Athleisure

Athleisure

By Stephanie Seferian

Yoga pants, baby! Athleisure is a fashion trend that features comfortable, flattering, and aesthetically pleasing athletic clothing designed to be worn all day. And while many of us turned to athleisure during the pandemic and never went back, athleisure has a dirty little secret: petroleum-based fibers. On today's show former Athleta senior fashion designer Nancy Taylor outlines what needs to happen systemically to make the the fashion industry circular; she also introduces bio-based textile innovations in the athleisure space we all should be paying attention to.    Here's a preview: [6:00] From a fashion designer's perspective, here's why athleisure is so darn amazing [12:00] What's the fashion industry's biggest problem: is it that too many products are being produced, or is that consumers simply consuming too much? [18:00] Bio-based synthetics, oh my! Here are some exciting innovations happening right now in the textile space [23:00] Are items made from recycled materials of lesser quality? [28:00] Don't forget about natural fibers and semi-synthetics when exercising! Here are the best   Resources mentioned:  époque évolution Lolë Send me your eco-tips! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com. This show is listener-supported. Thank you for supporting! Join our (free!) Facebook community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube @sustainableminimalists Say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com.
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