In honor of Earth Day, we’re giving some love to a brand whose entire business model revolves around its eco-friendly commitment. Cozy Orange, a women’s activewear company launched in 2012, gives more than a token nod to Mama Earth.
The brand created an innovative fabric made from recycled plastic bottles (they have three varieties of their recycled micro-polyester ranging from 84-92% recycled material). I’ve been using the gear for a while now, and the fabrics are very comfortable and maintain their important performance features, like sweat wicking and shape retention, over time. The company’s dedication to sustainability doesn’t end with the product’s raw materials—it’s also in the little touches, like the packaging and tags made from recycled or reusable materials.
And this is not just another over-priced yoga brand. One of my favorite things about Cozy Orange is that every single piece of clothing is priced under $88 (most of their tops are priced under $50). Even better, a portion of those proceeds is donated to Water.org and World Vision, a global non-profit providing aid to entrepreneurs developing countries (although I’m still curious how much the company means by “a portion”).
If you’re thinking about giving the brand a try, you can’t go wrong with the Iris Tank, my favorite all-purpose piece. It’s made with their medium-weight fabric and features a built-in bra with removable cup inserts.
Learn more about this impressively progressive company, and check out some of their sweet styles, at CozyOrange.com.