It seems like every time I go on social media everyone is talking about one topic: sustainable fashion. Fashion is one of the most harmful and unethical industries in the world. The rising popularity of clothing that is purposefully manufactured to make less of an impact on the environment, reduce carbon footprint and foster ethical working conditions is, in my opinion, the greatest fashion trend yet.
There’s little I love more than a good yoga class so I began my search into the world of sustainable fashion with athletic clothes. To me, yoga is all about feeling centered and at peace. I can’t think of a better way to reflect that than wearing clothing that you know is just as good as you’re feeling.
In my search, I came across a brand called Yoga Democracy and fell in love instantly. While my day-to-day fashion is black-on-black-on-black, I like my workout clothes to make a statement and I have to say, Yoga Democracy’s leggings make the loudest statement I’ve seen!
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. They allow you to move freely and are extremely forgiving after a night of one-too-many slices of pizza.
Even more importantly, they’re eco-friendly: almost all Yoga Democracy’s products are produced in-house, 95% of their 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.
The best part? They’re extremely comfortable and are so freeing as you move through all your poses, it feels like you’re not wearing leggings at all.