Does Your Yoga Gear Support Your Green Mantra?
Yes It’s Organic, an online store featuring only organic and eco friendly product
line of organic yoga and exercise gear for women and men.
04.16.2009 – Yoga and other forms of exercise are undoubtedly healthy habits. But
what about the clothing and accessories worn during the workout? Ed Mass,
Founder and President of Yes It’s Organic, www.yesitsorganic.com, says this is an
important topic to consider. That’s why he just added a new line of 100% organic
cotton yoga and exercise gear for women and men to his store.
Yes It’s Organic is an online store featuring only organic and eco friendly products.
Its new line features women’s and men’s clothing perfect for yoga or other exercise
activities. These items are 100% certified organic cotton. The colors are made from
certified low-impact, environmentally friendly dye processes. The store also offers
organic and eco friendly towels, perfect for wiping up the sweat after a great workout.
When asked about the importance of organic workout gear, Mass explained that
non-organic cotton production is one of the highest users of insecticides of all crops.
And during the manufacturing process, non-organic textiles may use toxic chemicals
like formaldehyde, perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and other known carcinogens and skin
“Our skin is our largest organ and one of its main functions is to absorb. So it’s
understandable that our skin may absorb these toxic chemicals as we sweat during
our workouts,” says Mass.
“I understand people are increasingly aware of exercise benefits, but often don’t
consider their ecological or health impact when choosing their gear,” adds Mass,
“That’s why I added the organic yoga and exercise line. Adding sustainable, organic
yoga clothing to the workout makes it a harmonious exercise for the mind, body, soul
and the environment.”
What can be done to ensure purchases are benefiting individual health and that of
the environment? Mass suggests developing a