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5 Eco-Friendly Yoga and Activewear Brands
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5 Eco-Friendly Yoga and Activewear Brands

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Want to look after your wellness while also looking after the planet?

Have a look at the eco-friendly activewear brands that we have specially curated for you.

Due to the rising use of polyester in most activewear, finding eco activewear is more difficult than it is thought to be. 

All the eco-friendly and sustainable yoga wear brands we've compiled here use sustainable materials and manufacturing methods. These eco-friendly activewear brands ensure that your workouts are productive for both you and the planet.

These sustainable activewear brands are doing their share to provide customers with high-performance sportswear while safeguarding both the population and the environment, by using fair trade and ethical labor policies and natural and recycled materials. Let us know which ones are your favorites!

Before reading about these eco-friendly activewear brands, let’s have a quick look at the reason behind the rise of these sustainable clothing brands.

Eco-Friendly and Yoga Activewear Brands

The Rise of Sustainable Activewear Brands

These eco-friendly activewear brands may have been latecomers to the sustainable fashion trend. But it isn’t long before they become household brands.

Not surprisingly, the pair of leggings or yoga pants that you prefer aren't always good for the environment. Leggings are often made of dangerous synthetic fabrics such as polyester, nylon, or lycra, and are worn for everything from working out to going for a coffee.

Synthetic fibers are manufactured from fossil fuels and consume significantly more energy than natural fibers. Also, they are non-biodegradable due to their synthetic origin and may take over 200 years to decompose, if at all.

When these synthetics are washed, microfibres or tiny plastic particles are released into the water. These microfibres then find their way into the ocean, where they are ingested by fish and ultimately consumed by us, humans. To put it another way, if you wear non-eco-friendly fabrics and eat fish, you're ultimately likely to ingest dangerous microplastics yourself!

Polyester, a petroleum-based material, is the same material used to make plastic water bottles. Polyester's wrinkle-resistant property, durability, and drying efficiency are just a few of the reasons that it's a favorite fabric among many fitness brands. Unfortunately, it comes at the expense of the environment.

Seeing the environmental conditions worsen, some brands took a step towards protecting the environment and moved ahead with manufacturing eco-friendly activewear clothing.

Top 5 Eco-Friendly and Yoga Activewear Brands in India

  1. SOHFIT X Pause

Based In: Mumbai 

Best For | Basics and activewear

Product Range | Shirts, Sportswear, Crop Tops, Muscle Tees

Size Range | XS-L

Pause, a sustainable fashion label headquartered in Mumbai, has teamed up with celebrity trainer, Sohrab Khushrushahi, to develop a collection of light, breathable shirts in edgy silhouettes including crop tops and muscle t-shirts. Natural colors are used to dye the fabrics, which are then processed in a certified mill with a water recovery system.

  1. Satva

Based In: New York

Best For | Basics and activewear

Product Range | Tops, Bottoms, Bralettes, Shorts, Jackets

Size Range | XS-XL

Satva, one of the most well-known brands in the sustainable activewear market, is well known for its durable and comfy organic cotton leggings. The brand collaborated with Suminter India Organics®, an environmentally and socially aware organic cotton manufacturing firm in India, and both work together to educate and help rural agricultural communities in India.

  1. Stretchery

Based In: Delhi

Best For | Activewear

Product Range | Tops, Tanks, Bottomwear

Size Range | S-XL

Nirali Mehta and Jeenie Madan together launched Stretchery, an organic yoga wear brand that believes in manufacturing 100% organic cotton fabrics. In a visual language exclusive to their merchandise, water-based eco-friendly dyes including non-toxic chemicals are integrated appropriately. While adding items to the cart, don’t forget to include a headband — all proceeds from headwear go towards supporting farmers and their families.

  1. Soul Space

Based In: Kolkata

Best For | Basics and activewear

Product Range | Tops, Bottoms, Underwear, Jackets

Size Range | S-XL

The Soul Space clothing is fair trade and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified, a well-known textile processing standard for organic fibers. Organic cotton requires less water and energy to grow and preserves soil fertility. For both men and women, there's a broad selection of tops, jackets, shorts, bottoms, and underwear to buy from at Soul Space.

  1. Deivee

Based In: Mumbai

Best For | Activewear

Product Range | Activewear, Kurtis, Yoga Mats, Incense sticks

Size Range | S-XL

This athletic clothing line, founded by Milind Soman and Darshan M, specially caters to Indian cultures and body shapes. As a result, they provide performance Kurtis, harem pants, copper water bottles, yoga mats, and incense in their product line. All of their products are made in fair trade facilities with organic cotton, banana fiber, wild grass, coconuts, recycled polyester, and other sustainable ingredients. Deivee's concept is to use yoga and active living to make the world a healthier and happier place.

These are some of the sustainable activewear brands ruling the Indian market right now. 

Each brand is making significant progress in ensuring that your clothes are not only environmentally friendly, but also look and feel fantastic while you're at the gym, hiking, or simply socializing. 

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