There’s no getting around it. You can turn it upside down and look at it through rose tinted glasses but yoga is, first and foremost, the practice of ethics. Say what?
If you’re like me (and most modern yogis), your first experience of yoga will have been in an asana class. Not much talk about philosophy, maybe a few minutes spent in meditation or breathing exercises, but most of the time you’re doing the poses. It’s easy to view these classes as pure exercise, bending and strengthening your way to better health. But anybody who’s kept up a regular practice knows the benefits go much deeper.
On 24th April last year, 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Social and environmental catastrophes in our fashion supply chains continue.
Fashion Revolution Day says enough is enough. Dharma Bums is proud to be part of this Fashion Revolution.
Debra Lawson, yoga teacher and co-founder of Dharma Bums, an ethical yoga clothing company based in Sydney, Australia echoes this sentiment “Yoga teachers and students need to lead the charge. They need to shop consciously and support brands that are made ethically.”