The yoga clothing industry is unfortunately no exception. There’s some major cool brands out there with some not so cool procedures, materials and working conditions.
Lucky for you, Stretch sort out a company that is high style and high integrity.
Concerned for the gap between what is preached spiritually in yoga practises versus the reality of the garments being worn and their humanitarian/environmental negative impact, Debbie Lawson founded Dharma Bums.
For Debbie, her inspiration was simple; "I have witnessed the long working hours, the poor conditions and the low pay and wanted to create a brand that did not participate in unfair treatment of others, giving people the choice to shop more consciously."
When it comes to globalisation and a political economy that appears to thrive on efficient manufacturing, often profit swells over the debates of human welfare and safety. To hopefully save you some time, here are the main reasons why we fell in love with Dharma Bums:
And for your convenience, Stretch stocks new arrivals and constant favourites at both our City and Holland Park studios. So next time you're in, definitely check these babies out!
And please feel free to drop a comment below if you know of any other companies that are doing their bit to help move our planet and consumer society in the honest, sustainable direction.
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