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The Painted Desert: New Collection Release

  When one thinks of a desert, you often envision a sea of tan sand and endless brown dry land. However, you may be surprised to learn that when you look a little deeper, the desert can reveal a palette of colorful inspiration, one that has been providing enriched art to Mexican and Native American cultures since the precontact times. It was this natural beauty and historical art that spoke to us when creating our latest collection. Introducing the Painted Desert Collection of active wear leggings, a series of beautifully inspired prints designed to celebrate the vibrant historical Mexican art of Papel Amate, combined with colors from our local Arizona desert landscape. The Amate (which comes from the Nahuatl word amatl, meaning paper), was most used by the Mesoamerican cultures, being sourced from the...
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Q&A for Fashion Revolution Week

In our third Q & A in honor of Fashion Revolution Week 2017, we spoke with Natalie Oldroyd, the owner of the Carefree, Arizona based Yoga Democracy. Yoga Democracy aims to fill a gap in the athleticwear industry by providing sustainably made yoga pants to customers. UR: Tell our readers about your business and what you do. NO: It’s based in Arizona, just outside of Cave Creek, in Carefree; that’s where our workshop is. We manufacture sustainable yogawear or athletic clothing and mainly leggings are our main product. Everything that we sell on the website, we manufacture in house. We set a goal of 95 percent of our fabric containing at least 60 percent recycled fibers to reduce the environmental impact of...
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Now a Proud Member of 1% for the Planet

February 23, 2017   Yoga Democracy is excited to announce that we have joined the 1% For The Planet movement which means that one percent of our proceeds go to bettering our world. Our membership is one more step towards the commitment we made from day one to support work in the areas of sustainability and environmental conservation. We will continue to support the work of Southwest Animal Wildlife in Scottsdale, Arizona with the endangered Mexican Gray Wolf and earlier this year donated a portion of our holiday sales to the Sierra Club.      1% for the Planet is a nonprofit organization that connects dollars with doers by linking businesses that contribute at least one percent of annual sales with high-impact environmental...
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Sportswear to Clean Up The World's Oceans

¬† ¬† FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2016 ¬† Sportswear to Clean Up the World‚Äôs Oceans From plastic bottles to fishing nets, fabric made from ocean waste ¬† ¬† Cave Creek, Arizona: Yoga Democracy has been committed to creating a line of yoga wear exclusively from recycled fibers from the beginning. Now, they‚Äôve added recycled nylon made from fishing nets to their product line up which includes leggings, sports tops and shorts, making them the first company in the US to introduce this ‚ÄúEco Tech Fabric‚ÄĚ into the yoga wear space. Ocean litter is a major ecological problem. While the exact figure is hard pin down, one report jointly issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization and the UN Environment...
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Giving Back: Southwest Animal Wildlife

¬† M943. That‚Äôs his official name. The one designated to him at birth by lineage and the alpha numeric coding system that designates a unique number to each Mexican Gray Wolf. Himuti is the name by which he was known affectionately at The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale, Arizona where he lived for 8 of his 11 years of life. Himuti (He-moo-tea) means ‚Äúproud of one‚Äôs self‚ÄĚ in the Native American Hopi language. Maybe it was his deep golden eyes or his quiet self-confidence that earned him the name Himuti as a pup. For us at Yoga Democracy, having decided that we wanted to become involved with the Center, all we needed was a wolf-one of their wolves. The...
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