Before we get into my interview with Yogavated’s founder, let me review the “Voyager Rise” leggings. They’re from the Surrealism collection and I’ve taken them through a slew of activities already– Pilates, gym, running, a six-hour yoga workshop, as well as a movie date– the usual type of activities my favorite leggings have to go through.
These leggings gorgeously and comfortably handled all the activities without rolling, scrunching or pulling up uncomfortably. The colors and softness held up to washing and drying without pilling or fading. The design was attention-getting, especially at the movie theatre. I don’t like feeling any constriction at the waist and often I’ll size up to avoid that. With these, I took my normal size of small – between the high waist, the stretch and the support, these stayed really comfortable through all sorts of stretching and slouching. I also like that they are handmade in the US and with a four-thread flatlock stitch.
Embodying Ahimsa: How Shopping is an Important Aspect of Yoga Philosophy
The act of buying new yoga pants can be completely in alignment with yogic values.
Here’s how shopping can be an act of Ahimsa. Since we need to wear pants to do yoga (unless you’re into naked yoga), we need to either make the pants or buy pants. Since most of us don’t know how to make pants nor do we have the time or materials to do so, buying them is the only viable option. Here’s the catch—not all retailers have the best intensions.
It is unfortunate but true that many large clothing companies are only in the business of turning a profit at any cost. Yogavated Athletics, a sustainable activewear company based out of Orlando, knows that even a graffiti artist with no intention of commercializing his art can get swept up in the crossfire of a greedy company like H&M...