The BaliniSports story is certainly serendipitous; a yogini whose passions for the Earth and for yoga found her creating an online brand of bikram yoga clothing that's as good for the Earth as it is for yoginis. Shopping online for bikram yoga apparel can be intimating, so what better proof of confidence could a yogini ask for than having clothes designed and made by a yoga enthusiast herself? Here are some things to look for when shopping for hot yoga clothes online.
Seek out clothing made from advanced fabrics such as, LARU, a combination of LYCRA® and SUPPLEX® fibers. There are eco-friendly fabrics as well, like PROMODAL, and both LARU and PROMODAL are perfect for hot yoga, as they are lightweight, soft, and breathable, providing a cotton-like feel that dries much faster than cotton. Also, look for fabrics that offer a 4-way stretch. Two-way stretch garmets only stretch in one direction, and in hot yoga, this type of clothing can have a tendency to become baggy and therefore, can interrupt your practice. PROMODAL and LURA both offer a 4-way stretch to ensure the garment keeps its shape pose after pose, wash after wash.
Heat Transferred Labels
A tag-less design provides an irritation free practice. This process involves transferring the label directly to the garment, so there’s no tag that will rub against your neck or spine. When you speak to most hot yoga practitioners, they agree that there’s an added comfort offered by heat-transfer labeling, or tag-less clothing.
The last thing a yogini wants to worry about is a waistband that folds over or a seam that digs into your skin, so look for yoga clothing with FLATLOCK stitching. Since it’s a cover stitch, the seam is flat and provides maximum comfort to your skin. FLATLOCK stitching is a very specific method of sewing that’s carried out by specially trained seamstresses. It takes double the time to slowly sew all the lines and seams, but it ensures the stretchy fabric's long lasting performance and flexibility. FLATLOCK seams on the Angel Booty Short by BaliniSports
Look for a brand that supports a yogini lifestyle. This isn’t just recycling materials or using organic fibers. It might mean that the organization’s standards are unique; it might mean that the founder is the face of the brand and has a specific passion; it might also mean that the clothing is specifically tailored to a yogini of your exact dimensions and style. The BaliniSports brand is about living the dream of a yogini all while loving the Earth. Everything in the chain of production is eco-friendly and carries a bluesign® certification guarantee.
The bluesign® system is the solution for a sustainable textile production. It eliminates harmful substances right from the beginning of the manufacturing process. Meaning that sourcing, recycling, water treatment, waste treatment, even the dye process, all complies with eco-friendly standards and leaves as little imprint as possible. The bluesign® system not only ensures that the final textile product meets very stringent consumer safety requirements worldwide, but also provides the ability for yoginis to acquire a sustainable product, reducing the impact on both people and the environment.
So, when shopping online for bikram yoga clothes, look for advanced fabrics that offer 4-way stretch, FLATLOCK cover stitching, heat transferred labels and a brand that complements your yogini lifestyle. Keeping these tips in mind when making online purchases will ensure that you look, feel and act in the spirit of yoga, all while excelling in your hot yoga practice.