New Activewear Brand That Helps Children and the Planet
A line of activewear has recently launched that uses fabric not used in any other American clothing. And it’s made just for children!
This moisture wicking apparel from Lark Adventurwear is the first activewear line that keeps children sweat-free while protecting the environment via natural, eco-friendly fabric. According to founder Pallavi Golla, most parents don’t know that name brand activewear and “athleisure” are made with chemicals that can potentially irritate skin. Her clothing is made from a 60/40 blend of cotton and bamboo (60 percent cotton, 40 percent bamboo). They are made in the USA with no chemicals or synthetic fabrics. The kimono style top makes opening and closing items such as rompers and onesies a breeze for changing.
The items easily transition from comfortable indoor outfits to protective outdoor clothing. UPF50+ is built right in (akin to a child’s rash guard, or “surf shirt”). This might make it sound like it was built for summer, but the moisture wicking fabric makes these items great for the sweating that comes with winter layers. (Those coats can get pretty warm once you step inside!) And the UPF is also still handy; up to 80 percent of UV rays can still come through on overcast days.
The company was founded in 2016 when Golla’s son Vyan was born. Golla began to notice that she remained cool and dry while her son became damp and sweaty. This led them to cut outdoor time short so that her son did not become sticky or burnt. With no luck finding activewear for her son, Golla quickly noticed the need for eco-friendly infant activewear for her son, and other babies just as curious and eager to learn about the world around them.
In April, a new spring and summer line launches that includes t-shirts, dresses, shorts, and new trendy color schemes in sizes up to 4T. This is in addition to the long sleeve shirts, footie pajamas, bodysuits (long and short sleeved) and rompers already being sold in sizes up to 3T.