Working in the fashion industry for two decades, Dharma Bums Founder Debbie Lawson saw first-hand what working conditions were like in third-world factories. Unable to turn a blind eye, she’s chosen to lead by example, creating an activewear brand built upon strong ethics that align with yoga philosophy and a firm belief that everyone is entitled to being treated with kindness and respect.
Born in 2013, Dharma Bums was created with the desire to enable yogis to "practice in style while keeping their karma clean". A conscious shoppers dream, each piece is designed, manufactured, and printed in Australia.
"Practice in style while keeping your karma clean."
Contributing to the local community is important to Dharma Bums. Working with local businesses supports keeping the industry alive. They provide their community members with safe working conditions and fair pay as they’ll only work with companies who agree to do so. Relationships are incredibly important to the team at Dharma Bums, they choose to work with smaller, family run manufacturers who they truly see as part of their extended family. In addition, their proximity to manufacturers not only allows them to check in frequently, ensuring they are operating in line with Dharma Bums’ ethics, it also removes the need to hold excess stock, in turn reducing unnecessary waste. An environmentally conscious move, and yet another reason to love this brand.
FABRICS AND DESIGNS
You’ll love the fit and feel of Dharma Bums’ high performance fabrics. The use of Spandex delivers four-way stretch that ensures your clothing move with you. Plus, natural moisture-wicking properties help to pull sweat away from the skin, spreading it through the fabric so it dries quickly, making sure you stay comfortable. Their sports bras are designed with modern strappy detailing and mesh inserts while their leggings are often works of art, a mixture of beautiful patterns and stunning colors. They product test their designs on yogis all over the world ensuring the fit and fabric move with you as you flow.
HOW WE WEAR OUR DHARMA BUMS FAVOURITES
We love how the higher waist option on Dharma Bums yoga leggings delivers a firmer hold that looks great on a variety of body shapes and sizes. Flat lock seams and a lined gusset are designed with comfort in mind so that you can master any pose without worrying about the fit and feel of your leggings. The fun prints of their leggings act as a statement piece, so all it takes is a solid top or pullover to complete a casual laid-back look or a simple tee and leather jacket to kick it up a notch.
As defined on their website, a Dharma Bum is: "a person who travels through life living their purpose, doing what they love in peace, happiness and harmony."
It’s confirmed. We’re in love with this brand and we think you will be too. #BeADharmaBum