We know you love your yoga clothes. We also know (because you’re awesome) you also love to care for the environment! I mean, no one has ever said, “there should be more chemicals in the ground”, or “Dang, I wish my water tasted more like pesticides”. We think that the link between ahimsa or non-violence in yoga should transcend off the mat and into the world.
Not all of our customers are looking for organic yoga clothing. Some are looking for printed leggings, super sexy sports bras etc. Hey we love that stuff too! Organic clothing not only feel good, it has to fit right and wear well (duh!)
Keep reading below and we point out what our top 5 are.
Why Choose Organic Clothing?
Truth be told, cotton is probably one of the dirtiest crops to produce because of the large amount of pesticides and insecticides required. These chemicals find their way into the water table, and cause harmful effects on the environment, wildlife, and our drinking water. There are also major advantages to organic cotton, it is hypoallergenic, washes beautifully, and even smells better longer! Some of our lines are even GOTS certified, which is an even higher level of certification that is under stronger regulations and environmental impact practices.
This is why it is important to us that we offer a selection of certified organic cotton clothing. Awesome brands like HardTail, Hyde Yoga, LVR, Satva, Colorado Threads, Good hYOUmanand Green Apple are rocking the organic yoga clothes front.
Here are our top 5 Brands for Organic Clothing: (in no particular order)
ShopYogatation has been one of the first pioneers of yoga clothing and mats. They love using organic cottons mixed with a small amount of spandex or lycra. Their pieces are great for any type of yoga and have excellent hold and give. ShopYogatation is made in the USA from San Francisco. Their "Meme Mat" collection sent their shop into overdrive as they received countless online press articles. Shop the collection here.
Green Apple uses organic bamboo with a hint of stretch in all their pieces. The very popular Green Apple 33″ Yoga Flare has been one of our best-selling pieces for years. Most of the styles the carry are all solid colors (mostly black or grey) sometimes they will add a hint of color to their collection.
One thing that is nice about their yoga pants is they are all “cut to your own length” so they have a raw hemline. They come super duper long (33″ inseam) and you just cut to your perfect length – no hemming required. They dont unravel, shrink or stretch!
Hyde is another brand that has been around for over 10 years making beautiful yoga clothing from organic cotton. They have primarily staple items such as solid pants, yoga leggings and tanks. They have some beautiful bright color options if you like a little flare in your practice (who doesn’t!)
Hyde is based out of San Francisco, CA and has remained a favorite staple brand for the eco-conscience yogis.
4) LVR Fashion
Designed and made in the USA, LVR Fashion uses GOTS organic cotton and bamboo clothing are the softest, yummiest, yoga pants, leggings, capris, and shorts you will ever own! We love their natural dye washes, tie-dyes, and solids. Their beautiful earth and jewel tones will set your wardrobe apart. Here are just a few of our favorites to give you a taste of LVR fashion’s organic cotton and organic bamboo clothing.
Another wonderfully made GOTS certified organic brand. These beautiful pieces are made to last, are meticulously crafted, and dyed using all natural dyes. Inspired by patterns from all over the world, their clothes are a mix of bright prints and beautiful solid basics, but we’ll let the clothes speak for themselves.
We love to carry brands that give back to the earth, their communities, and their employees. Treating everyone with kindness and love is the only way to go. Remember that also goes for yourself too. So treat yourself to the luxury of organic cotton, and help make the world a better place for everyone. It also doesn’t hurt that we plant a tree for every order you place! Win! Win!