Prancing Leopard Organics came from our simple need: we could not find organic activewear that was stylish and comfortable enough to go beyond our yoga, dance and fitness activities so we could wear it throughout our busy, multi-tasking days.
We are Sevda and Bert Holland of Prancing Leopard. To us, synthetic blend clothing being sold for yoga practice seemed inappropriate for a holistic practice like yoga, it was confining, felt foreign on the body and was frequently styled as if yoga were a competitive sport.
We longed for clothing that would help us live a 360° organic lifestyle – comfortable and stylish enough to go from the cafe to yoga, then to meetings or an evening out without changing. We also care deeply about the earth’s future and open business practices — and so Prancing leopard sprung to life — organically.
Love, care and organic cotton: this is our passion. Our dream is really great clothing that intelligently supports a dynamic lifestyle and a company that endeavors to give back to the society, culture and the earth in every way. Balance.
To benefit both the wearer as well as the world, we chose organic fabrics. Our goal was to find the most beautiful fabrics, combining natural organic fibers with comfort and performance. Made with sustainable fibers to support organic farmers and sustainable farming practices.
We are passionate about our community. Our business model is centered on giving back to our local, global and environmental communities.
On a global scale, we offer handmade artisan pieces, in addition to our core line, to benefit underserved women’s communities who make them. To support our shared environment and community, a percentage of our profit goes to the Snow Leopard Trust, dedicated to saving the rare and beautiful snow leopard from extinction.
The snow leopard is the inspiration for our company name, and the company logo is akin to traditional representations from the remote countries of Kazahkstan and the Kyrgyzstan of that legendary animal.