Versatile + Eco Friendly + Sustainable + Bamboo Clothing For Living In

Welcome to Movement Global where our mission is to make luxurious, cutting edge eco clothing that can be worn from the office to the yoga mat, using sustainable fabrics, fair pay, and giving a portion of our proceeds back to charity. We strive to design stylish, functional fashion that can take us through the multi-dimensions of a day only possible in the 21st Century, all while protecting the planet we live on. At Movement, we believe that less is more, and our clothing is built to last both in construction and style. 

We Are Hiring!

Are you passionate about fashion and sustainability? We have opportunities in both our Vancouver, and Bowen Island location. Click here to find out more!

Buy Less, Wear It Longer, Wear It In More Ways

Our lines are modular, reversible, and designed to go together. Each piece can be worn many ways, giving you more looks with less clutter. Movement Global's clothing for men and women is perfect for travel, as an under layer for skiing, running, or kayaking, or just for a daily wear, and it is all made in Canada from the highest quality bamboo and organic cotton. Our fabric is so soft and luxurious, that many of our loyal customers have called it "vegetable cashmere". 

How To Shop At Movement Global

We have three lines based on our three main fabrics: Core, Hold, and New Fleece.

CORE: This is the staple of our line. Light enough for hot summer months, and cozy enough for the winter. Bamboo is thermally regulating, and naturally anti -microbial. 

HOLD: This fabric is a first. Thicker, four way stretch bamboo that is perfect for yoga wear because it holds your body in place while still being breathable. It also naturally sculpts you, it's great for wearing under clothing when you want extra support.

FLEECE: cozy and warm, with the added benefit of being ultra bamboo soft, and sustainable. 

Based in Vancouver BC, we can ship anywhere in North America. 

Versatile + Eco Friendly + Sustainable + Bamboo Clothing For Living In

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Come join the fun at the Khatsahlano Street Party!

Come join the fun at the Khatsahlano Street Party!

This will be our third year participating in Vancouver's largest Free Music and Arts festival. On Saturday July 8th starting at 9am, West 4th becomes pedestrian only, and the streets are full of music and fun.

Promos, Discounts and More:

Come to our store, and pick a coupon for discounts and prizes that range from 5$ off, to items of clothing! Every hour we will be giving a promotion on a different item, so check in during the day to see if one of your favourite pieces is being promoted at that time!

Movement Fashion Show

We will once again be participating in the Fashion show put on at the West 4th Living Stage, at 4th and Yew. This year we will be showcasing four styles in one, with one of our classic Modular Reversible looks. Check out the Fashion Stage at 4th and Yew, or drop by to find out the exact time.

For more information please go to the Khatsahlano Street Party Website. If you would like more information about Fashion Show times, or give aways and coupons, please contact us.

Bowen is sharing in the fun!

Can't make it to Vancouver? Our store on Bowen will be having the same promotional fun this Saturday so you won't miss out! Stop by either store during the day to "fish for coupons" and see what Movement Classic we are promoting at that time!

We will be open on July 9th from 9am-9pm. See you there!

June 28, 2017 by Alexandra
Travel with Movement! Three great tips for stress free packing

Travel with Movement! Three great tips for stress free packing

Time and again we are told by our clients that our clothing is the first thing that winds up in their suitcase whether going on a business trip or travel vacation. That's because we've done all the hard work for you! Every season we design clothing that fits with classics from years before. We carefully choose colour palettes that go together, and styles that fit modularly or reversibly to create a number of different looks with the least amount of packing. 

I wanted to write and tell you that I was recently packing for a weekend away. I was making a concerted effort to pack as lightly as possible. Once I made my selections and got everything in the bag I realized that every single piece, with the exception of the underwear and one pair of socks, was from your store. Even the bra is yours! I didn't plan it consciously but that’s how it came together when tasked with packing light and for versatility. It was a quick and easy process and I was able to mix, match and layer in such a way that I was comfortable all weekend. 
I dislike clothes shopping so much—I clearly did not receive that gene. I feel like I’m terrible at picking out beautiful and multifunctional pieces that will be long-lasting favourites, but I love shopping at your store. Not only are your staff are incredibly helpful but the modular nature of your clothing really does make it easy to put together some beautiful looks effortlessly. 
Your staff and your clothing have really simplified that part of my life, so thank you! Christina Vancouver BC

Three Great Tips for Packing Light This Summer!

1) Colour Blocking

Colour blocking can be a great way to create easy mix and match silhouettes that you can make pop with a bright scarf or your own unique jewelry. Create a one colour silhouette that can then act as a canvas for unique pieces that take up less room in your bag. All of your outfit can then also be worn with different items in your bag to mix and match. Colour blocking is also a great way to slim down a profile, and creates a modern urban look. Model below is wearing a WT56 Single Take Tank reversed back to front for a high neck, WJ8 Sonia Wrap, and WP19 Nyla Gaucho all in Charmix, creating a three-season outfit and numerous looks with three items.

