At LOLA | FRED we believe that a comfortable outfit is essential in yoga. We practice yoga ourselves and we do not want to think about the outer shell whilst practicing Asanas. We want to fully
concentrate on breathing, on our body and our movements – and thereby dedicate ourselves to ourselves. For us it is fundamental wearing yoga clothing with a design being constructed to fit perfectly in order not to slip or compress and being easily taken on and off. The clothes have to
be made of breathable fabrics letting your skin breathe at the same time. Cooling down your skin during active Asanas and warming you up during corpse pose. LOLA | FRED stands for all those
elements to become one in our product design, allowing you to let yourself go and feel good during yoga practice.
All fabrics used for the LOLA | FRED yoga clothing collections are fair and sustainably produced. We use organic cotton, Lenzing Modal®, bamboo, recycled PET bottles and Lyocell. Therefore particularly well suited for people with sensitive skin or suffering from allergies.
Organic cotton guarantees an ecological cultivation of fibre. Neither pesticides nor chemical fertilizers are used and the genetic modification of seeds is forbidden.
Not only from an environmental perspective including social aspects, it’s significantly better off than regular cotton. Through the cultivation of crop rotation farming, farmers and their families can grow lentils or beans ensuring livelihood by producing their own income and being more self-dependent. Not only nature might be thankful, but as well the health of farmers and their families might improve without using toxic chemicals. Organic cotton is sensitive to skin, durable and very breathable.
Lenzing Modal® is manufactured from domestic beech wood and so it is 100% natural. Pulp and fibre production follow the principle of sustainability. Lenzing produces the pulp itself, whereby it
has full control over the entire production process. This is unique in the fibre industry and makes Lenzing Modal® already CO2 neutral by now.
The basic principle of Botany - photosynthesis - is the basis of Lenzing Modal®. Lenzing fibres are extracted from plants converting carbon dioxide and water into wood and pure oxygen by using photosynthesis. Furthermore, the water management of the plants and the mechanisms of closed loop processes of sustainability play an important role in nature as well as they do for Lenzing. The botanic concept also focuses on the raw material beech to produce the unique Lenzing Modal®. Beech is also called the ‘mother of the forest’ because of its ability in improving soil quality. This tree is native in northern and central Europe and so it shapes several domestic landscapes. Beech forests are an important habitat for a variety of animals. A unique feature of beech is to propagate naturally and require no artificial irrigation. The latest botanic principle is the natural cycle. Lenzing fibre comes from nature and returns to nature - it is biodegradable. The beech wood fibre keeps its promises: soft quality, naturalness and environmental friendliness.
Tencel® of Lenzing Fibers, also known as Lyocell, is a natural material. The natural fibre is made of cellulose from fast growing tree species, including eucalyptus from sustainable plantations.
Wherever possible, it is recycled or reused.
For us, the environmental aspect as well as the good wearing comfort and functionality are arguments enough using Tencel® to manufacture our clothes. Benefits such as a soft and cooling touch, high moisture transportation, a silk-like appearance and a nice feel convinced us.
The faculty of Botany counts the bamboo plant to the group of grasses and it is one of the most sustainable resources of our planet. Bamboo grows up to 1m per day and is the fastest growing grass
in the world. After only 4 years, the bamboo can be harvested. It does not need to be replanted after harvesting, since the complex root system constantly produces new shoots.
The bamboo plant is also super robust and regenerates by itself, so there is no need of pesticides and herbicides at all. Wearing bamboo is similar to silk. The bamboo fibre is extremely breathable and has very good moisture absorption, without feeling humid on your skin. All together this fibre is ideal for sensitive people who suffer from allergies.
Newlife is a seal of quality for high-performance polyester yarn. The raw material for this polyester yarn is made of recycled PET bottles. Luckily we can make an active contribution to
sustainable textile production and support protecting the environment. Since the yarn is already dyed during the spinning process, we can save up to 10 litres of water each kilogram of yarn,
comparing traditional dyers processes. The material from this yarn feels very soft and light. And in addition by its comfort and breathability, it satisfies the demands of high sports fashion and
is increasingly used in the medical field.
The fabric gained from recycled PET bottles is antibacterial and is ideal for allergic persons, feels like cotton and protects the skin from the sun and ultraviolet rays. Clothes made from this material absorb sweat and release it again. The shirt remains dry and does not get wet in comparison to conventional cotton.
Compared to other bast fibers, the linen fiber is easily to separate and fine spinning, it was distinguished for laundry and clothing. The linen fiber is smooth and the linen fabric contains little air, what makes linen lint-free and little susceptible to dirt and bacteria. This fiber is naturally free from bactericidal, almost antistatic and dirt-repellent. Linen is able to absorb up to 35% humidity, and supports moisture-exchanges with the surrounding air, so it has a cooling effect. This is why the fabric is used for summer clothing. The water retention on the surface is also the cause of the antistatic (and thus dirt-repellent) qualities. Comparing to cotton there is lee to no chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides) used during the linen production.
All our fibres are dyed with gentle colourants.