We are knee-deep in the season of giving and perpetual hope. The New Year will surely have us embarking on a resolution that involves a more fit you and one that tries to save the world. You can do both when you decide to buy some workout duds that give back to others and the earth. Here are the best and brightest (and they are quite stylish too!)
We are the World
NEVA active wear is all about one thing, “Be the Change.” It is the name of their first collection and how they plan to transform the lives of women and children in South Asia. By partnering with women artisans from the area they are intent on transforming wages which will alter the lives and communities these female artists, employed by NEVA, live and work in. It is all about looking good, doing good and feeling good. Each time you buy clothing from NEVA you create the opportunity for a brighter future for someone else. The high-quality, high-performance slim fit jackets and on-trend styles are athletic and create an impact that lasts longer than any workout.
Humans create a lot of waste. Eliminate some of that waste by finding fitness wear that recycles. Patagonia, long known for their impeccably reliable and long-lasting outdoor clothing, has created a line of running skirts, part of their ‘fiber-to-fiber’ recycling program, that uses recycled plastic bottles to make the fabric. In an array of colors and prints the skirts have handy built-in shorts underneath. Eliminate chafing and landfill fodder. Now that is motivating!
GoLite wants to have lots of fun, but leave less of an impact – at least where trash is concerned. With this in mind the company has created a line of active wear for every lifestyle, including making clothing out of coconut shells. Long-lasting, high performing and sustainable is what GoLite is all about.
Made in the USA
Solow sportswear is fashion meets function. From hiking to running, spinning to yoga – the clothes can handle it. They have perfected the look of gym-to-street wear too and every garment is BlueSign Certified sustainable. The fabric is made from Eclon an eco-friendly wicking fabric that performs and flatters.
Channel your inner yogi and invest in a new yoga mat that does more than your body good. JadeYoga has been making green yoga mats since 2002. Made right here in the US, the company taps rubber trees and uses natural rubber for each mat. Every time someone purchases a JadeYoga mat, JadeYoga plants a tree.