Redwood Moon Eucalyptus High Waist Leggings
WHEN SHOULD YOU WEAR THEM?
Whenever you would wear your old school plastic polyester workout leggings. Your Redwood Moon leggings protect your body from yucky chemicals and save the earth from microplastic.
WHY THESE LEGGINGS ARE AWESOME
Pants made from a tree are a beautiful thing! Our Redwod Moon leggings are crafted from eucalyptus tree wood pulp so you don't have to worry about exercising and sweating in something synthetic and chemical-ridden. Don't worry though, eucalyptus feels like silk and doesn't at all resemble tree bark ;) The organic cotton is certified organic and fair trade OEKO TEX (fancy speak for it's awarded for being ethical and pesticide-free).
WHY THESE LEGGINGS ARE SLIGHTLY LESS AWESOME
Being plant-based our leggings might feel lighter and thinner than your typical thick and stuffy polyester legging. Some people say they're like not wearing any pants at all! Which is great when you're sweating and moving, no one has time for pants that feel like... too much pants! Also, they do contain 6% spandex, which is a petroleum-based ingredient. Without it, your leggings wouldn't stretch and no one- you or the planet- would benefit from a product nobody wants because we refused to add a stretchy element to it. Until we can all exercise in loose woven flood pants and tunics (unlikely), or until someone invents a plant-based stretch fiber (yay science!), this is the best we've got. So much better than 100% plastic though, don't you think?
WHERE DO THEY COME FROM + WHO MADE THEM?
Our eucalyptus is sourced from sustainable tree farms in Austria and neighboring countries, where the trees are grown for fibers so you don't have to fret about deforestation. The organic cotton is certified fair trade from India. The eucalyptus and organic cotton are knitted into fabric in Canada. Nadya, my best friend, and my super talented seamstress, hand sews each and every piece in her home in the desert in Southern California. I (Hayley), hand dye and hand screen print everything in my basement in Northwest Connecticut. (Very, very glamorous, I know!)
66% eucalyptus tencel, 28% organic cotton, 6% spandex, 100% cotton threads, low impact dye, water-based non-toxic ink.
BORING (BUT IMPORTANT!) INFORMATION
These leggings fit with a high waist that's elastic free and can be folded over. They feature a diamond gusset (vagina protector so you're comfy when you move!), flat athletic seams, and a pocket at the back waistband large enough to hold your iPhone. No itchy tags because the tags are sewn inside the pocket!
One of my other BFF's is modeling the clothing- it’s Nicole! She's wearing size S, standard length and is 5’8”, 27” waist, 36” hip. Our leggings run true to size.
THE LAST BIT OF SUPER IMPORTANT INFORMATION (I KNOW, IT'S A LOT, SORRY!)
This piece ships in 4-8 weeks because we don't carry ANY inventory. Don't freak out, I PROMISE it will be worth the wait. Think of it as bespoke yoga wear, custom made for you. But, why?! Cue crying emoji. Because: 1. We can't afford to stock multiple items in 9 sizes for 40 different styles (we're handmade y'all, not a factory!), and 2. It's better for the environment to produce less and not make a bunch of stuff without knowing if anyone will ever buy it. The top harm to the environment in the fashion industry is throwaway fashion, so we're avoiding this all together by only bringing clothes into this world that people really want. By the time your clothes are done you will be amazed at your patience and probably feel pretty proud that Amazon Prime hasn't destroyed your ability to wait for something special! Go you!
Leggings fit great. Super cute and comfortable
If you're like me and you're trying to live a cleaner life and support sustainable, ethical fashion but you have a tight budget, I know the pain staking debate that goes into the purchase of each slow fashion item. You want to be sure that's the item is something you'll use for a long time because of the cost and you're trying to purchase responsibly. Well I'm here to tell you their offerings are definitely worth the price, and afterpay makes these items a little more accessable to people that struggle financially like me. These are my new favorite leggings, they are very soft, great for yoga in, and the fit is perfect. These out class all my old plastic leggings I'm transitioning away from. My only issue was the "redwood" color looked a little more orange-brown in the pictures but it's a little different in person but I don't mind, I like the brighter orange too, just wasynt what I was expecting. The issue could have also been my phone's display, I'm not sure.
Love these leggings. They are perfectly high waisted and pair well with the tops sold here! My only issue is that I thought they would be a little thicker than they are. But I think that is because I'm used to synthetic leggings. After I got past that, they are my go-to leggings. Since there is a little less fabric than I'm used to, it feels more breathable and the material is incredibly soft. The print kind of cracked away in mine as I stretch but when I am in a normal resting state the print does not look cracked it is just when I stretch that area. Doesn't bother me too much as long as they don't chip which I haven't seen!
I'm not joking when I say that I. LIVE. IN. THIS. SET. I literally wear it every single day. I get really itchy on my bum and legs when I wear spandex (or even tights!) and never fully understood why, but I realized it was probably whatever it was made out of, like polyester (plastic), nylon, spandex. Yes, these have a very small percentage of spandex in them, but you can FEEL the difference. It's also incredible how everything is made to order in batches and I swear that you can feel the love in them. I've never been so happy with a clothing purchase and I hope others will choose to purchase as well! It's worth the money indefinitely.
I am hooked - I will only be buying eco-friendly, eucalyptus blend fabrics from now on. Fits like a dream, so soft, well made and such a nice color. I'm in love!