Never-Boring Yogawear Guide

Eco-friendly yoga clothes and accessories

Tired of pulling on the same old stretched-out T-shirt and baggy yoga pants? Invest in yourself, your practice and the planet with eco-friendly, organic yoga clothing and accessories. From your top to your shoes to your bag, these seven essential yoga fashion statements are guaranteed to snazz up your yoga wardrobe and work for your body and your style, from the mat to the street. 


Flat Waist Bootcut Yoga Pants

Flat Waist Bootcut PantYour search for stylish yoga pants you can wear both on and off the mat is over. These Flat Waist Bootcut Yoga Pants combine flexibility and support with coverage — a slightly fuller cut through the leg so you don’t feel overexposed on your way to class. This environmentally friendly yoga clothes equivalent of the little black dress is made from 86 percent recycled polyester and 14 percent spandex so it retains its shape, with a smooth, crossover waistband won’t pinch or bind.



Bamboo Yoga Tops

Hooded Eco TopMade from rayon from sustainable bamboo with a smidge of spandex for stretch, these colorful, lightweight Bamboo Yoga tops naturally wick moisture away from the skin. Wear the tanks in yoga class, then toss on the Hooded Eco Top or Short-Sleeve Cover-Up to run errands afterward.

Scoop-Neck Empire Tank: $38

Pleated Tank: $48

Short-Sleeve Cover-Up: $38

Hooded Eco Top: $42 (shown)


Adjustable Yoga SandalsYoga Flip Flops

"Spread your toes" is a favorite yoga teacher mantra for a reason. Separating your toes improves your balance, flexibility and alignment. Worn around the house or on errands, these Yoga Flip Flops re-train your feet to do just that while also helping to relieve painful foot conditions. A great slip-on for before/after your yoga class.



Everything Fits Gym BagEverything Fits Gym Bag

At last, you can stop schlepping your purse, your workout bag, and your yoga mat bag to every class. The Everything Fits Gym Bag is made from recycled polyester and has pockets aplenty for your keys, cell phone, MP3 player, water bottle, clean yog clothes (and sweaty clothes!), and easy-to-use straps for securing your mat to the bottom. A favorite around the Gaiam office! Also available in black.



Recycled Polyester Yoga Tops

A-Line Yoga TankThis wrinkle- and wind-resistant eco-conscious fabric provides a tailored fit that supports your every move and wicks to keep you dry. Both tops feature a flattering hip-length design and built-in shelf bra. Can’t nail Tree Pose without your favorite tunes? The Sport Tank includes a pocket in back for your MP3 player!

A-Line Tank: $58 (shown)

Sport Tank: $62


Thirsty Yoga Mat TowelThirsty Yoga Mat Towel

Sized to match the shape of your mat, the super absorbent microfiber Thirsty Yoga Mat Towel will catch whatever sweat you shed and give you a non-slippery surface to practice on, no matter how hot the room gets. During class, its lush purple hue and soft texture will make you feel like royalty. After class, it’ll dry twice as fast as a cotton towel. Also available in blue.


Also available as a hand towel; $11.98


No-Slip Yoga SocksNo-Slip Yoga Socks and Super Grippy Yoga Gloves

Do you slip and slide into your yoga poses? Get a grip with these specially designed No-Slip Yoga Socks and Super Grippy Yoga Gloves. Your Downward-Facing Dog will stay put with or without a yoga mat! Plus they’ll look great peeking out from under your yoga pants.

Socks: $19.98 (2 pair)

Gloves: $16.98 (1 pair)


Capri Cami Unitard

Capri Cami UnitardStop pulling down your shirt and hitching up your yoga pants with our Capri Cami Unitard. This one-piece wonder boasts princess seams to flatter your figure and a front scoop neck with stay-put straps that meet in a racerback design. Made from 86 percent recycled polyester and 14 percent spandex, the wicking fabric is perfect for hot yoga. Wear it alone or layer your own pieces on top for added style.



Jala Sol Premium Yoga MatGaiam Sol Premium Yoga Mats

Our new Gaiam Sol Premium Yoga Mats are stylish enough to rival any wearable fashions. Created for the technical demands of advanced yoga practitioners and professionals with extraordinary slip-resistance, superior cushioning and excellent traction. You’ll feel the difference immediately!

$39.98 - $89.98


Organic Cotton Yoga Tops

Zip-Front TankEco-friendly, colorful, flattering, super-comfy and amazingly versatile. Yoga tops go everywhere these days — like layered under a jacket with jeans or a skirt — making transitioning from street to studio and back that much easier. And organic cotton is better for the planet because it's grown without synthetic chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

Stretch Cami: $29

Seamed Tank: $34

Cross Back Tank: $48

Zip-Front Tank: $48 (shown)

V Slit Tunic: $48


Visit Gaiam's online yoga shop for the latest selection of organic yoga clothes and eco-friendly accessories. Or, choose from hundreds of yoga and fitness classes on our streaming video site,!

Kate Hanley is a freelance writer who specializes in exploring the mind-body connection. She completed her yoga teacher training at OM Yoga in New York City and has studied with yoga experts Rodney Yee and Cyndi Lee and meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg.

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Certainly they are made for lots of exposure

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Yoga clothes are one of the accessories required for practicing yoga exercises. The clothing that you wear when practicing Yoga should be comfortable. Your yoga clothing should allow you to move easily and freely in the different asana postures without strain or restriction. These different types of yoga clothes would be very helpful for any yoga learner.
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