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Powering Clean Yoga-gear trend-setter Prana ( offsets the environmental impact from the energy it uses in its headquarters and partner stores by buying wind-energy credits. Vermont clothing company Ibex ( powers its offices with cow waste. (The local energy company uses methane gas produced by manure to fuel generators.) Aqua shoemaker Mion ( and outfitter Timberland ( put labels on their shoe boxes that tell you how each product was produced, right down to the amount of renewable energy their factories used.

Making Gear That's Eco-Friendly Plastic soda bottles are reincarnated as surprisingly soft polyester thread used to create products like the Moutainsmith Tour lumbar pack ($70; and Achieve O2 socks ($14; for stores). Pull on a Patagonia Synchilla vest ($70; and you'll be wearing 100 percent-recycled Polartec. The company also runs the Common Threads program, which turns all kinds of used Polartec fleece garments into new ones. Drop off items at any Patagonia store.