Our 2020 Mission

Organic Cotton - Classical Cotton

This is a cooperative that produces 100% organic cotton and recycles polyester. This cooperative is subject to controls on the quality of its cotton that are strict.

Organic cotton is natural GMO (genetically modified organisms) free fibre that uses less water than cotton that is standard;

  • It is naturally defoliated. Chemicals are not used in its production. No fertilisers or pesticides.
  • It builds soil organic matter through crop rotation (which makes soil healthier, more fertile and keep humidity maintained), intercropping and composting.
  • Comserves water and more efficiently uses rain water.
  • Soil balance, trap crops and insects that are beneficial are used to manage pests.
  • To remove weeds, it is by physical removal or intercropping.
  • It is beneficial to animals and insects. Waste from the ginning process of the cotton is recycled for industries of animal feed. 
  • It is good for farmers. It builds communities.

Global Organic Standard Label (GOTS) is the certification that is the strictest for textiles that are made from organic fibres. The entire chain of production from farm to factory is tracked by GOTS: from harvesting the cotton, weaving of fibres, items’ assembly, to the final product before printing, including even the export of our clothing. It certifies the cotton of Gym Your Age free of GMO and without the use of chemicals is it grown. And without any banned toxic substances is it processed and dyed. 

GOTS, throughout the chain of production, also ensures compliance with the labour standards of the International Labour Organization. This label, certifies that the materials that are used are recycled (like polyester, from plastic bottles, for cotton, from cutting waste). A testing that is independent and certification system that makes sure that all raw, semi-finished and finished textile products are processed.

 





 

Tencel and modal

They are biodegradable and from eucalyptus (which is known as a fast-growing wood that does not require irrigation) or beech tree pulp are made. “European Award for the Environment”has been received by the Tencel manufacturing process from the European union due to its low emissions. 

The exclusive source of our cellulose fibres is the first fibre manufacturer to have received the EU Ecolabel, which promotes environmental excellence :Austrian manufacturing Lenzing. 

Linen

This is an extremely “eco-friendly” tough natural fibre. All that it requires is natural precipitation (it can be grown without using irigation or chemicals). Large quantity of carbon is absorbed by each plant.

crewneck-sweatshirts

Recycled Polyester 

This is used by the cooperative to make its windcheater jacket and to organic cotton in some of our sweatshirts as a complement.

The recycling of between 7 and 8 PET plastic bottles is enabled by one windcheater. It is never in contact directly with the polyester which is sandwiched  between two layers of organic cotton in order to ensure that our sweatshirts are nice and soft against your skin. 

Recycled cotton

Since the thought of throwing away this material is out of it, a partner collects it and recycles it into new cotton thread that we use to manufacture our tote bags.

Our Uniqueness

So proud are we to make you know that we do not comission any animal test on ingredients, formulations, or finished products. In addition, our apparel is made from 100% vegan materials so you can be confident that no one was harmed during its creation.

In those days, returning to Paris happily was what I did having only one objective in mind. This word did not stop coming to my head (“la pleine conscience” as we see it here in Paris, my mother’s country). To create a design that would express that feeling I feel today when thinking about that trip - GYA MINDFULNESS. 

We won’t put an end to our growing, because life is a learning that is continuous; if not listening to my customers was what I did, I would stay in the denial to say that the big corporations’ cotton is the best but my first trip got my eyes opened. As a yoga practitioner for 5 years now, taking on its full meaning is what this word has done because the pursuit of mindfulness is what yoga means; the balance between the body and soul that is perfect. Working right away was what I did to write this word in ways that are different in order to get the right design found. Then my first order for ecological fabrics was placed by me.

Gym Your Age, Body, Mind,

Happiness!

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