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The cotton and bamboo yoga clothing range that looks good, is perfect for your practice, but also works as a great lifestyle range too.

Consider yourself a yoga buff or Pilates bunny? Committed to spending Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the studio? Then Asquith London - the organic Cotton and Bamboo ethical yoga and lifestyle clothing range is the destination site for you.

Anyone who's practising yoga or Pilates more than once a week will know well the demands of a rigorous schedule of stretches and sun salutes. Now here's a range which looks good, is perfect for your practice, but also works as a great lifestyle range too.

Alice Asquith's incredible range of yoga clothing combines functionality with only the highest quality, ethical fabrics, which feel silky soft against the skin; classic, well cut styles which can be enjoyed season after season - suffice to say this is one designer brand that has all the angles covered.

IT'S ALL IN THE DETAIL…

The Yoga Clothing Collection is incredibly versatile; doubling up as lifestyle clothing or loungewear. Meeting friends before class? Doing the school run? No need to bring a change of clothes - these hip elegant designs are perfect for the busy woman about town; the woman whose priority is combining a healthy lifestyle with her own inimitable sense of style.

Pieces are made from only the most finely brushed organic cotton and the softest bamboo jersey, with the merest hint of Elastane added to the mix - just enough to give the clothes that essential stretch.They won’t shrink, fade, bobble or stretch, they’ll just spring right back into shape, thanks to their 5% cotton/spandex mix. The collection also has a number of contemporary cover ups or layering pieces in Tencel, a fabric made from recycled wood pulp, such as the Blouson T and Wrap Cardigan.

Every detail has been attended to, with fabrics intended to be slightly heavier than normal to allow for the skin to breathe. In addition all pieces are made from 90-95% natural products, embellished with a discreet row of Swarovski crystal, the Asquith London signature.

We personally love the sleeveless boatneck T with fitted bra in raspberry with the drawstring yoga pants in white. Perfect for yoga or for a summer’s day. Prices are incredibly reasonable too, especially when you consider the fine quality and craftsmanship of each and every piece. Asquith London also has an Essentials Range alongside its Spring Summer and Autumn Winter collections which include yoga and lifestyle clothes such as the best selling bamboo leggings in black or bamboo tie pants in navy. The range is the opposite to fast disposable fashion - these designs can be enjoyed season after season and mixed in with new collections.

THE SITE...

What’s not to like about this clean, elegant interface, with easily accessible sections? This is design at its best, adhering to a strict edict of simplicity. You certainly won’t be scrolling through hundreds of different pages looking for the perfect yoga tops, yoga pants or yoga cover ups, you’ll be drawn straight to the visually appealing images of models draped in Alice Asquith’s signature style.

THE ETHOS…

Certainly deserves a mention… The site has devoted an entire section to its manufacturing techniques of the yoga clothing - and for good reason. Asquith London manufactures its clothing in two small factories in India and Portugal.The employees in the factory receive good pay and experience comfortable working conditions with regular holidays. The factory receives regular audits to ensure they have high standards. Asquith London does not believe in child labour and poor working conditions. The organic cotton fabrics are GOTS certified (Global Organic Textile standard), so you know the raw cotton has been farmed giving consideration to the environment, without the use of pesticides and chemicals.

There really is no stone left unturned when it comes to this brand... Asquith London yoga clothing – we commend you.

May 2013