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Best Workout Clothes for Women in 2021

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  • Wearing the right workout clothing helps keep you cool, comfortable, and prevents chafing.
  • The best apparel should use performance materials, feature a smart design, and have a versatile style. 
  • We recommend Nike‘s activewear for women overall, as it’s the best blend of price, performance, and variety.

Even though all of us own workout clothes, it’s rare to come across a top or shorts that you truly love. But comfortable, well-fitting women’s workout clothes can make or break your motivation to go for a run, hit the gym, even just take your dog for a walk. And if that workout clothing is flattering and makes you feel good, well, that’s just the holy grail.

Well-designed workout clothes for women should be made of technical fabrics that wick sweat away, dry quickly, and potentially provide a slight compression to help your body feel supported. It should also be well-designed so that nothing rides up or falls down, and it doesn’t make you chafe.

As a fitness editor for nearly a decade and a woman, I’ve not only tried a lot of women’s activewear brands but I also know the struggle of finding workout clothes that actually fit your body correctly. Whether you’re looking for cheap workout clothes to just get you to the gym, athletic wear that looks flattering in photos, or simply the best place to buy a new pair of shorts for the summer, I’ve got you covered.

Below, I’ve ranked the best workout brands to shop based on my personal testing, as well as input from the countless women I quiz about the athletic wear they’re wearing. The brands featured here all hit the sweet spot of price for the quality and offer inclusive sizing and fits.

The best places to shop for women’s workout clothes:

Updated on 7/8/2021: This guide was entirely re-written with all new brand picks save for Nike, which remains our top overall pick.

6 Size Inclusive Clothing Brands – Body Positivity 2021

7/23/2021
By: Geoffrey McMain
Edited By: Kaitlin Graham

 

In recent days, numerous fashion and clothing brands have begun adopting size-inclusive postures, expanding the discussion around body positivity and self-love by offering great-looking clothes for all sizes. Here are a few size-inclusive brands that you can support today!

 

Since its start in 2015, Universal Standard has offered clothing essentials for people of all sizes. This brand was built on the idea of size-inclusivity and responded to a lack of access for many women by offering a range of clothes from size 00 to 40: a commitment that continues to this day.

 

H&M is well-regarded as a place to get trendy clothes for a reasonable price, and their recent H&M+ line has extended their collection to a new group of people with expanded sizing options for their best wares.

 

Good American has had inclusive sizing since its inception in 2016 but has since begun offering inclusive sizing for swimwear, bodysuits, and activewear, making this forward-thinking brand a great choice for anyone looking to spend time outdoors.

 

With ethically sourced materials, this L.A. grown company specializes in unisex clothes, all offered within an inclusively sized framework.

 

Madewell’s inclusive sizing initiative started in 2018 with limited selection, but since then, Madewell has expanded their program to every category of daily ware they have.

 

Girlfriend Collective produces all their clothes with a sustainable model that uses solely recycled materials, giving their size-inclusive collection of activewear an ethical bent focused on environmental sustainability.

 

With an emphasis on formalwear, Hackwith Design House handcrafts all their clothes in-house: their entire selection of dresses, pantsuits, and more, available for people of all sizes.

 

35 Best Gym Clothes & Fitness Apparel Brands [2021 Edition]

Hitting the gym these days can almost be considered a religion. Just about every man and his dog head to their chosen place of iron-clad worship to lift an array of heavy objects in the name of aesthetics. And probably health and strength too. But admit it…it’s mainly aesthetics.

Which brings us nicely to this carefully curated list of the world’s coolest gym clothing brands. Because, not only do you want to look a million dollars when in the gym, but you need your clothing to help you perform at your very best, whether it be in terms of durability for the sheer number of squats you perform, or breathability to keep you cool during intense HIIT workouts.

Unlike many other sports, gym workouts cannot be enhanced by some special ultra-tight pants or grippy socks. Instead, the focus is on technical fabrics, moisture-wicking, breathability and weight which allows individuals to push themselves to the limits. Think clothing that complements your best workouts rather than restricting them!

Given the practical nature of gym wear over other forms of menswear, there are not too many rules to abide by. The most important factors are fit, colour and style that need to be addressed.

When training in the gym, whether it be weights, cardio, yoga or heavy HIIT classes, it’s important to ensure that your outfit fits perfectly. And by perfect we mean clothes that give your arms, legs, waist and mid-section a full range of motion to take on any exercise.

That’s not to say you need to be rocking the loosest fitting t-shirt or shorts in your wardrobe. Many brands, especially the ones we’ve listed here, now come in a slimmer cut to provide a cleaner aesthetic without sacrificing performance. Elastane and polyester blends help a lot with this so keep an eye on these types of garments which often come in joggers, shirts and compression gear.

This is where the style aspect comes into play a bit more for gym-goers. When pairing men’s gym clothes it’s important to pay attention to the colour combination of your top and bottom. What you never want to have is a full matching outfit that will make you look like a member of The Wiggles. Instead, break up the colours with a bright top and muted bottoms or vice versa.

If you’re big on the cardio and HIIT then the style of gym clothing men should be going for is the fast wicking stuff. Think thin layers and lots of air pockets for air and moisture to escape. If you’re a lifter then singlets and anything that can highlight your muscle groups is the look you want. Training in the cold? Arm yourself with jogger pants and a hoodie until you’ve warmed up. It’s as simple as that.

Ready to look damn good as you lift your personal best? These are the best gym clothes for men to rock right now.

Gymshark

This UK-based sportswear brand has seen stratospheric growth since its founding in 2012.

Started by a teenager and some of his school friends, Gymshark is now the clothing brand of choice for myriad social media na and fitness influencers. But don’t for one second think that means the products are all about show and style with no substance, on the contrary, Gymshark clothing, naturally, now has a reputation to uphold, and uphold it it does.

All the major clothing categories are catered to: shorts, tops, singlets, hoodies, with various fabrics and fits depending on their intended use. Best of all, Gymshark clothing is incredibly well priced.

Rhone

Rhone is committed to those who are committed to bettering themselves. The premium brand makes clothing that prioritises fit, form and function, and pieces that allow the wearer to perform at their very best.

Rhone clothing is made specifically for men from a range of high-quality materials that will not only stand the test of time but will effectively wick sweat away from your body and remain odour-free for at least a couple of wears.

Similarly, their simplistic designs not only lend themselves to use in the gym, but if you fancy, you can use them as everyday pieces too, dressing them up under a suit jacket, or down at the weekend with a pair of jeans or chinos.

Ryderwear

Calling all gym junkies and bodybuilders: Ryderwear is a good looking, no thrills brand that will never let you down. From the gym to the cafe this brand is unpretentious, stylish and a quality option for those that lift.

Lululemon

Originally designed for Yoga, Lululemon are a perfect option for gym wear as they are highly flexible, allowing movement in any direction. Unlike most gym clothing they look great, even when they’re drenched in sweat. Lululemon also has a selection of more casual clothing that will help you look stylish when transiting to and from the gym.

Echt

Echt clothing is “engineered for the modern-day athlete”, and is the brainchild of Jeremy Lay.

Whilst this Australian company intends for its clothing to be used in the gym, thanks to its athletic credentials, such as tops that are incredibly lightweight and quick-drying, Echt clothing can also be worn everyday, with shorts, for example, made from fleece material that are perfect for both warm-ups and lazy Sundays.

Quince

You may not have heard of Quince before, and that’s because it was only founded a few years ago. But it’s definitely a brand you should include on your radar as it produces some exceptionally fine clothing for prices you probably won’t believe.

Understanding that activewear is all the rage right now, Quince has got in on the action to offer guys a collection of performance tops, bottoms and sweaters that are made from sustainable and recycled materials, are lightweight, will dry quickly and effectively move moisture and sweat away from your body. And once you see the price, you’ll be stocking up in no time.

Olivers Apparel

Olivers Apparel makes subtle, premium workout clothing for men, along with a collection of everyday wear (although the two can almost be worn for either situation). With a focus on taking the menswear essentials and using higher quality materials to produce them – including those that offer enough stretch for full movement when curling some iron – Olivers Apparel is a brand for active guys who take their style seriously, whether it be pounding the pavement running or benching 140 at the gym.

Iffley Road

Named after the running track where British runner Roger Bannister completed a sub-4-minute mile, Iffley Road offers men a premium collection of athletic gear that can be worn not just for running, but for gym workouts too.

Being British, Iffley Road also knows all about inclement weather, so you’ll find numerous pieces that help regulate body temperature and keep you dry when running outside.

Icebreaker

Icebreaker was founded in 1994 as a clothing brand for those seeking outdoor adventure, and its primary material of choice was – and still is – merino wool. Forming long-lasting partnerships with some of the best growers in the business, Icebreaker has been able to manipulate the material to work across multiple disciplines.

