Threads 4 Thought and Teeki for Sustainability

Threads 4 Thought and Teeki for Sustainability

Even though denim and activewear have been butting heads lately, I can’t help but love both sides and some of the sustainable initiatives that brands from both ends are putting their efforts towards. I normally saw leggings (and most activewear) as something just for the gym or maybe a festival or two, but they are slowly starting to infiltrate my everyday life. Well, maybe more of the stuff you’d wear up top…but I’ve got a decent little legging collection going too! There are so many activewear lines out there now that cater to the exploding yoga movement or music festal goers, so now I am a little more picky when I choose which ones I care to support. What catches me the most though is some of these activewear brands do work hard to give back or at least to clean up their manufacturing processes, and the two that pop in my mind first when it comes to earth-friendly missions are Threads 4 Thought and Teeki. Both of these companies have one rad thing in common: all of the pieces they offer are constructed with recycled plastic bottles!

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Party Worthy Athletic Leggings

Party Worthy Athletic Leggings - Onzie

Image: Onzie

Party Worthy Athletic Leggings

Man has the athletic apparel industry taken off! I’m sure these delectably patterned leggings have existed for awhile, but it seems there have been more popping up ever since the fashionable athletes amongst us took the athleisure trend seriously and wanted to look good while breaking a sweat as well as while hanging out or running errands. These pretty designs seem to center around the yoga industry, but I’m seeing more of them at parties and music festivals than anywhere else! I grabbed a pair of Onzie leggings for Lightning In a Bottle earlier this year, and I have to say I’ve fallen for it too. I became sort of obsessed with printed jeans recently too, so I guess it only made sense for printed leggings to follow suit. I still can’t see myself wearing them around town, or even to workout (well, maybe actually), but I really love styling them for music events! For this post I decided to make a small collection of some of the brands that have stood out to me lately, in some truly eye popping designs. I generally like lots of color and abstract or geometric designs that are more blocky than fine or detailed (although it depends on the artwork). I can’t even recall exactly how I ran across some of these brands…I think Teeki popped up while I was searching far and wide for the perfect Onzie legging, and I’m pretty sure Mahiku and Sadhana were both followers on Twitter. Luna Jai was brought to my attention by a friend, because the name is so close to my DJ alter ego/name, Luna Jay! Kind of funny how that one worked out. TUYA (Turn Up Your Awesome) is a brand I discovered at Lucidity Festival and has a great charitable cause attached to it. Onzie is definitely a favorite…I wrote a lot about them on a past post, here! Most of the styles from the brand that appear in this post are still available across the internet. Onzie is actually the brand that really made me see why some of these leggings cost as much as they do…the quality is impossible to explain until you try one on for yourself! See a photo in my Onzie leggings below. Either way, I like all of these designs, and there are a lot more where these came from, so be sure to check out these brands individually, as most also have other athletic pieces such as sports bras, outerwear, etc.

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