WHAT YOU PUT ON YOUR BODY IS AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT YOU PUT IN YOUR BODY.
8 ARROWS activewear is a purpose driven, intentional MOVEMENT devoted to elevating and harmonizing health of body, mind and spirit.
The journey of 8 ARROWS activewear is a transformational quest towards eradicating toxic chemicals that pollute our biological systems. Did you know our skin is the largest organ in the human body? Did you know the pores on your skin open when you exercise, absorbing every chemical and dye in the garments you wear during workouts?
Optimizing your health, by choosing what you wear ON your body is as important as what you choose to put IN your body.
Our well-being is affected by: what we eat and drink; hear, say and see; and also by what we WEAR and feel.
Luckily, What happened in the food industry with respect to the unveiling of toxins, pesticides and carcinogenic chemicals perpetuated into the beauty industry and fashion, yes fashion, is the next progression.
Unlike the food industry, there is no governing entity in the fashion world. There is no obligation to disclose the use of highly toxic chemicals in neither the manufacturing process nor the end product.
Many activewear clothing use highly toxic dyes, chemicals and fabric treatments to wick moisture from the skin, to regulate body temperature, and to resist stains. Have you heard of PFA's, POC's, PVC's, or Glyphosates? They’re in many of the clothes you wear to workout, and they are associated with a range of ailments:
- Reduction on immunity
- Metabolic diseases like obesity & diabetes
- Cardiovascular disease
- Affect the growth, learning, and behavior of infants and older children
- Increased risk of allergies & asthma in young children
- Lower a woman’s chance of getting pregnant
- Increase the chances of miscarriage
- Increase cholesterol levels
- Low sperm count
- Increase the risk of kidney, breast and testicular cancers
8 ARROWS’s Raison d’être : to cocoon your body in an ultra-soft, breathable and toxic-free second skin that feels and looks sensational.
Co-founders Maya and Lily devoted six years developing their 8 ARROWS activewear collection.
Throughout their extensive research they have been abundantly mindful of the problems caused by sensitivity to chemicals that have led to a worldwide increase of compromised immune system health challenges.
For decades Lily and Maya have advocated non-toxic organic foods, high quality supplements, non-toxic beauty and home products. It became evident to them that another additional element needs to be addressed. Aware of highly toxic chemical processes involved in the manufacturing process of clothing, the two became particularly concerned that activewear is most toxic while a person is working out and their skin’s pores are open, allowing toxins to enter the bloodstream.
Spending their entire careers in the fashion industry, both Lily and Maya were privy to the highly toxic chemical processes and treatments innate to the manufacturing process in their chosen trade. So they spent the next six years investigating supply chain practices and the chemical components in the fabrics that “hug” our bodies in our most vulnerable moments - when we’re working out.
8 ARROWS exists because everything we consume, WEAR, watch, and speak reflects our values and defines who we are, both as women and as mothers. The vision shared by our team and every one of our ecosystem partners - suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors alike - is a brand defined not just by our ultra soft, breathable, and beautiful products, but also by curiosity, diligence, and the pursuit of radical transparency.
The good news is 8 ARROWS Movement makes these ambitious goals not just a possibility, but a reality.
What are you putting on your body today?