prAna – Sustainable Fashion that Gives Back

prAna Fashion with a mission
prAna – Fashion with a mission to accommodate your active lifestyle in an eco-friendly and socially conscious manner.

I love supporting companies that put back more than they take from the world. But sometimes, a particular company simply stands out.  For example, earlier this month, I discovered prAna, a fashion line endeavoring “to inspire healthy, active, and free-spirited living.”  I honestly wish they crossed my path sooner.  I’d have a whole closet of their clothes because they are fashionable, eco-responsible, and socially sensitive.

prAna Quinn Dress

Since it’s spring, I selected the prAna Quinn Dress in Summer Peach. From top to bottom, this little sundress screams stylish comfort. Also, the adorably fashionable double strap racerback style makes this sporty without sacrificing femininity.

Because it’s made from 45% Recycled Polyester, 45% Spun Polyester, and 10% Spandex, it’s light, stretchy, but not clingy.  Since it comfortably fits my active lifestyle, the Quinn dress will be a staple in my summer wardrobe.

prAna Calypsa Top

I also chose this adorable Calypsa Top in Moonrock on Point.   This comfy top contains 53% Hemp, 42% Organic Cotton, and  5% Spandex.  The figure-flattering fit accentuates your curves but will not impede your movement.  The odor-resistant UPF 50 material keeps you cool, confident and protected as you go about your day.

Both the top and the dress offer a supportive built-in bra with modesty cups, as well!  So that’s one less layer of summer clothing I have to wear.  I definitely love this summertime winner for Florida!

Do you like these clothes?  Check them out on prAna’s site.

prAna’s Social responsibility

While I admire prAna’s mission to keep bodies in motion, I applaud their commitment to the environment and society.  They have one core belief: “To give back more than we take from the world.” prAna is one of the first clothing manufacturers to offer certified Fair Trade products.  Fair Trade means that prAna’s factories remain staffed by workers in safe environments earning a fair wage.

Additionally, they support local, national, and international charities. During the holidays, they donate to Outdoor Outreach, a not-for-profit that connects kids with outdoor activities.

Eco-responsibility

prAna's clothing is sustainably made with organic cotton and hemp using Fair Trade certified labor.
prAna makes their clothing using sustainable processes with organic cotton and hemp using Fair Trade certified labor.

Because they understand that commitment to society means leaving a lower carbon footprint, prAna utilizes ethical growing and material processing standards.  They produce active lifestyle clothing made with organic cotton, hemp, and recycled polyesters.  What does that mean? Since prAna uses environmentally friendly farming techniques, they use fewer pesticides and chemicals in the growing and material production.  So, It means a cleaner environment for the future.

Want to know more about their hemp growing and clothing production? Check out this video: Why hemp matter | Kind of a Wonder Crop

While I received samples to try for this blog post, all opinions are my own.

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Happily married to the love of my life. It's just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I'm loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.

Alicia Taylor

Happily married to the love of my life. It's just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I'm loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.

18 Comments

  • Rashida

    February 28, 2018 - 9:10 pm

    Love the styles and simplicity of it. Will check this brand out. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kristin

    April 19, 2017 - 10:12 pm

    That dress is super cute! Will
    Have to check them out!

  • keikilani

    April 19, 2017 - 8:23 pm

    That dress is just gorgeous! I am looking for new summer clothes. Need to check them out.

  • Stephanie Jeannot

    April 19, 2017 - 1:17 pm

    Good to know that as you are fulfilling a shopping desire, you are also helping a company that gives back to a community. Would make me feel even better about shopping and not so guilty about spending money.

    • Alicia Taylor

      April 19, 2017 - 3:15 pm

      Yes – Fair Trade and environmental – plus they look great!

  • Milena Barrett

    April 19, 2017 - 8:39 am

    Fair Trade is something that is very important to me. Thanks for the code, I am a big fan of their clothes!

  • Claudia Krusch

    April 18, 2017 - 10:54 pm

    I need to get some more clothes for summer. I love the look of this dress and the Calypsa Top in Moonrock is stunning.

  • Jacqui Odell

    April 18, 2017 - 9:46 pm

    I love that dress! It looks like it’s comfortable and a beautiful color!

  • Dawn Nieves

    April 18, 2017 - 6:24 pm

    I love their clothes! That dress is so pretty and perfect for Spring!

  • Liz Mays

    April 18, 2017 - 6:07 pm

    I really like that prAna put such a large focus on sustainability. Their clothes seem very high in quality too. They have some cute stuff!

    • Alicia Taylor

      April 19, 2017 - 11:15 am

      Yes! They are a good company all the way around, it seems.

  • Rebecca Bryant

    April 18, 2017 - 4:47 pm

    That is the cutest dress ever. I am loving the color on you. I also love that it is a sustainable fashion

    • Alicia Taylor

      April 19, 2017 - 11:16 am

      Aww! Thanks 🙂 It’s not a color I normally wear, but I’m trying to break out of my mold.

  • Catherine Sargent

    April 18, 2017 - 2:48 pm

    It looks like a great clothing line. I would love to try the Calypsa Top, I like that it has a built-in bra.

  • reesann723

    April 18, 2017 - 1:44 pm

    I love Prana’s message! What a great line of clothing. They’re so pretty and stylish too!

  • loisaltermark

    April 18, 2017 - 1:00 pm

    I’m going to have to check them out. I love supporting companies who give back and who care about the environment.

  • Ellen Folkman

    April 18, 2017 - 11:03 am

    I love the sundress! So very cute. I’m not familiar with sustainable fashion but will definitely seek it out! The summer peach is a great color for you!

    • Alicia Taylor

      April 18, 2017 - 11:23 am

      Sustainable fashion is better for the environment because it uses easily grown materials and processes them without harsh chemicals.

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