Eco-friendly and fabulous fitness wear
From: Jenni Sunde
These days the shift towards an eco-friendly lifestyle is gaining momentum. More research is providing people with knowledge about not only how earth conscious living can help the environment, but also how it can improve the health of individuals. Along with the push towards a healthier, greener lifestyle is the constant pull to be fashionable; the two are joining forces and the results are some fabulous trends in fitness wear.
Eco-friendly fitness gear is now available in form-fitting, flattering styles with a variety of materials to choose from. Sports bras, tanks, yoga pants, running shorts, socks, t-shirts, and even gym bags and totes are available in fabulous colors and designs. The benefits of outfitting yourself in eco-friendly materials are expansive. Not only will you be helping to decrease your carbon footprint, but you will be wearing clothes that have great benefits for your body.
Organic, eco-friendly materials are naturally irritant free, breathable, and hypoallergenic. Materials like bamboo are antimicrobial which can help with body odor. Organic, lightweight wool is naturally moisture-wicking, odor resistant, and breathable. There are even some manufacturers that use coffee beans to make earth friendly fitness clothes, and a growing number that use upcycled plastics.
If you are interested in getting eco-friendly fitness gear just be sure to check the labels and know the sources. Some labels can be deceiving about the origins of their materials. It is best to have locally grown and manufactured products; this way you have the least carbon footprint and your fashion statement goes above and beyond what the eye can see. Along with a great looking tote bag you could end up with a supremely green and happy conscience.
About the author: Jenni Sunde is a freelance fashion writer and pop culture junkie. Jenni specializes in all things lifestyle-related. From home and design to health and beauty. With her love of art and all things beautiful, she delights in sharing her sense of style from her life to your computer monitor. Her title pegs her as an editor at a website that specializes in providing people with , but her passion leads her into writing with a little more substance and a lot more heart.