Whether you are an avid exerciser or someone who takes an occasional bike ride, you know that physical activities require a certain kind of attire. There are so many options when it comes to apparel. Eco-friendly athletic wear is pretty easy to find now, but not all of it is wallet-friendly! Here I will showcase a few brands that will help make your decision a little easier.
New Balance: For hard-core workouts, performance fabrics are great. They can cost a little more but are certainly worth it for long sessions. New Balance offers a variety of affordable tops and bottoms made with Cocona. Cocona fabric is made from coconut shells making it a natural option. This Short Sleeve Performance Top is currently on sale for $29.24.
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Gaiam: Mostly known for their yoga gear, Gaiam offers lots of organic cotton tops and bottoms. Check out their Outlet section often for new deals. These Organic Cotton Yoga Pants are currently on sale for $24.99 and can certainly be used for activities other than yoga!
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Vickerey: Vickerey is a another shop that mostly focuses on yoga gear. Their sale section generally has great deals. They offer eco-friendly clothing from Patagonia, Mission Playground, Prana, and others. This Men’s Organic Primaries Tee Shirt is a nice deal at $19.00 now.
Ebay: Don’t forget about Ebay as a great resource for athletic apparel. If it does not gross you out, used clothing is a very green option since it is keeping garments from going in the trash. You can also find great deals on new clothing. In the athletic section, search for terms like “organic,” “bamboo,” and “cocona” to find eco-friendly options. I have purchased organic fitness tanks for around $10.00. You just have to be patient and check back often.
These are just a few of the many places you can find eco-friendly workout apparel. There are always deals to be had – sometimes it just takes a little longer to find! So be patient and you can certainly stick to your budget. I also find that new workout clothing is added motivation for me to exercise. I hope it works for you too!