What to Wear for Yoga: Choosing the Right Fabric for Yoga

Beckons Yoga Clothing choosing the right fabric for your yoga clothingTraditionally, yoga clothing is made from knit fabric using cotton, bamboo, nylon or polyester, along with lycra (spandex) for stretch and shape retention. There is no right or wrong fabric as long as it enables maximum movement and is comfortable. Fabric is mostly a personal preference.

Natural Fibers: Many people choose organic cotton, bamboo or other natural fibers because the fabric is more comfortable due to its breath-ability and hypoallergenic nature. Natural fiber garments tend to transition out of the yoga studio better than made-made fibers. With the increase in chemical sensitivity, some people feel uncomfortable in, or are allergic to, man-made synthetic fibers such as nylon or polyester.

Man-Made Fibers: If you sweat significantly during yoga and are concerned about sweat spots, you may want to choose nylon or polyester with moisture management. The moisture management enables the sweat to be wicked off the skin and escape to the outer surface of the garment for fast evaporation. Continue reading

Ana Bogusky Wearing Beckons Grace Hemp Sweater on Her Blog

Ana-Bogusky-beckons-yoga-clothing-hemp-sweater-one“I wear my sweater a bunch. It’s so cute and warm and it fits right in my tote bag so I end up taking it everywhere!” —Ana Bogusky

Thanks for including us on your blog, Ana! Here is the link to the post.
Ana-Bogusky-beckons-yoga-clothing-hemp-sweater-twoAna Bogusky, a Boulder, CO blogger, uses her blog to celebrate folks like Beckons who make things here in the US. She shared these adorable photos of her wearing the Beckons Grace Hemp Sweater on her site http://mrsamericanmade.tumblr.com

We truly appreciate your spreading the word about American made products.