We’ve all been hearing more and more about how eco-friendly clothing is better for us, the planet, and our yoga wardrobe. Rightfully so, natural and upcycled clothing is built to last with performance in mind while making considerations that positively impact the planet. It’s more than a trend – the movement behind better food, better clothing, and leading more sustainable and healthy lives is here to stay.
Who’s Making the Change
Because yogis tend to be more earth-conscious as a way of life, it wasn’t long before yoga clothing designers took a real interest in offering healthier, more sustainable options. Luckily for us, the demand has grown, so we can enjoy a variety of creatively sourced clothing! Pharrell is one of the leaders in this industry as he’s the creative director of Bionic Yarn, a company creating all sorts of products out of our trash. They are even partnering with blue jean manufacturers to make your sexy pair of hot yoga pants, crop top tanks or even bell-bottoms.
Why it Matters
The latest source for creativity comes from recycled plastic water bottles. Plastic bottles are thrown away in droves, more than 22 billion get tossed every year – talk about waste! New designers are turning other people’s trash into our treasure. A number of brands have begun producing activewear and yoga clothing made entirely from recycled plastic bottles. Read on for four fabulous leggings that will help save the planet – and make you feel amazing!
Brands that are made from Recycled H2O Bottles
Yoga Democracy is known for vibrant, unique prints in a variety of sizes. Plus they are made by hand with love out of Arizona. They offer XL-3XL in all their items plus for the leggings you can either get them in the standard 28″ inseam or 32″ for those extra long legs! Their prints are truly one-of-a-kind, and they know it! All of their pants are protected from fade, color bleeding, and white stretch lines. Their high waisted leggings are sustainably made from recycled plastic material. Plus they make matching Sports Bras or Tanks in most all of their prints if you want a complete set! Shop them all because we honestly can’t decide on a favorite!
Colorado Threads offers recycled bottle-made leggings that don’t sacrifice comfort or style. They come in a wide range of sizes, and their prints are light, fun, and inspired by nature. We love wearing their Wander legging and having pockets while we practice! Double bonus is that most of their leggings are avail in Plus Sizes too!
4) Niyama Sol
Niyama Sol’s sustainably made leggings and tops are a soft, whimsical mix of geometric, abstract patterns and vivid solid hues. We love their leggings for their use of recycled plastic fabric, bold self-expression and all day comfort; perfect for creating an eco-friendly yoga wardrobe! Plus if you see any pics of J-Lo in leggings on Instagram, she’ll be in a pair of these!
For those who liked Teeki’s Hot Pants, you will LOVE Wildhearts & Wanderlust. Their USA made, sustainable leggings are created from recycled plastic water bottles and will have no trouble keeping up with you no matter what adventure you’re on! They have a breathable, second skin feel and their silky smooth, 4 way stretch fabric gives you access to your body’s full range of motion whether you’re practicing yoga, dancing, or jumping in the nearest river
PS- Note they are running about 1 size LARGE- so whatever your size is go down a size! >> Shop Wanderlust & Wildhearts
Have you found some great recycled material leggings that you swear by?
We’d love to hear your recommendations! Drop us a line in the comments below 🙂