ALL FAEBELLA ACTIVEWEAR IS ECO-FRIENDLY
Using eco-friendly fabrics for the other Faebella products, being legging's and short's was the hard part. The fabrics for these products had already gone through a couple changes. In its first iteration, the product fabric I worked with was decent and comfortable. But a common issue with legging's was the material being stressed in the back and becoming quite sheer, which was a common problem for coloured legging's.
This is why a lot of brands prefer to stick to a black legging but incorporating indigenous artwork made this impossible for me. I had to ensure the colours looked bright and amazing but that the wearer was protected sufficiently. In its second iteration, the fabric I used for the leggings and shorts was a bit thicker but still comfortable enough to want to wear all day. I was happy with this material.
So the move to eco-friendly fabrics was one I took with care and caution. The same company that had supplied the recycled waterbottle singlets offered recycled lycra for legging's and short's. I quickly ordered a sample round.
This fabric experiment fortunately coincided with a release of a new design. With new designs, I always order a small batch which I put up for pre-order for a specific date. So I ordered the batch with all of the new recycled lycra fabrics.
Three-weeks later the new designs arrived and I quickly grabbed one for myself. I then carried out the granny panty test. This test requires me to put on my thickest pair of granny panties. I put these on followed by the new leggings. Then I stood in front of a mirror, bent over and looked.
...the fabric passed! Recycled lycra had the same comfort of the previous fabrics, but the same sturdiness. I now get all Faebella short's and legging's made in recycled lycra. The plan so as not to confuse shopper's is to sell activewear made in the previous fabrics at a discounted price. So keep your eye out for our sale!