Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mornings on Lake Atitlan + SATVA Organic Cotton Yogawear Review

organic cotton yoga apparel satva
photographer panajachel guatemala
running lake atitlan blogger
satva ethical workout apparel
ethical yogawear
ethical fashion blogger

Honestly, my favorite part of living here on Lake Atitlan is my morning run. I love looking over my shoulder and seeing this beautiful volcanic crater lake and the reflection of the morning sun on it! But when people ask me what I like most about Guatemala and I tell them, "my morning run" they usually shoot me a quizzical look followed by a light chuckle. hehe.

Eco Ethical Workout Apparel
Organic Cotton Yogawear, Ambar Strap Back Tank Bra | c/o Satva
All natural, organic cotton, donation participation in their India GiveBack Program
Organic Cotton Yogawear, Jessa Pullover | c/o Satva
All natural, organic cotton, donation participation in their India GiveBack Program
 Organic Cotton Activewear, Esha Capri | c/o Satva
All natural, organic cotton, donation participation in their India GiveBack Program
Running Sneakers (size E wide) | New Balance
Not ethically produced

Okay, so I would never consider myself a gym rat nor an exercise addict (no, that was the old me). Now, I work out for the adrenaline rush and because I know that it is a great way to control stress (thank you, grad school). As an ethical fashion blogger, I make my casual fashion purchasing decisions ethically, however, I haven't yet ventured into exercise apparel. When I received an email from the ecofashion exercise apparel and yogawear brand Satva, asking to review a few pieces, of course I said yes! I especially find their scholarship program (India GiveBack Programcool because it provides education scholarships to children of farmers who harvest the cotton used in this apparel!

So for a short review, I love love love these bottoms. I use them for running, going out, and for pilates and they don't sag in any place (unlike my older capri from Satva). The white top is a cotton blend, which is super soft to the touch and the mesh back is perfect for heavy sweating bodies, like mine. As for the black crop, it's great for people with flat chests, but isn't very elastic, so I wouldn't recommend it for someone with heavy bust. It also has removable padding which is great for you laddies who need help hiding the lady nips. hehe. That's that for my review of their product. I asked for more info on their brand multiple times but they never got back to me, so all I am going to review is the clothes quality for now. Well, I'm off to get my sweat on! Tootles!

What are your favorite ethically made activewear brands?

The traveling duck,


  1. Christine, I know what you mean about the adrenaline rush of exercising... I miss it, I am walking but no where near I did ... I am looking forward to working from home so I can either walk the trail near my home or get a bike... either way I'd love to feel that adrenaline again.

    I am also looking at finding some really good quality work out wear... this brand sounds nice and good that there is eco fashion for exercising... xox

  2. These are really cute pieces...and they actually look comfy and functional. I love working out for the sole purpose that it makes me feel amazing <3

    Thanks for reviewing this brand. I bought some cute work out/lounge wear from Tahoe Hemp Co (THC). They're so comfy!

    xo Azu

  3. Perfect sporty look, so comfy!!
    Great pics and location!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  4. Great post and absolutely beautiful pictures. Waiting to see what's next :)

  5. If i just do have a view like that it would be also my favorite place, the place is totally breath taking. ^^

  6. Wonderful photos and amazing U!
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