Things I Love
It could be because I’m Canadian! But I think it’s more so about the fit, quality and durability of their clothing. Lululemon is my go-to yoga brand. They have a range of types of clothing to fit your yoga practice and modesty needs. The “Swiftly Tech Long Sleeves” are my go-to top, and the “Wunder Under High Rise Tights” for the bottoms. They have looser fitting tops and bottoms as well, such as the “Swiftly Tech Breeze Tops” or any of their cotton lines, as well as “Groove” pants or “Skinny Will.” Lululemon also created many great commute/studio-to-street/wear to work pieces, and I find myself purchasing these items for my work life. All in all, I’m a huge fan and unofficial brand ambassador!
Earlier this year, I read an article on clothing brands that employ ethical standards and production techniques to their manufacturing process. Frustrated by the “fast fashion” industry, the enslavement of garment factory workers, and the lack of quality of trendy pieces, I decided to switch my shopping habits over. And Everlane has become my go-to. From their minimalistic designs, to everyday “on repeat” pieces, to their transparent and fair prices, I became instantly hooked. I own their authentic stretch skinny denim, pima cotton tank tops, leather tote bag, underwear, jackets, and long sleeve Ts. They release new items on a weekly basis, AND they’ve just released a line of winter parkas made exclusively out of recycled plastic bottles. You can’t go wrong, given that they offer free shipping on 2+ items and have excellent customer service if the product doesn’t fit/work out.
I was one of those people who used to own dozens of pairs of shoes - different colors and mostly poor quality, given that I’d go for cheap price. These shoes would all give me blisters or pain when I had to break into them, and I was tired of the lack of functional comfort. And then I saw an Ad about Rothy’s - shoes made from recycled plastic water bottles, with a rubber sole, they’re washable, functional yet fashionable…and I thought, why not give it a try? And so I did - and I didn’t look back. I donated my dozens of other shoes and decided to minimize. I own 4 pairs of Rothy’s (1 of each style) in neutral colors that I rotate to wear - I’ve taken them traveling, had long walks, facilitated day-long workshops, and amazingly, there was no break in period and my feet have never been sore. I’ll be throwing them in the wash soon, but I’m already sold. I don’t think I’ll be purchasing other brands again.