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Alexis Mera

Alexis Mera

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BACKGROUND: Alexis Mera is made in small batches in NYC utilizing various fabrications ranging from exceptionally soft and breathable jersey knits to medium compression high elastic knits with quick drying properties. These active fabrics have performance qualities such as Maxi-Dri moisture management technology for quick drying, keeping skin dry to increase endurance in active environments, and MicroBlok technology, which is an anti-microbial treatment preventing odor and growth of bacteria, fungi and mold.  

Social Responsibility: Printed designs are digitally printed on the base fabric, which is safer for the environment and workers than traditional rotary screen printing, which often uses hazardous inks and dyes and mass amounts of water in the dying process of the fabric, resulting in polluted waste water that can contaminate the ground. The equipment used for digital printing eliminates wastage, and reduces the use of water, for a greener printing process. Digital printing also allows for small production runs, which reduces fabric overages after production, in turn also reducing wastage.

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Clothing for yoga practice is a particularly interesting category in terms of purchasing ethically and/or ethically made goods. Yogis believe that it is important to extend intentional living not just during yoga, but in life, including being a conscious consumer.  

Conscious consumerism aligns strongly with some of the important tenants of yoga leaders.

Being intentional about where your clothes come from and how they are made is a part of this.  

Not surprisingly, a study by “Yoga in America” found that yogies were twice as likely to be environmentally conscious than the general population.  The practice of yoga teaches mindfulness and ethical guidelines which are known as yamas and niyamas respectfully.

Ultimately, this translates to many sustainable yoga clothing brands.  This is a list of just some of the conscious yoga clothing brands. DM us if you have another to add!

Click here for our Yoga Clothes Directory
Click here for your American Made Yoga Mat Resource Guide

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