The cult workout wear brand, Lululemon, is stepping further into the sustainable market space and ushering the industry in the process.
Following last year’s unveil, the brand has released two yoga bags made from Mylo, an animal-free leather alternative made from renewable mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms. Lululemon is the first athletic apparel company to bring a Mylo product to market, placing itself ahead of its competitors in the sustainability race.
The first bag is the Meditation and Yoga Mat Bag, a 2-in-1 yoga mat bag that has a unique design. It doubles as a floor mat and can be carried rolled up or folded in half. The second bag is the Barrel Duffel, this style has pockets and a removable pouch to keep workout gears separate. Designed in-house, both bags have limited Mylo details, thoughtfully included throughout the piece in places where traditional leather is used to re-enforce a bag, i.e. zippers, handles, etc.
The bags also feature recycled materials, including 100% recycled polyester liners and 100% recycled nylon exteriors.
“The launch of our Mylo bags is an exciting milestone for Lululemon, as our guests can now experience the premium look and feel of this innovative, sustainable material firsthand,” said Sun Choe, chief product officer at Lululemon told WWD. “Our Lululemon Meditation and Yoga Mat bag and Lululemon Barrel Duffle bag, which feature Mylo, demonstrate our commitment to creating a healthier future through low-impact products, paired with the performance-driven and high-quality design we’re known for.”
This collectionlaunch was first announced back in July ‘21 as part of its investment in materials innovations, which contribute to a more sustainable future as a founding member of the Mylo consortium. The collection also includes a Mylo yoga mat, but the release date for that product is still TBD.
These bags will set you back $238 USD for The Meditation and Yoga Mat Bag and $328 USD for the Barrel Bag. You can head over to the Lululemon online store to purchase in North America and other select stores globally.