Born out of a simple idea, a lot of resourcefulness and a growing trend, Rose Buddha is a Quebec company that specializes in eco-responsible yoga and everyday wear.
Maxime Morin, Madeleine Arcand and Benoît Boisclair, the brains behind this small Montréal company, first got into business to achieve better work-life balance. Already a yoga and meditation teacher, Maxime knew a lot about leggings, so the trio decided to embark on a new adventure that eventually became Rose Bouddha. Since 2016, this company has been a great example of successful entrepreneurship based on family values, ethics and eco-responsibility.
“Thanks to our eco-friendly leggings, we contribute to helping the environment, little by little.”
Rose Buddha offers leggings made of 80% recycled polyester that comes from water bottles, and they even recycle their production leftovers to make bracelets. We love! It's a great start, but it doesn’t end there. From production lines to supplier chains, to seamstresses and suppliers, everyone is committed to the company’s eco-responsible and ethical philosophy. The leggings are even decorated with prints designed by local visual artists. At the very beginning, Rose Buddha did have to teach suppliers and workers how to use the new material, but what’s great about this is that these people are now fully equipped, and have a head start when it comes to meeting the growing demand for eco-responsible fashion.
“We grow alongside our suppliers, together.”
It’s so nice to see. Over the years, the concept of sustainable development has reached food and transportation industries, but we’re happy it’s finally reached the fashion industry. Unsurprisingly, it's the second most polluting industry in the world ... but that won’t stop us!
To put things into perspective:
Nearly 2 billion jeans are produced annually, and approximately 7000 litres of water are required to produce one pair of jeans.
Forbes and Huffington Post
Know that you can do your part without sacrificing comfort. Just slip on your Rose Buddha leggings, feel the print on your fingertips, take a deep breath with your head up high and salute the sun, with peace of mind.