Clothing

The True Cost of the Clothes on Our Backs

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | November 25th, 2013 | 2 Comments
topic: Giving Back, Green Living | tags: apparel, Bangladesh, cheap, China, Clothing, costs more, environment, expensive, fair wage, fair-trade, fashion industry, free trade, garment factories, India, Indonesia, laborers, natural, organic, pay, sweat shop, sweatshop labor, sweatshops, thailand, women, workers

Fair Trade Clothing

I can trace my path to eco-awareness from a desire for undershirts. Baby undershirts, to be exact.

S-U-M-M-E-R: That’s How I Spell Fun, Fresh and Fit!

The FIRM Master Instructor Team by The FIRM Master Instructor Team | July 23rd, 2012 | 3 Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Personal Growth | tags: clothes, Clothing, diet, exercise, fashion, Fitness, food, fruits, health, healthy, hydrate, hydration, nutrition, relax, relaxation, SPF, stress, summer, summer produce, summer wardrobe, sun, swim, swimming, the firm, vacation, vegetables, veggies, warm weather, water, work out, workout

SummerBy The FIRM Master Instructor Robyn Smarr

I love summer! If you were listening to this post rather than reading it, you would surely hear me shouting this sentence as loudly as I possibly can.

Maybe it’s because I was born in the crazy heat of August. (I have a theory that people tend to favor the season in which they were born.) Or maybe it’s because I practically lived at the pool and the beach as a child. Or maybe it’s because I can wear flip-flops every day during the warm summer months (the best “shoe” ever invented)! Regardless of the reason, I find so much joy and rejuvenation during the summer.

Here are my favorite tricks for making the most out of your S-U-M-M-E-R:

Posing on the Job: Gaiam Vendor Offers Yoga at Work

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | April 1st, 2011 | No Comments
topic: Fitness, Giving Back, Health & Wellness, Yoga | tags: Acorn Paper Products, apparel, blocks, bricks, career, Clothing, employees, gaiam, gear, human resources, job, leggings, pants, straps, stress, stress-relief, tops, vendor, workplace, yoga at work, yoga classes, yoga mats

Woman doing yoga at workHere at Gaiam, we don’t just walk the walk — we pose the pose. Many of us really do keep up a regular yoga practice, and yes, we love to use our Gaiam yoga mats, bags, straps, blocks and clothes. We also count ourselves lucky that we can do yoga at work — either on our own at the on-site gym or at weekly on-site yoga classes. There’s truly nothing like Warrior Pose to start the workday or Savasana to melt away stress at the end of it.

Gaiam Is a Finalist in the 2011 About.com Readers’ Choice Awards!

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | February 14th, 2011 | No Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings | tags: about.com, awards, Clothing, dvd, exercise, Mari Winsor, pilates, workout

We’ve been selected as finalists in the 2011 About.com Readers’ Choice Awards! We’ve been nominated in two categories:

First Date with Organic Cotton

Girlfriend@Gaiam by Girlfriend@Gaiam | April 13th, 2010 | 6 Comments
topic: Girlfriend@Gaiam, Green Living | tags: Clothing, organic cotton, T-shirts

OK, so I know organic food is better for you. But I have to admit I thought organic cotton clothing was something for the very rich and picky.

Then a few months ago I laid eyes on a T-shirt I loved that was made of organic cotton, and it didn’t look snobbish at all. It was cute and had a great line: Peace. And it helps support charities, too.

Planning a Wedding that Won’t Break the Bank or the Planet

Jessie Lucier by Jessie Lucier | April 8th, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Green Living | tags: Clothing, favors, flowers, food, green, inexpensive, invitations, simple, sustainable, transportation, weddings

wedding in the woods

Weddings are expensive, both to the pocketbook and the planet. If you’re lucky in love and planning a wedding this year, why not make it simple and sustainable?

Here’s a few money-saving, eco-ideas to get you started:

Invitations

Buy simple invitations printed on 100-percent post-consumer recycled paper. Before ordering them from a large-scale company, research printing shops in your local community. You’ll get the personal attention and detail that you won’t through a commercial company, and your dollars will support a local business.

Coming Out of the Closet: Confessions of a Fashion Junkie

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | December 15th, 2009 | 2 Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: bamboo, clothes, Clothing, clothing dyes, cotton, eco-fashion, eco-friendly clothing, eco-friendly fashion, eco-style, fabrics, fashion, green clothing, green fashion, materials, organic cotton, soy, style, textiles, toxins, wardrobe

fashionjunkie

Composting with worms? Bring it on. Leaving the car and taking my bike? My pleasure. Eating hormone-free, antibiotic-less, locally-raised meat? Yum, yum.

But forsake fashion? Toss my trend-addiction? Lighten my carbon footprint by giving up shoes? I’d sooner give up exhaling.

4 Ways Going Eco Can Boost Your Ego

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | May 27th, 2009 | 2 Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: Clothing, Cosmetics, eco-fashion, eco-friendly products, makeup, organic apparel, personal care products, style, synthetic chemicals, toxins in beauty products

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Although green is the new black and the stereotype of environmentalists as the socks-and-sandals crowd is fading, many of us still don’t identify ourselves as environmentalists. We’re not going to abandon our style, and we don’t believe hip equals green for the average Jane.

But if you think about it, being a virtuous consumer can actually make you more beautiful — and not just on the inside.

Must-See Links: More Men Doing Yoga, “Slow Wear” Growing Fast

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | February 6th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Conscious Living News | tags: air pollution, Clothing, fashion, meditation, reusing, slow wear, Yoga, Zen

Every week we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live green, be healthy, and connect with your sense of spirituality. Read our roundup for info that just helps you live better.

Green Living

A New Ethical Wardrobe for Recessionary Times?

Gaiam team helps provide clothing to children in Burma

Joe Rogel by Joe Rogel | October 2nd, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Giving Back | tags: Burma, Clothing

Clothing arrives at the warehouse in Yangon

Donated clothing arrives in bundles at a warehouse in Yangon

Over 65 suitcase-sized bags of children’s clothing have been delivered so far to Burmese youngsters in need, thanks to donations by employees here in our Gaiam offices and other clothing drives by organizations like HOPE.

Mothers in line to receive clothing

Mothers wait in line to receive clothing

Village leader distributing clothing to mothers

Village leaders distribute the clothing to children and their parents