Prancing Leopard & Murliyn story of sustainable clothing

About Styleopard

September 04, 2017

Hi, I am Sevda Holland, co-founder of Prancing Leopard. Our current website PrancingLeopard.com is our own independent website - and is in need of a serious update.  Many of you have pointed out you had problems purchasing!  It is very hard to keep up technology - which keeps going faster and faster. 

So we've created Styleopard! 

Styleopard is a website showcasing several brands (will be more in the future) with total sustainability in mind. As many know,  Prancing Leopard is always organic. And will stay organic. This is great, it protects the environment with organic cotton and protects the wearer with our no extra treatment policy (no nano silver, formaldehyde etc) and organic dyes.

But there is more to environmental fashion. We explore all the options: waste reduction, reuse, up-cycle, local, easy care, simplified production, new fabrics from renewable sources, and we check out the alternatives.  It is our goal to have an impact in the fashion environment. 

We created Murliyn brand to explore upcycling to reduce the huge industrial waste problem of fashion. All the styles are made of left over fabrics from other brands.  Fast fashion wastes material, which is why Prancing Leopard uses every scrap of organic fabric we order from our mill — some styles are made from spare organic fabric, others not. Murliyn also focuses on oversize (one size fits all) clothing styles. Having only one size also reduces waste. 

Of course the Plus sizes at Murliyn are beautiful!  Beauty standards for body shape are changing, and let's say, we have NONE!!!  Not all of us tolerate thigh-gap as a standard beauty requirement like the advocates of fast fashion!  Health and Movement is important for us, YES, as well as loving your body shape, no matter how thin, chubby, round or curvy you are. #efyourbeautystandarts 

We are a small business. Our production numbers are very low, which is also an environmental aspect of fashion business - (just on the edge of the standard manufacturing practices), 120 for each style compared with 500, to 1000 even millions of each style for bigger companies. 

Fashion is a multi-billion dollar dirty and unfair business. And those billions are unfairly distributed between the workers, factory owners, small businesses, fast fashion business owners and luxury fashion giants!  Our purchase actions support the practices of the brands we choose to buy from - be they good or bad.

We as Prancing Leopard and Murliyn work exclusively with suppliers (mills and factory owners) that are family owned and extremely caring, not greedy people.  So that we don't have to stress the fairness and micro manage them or question "Are you Fair?"!  This is our common ground, this is why we work together in the first place.  We haven't been so successful making tons of money, we would like to change that (who wouldn't ), but Money is not, and never will be, our first motivation to do what we do. 

Our world has limited raw materials, it is crucial to use them carefully, with our children's and grand children's future in mind. 

With love from 

Styleopard

Prancing Leopard, Murliyn and the Artisan group



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About Prancing Leopard

Prancing Leopard is about “yoga”, “organic”, "fair" and “style”. If those words mean a lot to you, you are at the right place. - Prancing Leopard Organics produces and sells organic yoga clothes designed to support every yoga asana. - All of our clothing is made of the finest organic cotton from Turkey, exclusively knit to our specifications. - Our workers are fully insured adults, treated with respect and fairness, and are very proud of their work. - We focus on creating truly stylish designs and strive to deliver only the very best quality yoga clothing to you. Prancing Leopard is fashion-forward and comfortable, we want to make it easy for you fit in the with latest trends and feel comfortable at the same time - especially during your yoga or pilates classes. Our exclusive high-tech Zeugma organic cotton fabric provides moisture-wicking, dry-feeling soft comfort throughout your day. Prancing Leopard moves with you like nothing at all. Our organic cotton yoga wear anticipates your every move. Our yoga clothing is designed to allow the maximum of freedom of movement for yoga while eliminating irritation and binding. Go ahead and try your most difficult yoga asanas and yoga postures, Prancing Leopard's clothing is there to help. Prancing Leopard is designer yoga clothing that works perfectly both in the studio or for a night out on the town. We adapt the most tasteful trends from the fashion runways for our yoga clothing. Our exclusive yoga clothing is truly stylish and on trend, sure to garner compliments on the street, not just at the yoga or pilates studio. Check out our exclusive women’s yoga clothing and you are sure to find something which suit you perfectly. Prancing Leopard compliments your figure and your style. Every woman has her own style. Our womens yoga wear is designed for real bodies, cut to be revealing in the right places and forgiving in the other places. Looking for organic yoga pants, reversible top or maybe an organic jumpsuit ? We have all these pieces of organic yoga clothes and much more! Prancing Leopard makes yoga clothing for men and children, too. If you came here for men’s yoga clothing, you will also find everything you need from men’s yoga pants to men’s yoga shirts. And of course we couldn’t forget about children, so at Prancing Leopard you will find a selection of organic yoga clothing for kids. Prancing Leopard makes artisan yoga malas. In addition to organic yoga clothing, Prancing Leopard also offers a range of artisan yoga jewelry & malas to help you deepen your yoga and meditation practice. All our artisan mala jewelry is personally hand made by the artist with love and care; most pieces utilize rare beads, vintage stones and antique Turkomen tassels, so they are a real find. Prancing Leopard Organics is primarily oriented towards sustainability Here at Prancing Leopard Organics sustainability is the purpose of our brand. We minimize the use of synthetic materials and use only organic cotton in sustainable processes, from harvesting to manufacturing to shipping to warehousing to delivery. We personally visit the cotton fields, the fabric manufacturers and the factories which sew our clothes. Prancing Leopard is focused on quality. We strive towards the highest possible quality and durability in our pilates & yoga clothing, also because that is the most sustainable approach. Our exclusive Zeugma® organic cotton fabric is up to 30% more durable than conventional fabric. Prancing Leopard is a family company, we take a personal interest in each and every one of our customers. Feel free to contact us directly about shopping for our organic yoga wear, and you will understand how exhilarating and comfortable yoga practice can feel !

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