We all know that 2020 was one weird year for us all. However, 2020 brought some positives with it; I was forced to slow down, pushed to evaluate what is really important in my life, and, perhaps most notably, I started up a sustainable equestrian clothing business.
It began as a passion project of mine for months and months, as I worked tirelessly on it; in the mornings before work, on my days off, and in the evenings.
So, I thought it was about time I introduced you all to my business… Kaia Equine.
What is Kaia Equine?
Kaia Equine is a sustainable equestrian clothing brand. Featuring two ranges; the Tidal Collection featuring clothes made from regenerated ocean plastics and the Revive Collection, made from recycled organic fabric scraps and recycled bottles.
Where did the idea for Kaia Equine come from?
The idea for Kaia Equine first sprung up into my mind in the early part of the lockdown while I was searching online for sustainable riding clothing for myself (with no luck), and I spent the next few months mulling it over.
In the middle of the year I was lucky enough to get away for a staycation to Cornwall and it was there that the idea really started to root itself in my mind. Swimming in the sea, I was appalled by how much plastic there was floating around me.
Returning home, I began, rather naively, to research the fabrics, factories and more. And before I knew it, I was already up to my neck in it, so it was too late to turn back!
All of the clothes have been designed for horse riders, by horse riders. And they are being created with the planet in mind at every single stage of development.
Which is why the fabric used isn’t the only sustainable part of our business…
- All of the zips on the Alba Base Layers are made from recycled plastic bottles
- All of the packaging is completely recyclable
- All of the care and brand clothing labels have been made using recycled products
And finally, as I want to give back as much as I can, I've also partnered with charities, One Tree Planted and The Horse Trust.
Where to find Kaia Equine
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