And while it started life as an outdoor adventure brand, Icebreaker now has a comprehensive range of training gear. From tank tops to long sleeves, training jackets to tights and a number of accessories in between, Icebreaker uses merino throughout, for its breathability and sweat-wicking properties.

Myprotein

British sports nutrition and clothing brand Myprotein was founded in 2004 and has since become a global brand, delivering protein powders, supplements and other accessories to fitness fanatics the world over.

The company also has an extensive range of clothing, comprising tops, shorts, sweat pants, hoodies, jackets and more, with both workout days and rest days catered for. Prices are affordable and quality is up there with the very best.

Ten Thousand

American sportswear manufacturer Ten Thousand produces its complete range of tops, shorts and accessories on the basis of extensive research and development. The result is a comprehensive range of minimalist, yet stylish gym wear that offers great fits and features, with many pieces developed for specific purposes. Think separate tops for running and for HIIT classes, for example. Incredibly well-priced and offering great value for money, you need to check out Ten Thousand.

Boohoo Man

British Instagram favourite boohooMan combines on-trend styles with affordable price points to deliver a huge range of clothing to cover every aspect of a man’s wardrobe. The brand’s activewear range is equally vast and comprises hoodies, t-shirts, shorts, vests, compression wear and much, much more.

Everlane

Everlane prides itself on exclusively partnering with ethical factories and using only the finest materials for their products; they call it “Radical Transparency”. Therefore, you get quality clothes that will last for years to come, with an added bonus of feeling good about supporting a company that strongly advocates for fair wages and working conditions.

Uniform Sport, Everlane’s Activewear Line, is “made for any – and every – sport” with all items made from 4-way stretch fabric for ultimate comfort and movement. Plus, with moisture-wicking and quick-drying technology, you won’t have to worry about how you look (or smell!) post-gym session.

Outdoor Voices

You won’t find outlandish branding or patterns in the Outdoor Voices collections. Instead, the American company offers more traditionally-styled gym clothing with universally flattering fits. Outdoor Voices develops some of its own fabrics, such as Sweatee, a performance cotton that takes sweat from your body and moves it to the fabric’s surface where it quickly dries.

This lends Outdoor Voices clothing to being worn away from the gym too, and if you’re somehow stuck for inspiration of what top and bottom to pair, OV Kits is on hand to help out, and can even save you some money in the process.

Ministry of Supply

Born in the labs of MIT, Ministry of Supply is your no fuss everyday activewear brand. Their garments are all tested to maximise durability. Their range is simple but it will get you through you toughest workouts and longest runs.

MPG Sport

MPG – or Mondetta Performance Gear – is a sportswear brand committed to using sustainable materials wherever possible, in fact, 80% of the brand’s latest collection is sustainable certified. Moreover, many of the fabrics the company uses are more advanced than others you’ll find elsewhere, meaning guys can benefit from lightweight, stretchy and moisture-wicking clothing, without the price tag.

Hylete

What started with one training short in 2012 has grown into an extensive line of men’s and women’s fitness apparel, backpacks, and the first HYLETE cross-training shoe introduced in 2018.

On Running

Swiss brand On Running initially set out to transform the way we run forever when it was founded in 2010, with some innovative shoes that make it feel as though you’re quite literally running on clouds. Since then, On has been embraced by millions of runners worldwide, all of whom now remain loyal to the brand for the higher levels of performance the company’s shoes allow them achieve.

It’s not all about shoes though, as On Running also has a comprehensive selection of gym clothing, which likes the shoes, is designed to get the very best out of you. Much of the clothing is remarkably lightweight and highly breathable, so you’ll feel like you’re wearing nothing at all (cue Ned Flanders thoughts).

Alo Yoga

It may have yoga in its brand name, and that is certainly the discipline best suited to the clothing on offer, but because of that, Alo Yoga’s collections are made from performance fabrics and offer plenty of stretch. This means they’re perfectly suited to the gym floor, allowing you to squat, lift, run and row to your heart’s content. The brand’s clothing looks great too, serving up minimalist design, and all pieces can be had in a multitude of colours.

Barbell Apparel

Named after the piece of gym equipment favoured by most gym bros, Barbell was founded on the belief that “clothing should be better.” But, rather than just produce clothing intended for the gym, Barbell also has pieces that complement your gains out of it. Thinks jeans, chinos and even dress shirts in athletic fits (the result of years of research) that provide comfort and stretch where you need it.

Gym wear is still on the menu, however, with shorts, t-shirts and singlets all being available in breathable fabrics.

Leorêver

American sportswear label Leorêver positions itself at the more premium end of activewear. All pieces are designed and made at the company’s showroom in Huntingdon Beach, California, and all are designed to be used not only for exercising but for travel, business meetings and plenty of others besides.

The brand uses innovative fabrics such as Micro Modal, made from the cellulose of Beech trees, which allows clothing to be breathable, comfortable and durable. You may need to pay a little bit extra for the Leorêver name, but they will be completely versatile and last you a lifetime.

Vuori

Californian brand Vuori takes gym clothing and gives it a decidedly laid-back, hippie vibe. Definitely a brand for anyone who practices yoga, Vuori can also easily be used in the gym when you really want to get your sweat on. Clothing is made from sustainably sourced materials and produced in ethical means, and designs are simple enough that they can be worn even on your off-days.

WOLACO

WOLACO – Way Of Life Athletic Company – was founded by Terry White after he realised he couldn’t find a pair of shorts that allowed him to workout quickly and stress-free. He designed and developed a pair that included sweat proof pockets that doubled up as a compression layer. More compression wear has been added since then, along with a complete range of other gym apparel, which includes pants, joggers, singlets, t-shirts and hoodies.

Reigning Champ

Canadian brand Reigning Champ certainly sits towards the more luxurious end of men’s gym clothing. All pieces are designed and made at the Canadian factory, and the brand even goes so far as to develop its own products. The results are insanely high-quality materials, impeccable fits and timeless designs that sure as hell stand out from the crowd.

Much of Reigning Champ’s clothing is targeted at the athletic industry, but because of their more common ‘non-active’ look, can easily be worn as everyday pieces.

Under Armour

Under Armour was one of the first companies to introduce moisture-wicking fabrics to the world, beating out the likes of Nike, Reebok and Adidas. The American sportswear giant, founded in 1996, saw immediate success for its designs and today is the official sponsor of several major sports teams around the world.

Being a more traditional activewear brand, Under Armour’s clothing is constantly evolving, with new fabric technologies being introduced to help you perform at your very best, from tops and shorts to shoes, Under Armour has something for all gym users.

Asics

While Asics is an athletic brand more closely associated with running, the Japanese label can equally call the gym home. Asics has a dedicated range of training clothing, which includes t-shirts, long sleeves, shorts, socks and compression tights. Shoes in this dedicated range have been designed to offer cushioning and lateral support, features you won’t find in running shoes, for example.

Clothing is slightly different too, with gym wear not necessarily needing to be ultra-lightweight, but instead, made from premium and durable materials that will survive several trips to the squat rack.

New Balance

New Balance is one of the older gym brands out there, having been founded in 1906. It
hasn’t always been associated with athletics, as it initially started life producing arch supports for people who wanted to improve the fit of their current shoes. This eventually segued into New Balance making its own shoes and then becoming associated with sports.

New Balance makes all its products in the USA and the UK and offers its shoes in a more varied range of sizes and widths compared to some rivals. Clothing too benefits from innovative technologies designed to help you eek out the very last drop of effort you can muster.

BOXRAW

BOXRAW was founded a few short years ago in 2017. Whilst they might not have been around for as long as some of the other brands we’ve featured, their unique ethos and boxing specific gear make them stand out from the crowd. They were built on the belief that boxing isn’t merely a sport or practice, instead, they see it as a lifestyle.

Their ultimate aim is to be the reason why someone gets into boxing, by providing them with the equipment and clothing that need to thrive. Whether you spend your time in the ring or simply just jogging and shadow boxing in the bathroom, BOXRAW’s gear will help you get the edge you need.

Fourlaps

Unashamedly premium in its approach to activewear, Fourlaps takes traditional pieces and gives them an upgrade using advanced fabrics that help to regulate your body temperature, top-quality craftsmanship that will last for years and minimalist designs that look just as good away from the gym as they do in it, this American brand could well be your new favourite.

Adidas

Adidas is the clothing of choice for teams and athletes all over the globe including top tier football teams on both sides of the pond. Adidas’ access to the best athletes on the planet has allowed them to create clothing that performs to the highest standards. Their gym gear is typically German and is clean and efficient is all aspects.

Reebok

Founded in Bolton, England but now under the ownership of Adidas and operating as an American company, Reebok has become one of the biggest names in sports. The company is the main sponsor of the UFC and CrossFit, and has several sponsorship deals with sports teams and athletes around the world.

Reebok continues to innovate today, and puts a strong focus on making sure every single piece of clothing or pair of shoes it makes lives up to its heritage and reputation for quality. Forget the draw of some of the bigger sports brands out there, Reebok is one that is hard to beat.

