WHEN SHOULD YOU WEAR THEM?
Whenever you would wear your old school plastic polyester workout leggings. Your leggings protect your body from yucky chemicals and save the earth from microplastic.
WHY THESE LEGGINGS ARE AWESOME
Clothes made from trees are beautiful things! Our forest fiber pants are crafted from eucalyptus, beech, acacia, spruce, maple, and birch tree wood pulp so you don't have to worry about exercising and sweating in something synthetic and chemical-ridden. Don't worry though, forest fiber feels like silk and doesn't at all resemble tree bark ;)
WHY THESE LEGGINGS ARE SLIGHTLY LESS AWESOME
Well, they have a defect. These were originally supposed to be another color, and I kept dyeing them and dyeing them without success to get where I wanted to go. Finally, all I could do was dye them this deep blue to cover up the wrong color. BUT it's such a pretty color, isn't it!? The problem, however, is with lots of dye can come pilling. So the defect with these pieces is pilling on the fabric, which gives them more of a broken-in look.
Being plant-based our pieces 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 8% 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 Lenzing certified (this means a company that is awarded for innovation in sustainability) forest fiber 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 forest fiber is knitted into fabric in Los Angeles. 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!)
92% forest fiber tencel 8% spandex, 100% cotton threads, low impact dye, water-based non-toxic ink.
BORING (BUT IMPORTANT!) INFORMATION
These leggingss fit with a mid-rise waist to keep them in place while you move.They feature a diamond gusset (vagina protector so you're comfy when you move!), and a pocket at the back waistband large enough to hold a credit card. No itchy tags because the tags are sewn inside the pocket! These leggings are ready to ship- woohoo! This item is final sale. No returns or exchanges.
Our clothing is special. It's inspired by the magic and awe of nature and the seasons, but beyond that it's as ethical and sustainable as possible. Purusha People is made in the USA, plant-based, nontoxic, manufactured safely and fairly paid, and 10% of profits going to a unique charity with every drop. We know our stuff is expensive, but that's because it's made the right way. It's worth the investment in ourselves, in our planet, and in future generations.
Our creations might look dainty and even reserved for special occasions, but they're truly designed for no fuss, everyday wear. As a mom with two young children and two spunky dogs that lives in comfy clothes, I can't be bothered with spending lots of money on clothes that I won't wear often and that won't hold up over time. I've worn our clothing throughout pregnancies, breastfeeding, hiking, running, yoga, and everything in between. You can also just throw your pieces in the wash without special treatment.
If your Purusha doesn't hold up for you, I promise to always repair or replace it, no questions asked. I adore our creations and stand behind them! I respect you and your support more than I can say.