Our favourite sustainable yoga and surf kit
Our mission is to spread awareness about living more sustainably and so in todays blog we have focused on our top 5 sustainable surf and yoga kit.
We love the eco-friendly yoga mats made by Yoga Matters. Their yoga mats are made from natural tree rubber which has been sustainably harvested, are recyclable and biodegradable. There have a selection of natural colours, free from toxic chemicals and dyes. Did we mention they are super cute and brilliant for any home workout?
Reef safe suncream
We first found out about reef safe suncream on a trip to Mexico when we weren't allowed to bring our regular suncream to the water nature reserve. A study in 2015 estimated that 14,000 tonnes of suncream ended up in the worlds reefs and this has caused bleaching. We love the Surf Yogis eco-friendly sunscreen that protects you from the sun but doesn't release toxins into the ocean. It also comes in a tin which is plastic free and recyclable.
We've always loved Patagonia but never knew they made sustainable wetsuits until now. Wetsuits are typically made from Neoprene which is petroleum based and isn't biodegradable. Patagonia's wetsuits are made from a plant based renewable alternative which reduced CO2 emissions by 70%! Next time you're in the market for a wetsuit or looking to rent one try look for a neoprene free one.
Surf ponchos are my favourite invention - especially after surfing in Portugal when you always come out of the water freezing cold! When we were on our road trip from Lagos to Porto when we came across these ponchos made in Nazaré (otherwise knows as the place for big wave surfing) - made from upcycled fabric and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 approved. Throw on top of your ULU Swim and Surf swimsuit for a fully sustainable beach outfit.
During lockdown we have pretty much lived in yoga leggings, even when we aren't working out. We've been on the hunt for a sustainable and flattering pair for a while. We are loving these ones from TALA which are made from 100% recycled materials that uses regenerated plastic waste. Kind to the planet and perfect for lounging in...or yoga. These compression leggings fit well and stay up even when you're squatting - what is not to love!
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