Elite Eleven

Melbourne-based Elite Eleven targets itself at the real muscleheads in the gym, however, the brand’s clothing is designed to be just as suitable for lifestyle applications as they are in the gym. Expect singlets and t-shirts in tight fits – although still with enough stretch to allow for free movement – alongside shorts and joggers that you’ll happily be seen wearing around town.

Better Bodies

Better Bodies has been around since the eighties and has been supplying clothing to gym-junkies ever since. The website certainly implies the tops and bottoms are for the more adonis-like bodies out there, but a range of fits including oversized, cater for any wannabe weightlifter.

Armani

Some workout warriors only want to wear the most desirable brands. It’s a fact that Armani knows all too well, and so has developed its own EA7 line of sportswear. But it’s not a case of all style, no substance, as the Italian company’s range includes “technical” fabrics, along with windproof and water-resistant jackets.

Nike

Nike is a name synonymous with high performance, elite athletes and cutting edge technology. Their gym gear is no different and employs the brands newest technology to allow the wearer to move freely whilst having every bead of sweat wicked from their skin. There is a reason why Nike is so successful and if you haven’t already, test out their clothing as it definitely stands up to their reputation.

GymPro Apparel

British sportswear label GymPro Apparel was founded by two former firefighters, who realised that our health was determined by more than just our fitness level. Wanting to give consumers premium clothing without the price tag, GymPro Apparel was born. The company also offers fitness events and retreats to assist people with their mental health, as well as their physical.

You’ll find gilets, shorts, hoodies, joggers and more, all made from lightweight performance fabrics.

The Gym King

Another athleisure wear brand founded in the UK, Gym King has very quickly cemented itself as one of the must-have sportswear brands. Part of its success is due to its clothing being suitable not only for the gym, but for casual settings too, making it incredibly versatile.

Certainly a brand for the guy who likes to look at himself in the mirror throughout the day, you’ll find gym wear, tracksuits, shorts, shirts and more.

Represent

Represent has never introduced change for its own sake. It has chosen instead, to refine constantly the design of garments. Each development is analysed carefully to ensure that it not only meet’s the brother’s meticulous standards but adds to the luxurious pleasure to be discovered when handling the garment. Their men’s activewear range is diverse and offers something for every guy. We especially like their Zip Pant, inspired by cargo pants so you can wear them casually, but made with 4 way stretch nylon to give you a full range of movement while working out.

Macron

Founded in Italy in 1971, Macron is the European leader in sportwear. They’ve been known to provide the likes of UEFA referees, the Italian and Scottish national rugby teams as well as many other national and professional clubs with kits demonstrating their ability to make high quality, durable and high tech sportswear. Their consumer products are no different and their product base is immense. No matter what you’re looking for, Macron will no doubt have a product to suit.

7 Sustainable Workout Clothing Brands That Benefit Your Body and the Environment

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Whether you’re assuming child’s pose, punching a bag, or going for a run, working out is all about feeling good and doing something positive for your mental and physical wellness. One way to double down on those feel-good intentions is to outfit yourself in sustainable workout clothing from a brand with an eco-conscience. The problem: The prominence of polyester in most activewear makes that a bigger challenge than it should be.

So what makes a workout clothing item “sustainable”? There are organic cottons, recycled materials, and plant-based materials like Tencel, plus manufacturing methods that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, water, and energy for each item. Luckily, the eco-friendly and ethical activewear brands we’ve collected below are all about using sustainability—from the materials they use to the manufacturing process—to ensure you’re doing your body and the Earth a favor when you hit the gym. Keep scrolling to shop seven of our favorite sustainable activewear brands.

Girlfriend Collective

Girlfriend Collective has quickly risen to the top in the athleticwear space for three key reasons. First, it’s one of the most size-inclusive brands out there with sizes ranging from XXS to 6XL. Second, its activewear is super comfortable, high-quality, and non-see-through.

Finally, the brand prioritizes the environment. For example, its best-selling compression leggings and bras are made from recycled polyester and recycled post-consumer bottles, and the brand’s LITE Leggings are made from recycled fishing nets and recycled nylon. In addition, the apparel is produced in Fair Trade factories.

Try: Black Compressive High-Rise Legging ($68; girlfriend.com).

sustainable-workout-clothes-Black Compressive High-Rise Legging

Coalatree

Based out of Colorado, Coalatree began as a self-sustaining organic farm that lived by the “you reap what you sow” mentality. What began as an intention to create its own workwear—clothes ideal for the rough and tough of daily farm chores—turned into a full-blown company specializing in sustainable athleticwear for the great outdoors.

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The majority of its goods are made from recycled or repurposed materials—including coffee grounds and discarded yarns and plastics—and utilize waterless dye. The brand also produces its goods in green facilities via sustainable production methodologies, packages its items in tree-friendly materials, and gives back to local organizations.

Try: Evolution Hoodie Made from Recycled Coffee Grounds ($90; coalatree.com).

sustainable-workout-clothes-coalatree Evolution Hoodie Made from Recycled Coffee Grounds

Boodywear

Unlike trees—which take years to re-grow—bamboo is one of the most sustainable resources in the world. This fast-growing grass, which requires little to no fertilizer and low amounts of water, is the hero material in Boodywear’s range of sustainable workout clothing. Aside from being eco-friendly, bamboo is also praised for its comfort (which is why you’ll also find it in many bedding products).

Boodywear also uses cruelty-free production methods and ingredients that don’t harm animals, and prioritizes finding ways to upcycle, recycle, and reduce waste wherever possible. Products are also shipped in biodegradable bags and recycled/recyclable boxes. The brand manufactures a range of activewear and athleisurewear apparel for both men and women.

Try: Racerback Sports Bra ($40; boodywear.com).

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Avre Life

AVRE is another sustainable activewear company focused on repurposing that ever-growing mountain of plastic water bottles. Instead of turning said bottles into clothing, the brand is focused on creating a broad selection of trendy shoes, including sneakers, walking shoes, no-tie shoelace shoes, and slip-on shoes. In fact, each pair of shoes from the brand’s signature collection prevents about 10 bottles from ending up in the ocean or a landfill.

Though you might think a shoe made from plastic water bottles would be uncomfortable, that’s not the case at all. The brand utilizes innovative processing and weaving technology that yields comfortable, durable, moisture-wicking kicks.

Try: Infinity Glide Blush and White Sneakers ($145; avrelife.com).

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Pact

Pact is dedicated to doing good for the Earth, and it all starts with its material of choice: organic cotton. The brand grows its cotton organically to prevent the introduction of toxic chemicals and to reduce water usage.

The brand also partners with Fair Trade Certified factories, which provide safe working conditions for employees while bolstering local communities. In addition, it has found ways to minimize its ecological footprint in the way products are packaged and shipped.

Pact sells a variety of products, including super comfortable leggings and bike shorts, racerback sports bras, and tanks.

Try: Go-To Pocket Bike Short ($35; wearpact.com).

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prAna

From yoga clothing to swimwear to hiking apparel, prAna creates a robust variety of athletic apparel—and all of it is created with sustainability in mind. The bulk of its apparel is made with organic cotton and organic hemp, and items are made in fair trade factories without Earth-damaging chemicals or dyes.

Also very cool: prAna is a member of the Outdoor Industry Association’s Climate Action Corps, a group of companies and organizations committed to measuring, planning, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, prAna has a specific goal: to reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Try: Everyday Top ($59; prana.com).

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Lezat

Seeded in Los Angeles, Lezat is a luxe-leisure brand dedicated to producing high-end sustainable and ethically made apparel. The brand makes its products with organic cotton, oeko-tex certified mulberry silk, and recycled materials (including plastic bottles and polyester).

To further reduce waste, the scraps that end up on the cutting room floor are repurposed into cozy dog beds for local animal shelters and rescue organizations. All products are made in the USA by craftspeople who are paid fair, livable wages.

Try: Sadie Cropped Lollipop Windbreaker ($90; shoplezat.com).

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Style Roundup: Men’s Clothing Brands to Fit Your Body Type

Fit is king, guys. It’s the most simple style concept with the largest (and most immediate) reward. A well-fitting shirt and jeans far surpasses an outfit of high-end designer pieces if a proper fit isn’t top priority. But here’s the catch – you don’t have to equate a tailored fit with a skin tight feel. When a slim or tailored cut is done correctly, you’ll look like your clothes were made for you. Can’t find a fit off-the-rack? No excuses here! It’s now easier than ever to get custom clothing online at stores specifically created with your body type in mind.

Below, new clothing brands designed for each body type:

Short

Peter Manning NYC

Weekend Flannel Shirt | Essex Dress Pants

Created for a guys 5’8″ and under, proper fit and impeccably scaled details are paramount for in all Peter Manning NYC pieces. From shorter inseams to body length, the goal is to skip the tailor all together with off-the-rack line.

