Easy Breezy Pieces: Sustainable New Yoga & Activewear

By Rona Berg / June 26, 2018

These sustainable new yoga and activewear brands are taking it up a notch when it comes to style and comfort.

There’s a reason why activewear is so popular right now. It’s comfortable, super-stylish, and now, eco-friendly fabrics—from bamboo, to cork, to recycled plastic—have become so soft and sophisticated, it’s hard to come up with a reason not to wear them.

Each of these eco-friendly finds offers something unique. There is a cork yoga mat that is recyclable, biodegradable, 100 percent renewable and antimicrobial, only a few of the reasons why cork is becoming an increasingly popular material. Light and stylish leggings made from recycled plastic bottles, bamboo compression socks to roll on just before your long-haul flight, which apply gentle pressure to the legs and feet, to help massage legs and feet to improve circulation and prevent swelling. And a company that cares about social responsibility, with a variety of women-empowering initiatives. A good time to support brands that are trying to do good!

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PHILANTHROPIC Women

We love the clean, strong lines—no bunching, no friction—and the fabulous fit on these stylish leggings! And Hau Greene, the female founder of Visakai, is committed to giving back to philanthropies that empower women. Recently, for example, for every pair of leggings purchased, the California brand donated a pair to Woman, Inc. in San Francisco and Downtown Women’s Center in LA. 

RECYCLED PLASTIC Leggings

Made from recycled plastic bottles, these Yummy & Trendy leggings fit beautifully, and resist pilling and wick away sweat. Founder Veronica Rosas travels the globe and wanted comfy pieces that would transition effortlessly from the gym to a dinner meeting. Made in the USA, they are also perfect for outdoor yoga on a sunny day, with UPF 50+ protection, too. 

BAMBOO Compression Socks

Frequent travelers know how annoying it can be to arrive at your destination with swollen legs, ankles or feet after a long-haul flight. But there’s an easy way to prevent it: compression socks! These Bamboo Compression Socks from Cabeau will also wick away sweat, which comes in handy on a long flight. 

CORK Yoga Mats

Harvested in Portugal, cork is a renewable material sourced from the cork tree. It’s become a surprisingly appealing material to use for yoga mats. Corc yoga mats feature a honeycomb structure, and cork is also extremely durable, will not slip and features a surface that is easy to grip. And for any yogis who may be allergic to latex or don’t love natural rubber, cork is the way to go! 


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Rona Berg

Rona Berg

Editor-In-Chief at Organic Spa Magazine
Editor-in-chief of Organic Spa Media, longtime journalist and best-selling author of Beauty: The New Basics and Fast Beauty: 1000 Quick Fixes (Workman Publishing), Rona Berg is the former Editorial Director of ELLE and Deputy Style Editor for the New York Times Magazine. She has been cited as an industry expert by Huffington Post, Fox News and New York Magazine and contributed to and been quoted in dozens of publications. Berg co-chairs the Personal Care Committee of the non-profit Green Spa Network, is a Charter Advisory Board Member of the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance, and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the globe.
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