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. 

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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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
Spring Colours and Styles for Mothers Day!

Spring Colours and Styles for Mothers Day!

Everything's coming up Movement with our favourite styles and new colour mixes for Spring.

This Mother's Day why not treat yourself ( or another mother in your life) to a special sustainable comfortable new look in the planet's best vegetable cashmere?

Not sure what to choose? We have Gift Certificates!

The perfect way to say I love you Mom.

One Skirt = So many looks

Alexandra is showing the versatility of our Hannah Skirt in Forest Mix and Fungi. Below she wears this with our Kelly Drape in matching Fungi with the Forest Mix on the inside to create a gorgeous cowl necked dress.

Hanna Skirt in Fungi and Forest in Organic Cotton and Bamboo made in Vancouver, made in Canada

Below Alexandra is wearing the Hannah Skirt with the Forest Mix side out, and our best-selling Stephanie Tee in matching Forest Mix for a curvy v-neck tee dress.

Hanna Skirt in forest with forest green tee Organic Cotton and Bamboo made in Vancouver, made in Canada

The Hannah Skirt can also be worn on it's own as a sleeveless dress - and we designed it so that it actually stays up! Or paired with our J8 Sonia Wrap for a long sleeved dress for cooler nights.

Two classic looks in Carmen Long Pants

Our  P12 Carmen Long pants are two-tone reversible, flattering for all body types, and as comfortable as your favourite pyjamas. Below Alexandra is wearing the Carmen Long in Black and Charcoal with a pop of colour from our Belinda Ballet reversed with the low neck in the back in Navy. We love Navy for Spring!

Girl standing against a wall wearing Carmen Long Pants in organic cotton and bamboo by Movement Global

Girl wearing Belinda Ballet in Navy, with Carmen Long pants in Charcoal

And here is the same pair of pants reversed with the Black side out and our classic Stephanie Tee in Charcoal.

Girl wearing Stephanie Tee in Charcoal with reversible Carmen Long Pants in black, made in Canada

 

 

May 10, 2017 by Alexandra
At Movement Global Every Day is Earth Day!

At Movement Global Every Day is Earth Day!

At Movement we believe that every day should be Earth Day, so in that spirit, we are continuing our celebration of sustainability this weekend. Come in to either our Bowen Island, or Vancouver store to see our promotional sustainability items this weekend, on Saturday and Sunday!

How are we supporting the Earth?

  • Our fabric is made in Canada, under our relatively strict Canadian laws for waste etc...While we could get our fabric more cheaply overseas, we found the quality to be not as long lasting, and the general manufacturing laws to be less sustainable.
  • Our clothing is DURABLE. We looked for a long time to find the most durable bamboo blend fabric on the planet ( in our experience). Our customers keep some of their pieces for more than a decade!
  • We are locally made and designed, so our clothing isn't travelling across the oceans to get to you!
  • Our fabrics are bamboo and organic cotton...two of the most sustainable fabrics on the planet.
  • Our clothing is modular, meaning you can get more looks out of each piece.
  • Our motto is "Less Not More". Our customers are loyal precisely because they know they are getting durable, sustainable, multi-use items that look and feel beautiful. Guilt Free!
  • Pamoja Foundation: we put a percentage of each of our sales towards the Pamoja Foundation which goes towards micro financing women in business in Africa. We understand that sustainability is also about creating sustainable futures for women around the world.

Earth Day is Every Day Promotion!

Here is our list of promo items for our ongoing Sustainability Celebration that runs through this weekend in both stores until Sunday April 30th.

Can't get into the store? These styles are for sale online too! We also have  xxl in some styles.

Women's Styles:

T41 Kelly drape in nova red and espresso only
Kelly Drape T Shirt in Bamboo and Organic Cotton, made in Canada, Made in Vancouver Eco Fashion
T42 Sierra side all colours
T31 Sona Bra all colours
T24 Fawn tank grape only
T5 Grandpa Shirt all colours
P12 Carmen Long pant all colours
P10 Pietra Crop charcoal mix only
P9 Carmen Gaucho all colours
Carmen Gaucho sustainable reversible two toned gaucho for spring.
T1 Double Take Tank XL (this size only)

Men like the Earth Too!

MT5 Oliver T twilight blue only 
Mt4 Richard Long Sleeve espresso/chanterelle only 
Mens' sustainble eco fashion long sleeve made in Canada
MT2 Matteo T espresso only 

 

April 23, 2017 by Alexandra