Puja Barar -- a mother, yogi, and vegetarian born and raised in India -- always dreamt of giving back. So when she founded organic cotton clothing line Satva, she also created the "Blossom for Change" program that helps support young women and their families who live in the farming communities that grow the non-GMO cotton used in Satva's clothes. The company is one of many attempting to change the clothing industry landscape by creating affordable apparel made only from ethically-grown materials. See Puja's inspiring story after the jump.
Designed in California, Satva’s line of organic women and children’s clothing stands the test of time. The brand encourages an active, healthy, and less wasteful lifestyle with outfits that double as both yoga and everyday wear. Their price point is competitive too — yoga brands like Lululemon that don’t advertise as using ethically-sourced or organic materials charge nearly twice as much as Satva.
Made with GOTS certified organic cotton free of chemicals, heavy metals, or allergens, Satva is also an affordable clothing option for people with skin sensitivities.
We tried a couple of items and the cotton is breathable and great for exercising, yet functional enough for day-to-day wear. The yoga-friendly Amber Strap Tank, for instance, also doubles as a warm undershirt in winter.
Satva in Sanskrit is defined by purity and a steady, calm and peaceful mind. Puja says: “Satva is an organic lifestyle company that lives it mission to create a balance of people, planet and product. Every eco conscious & socially responsible step is considered on the way to production. We are very proud of the work we can do in the communities of India to bring educational opportunities to young girls and agricultural advancements to our organic cotton farmers- and it’s all possible because of our eco-conscious customers who choose to shop sustainably.”
To learn more about Satva and the “Blossom for Change” program, visit them here.