Gaiam – eco-chic dressing for the Holidays

Gaiam's beautiful eco-friendly clothing that lets you look and feel great

With the holidays almost here, there are plenty of details to manage. There’s the food preparation, planning those important friends and family get-togethers and making sure you have all the decorations you need.

Then there’s dressing for the occasion – you want to look and feel great.

Gaiam Inc., a Boulder, Colorado company that features environmentally sensitive products, spiritual, educational, self-help, office and children’s products, also offers a variety of clothing and accessories that are perfect for your holiday needs.

This buttery-soft top can double as a sexy holiday dress, with leggings

Known since 2006 for their yoga and general fitness clothing line, Gaiam (“guy-um”) also has Fair Trade and eco-friendly products. Made from materials like organic cotton, sustainable bamboo, natural wool and recycled polyester, their clothing is stylish, sustainable and oh-so-comfy.

Gaiam carries everything from casual wear to fun dresses, pretty silk sleepwear to Fair Trade jewelry, scarves and knit organic cotton hand warmers. I had the opportunity to try out some of their fun products.

The long sleeved, ice blue top I tried is buttery soft, elegant and, with leggings, long enough to be worn as a dress for any holiday gathering. Its flattering neckline, front box pleats and soft, silky blend of 95 percent rayon comes from sustainable, eco-friendly bamboo, with a little spandex thrown in.

Be warm and fashionable wearing these this holiday season

The off-white, beautifully crafted, cable-knit hand warmers and cap are made with 100 percent organic cotton and a touch of spandex. They’ll definitely keep your head and hands toasty warm on chilly winter evenings.

Gaiam’s Fair Trade line, which supports impoverished artisans from around the world, includes colorful totes, clutch and handbags. Their Tribal Embroidered Tote is made by women artisans of Thailand’s Hmong hill tribes. Each is a one-of-a-kind, exotic looking bag sure to generate admiring looks this holiday.

Or check out their yummy Dolman sweaters, made with organic cotton and rayon from sustainable bamboo. They’re soft, lightweight and just right for a casual evening with friends or family.

This silk capelet adds a touch of elegance to any holiday outfit

When the party’s over and the guests are gone, why not curl up in some of Gaiam’s silky sleepwear?  Relax in style in their Silk Kimono Pajama Set, made by a Fair Trade group of artisans in Vietnam, It’s hand-spun silk with a long robe-like top and a flowing pant with a comfy drawstring waist.

Gaiam is more than a purveyor of clothes, accessories and home décor products. They’re a company with high social values too. They purchase nearly 1,500 trees through the Go Zero program to offset the CO2 impact of operations at their headquarters and distribution center. Thirty percent of their post-consumer waste paper comes from a sustainable forest managed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC©), and they use 100% recyclable and biodegradable eco-conscious packaging.

A company with standards that produces top quality, beautiful products, Gaiam seems a great fit for your holidays. To see more of their Fair Trade and eco-chic products, go to ShopGaiam or Be sure sign up online to get free shipping through December 31st, plus 15% off your next order on orders over $75.

One Response

  1. Love the fact that they have fair trade products!! Great!!


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