Getting Fit with “Green” Fashion and Accessories


America’s closets are turning green. In USA Today’s story on eco-friendly green fashion, we see how the same environmental sensibilities that have swept the foodie world (farm-to-table, organic produce) are making their way into the fashion industry.

So why choose eco-friendly apparel? Social consciousness – ethical treatment of animals, protecting natural resources – is a big motivator. But no one wants to wear something that doesn’t look and feel good too.

Get in gear and support the planet with these eco-friendly workout finds that will not only have you feeling great about doing right by the environment, but will have you looking good while doing so!

Joe To Go

Talk about a perk: Used coffee grounds are woven into the lining of this Moving Comfort Vixen sports bra (from $36, to help keep skin cool, dry and odor-free.

Short Story

Subtle details like a raw fabric border below the tie-cord waistband give these organic cotton French terry Adidas by Stella McCartney Essentials shorts ($70; shop extra style points!

Tanks A Lot

Sport one of these Horny Toad Swifty V tanks ($58; during your next sweat session. The sleeveless staples incorporate recycled polyester fibers that wick away moisture.

Strike A Pose

Made from a sustainable fabric and treated with low-impact dyes, these Beyond Yoga fold-over capris ($71; also boast recycled elastic for a “safe” stretch and comfy fit.

Now Hear This

Econation wooden earbuds ($15; allow you to support the cause without sacrificing sound quality.

Metal Protector

Silver particles in this bamboo SilverSport Silver towel ($21; nix odor-causing bacteria. Bonus: non-skid threading prevents the sweat sopper from sliding off machines mid-workout.

Water Porter

The protective sleeve of the Bamboo Bottle ($25; is sourced from sustainable bamboo, while the inner bottle features 51 percent recycled glass.

Tread Lighter

The uppers of these New Balance newSKY 101 sneakers ($70; are constructed from 95 percent recycled water bottled – eight per shoe – to give you an environmentally FRIENDLY kick!

Beach Motivator

Going to the beach can be a hassle if you’re a parent. Strut your stuff wearing your new eco-friendly gear and work up a sweat! Have baby in tow? Not a problem. BB Waters’ newest innovation, BeachBaby Towa’Round ($20;, makes it easy to get around in the sand. Now you and your little one can go have some fun in the sun!

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