Ash and Erie

Gingham Shirt | Maroon Flecked Shirt

Proudly designed in Detroit, Ash & Erie aims to build clothes from the ground up specifically for men 5’8″ and below.

And what’s better – their sizing chart is built from scratch as well to ensure their shirt fits your frame.

Jaden Lam

Charcoal City Cardigan | Striped Shirt

Lam oversees every aspect of his luxury clothing line aimed at men 5’9″ and under. This master tailor turned designer created his special short rise pants and proportional pieces so guys wouldn’t have to compromise style for the right fit.

Tips for your build:

  • Don’t shy away from tailored fits that sit close to your body. It may feel “snug,” but a proper fit is better than baggy any day.
  • Proportions are everything. Make sure your shirts and outerwear hit on your hips correctly.
  • Make sure your pants and shirts fit correctly around your arms, torso, and legs – then have your tailor fix the lengths.

Tall

Trumaker

Clyde Blazer | Shawl Collar Cardigan

Trumaker boasts built-to-fit clothing for men that’s easier than custom tailoring. With a tall build, it can be easy to find something that fits length-wise and then look like you’re swimming in it.

This is where Trumaker and their Outfitters (read: tailors) come in to personally measure you in the comfort of your home for your perfect size to use when ordering directly off the site.

Tallboys Apparel

Marron Button Down | Charcoal Crew Neck Tee

Make way for a whole new meaning of the “tall tee.” The brains behind Tallboys Apparel, Nick Tann, wanted to solve the problems that vertically gifted guys tend to face: too-short tees, baggy fits, and sleeves that just aren’t quite long enough – and that he did. Tallboys Apparel’s t-shirts and sharp button downs offer increased torso and sleeve length as well as proportionate collars to ensure a fit that feels as great as it looks.

Tips for your build:

  • With a narrow frame, keep your fits slim but not too form-fitting to avoid looking lanky. Conversely, choosing an oversized fit will emphasize a narrow frame versus bulking it.
  • Don’t be afraid to opt for a break in your pants when at the tailor, it’ll balance your long proportions.
  • Go custom wherever possible! It’s harder for sleeves and hems to hit correctly on your limbs, so save yourself a trip to the tailor with every purchase by getting your exact measurements up front.

Athletic

Taylor Stitch

Striped Shirt | Ash Chinos

You may be used to hard work in the gym, but an athletic build often requires a little hard work in finding clothes that fit everywhere. This is why Taylor Stitch’s cuts account for the athletic guy who requires a little extra room in the thigh and arm department. Scoop up a pair of their chinos or shirts with double stitched buttons for tailored cuts that aren’t too slim.

Hugh & Crye

Diplomat Shirt | McComb Blazer

What started as a solution to their own difficulty in finding dress shirts that actually fit a lean, athletically built guy, Hugh & Crye has created a line specific to the height of your torso and shape of your upper body. Once you select your build from those two components, it’s easier than ever to get a custom fit shirt without a measuring tape.

Tips for your build:

  • Don’t mistake extra fabric for a comfortable fit, too much room will make your frame boxed versus accentuated.
  • To emphasize your build, make sure your jackets and shirts are properly taken in at the sides and ensure a proper armhole positioning to avoid ripping your shirts.
  • You can absolutely wear a slim fit – just think tapered versus skinny. This way, your tailoring will make room for movement without being prohibited by a muscular build.
  • When it comes to jackets, both tall and athletic builds are broken up nicely with a 2-button jacket that isn’t too long.

Plus-Size

Stantt

Red and Navy Tattersall Shirt | Windowpane Shirt

Offering a whopping 75 sizes and three inputs, Stantt can effectively guarantee a perfect fit for any frame. After taking only three measurements at home, Stantt’s Datafit software will match you to one of their 75 sizes and ship you a shirt that fits in all the right places.

Tips for your build:

  • Chest to waist to sleeve ratio is most important with a plus-sized fit. While “big & tall” options are readily available at most brands, a custom cut will save you a trip to tailor and won’t sacrifice style for proper fit.
  • Comfortable pants aren’t synonymous with pleats! Flat-front pants are designed with movement in mind, so you’ll be able to find a flattering fit that isn’t stifling.
  • As with all builds, proportions keep each outfit balanced. Avoid super slim details in your ties, lapels, and tapered cuts.
  • You are pinned down to solid colors and vertical stripes. As long as your fit is taken into account, you can don a small check, plaid, gingham, and bold colored shirt.
Tell me:
How do you dress for your body type?

Guys! You don’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe,  just a few pieces. Download the #SGapproved Style Guide and see what should be on your list.

Companies Owned by L Brands, Including Victoria’s Secret (Lb)

L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB) operates a specialty retail business focused on women’s intimate and other apparel, personal care, and beauty categories. Based in Ohio, the company was founded by Leslie “Les” Wexner in 1963. In 1982, L Brands, then known as The Limited Inc., was first listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Key Takeaways

  • L Brands is a global specialty retail holding company that specializes in women’s apparel and beauty products.
  • L Brand’s current subsidiaries include brands like Victoria’s Secret, PINK, and Bath & Body Works. Former brands include The Limited, Express, La Senza, and Henri Bendel.
  • The company has also invested in other popular names like Abercrombie & Fitch, Bigelow Tea, and White Barn Candle.

L Brands

L Brands has grown rapidly, expanding its brand through organic growth and acquisitions. But the company has been hit hard in recent years, with Victoria’s Secret struggling to keep up with the competition. The company’s stock was one of the worst performers in 2018.

Having sold off its nameplate store The Limited and sister brand Express in 2007, L Brands’ name no longer represents its original business. As of July 2021, the board approved the motion to separate Victoria’s Secret & Co. and Bath and Body Works into two companies. The company will change its name from L Brands, Inc. to Bath and Body Works, Inc. and the new ticker symbol will be BBWI. Victoria’s Secret’s new ticker symbol is VSCO. The name changes are to take place on August 2, 2021, and the ticker symbols will be active for trading the day after.

Many of the companies that it has acquired over its history are no longer under its nameplate. The company sold its La Senza lingerie chain to private equity firm Regent in December 2018. In addition, financial difficulties led L Brands to close its Henri Bendel brand in January 2019.

Victoria’s Secret

L Brands purchased Victoria’s Secret for $1 million in 1982. Its assets included six stores and one catalog. L Brands expanded this brand into one of the world’s most well-known global lingerie brands. L Brands took Victoria’s Secret global in 2012 when it opened its first stores in the United Kingdom. Furthering their global expansion, in 2017, Victoria’s Secret opened its first full-assortment store in Shanghai China. A former American mall staple, Victoria’s Secret has moved its focus to e-commerce at VictoriasSecret.com, making its products available to customers located nearly anywhere in the world. As of January 30, 2021, the brand has 871 stores open in North America and earned $5.4 billion in 2020. Despite the store closures, Victoria’s Secret holds the top position for intimates market share.

In addition to expanding its geographic reach, L Brands increased the products beyond intimates, as Victoria’s Secret sells fragrances and body care and has an athletic line. Included under Victoria’s Secret brand is PINK, a line that offers clothing, sleepwear, and lingerie geared toward college-aged women. PINK merchandise is available not only within Victoria’s Secret retail stores and website but also in the brand’s own freestanding stores and website, VSPink.com. Loyal customers can join PINK Nation, a free, members-only online community for all things PINK.

A smaller concept, the 1,000 square-foot Victoria’s Secret Beauty and Accessories stores (VSBA), focuses on fragrances, body care, and accessories, and exists in airports and malls. In May 14, 2020, L Brands named Andrew Meslow as the new CEO and Sarah Nash was appointed Chair of the Board. Les Wexler officially left the board and company in March 2021.

Bath & Body Works

Bath & Body Works offers personal care, soaps, sanitizers, and home fragrance products. As of January 31, 2021, there were 1,736 Bath & Body Works stores worldwide. The brand is the top brand for hand sanitizers, hand soap, and body moisturizers as well as the number one specialty home fragrance retailer in America. With a strong store and online presence, the brand generated $6.4 billion in 2020. Julie B. Rosen became the brand’s president and CEO in the fiscal year 2020.

Former Brands Under L Brands

Canadian lingerie brand La Senza was one of L Brands’ acquisitions, but L Brands announced in December 2018 that it had made a deal for private equity firm Regent to buy 100% of La Senza’s assets and agree to assume its liability. The company continues to operate in Canada and in other countries around the globe with brick-and-mortar locations and an online store. The company also has an online store. L Brands estimated that La Senza would end 2018 with sales of about $250 million and an operating loss of about $40 million.

In September 2018, L Brands announced that it would close Henri Bendel in January 2019, at the end of the 2018 holiday shopping period. The company is shutting down its website and has closed all 23 of its stores, including its iconic Fifth Avenue location in New York City. Established in 1895, Henri Bendel was an upscale retailer of handbags, accessories, and gifts, including a signature home fragrance collection. Based in New York City, Bendel was the first luxury retailer with an upper Fifth Avenue address.

