Eco Friendly Activewear to Help You Keep Your Resolutions
By Bonny Osterhage
What’s the most popular New Year’s resolution? You guessed it! To exercise more and to shed a few pounds. What better way to get motivated then by treating yourself to some stylish exercise clothes and gear? These eco fashion finds can take you to a yoga class, a bike trail, a tennis court or out for a low cal lunch with the ladies! When you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you are more likely to stick to your goals. Here’s to a fit 2010!
Birch Yoga Shorts
If the traditional butt-hugging yoga shorts make you uncomfortable, then this is the pair for you! Made from an organic cotton blend, the v-front flatters yoga toned abs while the longer inseam gives you coverage where you want it most. $39 at www.birchclothing.com.
Blue Canoe Twist Top
A shaped cup, twisted center and side gathers give this workout top a lovely feminine shape. The longer length of this organic cotton blend top gives you slimming results before you even break a sweat! $48 at www.greenstuffconnection.com.
hessnatur Organic Cotton Velour Pullover
A comfy, easy sports top in a beautiful plum organic cotton velour to fend off the chill of your early morning jog. Has a funnel neck and zip front. If you’re a warm up suit kind of girl, there are matching pants too! $60 at www.hessnatur.com.
Hyde Manduka Eko Lite Mat
Don’t let business trips stop you from reaching your exercise goals. Take this lightweight mat, made from 100% natural tree rubber, with you for yoga on the go. Developed by yoga instructors, this mat won’t fade or flake — and neither will you! $49 at www.yogahyde.com.
Lululemon Ribbed Legging
We love that this organic cotton blend legging is designed to go OVER your sneaker. Preshrunk and chafe resistant, this workout wear is ready to hit the road running. ON SALE FOR $59 (normally $88) at www.lululemon.com.
Nau Rebound Jacket
For such a lightweight jacket, the rebound packs in a lot of extras. Made from recycled (and recyclable) polyester, this waterproof shell features an adjustable helmet-compatible hood for extra protection while biking, and welded seams for bulk-free layering. We love that it folds to the size of a grapefruit for easy packing. $340 at www.nau.com.
We love this concept — fitted yoga leggings with an attached skirt to cover our posteriors. Made from bamboo, the “skeggin” skirt cinches on the side for a flattering fit. Perfect for yoga and beyond. $60 at www.nimli.com.
Prana Eco Bella Sport Top
Finally! A sport top that doesn’t mash you down or show all your goodies. Instead, this recycled polyester top offers support, while subtly showing your curves, courtesy of strategically shaped cups. Adds a boost to your workout in more ways than one. $47 at www.vickery.com.
Prancing Leopard Casablanca Top
It’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship when you slip on this funky, stretchy, long sleeved top after exercise class. We know the asymmetrical boat neck is a little bit “Flashdance,” but what a feelin’ when you cozy up to the soft organic Turkish cotton jersey fabric! $94 at www.prancingleopard.com.
Renew Raglan Sleeve Tunic
Strike a pose, but don’t expose. This loose fitting organic cotton/RPET blend top keeps you covered with a thick waist band that won’t ride up. Even cooler than that? Each shirt diverts three to five plastic bottles from landfills. $39 at www.bepresent.com.
Renu Yoga Chaco Pant
The cute cropped length and iPod pocket will earn these super comfy organic cotton capris a place of honor in your closet. Sure to become weekend, as well as workout, staple. $49.94 at www.renuyoga.com.
Sameunderneath Same Sweats
You favorite Saturday sweats just got a lot more stylish, thanks to bamboo fabric, a slimmer fit and ankle ties. Perfect for running bleachers or just running errands. ON SALE FOR $55 (normally $76) at www.shopmodify.com.