Milochie has always prided itself on creating fashionable, functional yoga and athleisure apparel that is both natural AND ethical. We’re among the first yoga brands to do this, and it impacts everything from our fabrics to our production methods. But even we know that there is always room for improvement, both from an eco-friendliness perspective, but a performance perspective as well. Enter: our latest collection, coming to you soon.
So, what’s different?
Inspired by four incredible cities, each bringing something completely unique to the table, we’ve created our very own performance fabric, Miloflex®, specially designed and created by Milochie. As the name implies, this fabric was specifically designed to let you flex, all the way. Made from four-way stretch, eco-friendly wood pulp from a fabric known as Tencel®. it’s incredibly soft, stretchy, and has all the benefits of a synthetic fiber, with none of the damages to the environment. Plus, it’s moisture-wicking, keeping you fresh and dry throughout even the hottest of yoga classes.
Why did we choose Tencel®?
We chose Tencel for many reasons, but the main reason is that Tencel is an amazing eco-friendly fabric made from sustainably harvested tree farms. It’s a man-made fabric, created from wood pulp in an award-winning closed-loop process that recovers and decomposes ALL solvents and emissions. Better yet, Tencel® is 100% biodegradable, moisture absorbent, breathable, resistant to wrinkles and antibacterial. Do we need to go on? This fabric is nearly super-human!
What’s the benefit of Tencel®?
For athletes, Tencel’s® high moisture-absorbency means you won’t feel wet on your skin, and your clothing won’t show any sweat marks. At the same time the fabric quickly releases moisture back into the atmosphere, all while being resistant to developing odors - keeping your Miloflex® activewear looking clean and dry. Tencel® supports the natural ability of the skin to act as a protective shell to regulate body temperature and maintain water balance.
Aside from the new Miloflex® fabric, we have also added organic cotton and tencel blends to our line, as well as a beautiful new line of prints, inspired by four amazing cities. The collection explores the essence of 4 exciting cities, illustrated in gorgeous statement prints and new colour schemes.
And we went a step further and created new style options too, brand new yoga bras in comfortable and supportive cuts, high-waisted leggings, with a built in secret pocket and bum-sculpting properties, and looser tank tees. We just know you’ll love these changes to the line and can’t wait for you to try them for yourself.
Interested in learning more about Miloflex® or Tencel® or ordering for yourself? Reach out, we’d love to keep this conversation going.
Leggings, known by all and loved by many. Whether wearing them for comfort, style, or yoga practice, we at Milochie love them for all their uses!
Here’s how you’d be missing out in a legging-less world:
- Compromised Comfort
If leggings didn’t exist, the world would miss a home comfort staple! Whether lounging inside, or out and about practicing your favourite poses – leggings are great to wear in most cases. Been dying to perfect your lizard pose? Haven’t quite got the humble warrior down to a tee? We bet you can’t imagine doing them in jeans. But don’t worry, we’ve got the stretch. Milochie activewear leggings are made from high-quality and breathable Portuguese cotton with a touch of stretch material to make your poses bend that bit further.
- Compromised style
In a world lacking leggings, health and fitness wouldn’t be talked about half as much. Health culture is in, and so is showing off your fabulous activewear leggings in muted colours or bold patterns, whichever to suit your mood and style. Make your wardrobe as versatile as you are. All of our activewear leggings are soft to the touch, lightweight and flatter your body shape. We want you to be at one with your mind, body, and style.
All of our Milochie activewear leggings are ethically created with natural materials so you can #LiveFairBuyFair.
So, why not treat yourself to a new pair? Connect with the earth through your wardrobe – browse the Elements collection now.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Why not treat yourself or your partner to something from our collections? In the spirit of St Valentine, we’ve given you five reasons to love Milochie:
1. Love Yoga, Live Yoga
Yoga isn’t only a physical exercise, but also a spiritual way of life. Yoga encourages compassion on a global scale. So, we at Milochie are passionate about creating activewear that won’t cause damage to our beautiful Earth. We use natural materials where possible, and are firmly set on creating sustainable products so you can love your look and the planet while you’re at it.
2. Non-compromised Style
Ethical shouldn’t look awful. Fashion won’t be cast aside for morals when you buy from Milochie. With an abundance of colours and beautiful designs to choose from across a variety of clothing, we won’t leave you lacking for choice.
At Milochie, the majority of our products are created in small factories in Portugal. This way, we can ensure our manufacturers operate safely and ethically, with fair wages and good working conditions as the standard.
By manufacturing our products in Portugal, our brand benefits from the renowned textile industry of the country. All Milochie activewear is made with the highest quality fabric that is both soft and stylish. Love your mind, love your body, and love what you wear.
5. Buy 1 Give 1
When you buy activewear from our Buy 1 Give 1 collection, you give and you get. For each t-shirt bought from this collection, Milochie will donate another to VOICES, who will provide our clothing and yoga classes to domestic abuse survivors in our community.
Here at Milochie we believe that natural is the way forward, for both our bodies and our environment, which is why we only create yoga products using a high percentage of natural materials. Choosing the right clothing for your yoga practice is not always that easy; do we want loose fitted clothing, super stretchy, synthetic or natural? Whilst synthetic fibres may be the more suitable choice for high-impact cardiovascular exercises like running and aerobics, for yoga and other stretching exercises natural fibres such as cotton offer advantages over cheaper synthetics fibres, such as polyester, which we will cover in this post.
So here are just a few reasons why we love cotton:
Absorbent and Breathable
This incredible natural material is highly absorbent and transmits any moisture away from your skin, like a towel, preventing moisture from building up between your skin and clothing. This minimises fungal breeding as the enhanced air circulation keeps you dry and cool. However, at the same time cotton is also great for providing insulation as it simultaneously keeps the cold and wet out.
Cotton is often a recommended material to wear for those suffering from skin allergies, which is why it is used for medical purposes too such as bandages and gauzes. Since synthetic fibres tend to trap moisture they can causes skin allergies, rashes and body odours.
Since cotton is a natural material it is therefore biodegradable and a renewable resource. The processing of cotton leaves less than 10% unusable and the advantages of organic cotton are even greater as no pesticides are used to grow it resulting in less chemicals in the environment making it even more eco-friendly.
Cotton is soft, stretchy and pilling won't be a problem! Pills are little balls of tangled fibres you often find on synthetic clothing after washes or too much rubbing. The tangled balls become permanent on synthetic fibres, whereas cotton sheds any during the wash. Cotton is also not clingy and you won't get any static shocks as it can't hold an electric charge...hurray for hair!