What is Dharma Fairness

Dharma Bums: Developed with care out of love and passion for yoga

Born to be worn - made to be worn - that is the motto of the Australian label Dharma Bums. Typically Australian, the journey of the yoga and active wear label began on the beaches of Sydney, where founders Debbie Lawson and Mat Guthrie made their dream of sustainably produced yoga wear come true in 2013.

The typical Australian no-worries mentality can of course be felt in the yoga wear. Colorful, cheerful prints meet unusual cuts and uncomplicated fits. So it's perfect for the yoga session and a visit to the beach afterwards.


For sustainability in practice

In fact, the name says it all at Dharma Bums. Dharma means to live in accordance with and act upon one's divine calling. This is exactly why the Australian label was born.

Dharma Bums ’founder and designer Debbie is a yogini herself and lives the values ​​that yoga embodies. Accordingly, she was looking for yoga wear that combines sustainability and ethics. She couldn't find anything and so she decided to take matters into her own hands. Dharma Bums was born.


Yoga wear that makes you happy

Dharma Bums always thinks of two sides during production: that of the yogis and that of the manufacturer. The production of yoga wear should make both sides feel equally good. Yogis should feel inspired and comfortable in their practice by wearing the colorful and sophisticated clothing, while the manufacturing process should be fair for the producers. That is why Dharma Bums advocates ethical working conditions - from the creation of clothing to delivery to the yogi.


Because location is important

In order to keep the ecological footprint as small as possible, Dharma Bums has worked with small Australian factories from the start who believe in what the label stands for: sustainability and fairness. Quality is paramount for these factories. Just as important: you are ethically certified. Dharma Bums still works with these factories today, although new partners have of course been added over time. However, they all have one thing in common: They share Dharma Bums' values ​​and are certified by internationally independent organizations.


Fabrics that are not only beautiful but also sustainable

Dharma Bums ’aim is to continue to search for fabrics that meet both ethical and sustainable criteria. The label is currently working with recycled nylon, organic cotton and sustainable bamboo. The use of biodegradable materials is also to be expanded in the future and the mix of sustainable and recycled materials is to be increased over the next 24 months.


Prints - What defines Dharma Bums

An essential recognition feature of the Australian label are definitely the colorful, diverse prints. They are an essential part of the yoga collection and make leggings, bras and tops a real eye-catcher.

Dharma Bums also pays close attention to sustainability in the dyeing process and uses a process called sublimation to print the leggings. This prevents the pollution of waterways and keeps the water on earth clean.

Dharma Bums is also constantly researching further ways to expand sustainable processes. So it is not surprising that ink cartridges are recycled and the label's head office is also being equipped with organic products. After all, sustainability for the yoga label is not something that just flows into the product. It's a lifestyle that everyone at Dharma Bums lives.