Uplift your downward dog with Manduka workout gear. This label prides itself on providing everything the discerning yogi needs, from supportive mats to super-stretchy leggings. And if you want to use them for running, press-ups or just lounging in front of the telly, we won't tell if you don't.
A good yoga mat can make all the difference to your practice. That's the mantra of Manduka, founded in 1997 by architect Peter Sterios. His discovery of the perfect mat, which combined excellent support and grip, spurred him on to launch his business. He started out by offering the mats as gifts to his previous yoga teachers, who then asked for more to give to their students. The company's name (and its frog logo) is inspired by one of Sterios' favourite poses, the Mandukasana. Natural and simple products are used throughout the collection, with a focus on using renewable materials whenever possible. The understated simplicity of this label makes it a great choice for sports luxe looks. Just add a pair of metallic trainers and a leather jacket.
As well as being eco-conscious and designed with performance in mind, Manduka yoga gear is crafted to inspire joyfulness. Impressionist prints enliven the leggings in the range, while its original Black Mat is now available in a range of vibrant colours. The label is best known for its PRO Mats, which are made from the world's highest quality PVC and come with a lifetime guarantee. It's also worth looking out for the Manduka eKo Mats, made from fully biodegradable tree rubber with no added plasticising chemicals. Another pick worth watching out for are the yogitoes towels, made from discarded plastic bottles. To complete your wholseome eco-warrior look, add a pair of wooden sunglasses and a fringe bag when you head out after finishing your morning poses.