Here are some of the ways a few of our fa­vorite yoga com­pa­nies are serv­ing the com­mu­nity.

Yoga Journal - - PROMOTION - —Loren Savini


Award-win­ning ar­chi­tect and in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed yoga teacher Peter Ste­rios founded Man­duka in 1997, after a quest for the per­fect, long-last­ing yoga mat that wouldn’t need re­place­ment year after year. The bur­den­some process drove him to cre­ate eco-friendly yoga gear that is sus­tain­ably made from non­toxic re­cy­clable ma­te­ri­als. To­day, the brand sells eco-re­spon­si­ble mats, props, and cloth­ing in more than 85 coun­tries.


This sus­tain­able out­door cloth­ing brand has long been known for its com­mit­ment to the en­vi­ron­ment. Sure, when you buy from Patag­o­nia you get cozy, cool out­er­wear, but you also sup­port a brand that care­fully con­sid­ers its sup­ply chain’s im­pact on the world by us­ing re­cy­cled polyester, or­ganic cot­ton, and hemp as cloth­ing main­stays. Plus, 1 per­cent of sales goes to sup­port­ing preser­va­tion and restora­tion or­ga­ni­za­tions around the world and fund­ing grass­roots en­vi­ron­men­tal move­ments.


This dig­i­tal sub­scrip­tion plat­form of­fers thou­sands of on­line yoga and med­i­ta­tion classes from some of the world’s most-adored teach­ers, help­ing to make yoga more ac­ces­si­ble. Per­haps its ease of use (classes are search­able by style, teacher, even body part) and af­ford­abil­ity (it costs only $18 per month) are re­spon­si­ble for mak­ing it a leader in its class.


Kira Kar­mazin’s col­lec­tion of sleek ac­tivewear is only one piece of the equa­tion at Ki­raGrace. The com­pany’s core val­ues are rooted in giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity, as it part­ners with non­prof­its for spe­cific ser­vice projects. Re­cently, the brand col­lab­o­rated with War­riors at Ease— which uses yoga to sup­port health and heal­ing among veter­ans—do­nat­ing camo-print prod­ucts to the or­ga­ni­za­tion. And if you pur­chase the Grace High Waisted Yoga Leg­ging in black onyx, 100 per­cent of net prof­its will go to fight hu­man traf­fick­ing and sex­ual ex­ploita­tion in In­dia through a part­ner­ship with the Yoga Medicine Seva Foun­da­tion.

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