Girlfriend Collective

Lets be real, the amount of days where I cannot be bothered dressing up, and end up reverting to the ‘I appear like I’m being fit wearing my workout clothes, when in truth no workout will actually happen today’ look happens more often than what I do actually manage to work out per week.

I’m sure you’re the same.

Thankfully,  Girlfriend Collective have come up with the best solution to my laziness dilemma with their incredible leggings. Incredible both in fit and feel, as well as for the environment that is. Each pair of leggings is made from 25 recycled plastic water bottles from Taiwan.

The leggings are made in Vietnam, where instead of sweatshops Girlfriend operates out of a SA8000-certified facility that ensures safe working conditions, a right to a union and no child or forced labor. What’s even better is that their promise to “treat every employee with the respect and guarantee the highest level of compensation and worker health” isn’t just some unfollowed through mission statement.

Instead, Girlfriend Collective pays it’s employees 125% of the local minimum wage for new employees in Vietnam.

Since they began, over 6 million post-consumer plastic water bottles have been diverted from the landfill. 

At the end of the day, we vote with our dollar for the world we want to live in. As for me, I’m excited about where my dollars are going.

To find out more and to see their fully transparent process, from bottles to consumer,  you can check them out here. On top of that, you can also follow their journey via their socials on Instagram and Facebook