Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Review: Mondetta Performance Gear

As you might know, I'm a bit of a yoga clothes and products connoisseur.  I  love trying new styles and brands. It's so exciting to see the creative and innovative designs each season. So, of course I was thrilled when Mondetta Performance Gear invited me to try some of their pieces! A yoga /active wear brand I'd never heard of!?, I thought. How can this be?

I was even happier when I felt the high-performance fabrics--soft, supple, stretchy.. maybe even a little bit squishy (and trust me, that's a good thing!). The colors are bright and friendly. The fit? Fantastic. And the designs are inspired, out-of-the-box, and fashion forward.

I immediately fell in love with the long sleeved number pictured on the right. The print is super-cute, and it's the perfect layering piece for a yoga class or a quick jog on a chilly day.

I'm also a big fan of the Affluent 2 Tank (left) because its design is unlike anything else I've seen. It has a unique neckline (a mixture between a V-neck and a square neck) with gathers. It's nice and long so it offers full coverage and I love the feminine A-line fit--just make sure you tuck it in before you invert! Did I mention how SOFT the fabric is?

However, I might be most impressed by the company's efforts to make the world a better place. As a yoga student who wants to do as little harm as possible, it's important to me to support companies that make an effort to do the same. The Mondetta Charity Foundation provides assistance to children in East Africa who have either have AIDS or have been orphaned by the disease. MPG pays for the administrative costs so all the money the foundation raises can go straight to the cause. Plus, one percent of every garment MPG sells goes to the foundation.

Check out the rest of the MPG line here. And read more about the MPG Foundation here.

Have you ever tried MPG clothes?