Fit Picks

By Myron Mariano / September 12, 2011

Footwear & Accessories

Autonomie Project

The canvas of the Ethletic tennis sneakers is made from 100 percent Fair-Trade-certified cotton, and the sole is FSC-certified all-natural and sustainable latex. $54; www.autonomieproject.com

El Naturalista (above)

The non-slip outsoles of the Trillo hiking shoes are made of recycled rubber, and the leather uses wet-white slip leather, a more environmentally sound way of processing the fabric because it uses natural products such as chestnut and mimosa. Upon request; www.elnaturalista.com

Rawganique (above)

Meant for brisk walks, light runs, or easy treks, these sweat-shop-free hemp sports shoes use organic European hemp produced under fair labor conditions. $94; www.rawganique.com

 

JadeYoga Encore Mat (above)

We didn’t think this company, committed to producing the most eco-friendly yoga mats from rubber trees, could produce an even “greener” product. Introducing, Encore, the first yoga mat containing recycled, all-natural rubber. $65; www.jadeyoga.com

 

 

 

Fit in 5: Ultimate Body Blitz

Mix it up! Say goodbye to those redundant workout routines and hello to this set of DVD’s that offers five 20-minute workouts each, ranging from dance to Pilates. $16.99; www.acacialifestyle.com

 

Innate Vite Plus V2 Stainless Steel Single-Wall Sport Bottle

With a variety of bright colors and patterns to choose from, Innate’s Sport Bottle is designed to accompany any workout. It fits most bike cages and is uniquely designed to clip onto a backpack. Starting at $15.00; www.innate-gear.com

MEN’S

Patagonia

The all-purpose, recyclable Alpine Wind Jacket is a must-pack whenever you heed the call of the outdoors. Not only does it wick moisture, it will shield you from the wind. $99; www.patagonia.com

 

 

 

 

 

Alternative Apparel

Buy several of this warm-weather staple and wear them in all your casual outings—including the thrice-a-week visit to the gym. $40; www.alternativeapparel.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topo Ranch

Its striking color may just be the thing that would wake up your early morning jog. $46; www.toporanch.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ocean Minded

The company behind this 100-percent-organic cotton Identity T-shirt works with local groups in different countries to help clean up beaches. $28; www.oceanminded.com

 

 

 

 

WOMEN’S

Deux FM

Try a water-based sport to break the monotony of working out—and bust a plateau. $82; www.nimli.com

 

 

 

 

 

hessnatur

This lightweight jersey dress is made from silk worms with a diet of bio-dynamically grown mulberry leaves. The resulting silk is longer and finer, and hugs your body better. $118; www.hessnatur.com

 

 

 

 

 

Athleta

Combine the scrunch side ties, semi-fitted feel, and flattering v-neck, and the Siddhasana Sweater becomes an ideal piece to put on to an after-workout soirée. $128; www.athleta.gap.com

 

 

 

 

 

Pi Organic

Look extra-comfortable while working out with these soft capri sweats. Made of 50 percent organic cotton and 50 percent bamboo. $114; www.piorganic.com

 

 

 

 

 

Horny Toad

Slip the Evan capri pants on your next dance class and appreciate how its lightweight construction allows for maximum freedom of movement. $58; www.hornytoad.com

 

 

 

 

 

Omala

This bamboo-lycra tank top’s built-in bra is separated from the front of the garment to ensure faster drying. $60; www.omalausa.com

Alo

A perfect pair. Match these one-of-a-kind Skirt Capris with this 67 percent bamboo Warm-Up Jacket. Experience the comfort of this sustainable yoga wear, without sacrificing style. Women’s High Neck Warm-Up Jacket, $82; www.alosport.com Skirt Capri, $50; www.alosport.com

Myron Mariano

Myron Mariano

Myron Mariano is a New York-based men's-lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications such as the international editions of Men's Health and Marie Claire. He enjoys covering fashion, grooming, and fitness.
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