Modular, sustainable bamboo clothing in grey on an older model

2) Pack MODULAR

Our Modular items are pieces that transform into more than one style: from a skirt to a dress, from a shirt, to sleeves etc...Some of our modular items can also be used to create entirely different pieces when combined together. Modular items can be used separately or together to create a number of looks.

The three examples below are of our WSK6 Hannah Skirt worn as a dress with a WSH1 Shrug (below).

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Worn as a Sleeveless V-Neck Dress with a WT31 Sona Bra below. This skirt also looks amazing with our WT10 Stephanie Tee, or any of our other Tops.

3) Pack REVERSIBLE

Everyone of our REVERSIBLE items is designed with a BASE colour that blends, and a pop colour for pizazz. Base colours are to make sure that our reversible items can be used as a staple piece in your closet, but still giving you some creativity for days when you feel like getting your colour on! For instance in Hannah Skirts above, the base colour is black. REVERSIBLE items give you an amazing amount of options when traveling, and the double layer ads warmth in the winter, and an extra layer for soaking up sweat in the summer thus leaving you always looking cool. REVERSIBLE items can also be reversed back to front, creating distinctly different looks depending on how you feel.

Our model below is wearing a WT1 Double Take Tank, and a WSK10 Pia Pencil REVERSIBLE skirt for an all light pink, or all grey dress, reversible scoop neck, or Jacki O style tank, strapless shirt dress or top, and any variation in between!

We are ALL busy in this modern lifestyle; who has time to feel stressed about what they are wearing?!

Remember we make small batch local style runs, so give us a call, check out our website, or come in to see us on Bowen Island, or on 4th Avenue in Kits  and get your travel wardrobe for the summer today!

 

June 26, 2017 by Alexandra
Man with hands in prayer in a shirt by eco clothing company Movement Global.

Two things we can do right now to save the environment

This past Monday, June 5th, was World Environmental Day. Here at Movement we believe that every day is environmental day, that is why we have dedicated ourselves to creating clothing that has a sustainable future.

While big business remains one of the biggest culprits in environmental destruction, it's our impact as individuals that we can not only control, but may have the most far reaching effects as far as how we can turn things around.

Saving the environment can seem like an overwhelming task, but on a personal basis it's the little things we do daily that can have the most impact on the environment. Award winning writer Amanda Euringer -  whose series on toxins in the workplace was nominated for a National Magazine Award - outlines two simple changes we can make that will have a big impact on the environment.

1)Vote with your wallet. 

This is possibly the easiest way we have as individuals to change the world around us. Paying attention to what we support with our money can turn the tide of companies and products that are wasteful or have a heavy toxic load. Pay attention to who and what you are supporting every time you take out your wallet. Money really does shape our world. Take a little time to look into the companies you are supporting: do they have a mission statement that they stand behind? Do they give back? Are they trying to operate in the greenest way possible?

The image below shows one of the micro loans that Movement Global has contributed to via the Pamoja Foundation

Image of micro line contributions

2) Use less

In her series on Toxics: Your Right To Know, Ms. Euringer discovered that one of the major culprits in the toxic load on our environment was overuse. Scott Stove, who was the manager of facilities services for Burnaby School District 41, noticed that by freehand pouring cleaning supplies into buckets, most people ( including himself) were far exceeding the recommended amount suggested on the labels. Simply by putting single use pumps heads on all their cleaning supplies, the maintenance department for the school district of Burnaby managed to cut the amount of toxins going into their environment by over 2/3's - and they saved money. Lots of money.

Many of us free pour products like shampoo, dish soap, and cleaning supplies without ever reading a label. Using less doesn't just mean using your car less, it also means using less of everything you buy, especially cleaning supplies, but also clothing. Even the greenest clothing has an impact on the environment. Everything we make and use affects the world around us. Less not more means making sure that you are using the least amount necessary, and maybe spending a little more for something that will last longer.

What is Movement Global doing to save the environment?

When this company was started over a decade ago, Amrita Sondhi had a vision of total sustainability in mind. She wanted a company that produced clothing that was the greenest possible, and that would give back to the world on a social level as well.


Girl in reversible back to front Sonoka Tank from Movement Global

One tank, four looks. Our WT3 Sonoka Tank can be worn back to front, with crossover or straight straps, and paired with any of our wraps for a multitude of looks. 

Girl in reversible back to front Sonoka Tank and wrap from Movement Global

  • Less not more is our motto: we make clothing that has lasted up to a decade and beyond! By sourcing the highest quality fabric available, and using high quality thread, our clothing stands the test of time. 
  • Modular means each piece does more: You don't need two pairs of pants if one pair can be worn two ways. This is the same process we apply to each piece in our line. They either are reversible ( sometimes in several ways), multi-style, or have been designed to create other styles with our line.
  • We offset our environmental impact on a social level. By giving back with the Pamoja foundation, we are helping those in the poorest countries create sustainable businesses for themselves. Poverty also has a direct impact on the environment , and not the least because it lessens the choices that people can make with their wallets. 

While cleaning up big business is a good long term goal, ultimately we have the power  to change our environment simply by using our wallets to hold businesses accountable, and by choosing to change how we consume products in the first place. 

 

June 08, 2017 by Amanda Euringer