I am excited to be welcomed by Louise & Camille at Moonchild Yogawear as a Moonchild Yogawear Ambassador!
#MoonchildYogaWear is an ethical and holistic yoga and active wear brand designed in Denmark, made in Portugal.
MYW use sustainable planet friendly fabrics including organic cotton and regenerated fibres of Cupro and Modal blends and are loyal to the ethical production of garments in Europe.
As a teacher and student of yoga and barre - what do I need from a piece of kit (leggings, bra, vest) ? Fabric I can move and breathe in, smooth seams, opaque (not see through!), and firm (no sagging bottom!) that will stand the test of a physical practice and many washes without losing elasticity, fraying threads and falling apart.
I still love my 'New Elements' yoga leggings purchased in 2018 that have proved their resilience through both my grueling, hot, sweaty 300 hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Mysore, India and 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India and all my teaching and self-practice in between.
This is unusual, for European designs to also be made in Europe. Over my 32 years of ballet, distance running, triathlon and yoga I have worn various brands of kit for training and racing and I have been disappointed to discover later, on the fine print on tags when washing, that kit has been produced very far from where the brands design centre is for example, designed in London, made in China or another brand designed in Australia, made in Bangladesh. With sustainability in mind, protecting our planets sky by reducing thousands of polluting air miles, avoiding 'fast fashion', supporting fellow small companies and entrepreneurs are all elements to be conscious of.
MYW support 'Women for Women International' - an organisation that offers female survivors of war a 12 month program of education and tools to enable them to rebuild their lives and the lives of their families and communities. Programs involve empowering women with skills in sanitation, communicable disease prevention, nutrition, mental health, sexual reproductive and environmental health. More info here: https://www.womenforwomen.org.uk