These motorcycle leggings are rad. I love the asymmetrical stitching, and that they also come in black and blue. So rock and roll! What’s even better is that they are 100 percent handwoven cotton and made in India by women who had been marginalized or ostracized by society for their caste, gender, being divorced or other similar offense. Because of these leggings and the other clothing made by Ananda Pascual (and an organization called Creative Handcrafts), these women now have jobs and can support themselves and no longer live in poverty.
If you’d like to find out about more do-gooder brands, check out Fashionising Change, a site that holds up ethical suggestions next to more recognizable (and less ethical) brands. The curators do a pretty amazing job of coming up with options that go toe-to-toe style-wise with mainstream designs. In this case, I actually prefer the Ananda Pascual version aesthetically over the BCBGs. And when you see that BCBG is more expensive, uses pesticides and toxic chemicals, has no commitment to eco-friendly or ethical manufacturing, and has no transparency in its supply chain, it’s a no brainer. Plus, Ananda Pascual makes a jacket with a removable tail. DEVIL HORNS!!