WHEN SHOULD YOU WEAR THEM?
Whenever you would wear your old school plastic polyester workout leggings. Your bells protect your body from yucky chemicals and save the earth from microplastic.
WHY THESE PANTS ARE AWESOME
Pants made from organic cotton are a beautiful thing! Our bells are crafted from pesticide-free cotton so you don't have to worry about exercising and sweating in something synthetic and chemical-ridden.
WHY THESE PANTS ARE SLIGHTLY LESS AWESOME
They have a defect, for one. This is why they're marked down. The organic cotton shrunk much more than usual in our latest batch, and the inseam for these babies is measuring out to a cute 28". "Damn, that's short!", I said as I pulled some from the dye bath. BUT, how perfect if you're a shortie (like me), or like to wear bells like flood pants (which are in style, hallelujah!) They're are also more like a light to medium weight organic cotton. ALSO, the dyeing on these is slightly imperfect.
Because these pants are only organic cotton, no eucalyptus, they are not as great for super sweaty workouts. They get heavier with sweat. But they freaking rock for cold-weather outdoor workouts, non-sweaty yoga, and moderate exercise. 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 organic cotton is USA grown! The organic cotton is knitted into fabric in Los Angeles, CA. 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% organic cotton and 8% spandex, 100% cotton threads, low impact dye, water-based non-toxic ink.
BORING (BUT IMPORTANT!) INFORMATION
This top is DOUBLE LAYERED! Yes, cap locks for this! I can't begin to tell you what a game-changer two layers of delicious plant-based goodness is! It's seamless on the inside so it's ultra-comfy and mildly compressive to give you support while still feeling relaxed. It's pretty much the dream top.
THE LAST BIT OF SUPER IMPORTANT INFORMATION (I KNOW, IT'S A LOT, SORRY!)
These are ready to ship! Woohoo!
***PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE FINAL SALE. NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES.***
Q - Why is it so expensive?
A - Things can only be made cheaply when either someone is underpaid or it's completely automated. Unfortunately, machines haven't taken over all labor yet. So in the meantime we pay a premium for high quality fabrics and labor. While an average top may cost $5 for Forever 21 to make, we pay anywhere from $30-$50. That means on a $68 dollar top, profit may be $30-40 which then must cover operating expenses (website fees, shipping containers, freight charges), taxes, and payroll. Our end of the day profit is closer to $3-6. If we did this for the money, we'd be in the wrong industry. We do this to make an amazing garment you'll love for years.
Q - When are sold out items restocked?
A - Never. Nothing gold can stay. Each piece is specially designed for the vibe and spirit of the season. Once it's gone, it's gone!
Q - Where is it made and who makes it?
A - We only work with small family owned shops employing 8-10 people paying well above minimum wage in Los Angeles, CA.
Q - Is it sustainable and organic?
A - Anyone who claims sustainability while producing a product is greenwashing, intentional or not. We are responsible. To be truly sustainable we should all be wearing undyed, unisex, 100% recycled fabric scraps, government issued uniforms for 5-10 years at a time. While we are not that, we are much, much better than most of the alternatives out there. Our fabric is 99% closed loop, low plastic, made with fair wages, GOTS certified dyed, water based inked, and we donate money to a new charity every month. We will never stop seeking more ways to be make a cleaner and more beautiful piece of clothing!