Whether you’re a certified yoga instructor or only bust out a warrior pose when your BFF drags you to the studio, you can rack up some good karma by choosing to buy your yoga wear and accessories from ethical brands.
If you’d rather not show up in the same outfit as Feather, broaden your horizons with one of the following ethical yoga brands!
Love bold prints? This Australian-made brand offers an excellent assortment of eye-catching yoga leggings and sports bras. Not only does Dharma Bums use recycled materials for packaging and work closely with manufacturers to ensure ethical production and waste reduction, they also use yogis and athletes of different shapes and sizes for photo shoots to “keep it real.”
Calling all rebellious yogis! Ethically made in Bali, offerings from this edgy brand are crafted from organic cotton and sustainable bamboo. Eleven44 also makes amazing statement jewellery out of recycled brass, which complements their mostly monochromatic clothing range.
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Based in Los Angeles, this innovative brand features everything from mermaid-inspired yoga leggings to one-piece yoga outfits dubbed yoveralls. Purusha People uses non-toxic water-based inks, low impact dyes, and Fair Trade organic cotton to create their comfortable yoga wear, and they ensure their local workers are paid a living wage.
Sweatshop-free, vegan, eco-friendly brand Yogeeks features “handsome-as-hell” tanks for men and women alike. This creative Sydney brand is soon to add leggings to the collection and we can’t wait to rock the Ghost Stampede print!
Not only does this sustainable brand sell everything from yoga mats and gym bags to meditation seats and balance discs, they also take environmental responsibility seriously. Since 2006, Gaiam has enforced a carbon-neutral shipping program, and the brand has partnered with Fair Trade to produce items ethically in countries like Cambodia and India.
This Brazilian-made brand features some of the coolest prints around. Liquido oversees the manufacturing of their products in São Paulo, ensuring regulation based on the Ministry of Labor’s high standards, and have enforced a Handicap Employee Program to create an equal, diverse workplace. Plus, their leggings are 50+ UVA/UVB protective!
Based in Australia, this modern yoga brand uses recycled packaging materials and encourages you to pay $1 on top of your order price to help One Tree Planted. Their latest collection of boyfriend tees is crafted with organic cotton, and their Namaste yoga mats are made from jute, a natural vegetable fibre that wicks away sweat and bacteria.
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Luva Huva (pronounced Lover Huva) offers comfortable activewear in an elegant feminine style; all handmade from more sustainable and environmentally friendly fabrics like 100% organic cotton, bamboo, soy, and line remnants.
Made from certified organic cotton, these leggings are super soft. All of PACT’s clothing is sweatshop-free, ethically produced, and part of a movement transforming the way apparel is made.
Looking for more inspiration? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Ethical Yoga Wear!
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Julia McAlpine is a freelance writer of copy, journalism, poetry, fiction & lists. She recently moved from California to Sydney to pursue new adventures, and drinks far more coffee than the recommended daily intake. You can find her on Instagram as @inkandmoon, or visit her site at inkandmoon.com.
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Editor’s Note: Ratings correct at time of publication