Your Daily Game Plan
Patagonia, Icebreaker and Alo offer green apparel
Earth Day is more than just an excuse to do important stuff like plant some trees.
It's also the perfect opportunity to buy things and feel good about yourself!
Just check out some of these green clothing companies. Then find a way to make sure your post-workout stench doesn't burn a hole in the Ozone layer.
Patagonia clothing is made without harmful dyes and finishes. Then, whenever you've sufficiently worn an item to death, you can give it back to the company, which then recycles it into something new. Since 2005, they’ve taken back 45 tons of clothing and turned it into 34 tons of new clothes. They also donate a portion of their proceeds to grassroots groups. Huzzah!
Technically designed for yoga, Alo — which stands for Air. Land. Ocean. — is fit for any type of workout. Choose from tops, bottoms and outerwear — they're all made with bamboo-based fabrics and organic cotton. Even the design house in Los Angeles is solar powered!
For the rugged
Browse the Icebreaker site based on your preferred activity (mountaineering, hiking, running, …) and each search returns a dozen or so quality merino wool options. Icebreaker uses natural biodegradable wool, their plant employs a special water purification system and the spinning factory uses recycled heat. Not too b-a-a-a-d!