Other Brands

Although not part of L Brands, the company has distribution rights for C.O. Bigelow and The White Barn Candle Company. L Brands has increased its exposure through the acquisition of companies but has also sold off many companies that it has acquired over its history.

Some of the more well-known stores once under the L Brands nameplate but now owned (at least in majority) by other companies include:

  • Lane Bryant, sold to Charming Shoppes in 2002
  • Express, sold 75% ownership of in 2007
  • Flagship brand, The Limited, which it sold 75% ownership of to Sun Capital Partners in 2007 and the remaining 25% in 2010

90,000 10+ differences between mass-market items and luxury items, which clothing manufacturers are silent about. And we will tell

The famous phrase “I am not rich enough to buy cheap things” does not seem so convincing today. And this is especially true for the choice of clothing. Hundreds of similar products in different price categories are crowded on store shelves. And buyers reasonably ask the question: why, for example, a T-shirt for ₽ 2 thousand is better than a similar one for ₽ 500, and even made of fabric of the same composition?

We are in AdMe.ru decided to figure out what is the difference between branded clothing and affordable mass-market goods. And in the bonus, you will find small tricks that will help you choose high-quality clothes even in an inexpensive store.

Manufacturers of cheap goods save on fabrics

In order to sell things at lower prices, manufacturers of mass-market goods often save on materials and means of production. The creators of branded clothing value their reputation, and therefore choose more expensive fabrics for their products, beautiful in appearance and pleasant to the touch.These materials can be delicate, requiring special care, and therefore not very durable.

For example, it is not uncommon to see a small percentage of spandex in the fabric of expensive jeans. This synthetic material gives the product elasticity and extra softness. Manufacturers of cheap goods tend to add polyester. It is no less elastic, but more affordable. And even if polyester is tougher, but it does not form pills on it. Whereas on the surface of the spandex after just a few washes, numerous clues can appear, leading to rapid wear of the product.That is why jeans bought on the market for RUB 1,500 can last much longer than branded jeans for RUB 15,000 .

Also in mass production, inexpensive synthetic fabrics are often used, which outwardly, although they are not inferior to natural ones, are much inferior to them in physical properties. For example, wool is predominantly replaced with acrylic. The body in such clothes does not breathe, and the person will constantly sweat.

But even, it would seem, with an identical composition of fabric, the quality of things can be very different.Take, for example, one of the most popular materials, cotton. Egyptian is considered to be of the highest quality. Thanks to the unusual length of its fibers, the fabric is incredibly soft and thin, but at the same time dense and durable. Products made from it are much more expensive than things made from ordinary textiles and do not lose their appearance even after repeated washings.

But short-staple cotton, despite its naturalness, does not differ in quality. A T-shirt made of such fabric can quickly lose color and shape , become covered with pellets.

At factories of inexpensive clothes, the fabric is cut incorrectly

Another item of expenses that manufacturers of cheaper goods save on is tailoring technology. Everyone who has ever sewed an apron or skirt in a labor lesson knows that the patterns on the fabric must be laid out in the direction of the shared thread, otherwise the thing can then stretch and deform.

In mass production, this rule is not always observed: often, in order to save fabric, the details of the product are cut out in different directions. That is why in mass-market departments you often come across clothes with twisted seams , which after just a few washes cannot be folded evenly. And we can only dream of wardrobe items on which the fabric pattern is neatly docked. The thing looks cheap if the cage or pattern does not converge on the side seam.

Manufacturers of cheap clothes, as a rule, try to save money on the processing of seams, lining, belts and pockets. Representatives of the mass market sew jackets without lining, do not fix the elastic inside the belt in any way (which is why it is constantly twisted), do not iron out the seams, do not make blind stitches.Seams, processed with a regular overlock, do not look very neat, often threads stick out from them. For expensive brands, the purl seams of the product look the same as the outer seams.

To ensure proper fit of garments and to protect fabrics from abrasion, the lining must be strong and tight, but soft and smooth. High-quality lining fabric is not electrified, otherwise it will wrinkle and crawl up. The sleeves of a shirt worn under an unlined jacket will constantly get stuck and rolled.

Allowance. The larger it is, the easier it will be for the customer to fit the clothes to their figure. Manufacturers of expensive brands understand this and therefore do not save on fabrics, thus showing respect for the client. In the mass market, as a rule, there is no place for an individual approach to the buyer.

Manufacturers of clothing for the mass market use cheap accessories

Short-lived buttons, flimsy rhinestones, plastic zippers – all these are signs of cheap clothes .They cost a penny and at the same time significantly spoil the appearance of even a well-sewn thing.

Plastics are favored by horn and metal buttons, tightly woven zippers and elegant hand-crafted details for branded clothing. They are not cheap at all, and this, of course, is reflected in the final price of the product. Some expensive brands process the zipper with a special edging, it looks neat and beautiful.

Stylish things can be found both in a regular store and in a branded boutique

The direct correlation “expensive means fashionable” has long disappeared.Today manufacturers of inexpensive brands strive to keep abreast of all fashion trends and, inspired by runway looks, create their models in a very short time. The opposite situation also happens when luxury brands find ideas in street fashion.

The only difference is in the speed of implementation of the idea. Representatives of the mass market do not spend a lot of time on the implementation of an idea: the production cycle from development to launching a finished product on sale takes a couple of weeks. Expensive brands, on the other hand, are very cautious about introducing new products.When designing fashionable novelties, the staff of designers and technologists carefully calibrates patterns and tests materials, because new models, just like old ones, must fit impeccably.

You may have noticed that cheap jeans come in predominantly faded shades of blue , gray and black. This is because more complex colors that will not fade even after multiple washes require expensive dyes.

From the point of view of a cut, a good-quality thing often implies the presence of a large number of parts that are connected together in complex ways.And this is additional labor costs of designers and constructors-technologists. Cheap conveyor products, as a rule, are sewn according to a standard size line, they are characterized by a simpler cut. But for basic items such as T-shirts and shirts, there is practically no difference in style.

Bonus: how to find a quality item even in a low-cost store

  • Check out the composition of the fabric on the label. The higher the percentage of synthetics, the more likely pellets will form.
  • Check how much the product is wrinkled: Gather the material in the palm of your hand, squeeze it firmly for a few seconds and release. If the fabric does not smooth out, then most likely the item will look untidy in the wear.
  • Check the thickness of the fabric: pull the fabric over your hand and point it towards the light. If the material is very transparent, it is likely that the fabric is loose and not wear-resistant.
  • Notice how neatly the seams, pockets, belt are processed. Threads and loops should not stick out.
  • Examine stitches.If the weave is stretched at the side seam, then the gap should not be visible. Quality clothing has a large number of stitches that fit tightly to the fabric.
  • Check to see if the fabric pattern matches the seams.
  • Check the wrong side of the garment. Skirts, jackets, coats and warm jackets should always be lined.
  • Pay attention to whether the item comes with additional accessories. Do not throw it away: you will save a lot of time if a chip is found on the button or rhinestones unexpectedly come off.

What kind of clothes do you think should be forked out for, and what can you save on?

90,000 10 terrifying truths about the clothing industry

Today is the anniversary of the emergency in Bangladesh. 4 years ago there was a collapse on
the Rana Plaza factory. The collapse of the building killed 1,133 people. Between
themes, ListVerse has released an article that analyzes the current
the state of affairs in the fashion industry. And the picture is not at all rosy.

As you know, fashion is a multi-billion dollar industry.With growing demand in
Western world for cheap outfits, from somewhere must come money for
materials, wages and delivery. It would be impossible to achieve this
abundance in “penny” clothes, without going through serious problems.

10. Child labor

In Cambodia, a person is considered legally able to work from the age of 15, however
many businesses ignore this law and hire girls from 12
years old. These children are dropping out of school to get a job because they
families live in poverty.

By refusing to receive education, girls become part of the system, from
which eventually becomes impossible to break free. Regardless of age
employee, the average wage is approximately 50 cents per
day.

According to UNICEF and the International Labor Organization, worldwide in the garment
industry today employs about 170 million children. Workers also
are forced to work overtime without a pay rise, it is
means that mothers are forced to either leave their children alone or take them with
yourself to work.

Many factories have a so-called “day care”, which in fact
it is simply the corner in which children wait for their mothers. No
teachers, no staff to look after them.

Bringing children to factories also contributes in some way to encouraging
and the development of child labor. After all, without the presence of any other activity,
helping the mother is the only way to fight boredom
to kid.

9. Not real faux fur

Every year the general public is becoming more aware of the problem
cruelty to animals, which is why clothing merchants are confronted with a growing
demand for faux fur.

However, animal rights activists would be horrified to learn that many of the products
advertised as containing faux fur actually contain
natural.

In many cases, it is cheaper for garment manufacturers to use less expensive
skins of animals such as rabbit and raccoon than to produce synthetic
fur.

