Seattle-based label Girlfriend Collective is revolutionizing how activewear is made. Founded by husband and wife team Ellie and Quang Dinh (who also happens to be the founding fashion director of Sling & Stones, a forerunner in fair trade, organic denim), the label is joined by industry veterans and designers from Acne Studios, Elizabeth and James, and Lululemon, Girlfriend Collective produces superior leggings that are sustainably and ethically made. The apparel is made from recycled water bottles and sewn in an SA8000 certified factory in Hanoi, Vietnam that guarantees fair wages and safe working conditions for its craftsmen. The new technical weave, which takes nine months to develop, eliminates the problem of shearing and is engineered to flatter various figures. Always committed to working with all-female teams, Girlfriend Collective enlisted photographer Sisilia Piring and model Tavia Bonetti for their latest lookbook.
While each pair of leggings retails between $58-$68 USD, Girlfriend Collective is giving away the leggings for free to first-time customers to celebrate its launch. All it asks from customers is to cover shipping and handling direct from the factory in Hanoi ($19.95 USD). Get yourself a pair of Girlfriend Collective leggings at its website here.
- Sisilia Piring
- Tavia Bonetti