We are really excited to be stocking a great organic yoga clothing brand that is made in New Zealand. Lhotse (pronounced "lotsee") yoga clothing is made from organic, ecodyed cotton and although designed for yoga, the range is multipurpose and suitable as general exercise wear.
Lhotse clothing can be worn when working out at the gym, going to a Pilates class, for a walk, or simply as stylish casual wear to relax in. Here at myescape we are fans of the Lhotse brand, we love the simply yet considered designs and the high quality organic fabric. Plus Lhotse is designed and made in New Zealand so its an extra bonus to be able to support a New Zealand brand. Here is a little background information about this great New Zealand yoga clothing brand.
Lhotse is owned and designed by Aucklander, Jenine Briggs. She is living her long-held dream of designing an ethical clothing line according to her personal philosophy. The initial inspiration for Lhotse stemmed from a trip of a once in a lifetime to Nepal.. Jenine travelled solo and trekked her favourite peak, Lhotse mountain. Her adventure in Nepal brought with it the desire to explore Eastern philosophies which lead Jenine to start practicing yoga nine years ago. Jenine attributes yoga for the physical benefits of creating improved posture and for the positive influence it has on her mind and outlook on life.
Jenine is a strong believer in looking after the environment. Conscious that there are many irritating and harmful chemicals processes that go into the production of cotton fabric, Jenine sourced the highest quality organic fabric from Australia for her Lhotse range. She uses certified organic cotton because she believes it is important to use fabric and processes which are both kinder on the environment and on you the wearer too. Organic cotton is farmed using no pesticides, synthetic fertilisers or genetically modified seeds. The organic fabric used for the Lhotse range is then coloured using accredited Oeko Tex 100 Eco Dyes which are natural and non harmful but still colour fast so they won't run or bleed into your other clothes when you wash them. As a result the lhotse organic cotton fabric is noticeably softer and more breathable than regular cotton. Jenine has carefully chosen the right fabric for each garment to suit its own specific needs. The Mani pants, for example, are 90% organic cotton but have 10% spandex. This gives them some stretch and prevents them losing their shape.
Lhotse yoga garments are then locally made in New Zealand, using the highest quality production methods. Jenine backs New Zealand clothing production one hundred percent. "Our clothing industry has the skills to produce really high quality garments at a fair price.” It is also her own ethical ideals that prevent Lhotse being outsourced to a developing country. Jenine is not interested in having her label produced inhumanely in a place where workers get appallingly bad wages, live in cramped dormitories or work 14 hour days.
Here at myescape we are fans of Lhotse clothing as it not only looks good, but is also comfortable and performs well so that you can focus on your yoga or your workout and not on adjusting your clothes. Lhotse clothing is also great as it can be worn outside of the yoga studio. You can wear lhotse clothes to a café or the shops after your yoga class and you won’t need to worry about bumping into someone you know. Checkout the Lhotse range at myescape here: Lhotse Organic Yoga Clothing
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