In 2013, the New York Times wrote about the scandal that erupted on the network.
American stores Neiman Marcus. They were selling several items
clothes that said “faux fur” (artificial fur), but in fact
in fact, it was 100 percent natural.And this is not a one-off incident.

8. Lead paint on accessories

According to a study by The New York Times, many fashionable and colorful accessories
often have lead in the paint. The presence of this metal in products can
lead to the development of many diseases, as colored wallets,
hair accessories, plastic jewelry, etc. may contain
toxic materials.

Contact with these products, and then touching food, body scratches
can cause lead contamination of the body.Even if a person
is exposed to residual lead, it can still
cause nerve damage and kidney failure.

In 2010, a lawsuit was filed in the United States against several stores, in accessories
which lead was found. Some stores involved in the case:
Target, JC Penny, Kohls, Victoria’s Secret, Macy’s, Sears and Saks Fifth
Avenue. Each vendor had accessories that included
lead.

In 2013, a second check was carried out.They became more attentive
treat the toxicity of their products, because there is no lead in products
was found.

However, many consumers may have lead-containing products in
their homes. Hundreds of other retailers that are not
went through a lawsuit, can still sell and are selling such
product.

7. Hazardous working conditions

In 2012, a garment factory called Tazreen caught fire in Bangladesh
Fashion. Because there is no fire safety law, in the factory
there were no smoke detectors and fire exits.Also the staff were not
trained in what to do in the event of a fire.

When the plant caught fire, 11 employees of the administration managed to escape, and 112
the seamstresses were engulfed in flames.

More than 1,100 workers died at the Rana Plaza garment factory shortly thereafter.
due to the collapsed building. Again there were no standards
indicating the condition of the building in order for it to be considered safe for
the work of the people in it.

It took all these human sacrifices in order for Bangladesh to
began to create fire safety standards.There are no trade unions
exists, and plant managers have never been involved in
responsibility for how they treat their employees.

Despite the increased attention to these issues for a long time, until now
there are a large number of companies that continue to keep their
workers in terrible conditions simply because no one has yet
caught.

Walmart and Gap, two companies known for their low clothing prices,
produce their goods in Bangladesh.

Instead of taking any responsibility for what happened on
factory Tazreen Fashion, Walmart representatives replied that to their
they take their own stores in the United States very seriously, and the fire department
safety there is top notch, but they will try to “teach” their factories
in Bangladesh these important things.

6. Made to fall apart quickly

Some fast fashion brands like H&M and Forever 21 monthly
replenish their stocks. This means that production should be more
fast.It also requires a low level of costs, so in factories
the cheapest fabric and the cheapest threads are used.

It is logical that clothes will not last for years when they are made like this
quickly and from such low-quality raw materials. Simon Collins,
dean of the fashion department at the new Parsons School of Design, as put it about
fast fashion: “This is just rubbish. You will wear it once on some
party, and literally the next day it will fall apart. “

But there are brands like L.L.Bean who have always strived
sell a product that will last you a lifetime. They are so confident in
the quality of their products, which allows the consumer to return any of
garments back, no matter how many years have passed since then,
how he got it.

However, buying branded clothing does not always mean that the product
good. You may feel like you are saving a lot when
buy branded clothing in outlet stores.

In fact, most of the branded clothing in stock stores is made
specially for such points of sale, that is, made of cheap material.This
clothing is usually on the same level as fast fashion clothing,
therefore, a brand is not always about getting a higher quality product.

5. Dangerous natural fibers

People who pick and produce cotton may be exposed to
exposure to cotton dust that is in the air during
processing.

This dust contains bacteria, fungi, pesticides and other elements that
can provoke the development of dangerous diseases if inhaled for a long time
time.Many factories do not have safety regulations or requirements for
wearing a mask.

The fear of the dangers of natural fibers goes far beyond concern
for the health of workers. Many people fear that pesticides might persist and
on ready-made clothes that are hanging in the store.

This gave rise to a movement called organic clothing.
Target, H&M, Nike, Victoria’s Secret are just a few of the companies that
started working with organically produced natural fibers such
like bamboo, silk and soy.

4. Work faster or leave

According to a Human Rights survey, the demand for non-stop clothing
creates new inconceivable limits of the labor force. For example, in one case
the woman left the workplace with severe nosebleeds. She immediately
went to the doctor. Despite the fact that she provided her manager
necessary information from the doctor, the woman was immediately fired for
that her problem disrupted the production rate.

Most of the people working in these factories are from the weak
floor.If a woman suddenly becomes pregnant, for her it means a decrease in
positions and pay, respectively. She may lose her job altogether.

Working overtime without raising wages is common practice.
Sometimes people even stay at the factory overnight to have time to make
the standard set by the company.

In the Norwegian documentary series Sweatshop: Dead Cheap Fashion, the group
young fashion bloggers are brought in to work with the sewing staff
factories in Cambodia so they can figure out where their clothes come from.

Even the most presumptuous of young men eventually sank into
depression, trying to cope with the injustice with which and in which
workers live.

3. Political Consequences

Cambodia exports billions of dollars worth of goods annually. The first
the top five products exported by them include all types of clothing.

Most of the exports of clothing, in particular sweaters, go to the United States – 22
percent, the rest is delivered to the rest of the world.Other
the export goods that Cambodia offers bring in so little
money, that if the country is deprived of the opportunity to produce clothes, residents will simply
will not be able to survive.

Despite the fact that fast fashion and clothing production in Cambodia is
a lot of rubbish, poor labor practices and corruption, the country is still
depends on the sale of clothing to rich countries.

It is clear that the authorities do not want to reduce the number of working hours,
so that they have to pay for better working conditions or something else that
can increase the cost of manufacturing garments.

The reduction in the main source of income of the Cambodian economy will provoke more
more excitement. There is no easy solution to this problem.

2. Mountains of waste

According to the American Textile Recycling Council, only the United States annually
“produce” 12.5 billion kilograms of “clothing” waste. Only 15
percent of this amount goes to charities in
the form of donations. The remaining 85 percent go straight to the landfill.

The vast majority of people cannot afford or do not consider it necessary
spend on branded clothing, so they dress in cheap and
substandard things.When clothes fall into disrepair, they cannot even
donate it to nowhere, so it goes to the trash.

“Clothes garbage” continues to grow every year, in the United States from 1999 to
In 2009, it increased by 40 percent.

Even clothes that go to charity in the United States are about 1.5
billion kilograms, while the entire population of the States is 319 million
Human.

In other words, if companies stopped receiving batches of new clothes from
third world countries and would sell their current stocks within a year, then
donations to charity would be enough to dress an entire country.

Can you imagine how many clothes the charities receive?
organizations. This is much more than people need. Also, clothes are packaged
huge “bales” and sent to third world countries.

Despite all these ways of reusing clothes, tons of them
still end up in a landfill.

1. Traffic of people

In 2015, Patagonia, a jacket and travel company
equipment, became interested in the lives of people who sew their clothes.What
they found shocked them.

Although workers in garment factories in Taiwan
they earn very little money, they have no prospects. Labor brokers
promise migrant workers assistance in finding a new job for
a reward of $ 7,000.

Some people need to work for about 2 years to settle with a broker, but
the work contract is only for three years. So if
the person wants to work again, he has to go through the payment process again
broker services.

That is, working for three years, many actually receive money for only one
year of work.

Lacking any other options, people are forced to settle for
the above diagram. Patagonia intervened and as of June 1, 2015, they
forced brokers to reconsider the payment system, and also tried
restructure plant management standards to the best of their ability.

The company is open to exchange of experience, describing in detail the process
restructuring its overseas factory.

It is clear that hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people working in sewing
factories are victims of human trafficking, and this issue is already relevant
a long time ago.

While Patagonia writes on their website that they are ready to provide
help from any other clothing company that wants
conduct your own investigation into human trafficking, it is clear that
most corporations would prefer to keep their profits rather than spend
funds for analysis of observance of human rights.

Source: ListVerse, translation – Balandina E.

Photo 1: Rana Plaza Factory Collapse, Zakir Hossain Chowdhury /
ANADOLU AGENCY

Photo 2,3: GMB Akash

Health and women’s clothing. Philosophy “Dress up beautifully”

Philosophy “Dress up beautifully”

“There is not a single woman in the world who does not wake up in the morning, does not look in the mirror and does not think about how to dress herself.”
Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel, as always, is right.And if so, don’t you think that the subject of thought, with which every day of every woman’s life begins, should have some more significance than we see at first glance?

We want to tell you about our clothing philosophy. And our first principle is clothing affects health. How? This will be discussed further.

Just imagine, a woman does not think first of all about what to eat, what shade of lipstick to choose, whom to meet, she thinks every day about what she will wear.

Clothes is the first way to interact with the outside world. And the interaction of the outside world with a person, the outer shell of a person visible to the world.

