We’re here to help you align your purchases with your values; to live as the truest version of yourself.
The journey begins by becoming mindful of the things we absorb through our mind and body, thinking twice about the products we buy, and avoiding unnecessary plastics.
The journey continues as we practice this mindfulness every single day.
Our mission is to keep plastic off your body
We’re built on the core belief that a Reprise, a repeated practice — a single step repeated daily — can achieve massive things for your wellbeing and the wellbeing of the planet. It all begins once you believe the same yourself.
Why our products?
We're one of the only brands making leggings without plastic bottles
Made for comfort
These are some of the softest fabrics you'll feel against your skin
We provide information around what's in our products and why.
Why are plants the future of fashion?
At Reprise, we care about every step, every human, and every resource involved in the process.
Roughly 60% of materials used in the fashion industry contain plastic, and the laundry we do with these clothes alone releases half a million tons of microplastics into the ocean every year.
On top of that, 23% of the chemicals produced worldwide are used by the textile industry, and textiles make up 5.2% of total landfill waste.
We don’t take for granted the fact that the fashion industry is making progress, and clothes made from recycled plastic are in some way better than clothes made from virgin plastics. But the issue is that we’re being sold plastic to wear. And to have recycled plastics, we need the world to keep using virgin plastics.
Not to mention, our skin is our largest organ. Why would we want to cover it in plastic? We’re all a product of our environment — where we live, what we eat, the information we absorb, and what we put on our bodies.
To be the best versions of ourselves, we have to surround our mind and body with the best materials — ones that allow us to breathe, think, and move freely the way our plant-based sustainable activewear does.
Let your skin breathe
Instead of focusing on the bad, we want to inspire you to think about all the ways that Reprise and daily mindfulness can create positive change — especially when it comes to reducing and eliminating plastic in our lives.
We’re not into fear-based decisions and actions. At the end of the day, we want to inspire you to focus on the small habits that can change your life for the better — small changes like choosing sustainable and ethical activewear.
Because we’re on a mission to free your skin.
It’s incredible how you can feel the difference with plant-based activewear. Your skin can actually breathe. Once you start wearing them, you’ll never want to go back to plastics.
- Mary Bemis, Founder
Plants and progress are the motives behind our materials
Tencel is a plant-based fiber produced sustainably by Lenzing. When we say, “produced sustainably,” we mean every step of the production process is sustainability-focused.
TENCEL™ fibers come from eucalyptus trees grown in sustainability-managed forests and are actually intended to be used for fiber production. In other words, trees are strategically planted and harvested to meet fiber demands without depleting the forest.
The growth process is regenerative, so you don’t have to worry about deforestation either.
From the forest, the trees are cut into logs, then chips. The chips are turned into pulp, and the pulp is treated with water and organic solvent to create a fiber that’s soft to the touch. All of these processes are energy efficient, and the production process is a closed-loop.
This means: 100% of the wood is used and 99% of the organic solvent can be reused. The machines are powered by renewable energy.
We don’t hide the fact that our leggings are currently 7% Spandex, and it’s actually a huge goal of ours to make this 7% plant-based too.
We can’t promise perfection, but we do promise honesty and continuous improvement. We currently have our eye on a couple of plant-based Spandex options, so stay tuned!
GOTS & OEKO-TEX Certified Organic Dyes*
GOTS is the Global Organic Textile Standard. The GOTS certification is recognized worldwide and demonstrates that every part of the production process shows commitment to ethics and sustainability… and high-quality, organic materials.
OEKO-TEX is another certification that requires meeting standards that guarantee consumer safety within the textile industry. It certifies that the finished product doesn’t contain any substances that are harmful to humans.
Together, these certifications verify that the dyes we use are safe — for your body and the planet.
*The dye used for our leggings is GOTS certified organic. The dye used for our scrunchies is both GOTS & OEKO-TEX certified organic. Our threads are not GOTS certified, which is something we’re working on.
GOTS & Fair Trade Certified Organic Cotton
This cotton is used in the inside and outside of our plush scrunchies.
The Fair Trade Certification puts the planet and people first. It verifies that the cotton we use meets rigorous standards — and that every step of the growth and production process provides safe working conditions, protects the environment, promotes livelihood, and empowers the communities involved.
Fair Trade Natural Rubber
This rubber is used as part of the elastic in our scrunchies. While this piece might be small, we still care about ethical sourcing.
Natural rubber is… well, natural. But that doesn’t inherently make it ethical — that’s where fair trade comes in. Seeking out fair trade natural rubber allows us to support producers who promote fair working and living conditions, chemical-free processes, and environmentally friendly practices.
Fair trade natural rubber also meets the relevant criteria of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), meaning it comes from responsibly managed forests and does not contribute to deforestation.
We manufacture with purpose
We like to keep it as simple as possible, so all of our production is local to the U.S.
- Our fabric knit & dye processes take place in Los Angeles.
- Our cut & sew processes take place in NYC and New Jersey.
- Reprise headquarters is located in NYC. Since part of our production takes place in our backyard, it reduces the need for shipping back and forth.
- We only order the amount of fabric we actually need. Any scraps that remain from production we typically reuse, recycle, or donate. We don’t waste!
- We always produce in small batches, so we don’t over-produce and have leftover stock.
Everyone involved in our manufacturing process is paid a fair wage — meaning above living wage. The Reprise team is small, and everyone is treated like family.
We design our leggings to last and want you to be able to rely on them for life. From material selection to production to proper care advice, we have nature and longevity in mind every step of the way.
We care about sustainable packaging too
Sustainable packaging is really important to us since we care about reducing plastic use in every possible way. We ship your goods with almost entirely plastic-free packaging:
- Our mailers are made of sustainably-sourced and recyclable cardboard — produced in the U.S. and custom made for our products.
- Our eco-friendly packing tape is made from 50% recycled content and renewable materials. It’s also biodegradable and recyclable.
- Our tissue paper is 100% recycled and 20% post-consumer waste. Not to mention, the paper is FSC certified.
- Our stickers are eco-friendly too. They’re made of 100% post-consumer waste and delivered on a liner that’s 100% recycled and recyclable. Traditional stickers have a thick silicone coating that makes them tricky to recycle — but not these ones.
- Our mailing labels are zero waste — they’re 100% recycled and curbside recyclable, meaning you can recycle them with the box without worrying.
We’re committed to honesty, transparency, and progress
We’re not perfect, but we’re a work in progress — and we promise to be open and honest with you. For the sake of accountability, we rely on third-party certifications and verifications to keep us honest… rather than making empty promises.
There’s a reason you’re not allowed to grade your own work. The same concept applies to sustainable activewear brands like us.
*It’s important to note that the certifications listed here don’t apply to all of our materials, so here’s a running list of improvements we’re working on:
- Improving our dye standards beyond just GOTS certified (the dye for our scrunchies is both GOTS and OEKO-TEX certified). TENCEL as a fabric already has both certifications but in order to call the entire product certified, we need the dyes and yarns to be as well.
- Working to expand our Fair Trade certification products beyond just the materials in our scrunchies.
- TENCEL™ is OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified, but our leggings also contain 7% Spandex which is not. We are working to source plant-based Spandex.
We know, it’s hard to keep it all straight. Just know we’re always looking for ways to better our process.
Now that you know all about the materials that go into making our sustainable activewear, feel free to learn more about our mission to reduce our emissions all the way to net-zero through our carbon neutral projects.
With Reprise, we know our small, daily efforts can achieve a massive positive impact. We invite you to join our journey!