Are they ethically + sustainably manufactured?
Our manufacturer is fair trade / WRAP certified. They provide generous wages, comfortable working conditions, and employee benefits including medical care and subsidized food. They're also a leader in sustainable manufacturing - they report their carbon footprint and have reduced it every year since 2012.
Isn't this gross?
We get this may sound strange. Scientifically, there's nothing gross about it. Sweat itself is odorless. Sweaty clothing, however, is a breeding ground for smelly bacteria/mildew.
SweatFlow™ Fabric rapidly evaporates the sweat and prevents the growth of the bacteria & mildew, so there's no odor and no colonies of organisms. It's simply a mental stigma to get past.
How many times can I actually wear before washing?
We've found great results with:
- 3x for sweat-intensive activity (Hot Yoga, Sweaty Hike)
- 5x for regular wear (Everyday, Light Hike, Yoga)
It's really up to you - figure out what your sweet spot is. For light wear, you can push 7+ times.
Do you guys have any other styles?
They're on the way! We focused our initial efforts on crafting what we consider to be the perfect legging. We're now back in the lab developing new gear. If there's something specific you'd like to see us make, shoot us a message on FB! Input from our community really helps guide our product development process.
What size should I get?
We recommend going up a size from what you usually wear in other brands. Check out our size chart before ordering. We offer free exchanges in case you don't find the perfect fit the first time around.
How's the pilling?
A third party pilling test on our fabric gave it a 4.5 score out of 5 (5 being the least amount of pilling). That being said, given intense use, like intense workouts or rubbing against abrasive outdoor surfaces, pilling in a soft fabric is difficult to avoid without sacrificing other qualities. With normal wear and tear, most legging fabrics will pill a bit.
Pilling is intensified when you wash fabric frequently in hot water, which is a burdensome process for the fabric to go through. Wash these in cold water and less frequently and you'll greatly reduce the pilling amount.
Why don't you use recycled bottles for fabric?
There's been some concerning research coming out about plastics leeching out into water from fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles.
We applaud brands that are doing what they can to reuse plastic bottles, but we're waiting for the verdict to be out before potentially contributing to the very serious issue of microplastics in our oceans.