PrAna makes clothing & other product that are fair trade certified, sustainable and environmentally conscious. They have organic cotton, responsible down and recycled wool. These are clothes you can really feel good buying! You may notice PrAna clothing are a bit more expensive than the comparable regular cotton (non-organic and non-fair trade) however this really is a reflection of the company paying for fair wages and using zero waste and environmentally sustainable production processes.
PrAna makes clothing with the environment and clothing manufactures in mind. They create clothing for hiking, climbing, yoga, swimming/ beach wear and casual street wear. and Here are the top 4 reasons how their clothes are stand out in the fashion industry:
Organic cotton: What makes organic materials, like cotton, so much better than the conventional ones? Organic cotton is grown in a way that uses methods and materials that lessen the impact on our environment. A big effort in the organic movement is to use growing systems that replenish and maintain soil fertility and build biologically diverse agriculture. Organic cotton uses far less water too.
The main benefit of organic materials, however, is that the crops aren’t treated with pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and Genetically Modified Organisms. These toxins are harmful for farmers and workers, us as consumers, and entire wildlife eco-systems.
Responsible down: there is an international responsible down standard that PrAna follows to ensure that no animal cruelty occurs during the creation of the down clothing, There is audits, accountability and tracking of the animals used to ensure proper treatment.
Recycled wool: PrAna gives new life to old products by reusing materials so new animals do not have to be involved in generating clothing. This process diverts waste from the landfill and reduces overall energy consumption.
Fair Trade Certified: This certification means that you directly support farmers and factory workers and are giving them extra funds to help the company bridge the gap between living wage and minimum wage. Something of note is that in 2017, prAna’s Fair Trade Certified™ program gave back $150,000+ to 14,000+ workers around the world.
Prana also makes yoga mats, blocks, straps, towels and mat holders.
Their yoga mats are textured so you don’t slip, made from non-Amazon harvested tree rubber that provides excellent grip in any pose, have firm cushioning for stability and are non-toxic. The yoga straps are fair trade certified (TM) and made from organic cotton.
PrAna has a large selection of clothing that can be worn for hiking, climbing, casual clothes and yoga. They also make chalk bags! Their chalk bags types and styles vary in color, fabric and size. Most include a belt, brush holder and adjustable drawcord. The type of material does vary but most are made with 100% recycled polyester and nylon.
- The Cinch tote is a large bag that can be used for yoga and accessories, camping, grocery shopping or as a weekend/overnight bag. The dimensions are 39cm x 52cm and there is an interior removable bag that you can remove to clean anytime it’s needed. The material is made from 45% organic cotton (exterior) and 49% recycled hemp/ 23% organic cotton (interior) and the remaining material is hemp. The hemp and cotton blend make it lightweight and anti-ordor.
- The Slouch tote a medium sized bag and it is made with 100% organic cotton and vegetable tanned leather handle and buckles. It is a perfect size to replace a purse for all your travel and daytime accessory needs.
My favorite items
- Women’s Meme pants, coal
- Chalk bag with belt
- Men’s Stretch Zion 32″ inseam pants, charcoal
- Womens Jazmina Tote, Grapevine
- Ardor Dress, Carmine Desert
Where to buy
Where to buy in Calgary: Mountain Equipment Co-Op, Atmosphere, Calgary Climbing Centers, Nordstrom Chinook
Where to buy online: PrAna website or Amazon.
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