Why is the thought of clothing the very first thought of the day? Because clothes are also a way of communicating with oneself; the first thing our body interacts with; a way of building a relationship with oneself, a relationship to oneself. Wearing clothes, we go out into the world for love, for companionship, for the struggle for “a place in the sun”, a place – “to be”, “to take place”, “to be in demand”, “to be attractive.”

And the body, in turn, is “the clothing of our soul.” What have you put on your soul? Do you like the shape of your body? In what form and in what state health internal organs?

Firstly, when we choose the right and beautiful clothes, it gives the right and beautiful shape to the body; and puts the internal organs in place and in the correct position. Clothes , as it were, gathers us, a holistic external image gathers and everything gathers inside a person.Only expensive branded clothing can have such an effect, which improves health . Because, to sew the right beautiful clothes is a painstaking, laborious, expensive process. This is the perfect fit, fit, selection of materials; so that in such clothes you can feel like in a second skin – comfortable and beautiful. Natural or high-tech innovative, breathable and body-tightening materials help maintain the body’s thermoregulation; self-regulation of all internal human processes.

Secondly, high-quality designer beautiful clothes give us emotion, and emotion releases the resource, the energy of joy, aesthetic pleasure, this energy resource helps to strengthen the will – to take care of your body, your health; the will – to keep the body in good physical shape, the will – to eat only the food that feels healthy and useful.

Emotion gives an impulse to be attractive, strength, resource and desire to be slim, harmonious, strength to fight for demand. As soon as our body surrenders, we cease to be claimed by this world.Emotion gives us a resourceful state. A high-quality emotion from beautiful high-quality clothes gives a resourceful state of the body and supports the will to take care of it. This is a metaphysical process.

For a man, a woman’s body is also attractive, this is a law of nature. And beautiful, mysteriously covering the curves of the body, emphasizing and at the same time intriguingly hiding the dignity and revealing, and reflecting some facets of a woman’s soul, clothes truly matter in the formation of relationships with a man.

A slender body in beautiful clothes is “the clothing of our soul”, in what state the soul is, in such a body. It is very important to treat yourself with attention, interest and care. This is also a metaphysical two-way process. Metaphysical means that it does not depend on us, this is what happens in nature, in the world. And this is why it is two-sided …
If you choose clothes that shape your body, give the correct, beautiful, feminine shape, you take care of your body, your health, in turn, the processes of transformation in the soul will begin, the soul will feel safe and comfortable, and a resource for spiritual development will appear.

And vice versa, filling yourself, filling yourself spiritually, studying real music, works of art, true cinema, theatrical art, you will no longer be able to wear not only jeans with holes in your knees, but also clothes without a name, faceless, without a creator; a filled soul will need a beautiful frame. And only a truly fulfilled person can give quality and love to himself, his family and this world.

“Kitty saw Anna every day, was in love with her and imagined her in purple.But now, seeing her in black, she felt that she did not understand all her charm. She now saw her completely new and unexpected for herself. Now she realized that Anna could not be in purple and that her charm lay precisely in the fact that she always stood out from her toilet, that the toilet could never be seen on her. And the black dress with lush lace was not visible on her; it was only a frame, and only it was visible, simple, natural, graceful and at the same time cheerful and lively. ” L.N. Tolstoy “Anna Karenina”

Branded men’s clothing and footwear – quality and style

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Buying clothes for men is an important and pleasant moment for every modern representative of the stronger sex, who is used to following trends in the fashion world, as well as individual style. Most men prefer to buy clothes and shoes in shopping malls or order clothes online. And if you want to buy high-quality and stylish branded clothing and footwear, then men’s clothing and footwear from fashion yua is exactly what you need.
By visiting the website of an online men’s clothing store, you can find here everything that will help you create an original look. They offer high quality in a reasonable combination with reasonable prices. And such a ratio will not leave anyone indifferent. A convenient and simple interface, where everything is well distributed in the appropriate sections, will allow you to save your precious time on searching and choosing. Here you can find high-quality clothes and shoes, which you can choose without even leaving your home, sitting comfortably at the monitor screen.After you decide on the choice, all that remains is to place an order, with a quick and convenient way. accurate and safe delivery. If you have any questions, you can consult with experts at a convenient time free of charge by calling. They will competently and comprehensively answer your questions and help you make the right choice.
The main advantage of branded clothing is its exclusivity. In such clothes, you will always stand out among the gray crowd and look stylish, you can emphasize wealth and exquisite taste.In such models, a general style can be traced, which allows you to preserve the harmony of the image. Individuality makes a person unique and stylish.

High quality is an important part of branded clothing. A high level of service, quality service is guaranteed here. And each of the models presented in the online store is original and stylish, interesting and attractive. Each one deserves your attention. And it is simply impossible to make a mistake in the choice. Branded men’s clothing is a kind of reflection of individuality.And this does not apply to the high cost – the elegant style of famous brands is guessed from afar.

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Group 62. Articles of clothing and clothing accessories, other than knitted or crocheted

GROUP 62

ITEMS OF CLOTHING AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES,

EXCEPT KNITTED MACHINE3

one.This Chapter covers only finished articles of any textile material other than wadding, excluding knitted or crocheted articles (other than those of heading 6212).

2. This Chapter does not cover:

(a) worn clothing or other worn articles of heading 6309; or

(b) orthopedic appliances, surgical belts, bandages or the like (heading 9021).

3.In headings 6203 and 6204:

(a) the term “suit” means a set of clothing made up of two or three items, made on the front side of the same material and comprising:

– one jacket or jacket, the front side of which, with the exception of the sleeves, consists of four or more parts intended for the upper body, possibly with a strict vest as an addition, the shelves of which are made of the same material as the front side of the other components of the set, and the back is made of the same material, as the lining of a jacket or jacket; and

– one garment intended for the lower body and consisting of trousers, breeches or shorts (other than swimwear), a skirt or skirt-trousers without shoulder straps or bibs.

All components of a “suit” must be made of the same material weave, color and composition; they must also be of the same cut and of an appropriate or compatible size. However, these components may have a piping (a strip of material sewn into the seam) of a different material.

If several separate items of clothing intended for the lower body (for example, two pairs of trousers or trousers and shorts, or a skirt or skirt-trousers and trousers) are presented together, then the component of the suit intended for the lower body must be one a pair of trousers or, in the case of women’s or girls’ suits, a skirt or skirt-trousers; other garments are classified separately.

The term “men’s suit” means the following sets of garments, regardless of whether or not they meet all of the above conditions:

– morning suit, consisting of a plain jacket (business card) with rounded hem and striped trousers;

– evening suit (tailcoat) usually made of black material, in which the jacket, relatively short in front, does not fasten and has narrow hem, shortened in front to the thighs and hanging from the back with folds;

– a suit in which a tuxedo is a jacket of the same style as regular jackets (while the shirt may remain more open in front), but with lapels of shiny natural or artificial silk.

(b) the term “set” means a set of clothing (other than suits and articles of heading 6207 or 6208), consisting of several items made of identical material, intended for retail sale and including:

– one item of clothing intended for the upper body, with the exception of vests, which can also be a second piece of clothing for the upper body; and

– one or two different garments intended for the lower part of the body and consisting of trousers, overalls with bibs and straps, breeches, shorts (other than swimwear), a skirt or skirt-trousers.

All components of the kit must be of the same weave, type, color and composition; they must also be of an appropriate or compatible size. The term “set” does not apply to tracksuits or ski suits of heading 6211.

4. In heading 6209:

(a) the term “children’s clothing and accessories for children’s clothing” means articles for children not exceeding 86 cm in height;

(b) Articles which, at first glance, appear to be classified in either heading 6209 or other headings of this chapter, are to be classified in heading 6209.

5. Articles of apparel which, at first glance, appear to be classified either in heading 6210 or in headings of this Chapter other than heading 6209, are to be classified in heading 6210.

6. In heading 6211 The term “ski suits” means clothing or sets of garments that, by their appearance and material texture, can be identified as primarily intended for skiing (cross-country or alpine skiing). They consist of:

(a) a “ski suit”, that is, one piece of clothing intended for the upper and lower body; ski overalls may have pockets or straps in addition to sleeves and a collar; or

(b) “ski kit”, that is, a two- or three-piece set of clothing intended for retail sale including:

– one piece of clothing such as a hooded jacket, windbreaker, windbreaker or similar item zipper, possibly with an additional sleeveless jacket, and

– one pair of trousers that may or may not be higher than the waist, one pair of breeches, or one jumpsuit with a bib and shoulder straps.

A “ski kit” may also consist of an overall similar to that mentioned in (a) above and a quilted sleeveless jacket worn over the overall.

All components of a “ski kit” must be made of material of the same weave, type and composition, of the same or different colors; they must also be of an appropriate or compatible size.

7. Scarves and scarves-like articles, square or roughly square, in which neither side is more than 60 cm in length, are to be classified as handkerchiefs (heading 6213).Shawls with a length of more than 60 cm on either side are to be classified in heading 6214.

