athleisure wear

Stay active while looking stylish and taking care of the planet.

THE LINE:  Lolë Urban Oasis

THE LOOK: 

The Spring/Summer 2016 collection depicts “a vision of an urban oasis,” says Andy Thê-Anh, design director at Lolë. “Our activewear is infused with jungle love for an upbeat look and the designers were inspired by the kaleidoscopic life of the dense tropical forests to create a variety of prints with a contemporary twist.” A bright rainbow of lush green, electric yellow, lavish pink, deep blue and sun-drenched orange is interwoven into the energetic prints of banana leaves, crocodile and moving sand found on the fitness and swimwear. In contrast, the yoga gear—clothing for meditation—features calming blues, soothing greens and muted beiges, a palette characteristic of the relaxing beaches that circle the tropics.

SUSTAINABLE FACTORS: 

•  Sustainable fabrics, such as Tencel, modal and organic cotton, as well as three different blends that use recycled plastic bottles are used throughout the apparel and made to last to avoid over consumption.

•  Tencel is a fibre extracted from the raw material of wood that works well with athleisure clothing because it absorbs moisture before releasing it in the air and has antibacterial properties.

•  Lolë only uses cotton certified by the National Organic Program. Lenzing modal, a textile extracted from self-propagating beech trees, is four times softer than cotton and works well for form-fitting styles. 

•  Recycled plastic bottles are transformed into a polyester yarn that allows freedom of movement and is as strong and fast-drying as regular polyester yarn, making it ideal for high-intensity activity.

•  The Lolë Yellow Label program invites the community to donate old jackets to be washed, resewn and sold at affordable prices locally. All the proceeds from second-hand coats go to charities including, Food Banks Canada and Moisson Montréal.

OUR FAVOURITE ECO FASHION PICKS:

pheobetop beckypant

Phoebe Top, $40 and Becky Pant, $120

kyratank

Kyra Tank, $80

castillo swimtop

Castillo Swim Top, $60,

all available at lolewomen.com