News Yoga Clothes
posted by November 14 at 10:00 AMon
The label says this pricey yoga T-shirt contains seaweed and “releases marine amino acids, minerals and vitamins into the skin upon contact with moisture,” and the company that makes ‘em says their seaweed shirts reduce stress and have magical anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, hydrating and detoxifying powers. Neato! I’ll take three!
Or maybe not.
The New York Times commissioned a laboratory test of a Lululemon shirt made of VitaSea, and reviewed a similar test performed at another lab, and both came to the same conclusion: there was no significant difference in mineral levels between the VitaSea fabric and cotton T-shirts.
In other words, the labs found no evidence of seaweed in the Lululemon clothing…. When told about the findings, Lululemon’s founder said he could not dispute them.