8. Garments of this Chapter intended to be fastened from the front from left to right are to be regarded as men’s or boys’ garments, front closures from right to left, like women’s or girls’ clothing. These rules do not apply if the cut of the garment clearly indicates that it is intended for one gender or the other.

Articles of apparel which cannot be categorized unequivocally as clothing for men or boys, or clothing for women or girls, shall be classified as headings for women or girls.

9. Products in this group can be made of metal thread.

Additional Notes:

1. To use Note 3 (b) to this chapter, kit components must be made entirely of the same material, provided that other requirements are met in that note.

For these purposes, the material used may be unbleached, bleached, dyed, of various colors of yarn, or printed.

Sets of garments are not to be regarded as sets if their components are made from different materials, even if the difference is only in their color.

All kit components must be presented together for retail sale as a single item. Individual packaging or separate labeling of each component of such a single product does not affect its consideration as a set.

2. Headings 6209 and 6216 cover gloves, mittens and mitts impregnated or covered with plastic or rubber, even if:

– made of textile materials (other than knitted or crocheted fabrics), impregnated or coated with plastic or rubber, of heading 5903 or 5906; or

– made of untreated or uncoated textile materials (other than knitted or crocheted fabrics) and subsequently impregnated or covered with plastic or rubber.

In the case where textile materials (other than knitted or crocheted fabrics) are used only for reinforcement, gloves, mittens or mitts impregnated or covered with porous plastic or porous rubber belong to group 39 or 40, even if they are made of non-impregnated or uncoated textile materials (other than knitted or crocheted fabrics) and subsequently impregnated or covered with cellular plastic or cellular rubber (note 2 (a) (5) and note 4, last paragraph, to chapter 59).

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opinion of the Vladimir Kapist

Probably, each of us at least once, but bought things in second hand. What were you guided by when choosing a stock store? On the surface, there are at least three possible reasons.Firstly, it is cheaper there. Secondly, it is environmentally friendly. Or maybe because, thirdly, everyone is talking about it? We tried to find answers to these questions in a conversation with an expert from the world of fashion – Vladimir stylist Elena Kapp. “Klyuch-Media” compiled a selection of five local second-hand stores, backing up the material with pictures from “4Season”.

Elena Kapp has been in the fashion industry for four years. After studying at the Evelina Khromchenko Fashion School, the girl realized that she, like an architect, needed to learn to see the combination of colors and proportions.For this she entered the Chelyabinsk Fashion Institute. Now the Vladimir expert dismantles wardrobes, teaches at master classes at a modeling agency and stylizes the shooting.

Second-hand “4Seasons”

In this second-hand, clothes are mainly of the middle segment, but you can also find branded items. According to Elena, second-hand is generally one big lottery, and if you think from the point of view of an ecological attitude to the world, then it is important not to let the low price cloud your brain.

“Second-hand in the mind of many -“ to collect a bunch of things cheaply ”. In fact, such drains work for the idea of ​​environmental friendliness. This is that a small amount of clothing can and should cover as many needs in life as possible. ”

The analysis is designed to tame the developing excitement of the shopaholic: “Will I use it functionally? Will the thing be put on by me many times, will not lie idle? ” When choosing outfits in a “second hand” store, the same simple rules apply as in everyone else.The stylist advises to look, whether the proportions of the body change for the worse, whether the legs look short. Even in “stocks” the dimensional grid from item to item may differ, because each country has a special one.

Second-hand “Eurovesch”

Euroveshch continues the nomination of stores, which come for interesting details: non-standard bags or even legendary shoes. According to Elena, old collections of brands often hang here, but you always need to research.

“One of the life hacks for creating your own style is to buy clothes from a list. So shopping becomes meaningful and economical, things work for a person, and not vice versa, and meet all his tasks as much as possible. ”

And the tasks of the wardrobe may be different, and the expression “meet by clothes” is relevant here more than ever. Elena witnessed how, after the transformation, they got married, promoted, or radically changed their careers.

“Determining his style, a person becomes more confident. And for an expert guide, it is a pleasure to see such transformations and to understand that his work was not done in vain ”.

Second-hand “VO! VA! ”

As the expert says, linen and cotton with embroidery are in topical today. The boho style, for example, is a frequenter of second-hand shops, but you need to know how to be friends with him so as not to get lost in the layering.

“In the second-hand shop“ VO! WA! “I discovered a lot of linen things a couple of times.I know that this point is also in demand for outerwear. But the general impression is now empty, now thick. Although, maybe I found myself just on the days of changing collections. ”

In general, many brands, due to the lack of water resources on the planet, are switching to the path of abandoning bright colors. The production costs for acidic clothes are higher than for things of restrained colors. For sand nuda, natural dyes, which are taken from avocados, beets, and onions, are again beginning to be used.Fashion brands have reduced the production of clothes and are engaged in the resale of secondary ones, a conscious part of buyers turned to vintage collections: all this suggests that second-hand clothes are a useful trend today.

“Here it is worth paying attention to the country of origin of the thing. The fact is that for different markets and production is geographically located in different places. Alas, the same European ZARA will be much better than the Chinese one. Yes, this is where the buyers are held hostage.I would give preference to Romania, the Czech Republic, Germany: clothes from there are particularly durable. ”

Second-hand “Megahand”

Elena found similar new Romanian things with tags in Megahenda. She also managed to buy a quality woolen suit for her husband there. In general, a second-hand store is a challenge for those who know how and love to search patiently. This is a field for experimentation, if, for example, the basic set needs to be diluted with a colored group. They go to stock outlets in order to find something unique.

Second-hand Dobromarket

Among others, Dobromarket also performs a social function: the store has a day when employees help those in need. Then you can come and take your favorite things.

In a second-hand shop, the image consultant selected two topical trouser looks for the Klyuch-Media journalist: one for the current summer and the other for the coming autumn.

Summer look from the stylist

Autumn look from the stylist

Vladimir second-hand shops are a great opportunity to cultivate stylist skills, train visual imagination and choose something interesting to the “base” of mass markets or existing things at home.Yes, you will have to measure more here, but for your patience and eco-friendly behavior, you will clearly be rewarded with a good find!

Beauty Calendar for August

Warm weather, travel and a maximum of open clothes are the best incentives for personal care. For the procedures to bring maximum benefit and not disappoint, check with the star calendar.Recommendations for self-care for the third summer month from astrologer Natalia Baranova.

Important! Saturn is still in retrograde motion and will remain in this position until mid-October. Therefore, postpone the most difficult procedures associated with dental restoration, braces and implants. The same applies to medical interventions in the area of ​​joints and bones. Of course, we are not talking about cases where emergency intervention or treatment is required.

August 1 – massages, especially of the collar zone.A visit to a beautician, spa, sculpting body and face treatments. Purchase of cosmetics and perfumes.

2, 3, 4 August – manicure, pedicure, care procedures for hands and feet. Unisex haircuts.

5, 6 August – skin and hair care procedures, masks, peelings, cleansing. It is especially good if natural plant components are present in them. Women’s practices are useful. You can go on short-term diets, arrange fasting days until the new moon on August 8.

7, 8, 9 August – hair coloring and extension, complex hairstyles, bright manicure and pedicure. Permanent make-up, reinforcement with gold threads. Any treatment that makes you more luxurious adds gloss. Shopping, buying cosmetics and expensive jewelry, especially gold.

10, 11 August – you can start long courses of medical, cosmetic and health procedures, visit a doctor. Herbal medicine, beauty treatments, masks with natural ingredients.Mani Pedi.

12, 13 August – work on the image, selection of images, visit to the stylist. Shopping, purchase of decorative cosmetics. Hair, eyebrow, eyelash coloring. Haircuts and hairstyles. Ear piercing, beauty injections.

14, 15 August – deep peels and cleanings, hot wraps, sauna, steam bath, hard massage. For those who like to escort – standing on a board with nails. Active physical activity.

16, 17 August – purchase of branded clothing and cosmetics.Hair coloring, haircuts, complex hairstyles, permanent make-up.

August 18, 19 – sculpting massage, yoga, stretching, including the beginning of classes on a regular basis. Cryosauna, salt cave. Stone massage. The beginning of the course of hardening procedures.

20, 21, 22 August – creative haircuts, tattoos, piercings, ear piercing, search for your own zest, an original chip.

23, 24 August – cleansing, peeling, masks, water treatments, aqua aerobics, spa, aromatherapy, relaxing massage, hair care, meditation.

25, 26 August – active sports, anti-cellulite wraps, all procedures that promote harmony and quickly lose weight. Short haircuts. Eyebrow and eyelash coloring. Short term diets.

27, 28, 29 August – sculpting massages, work with the collar zone, neck procedures, aerobics, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, tattooing. Purchase of cosmetics and perfumes. Short-term diets and fasting days.

30, 31 August – manicure, pedicure, hand care procedures. Haircuts, acupuncture. Cycling.

Natalia Baranova

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