spandex/elastane), as well as initiatives that close the loop by accepting old yoga clothes to be transformed into new garments. 

As always, we encourage you to check-out used options for your Uttanasana.

But if yoga pants feel a little too personal for pre-loved, online thrift stores can still yield plenty of yoga friendly alternatives. 

Namaste, friends.


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