Womens Apparel

Fitness-Culture Helps You Go Green at the Gym

New styles from The Choclo Project, Teeki and more give you a leg up on looking and feeling great.

There’s no doubt that exercise makes you feel good, but the latest trends in workout clothing from Fitness-Culture can give you a pretty good feeling too.

From using eco-friendly materials to insisting on ethical production and trade practices, a number of workout wear brands are making a point to look out for the Earth and its people. We spotted these at Fitness-Culture Leawood in Park Place.

Choclo Project works to provide a safe environment for at-risk children in Peru, donating 5 percent of all its sales to the cause. The project aims to keep kids away from addiction and crime by giving them an outlet for their creativity. The children’s designs often are incorporated into the clothing, as seen on its cap-sleeve “Origami” top ($62.50).

Teeki’s collection of workout pants, such as the “Diamond Tribe” hot pants ($66), are made in the USA from recycled plastic bottles.

Alo not only uses sustainable materials, such as bamboo, to make its stylish yoga wear, including its side-drape tank ($40) the company also employs green office and manufacturing practices.