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In order to stay zen over lockdown, we have been focusing more on our at-home yoga practice, and it has really improved the way we have felt. With more time spent at home than ever before- like many of you- we have decided to upgrade our yoga wear.
However, not all yoga clothes are made equally! So, we have curated a list of some of our favourite yoga wear brands that make the cut from a sustainability perspective, from their range of styles, and their use of the best fabrics for sensitive skins.
These are the best yoga brands that we have found to be stylish and do the job, meaning they don’t go see-through as soon as you are in downward dog; as well as feeling super soft against sensitive skin. Keep reading for our list of the top 8 yoga brands for sensitive skin.
Confused about what to wear for yoga? One of our favourites is the yogi’s choice: Manduka. Manduka are truly the yoga wear experts in the biz; producing some of the best yoga accessories and clothes we have tried. Their yoga wear is not only non-irritating but also maintains its opacity no matter how much you stretch! Their ethos is all about making better products that last longer, and we can confirm that they do!
No matter how many times you wash their yoga clothes, they still look as good as the first time – and no, we aren’t exaggerating! We also love their men’s yoga clothes that, like their female equivalent, are chic and simple, whilst maintaining the highest quality and fabrics; perfect for your boyfriend's sensitive skin.
Staying on the accessories front, Yoga Matters is a favourite of many yoga teachers and schools for good reason. When it comes to accessories, they offer one of the best product ranges that we have seen. If you are stepping up your yoga practice over lockdown and are looking for a meditation cushion, eye pillow, yoga mat cleaner, or anything else a bit more niche, they are the one to go to.
Not only do they use mostly natural fabrics and materials like cotton and cork, but they are also made for both beginners and yoga teachers alike, so no matter what your skill level, you can really find what you are after. When it comes to their yoga clothes they have their own label as well as retailing other brands too.
Their own brand offers basic, good quality, and super soft yoga wear for curvy bodies and a whole range of shapes and sizes.
If sustainable yoga clothes are your highest priority then BAM yoga wear is the one for you! Bamboo Clothing creates not only everyday clothing made fully from bamboo but also, offers some of the comfiest and softest yoga wear on the market. Bamboo absorbs 5x more carbon than hardwood trees, which means it needs half the land cotton needs to produce the same amount of fiber, and it doesn’t need pesticides! Their bamboo range also offers great choices when it comes to styles and print, including everything from classic cycling shorts to a full yoga jumpsuit.
Wolven Threads is another yoga clothes brand with high sustainability credentials. They produce their yoga clothes in Canada and their pieces are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Their styles are incredibly unique and beautiful, so if you are looking for something to wear that truly stands out from the crowd, check out Wolven Threads. A major plus; most of their pieces are reversible!
You may have spotted Alo Yoga clothes on the likes of Hailey Baldwin, Taylor Swift and Kendall Jenner. Their yoga wear is worn all over the world by both celebrities and regular folk alike for good reason. This LA-based brand’s pieces are performance-driven with technological fabrics at its core. Despite the focus on performance, the fabrics are also extremely supportive and soft. The compositions help to support sensitive skin by using only non-irritating fibres for the most laid-back yoga practice.
One of our go-to’s for all activewear and sports is Sweaty Betty. This brand launched its yoga clothes and activewear in London back in 1998 and is still one of the coolest UK sportswear brands on the market. If you practice a range of sports and exercises Sweaty Betty provides some of the best in terms of range and choice.
Blossom Yoga Wear
Blossom yoga wear is one of the most affordable options on this list, providing good quality yoga wear at an excellent price point. They are yet another UK based and founded brand with a focus on technical fabrics to drive the best yoga and sports performance possible. Blossom yoga wear are also sustainably-focused, with many of their products made from recycled bottles, much like Wolven Threads. All of their yoga leggings are made from breathable, sweat-wicking and quick-drying materials that provide great freedom of movement for even the most challenging of yoga poses! A great option if you don’t want to break the bank!
We couldn’t talk about yoga clothes without mentioning Lululemon! Lululemon’s yoga clothes have garnered worldwide fame for luxurious, technology-first yoga wear that really stands the test of time. They have thought of everything in their pieces; from sweat-wicking tech and a body-shaping fit that stays in place and stretches in all the right places. All of their pieces are super soft and comfortable, really supporting sensitive skins during sweat and exercise. They even provide an extra service when you buy any of their leggings where they will tailor and adjust your leggings to the perfect length for you. So if your legs are on the shorter side, this is definitely a service you will want to take advantage of!
You might also be interested in checking out our other article on the best loungewear and lingerie brands for sensitive skin here.
Every brand and product featured on CarolinaGMX make our editorial pages once a minimum of 70% of our sensitive-skin testers consider it worthy!
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WHERE — Caernarfon
PHOTOGRAPHY — Robert Colclough
THOUGHTS BY— Carolina G-M
EDITED BY— Gabriela Godinho-Moxon
AS ALWAYS ALL OPINIONS ARE OUR OWN
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