Great new oh sooooo cozy leggings and capris in the boutique! Perfect for aerial yoga, yoga & dance!… not to mention lounging….
Made of bamboo and lycra in luscious colors! XS -XL… and super reasonable! A favorite of aerialists as the bamboo has superior glide on the aerial hammocks and silks…so silky soft and yet durable… a second skin!
GGO fine organic clothiers is one of the few yoga lifestyle brands whose yoga collection is actually designed by a yoga professional. Vivica Schwartz – a long time practitioner and instructor of vinyasa flow yoga – design assisted and personally tested GGO’s women’s yoga collection.
GGO bamboo grows wild in northern Vietnam and it is harvested responsibly. There is no damage to the environment during this process since bamboo is a grass and grows faster after it is cut! It is completely sustainable – and begins growing back immediately. No irrigation water is used in the growth of the bamboo since it is wild. An added plus, the water-use efficiency of bamboo is twice that of other trees. This makes bamboo more able to handle harsh weather conditions such as drought, flood and high temperatures. Compare bamboo to cotton which is a thirsty crop – it can take up to 5,283 gallons of water to produce 2.2 pounds of cotton! Furthermore, 73% of the global cotton harvest comes from irrigated land. Some estimates indicate that cotton is the largest user of water among all agricultural commodities.
An enormous benefit of using bamboo is that it requires no pesticides or fertilizers! Amazingly, bamboo contains a substance called bamboo-kun – an antimicrobial agent that gives bamboo a natural resistance to pest and fungi infestation. By contrast, only 2.4% of the world’s arable land is planted with cotton, yet cotton accounts for 24% of the world’s insecticide market and 11% of the sale of global pesticides. Many of the pesticides used for cotton are both hazardous and toxic.
Now at Boutique-E: Exclusive on Oahu!
Still & Moving is proud to introduce great, new activewear made with organic cotton and bamboo fabrics that are both beautiful and affordable. Boutique-E is the only place in the Hawaiian islands where you can find them!
Why buy organic? Since at least 25% of the world’s most harmful pesticides are used to grow cotton, by cleaning up this one industry we can take a big step toward living in harmony with the planet. It is empowering to remember that the choices we make as buyers dictate what is produced.
Organic bamboo fiber has a natural anti-bacterial and deodorization effect. This occurs totally naturally without chemical treatment, so bamboo fabrics are ideal for those with skin allergies or who are chemically sensitive. Bamboo regenerates naturally without replanting, eliminating the need for re-forestation. Bamboo fiber is 100% bio-degradable through prolonged sunlight exposure. Bamboo fiber naturally blocks 98% of all harmful UVA rays!
Paula Rath, Honolulu fashion writer, wrote a great piece with photos about the new lines in the boutique http://www.paularath.com/2012/01/finally-fab-workout-clothes/
Introducing the active wear lines now carried at Still & Moving Center’s Boutique-E:
Green Apple Active was pioneered with the vision to innovate and create new organic products for the active lifestyle arena. They use only natural raw materials, organically grown Bamboo & Certified Organic Cotton in all of their apparel. These crop pants are made from organic bamboo and cotton with 14% lycra for a great fit.
GGO fine organic bamboo clothiers is one of the few yoga lifestyle brands whose yoga collection is actually designed by a yoga professional. Vivica Schwartz – a long time practitioner and instructor of vinyasa flow yoga – design assisted and personally tested GGO’s women’s yoga collection. GGO bamboo grows wild in northern Vietnam and it is harvested responsibly.
Bhakti Ware sews their organic yoga clothing in the U.S. The company since it’s inception has donated $1.08 of the proceeds from every item sold to organizations, which promote higher consciousness and help other beings in need including Habitat for Humanity, Make-a-Wish Foundation, and John Legend’s – ‘Show Me’ Campaign. Clothing on left is made from 100% organic cotton and lycra.
MahaDevi Design is a company from British Columbia, Canada run by two women who are dedicated to creating sustainable clothing made ethically from organic bamboo viscose and hemp. Fabrics are custom-made and dyed in custom colors, They have been wholesaling fabrics to other designers and clothing companies for years. Waterfall skirt and top featured on the right are made from organic bamboo and lycra.
Queen of Hearts Clothing is an independently owned and operated business that is based in Northern California. Their production takes place on Bali, co-creating with a family-owned cottage industry. The company has been able to keep their family of tailors working full time and make annual contributions to non-profit organizations in Bali.
While they are not an organic line, their designs are innovative, made with fair-trade practices. The soft, light-weight fabric is 90% rayon and 10% lycra and the styles are breezy like the islands, a perfect fit for Hawaii and you.
Inner Waves Organics: 100% organic cotton fitness clothing made in the USA. In their holistic approach, they have chosen a low-impact dyeing process, sourced sustainable materials and sought out suppliers and manufacturers who comply with Fair Trade Labor Practices.
Super Buddha: When you purchase a garment from Super Buddha you are dealing directly with the artist designer who created the design. They always strive to source garments that are made in the USA and keep as much of their production as possible local. Super Buddha garments are hand printed or decorated by Super Buddha Collective artists in Santa Barbara, California USA. Sanskrit mantra: “You are All the Buddha.”
Tees for Change is an eco-friendly apparel company whose purpose is to inspire positivity. Adorned with messages such as CHOOSE HAPPINESS, TODAY MATTERS, PRACTICE KINDNESS and EMBRACE CHANGE, the tees are 100% organic cotton and 70% bamboo/ 30% cotton blends. You buy a tee, they plant a tree. To date, customers have helped them plant over 20,000 trees through our partnership with Trees for the Future.