I can write about denim all day (as I have for about 7 years), but lets take a little break into something else. As an avid gym-goer and someone who integrates fitness into my everyday life, I’m also just a bit obsessed with activewear. I have some pieces for sweating in, and some to wear as “athleisure” when I’m feeling like actually taking a break from denim in my everyday life, mostly in regards to leggings. There are so many fun brands out there with some pretty dope leggings, and sometimes denim even takes a bit of a backseat when I start discovering a lot that tickle my tastes. Of course, I like looking at sustainability, or whether or not the brands I purchase from are independent. Threads 4 Thought is an awesome sustainable brand that’s been around for quite a few years now, and I’m definitely a fan of their eco friendly activewear, basics and loungewear collections.
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!
Endangered Species Scarves by Threads 4 Thought
I’ve been eyeing Threads 4 Thought® for some time now…mainly for their gorgeous prints in the form of activewear like leggings, tops and outerwear, as well as other everyday apparel items. I didn’t even initially realize that everything they create is ethical and sustainable, made from organic cotton, recycled polyester and lenzing modal®, a CO2 neutral fiber that is harvested from beech trees that never need to be cut down. On the manufacturing side, the minds behind Threads 4 Thought® travel around the world to solidify good relationships with the factories they employ and to make sure they share their same values. Some of these factories even recycle the water used in production! They are even accredited with Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), The Sustainable Apparel Coalition and are Fair Trade Certified. That was enough to get me to focus on a future feature here on my blog, but this new scarf collection benefiting endangered species really did me in.