It seems like every time I go on a social media platform, everyone is talking about one topic: sustainable fashion. The fashion industry is one of the worst industries in the world, so the popularity of clothing that is manufactured to make less of an impact on the environment, reduces carbon footprints and emphasizes ethical working conditions is the greatest fashion trend, in my opinion.
Here’s the problem. Sustainable fashion is typically expensive. I’m completely behind the concept of buying less and smart but $100 for a plain T-shirt? No thanks. It’s well and great for celebrities with endless checkbooks to promote expensive sustainable fashion but what about us on a budget who still want to shop ethically? It can’t be impossible, right?
I began doing some research and found, overshadowed by the big, well known sustainable brands, there are quite a few companies who make economically friendly, ethically responsible products. You just have to do a little digging to find them. Or you can take the easy way out and just keep checking back on my blog where I’ll be sharing my finds with you!
When I began looking into economically friendly, sustainable fashion, I began getting served ads for a company called Yoga Democracy. A company that makes, surprise, yoga clothing with the tagline, “made by free range humans”.
I went to the website and saw they had a “Goddess Collection”. What’s that you ask? Leggings inspired by inspiration women. I know, it’s like they were made just for me.
What inspiration woman did I get?
Frida! One of my favorite artists and a truly kick-ass woman.
The leggings are a piece of art in and of themselves. They’re light-weight, sweat-wicking, elastic free and not see-through when you bend over.
Even more importantly, they’re eco-friendly: almost all products are produced in house, 95% of products are produced using recycled fibers, they aim for low water impact and maintain a low carbon impact.
Yoga Democracy is committed to paying fair wages and keeping prices reasonable. My leggings were $70 which is much less than I’ve paid for some of my mass manufactured, name brand leggings.
My only complaint is mine are a bit loose in the waist but, in fairness, I selected my size based on a friend’s recommendation of how her’s fit (and they have a good exchange policy if you get the wrong size). I have to pull mine up a few times during class but I’ve heard they’re perfect for hot yoga.
Apart from that, they’re extremely comfortable and are so freeing as you move through all your poses.
Would I recommend Yoga Democracy? Yes – just make sure you get the right fit. Even though mine are a bit big, I wear them almost every weekend whether it’s to morning yoga classes, walking the dog, running errands or lounging around.
Plus, I’ve never gotten so many compliments on a workout outfit in my life!
All Yoga Democracy’s leggings are gorgeous and, as if their ethical principles weren’t enough, who wouldn’t want to wear a gorgeous piece of art on their clothing?