I am not a turncoat! What I am is a supporter of “buy local” movements and the companies that underpin them. Buying local supports the local economy, builds communities, helps the environment and ensures fair labor practices.
I’m using this post to highlight one such local company that I’ve recently become a brand ambassador for.
Introducing my favourite workout gear – Nina B Roze Active Apparel:
- Every garment is made in the USA
- Even better, each garment is designed and then manufactured by local artisans in the City of Angels
- Nina’s signature design is a “heart butt” legging and I love how cheeky that is
- While wearing Nina B Roze, even in my gym gear, I still feel stylish while going about my daily business
- Each delivery comes in a GOLD jiffy bag. Need I say more?
About Nina B Roze
Nina started her business in 2011 out of her mum’s garage. The inspiration for Nina’s designs comes from the Victorian era and are infused with femininity and elegance. Her aim is to inspire women to live healthy and active lifestyles through her designs. Her tagline “Sport your pretty” makes me smile. Why shouldn’t woman feel pretty when working out? Because I’m perspiring like a stevedore? Still feel pretty.
On the subject of working out, I’ve embraced the LA exercise lifestyle and that’s what led to me to discover Nina B Roze. These days I exercise 4-5 times a week and, over the last few months, have been taking my Nina B Roze gear through its paces. My activities range from hiking and spinning to pilates and yoga.
So how does Nina B Roze Active Apparel hold up to being tested?
The leggings, or pants as they call them here *insert cry laughing emoji* (note – what English folk call pants are the same garment Americans call “panties” or “undies” which is why this word makes me laugh) is very comfortable. The fabric is thick, breathable, and stretches well. The leggings have a slimming and contouring fit which keeps my food baby in when I’ve gorged at The Cheesecake Factory the night before. The two hidden pockets on the 2Tone Hidden Pocket Capri are a nice touch.
The Sports Bra
Same great fabric, supportive enough for running or spinning and excellent for pilates or yoga. I’m a fan of back detailing on clothes and love the four spaghetti straps tied in with the mesh layer.
Chic, excellent quality gear that I recommend. The fabric for both types of garments has worn very well. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve washed them and haven’t noticed any colour fading. There is a catch – the apparel isn’t cheap. At $73 a pop for one sports bra, it hurts my purse strings. On the other hand, if you look at each garment as a versatile and ethical investment, the price makes sense.
Curious about Nina B Rose Active apparel? You can check out her beautiful designs here. If you find yourself eyeing up a cheeky number, you can use the code jessica10 for 20% off your order.
Who makes your favourite workout gear? Do you know of any other companies that make in LA that I should look into?
Photography: Frances Von Wong