When I began to switch up my lifestyle, I went a bit mad thinking of all of the chemicals and toxins that found to be all around me. The more I thought about it, the more I wanted to make little changes where I could. I often thought about the clothing I wear. What is it made of? What chemicals were inside the dye and the cloth? What was in my detergent, etc.?
Your clothes and you share an intimate relationship. I mean they are caressing your skin all day long and rubbing off who knows what all over your epidermis?
Since I am at the gym on the daily, I spend the majority of my day in my gym clothes. I don’t do this to show off, but because I am too busy/lazy to change. Spending most of the day in workout gear doesn't bother me. I am comfy and I can accomplish almost any task in my gym gear (conference calls, chauffeuring this kids to and from wherever, grocery store trips and park time (where its okay to roll in the grass and get dirty playing with my sweet kiddos).
Since my wardrobe mostly consist of my workout clothes, I try to be sure they are comfortable, stylish, and in line with my philosophy. Work out gear that uses sustainable material and is eco friendly, that is what I had my eye on.
You would think this would be hard to find, but not so. Morris Terry, a wonderful local company, is looking out for us as well as doing a solid and giving back to foster youth.
I had no idea we had the privilege of having such a fabulous local company. They make beautiful, sexy, and comfortable yoga & workout gear using sustainable materials. And when I say comfy, I am not lying. Think soft, cloud like textures that might lure you to sleep if you aren't working up a sweat doing down dog.
Morris Terry promotes taking care of one's body through exercise, and healthy eating and living practices in living a life of luxury, while still being mindful of the environment. Morris Terry is also committed to supporting communities in need whenever possible.
In 2011 Morris Terry partnered with HELPS Foster Agency as part of their dedication to give back to their communities, specifically foster youth. They will donate 100% of the proceeds from their 2011 spring gym bag to HELPS foster agency. Each season at least one design is made to benefit foster youth in need.
How amazing is that?!?!
I have the MTX Gym Bag. I love it and it is a steal at $40. This bag holds everything. I was surprised how light, durable and large it was. It is perfect for the gym, yoga studio, or Tball games. It has replaced my purse on many days and I can't tell you how many people compliment me on it.
I adore this bag but am really stoked that 100% of the proceeds goes to the HELPS agency noted above, which supports young underprivileged children so that they can participate in sports, art programs, and theater programs. It is so great that Morris Terry recognizes the need for all children to have creative outlets outside the home and the classroom.
There clothing and gym bag have been featured in People, Teen Vogue, People Style, Self, and countless other publications.
So check them out. You can help yourself reduce the toxins and chemicals in your life and may help out a few kids in the process.
Morris Terry: www.morristerry.com
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