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Environmentally and Socially Conscious Maternity Athleisure Basics

Searching for those soft staples to get you through a Covid era pregnancy? Look no further.

“If we do not know how to take care of ourselves and to love ourselves, we cannot take care of the people we love. Loving oneself is the foundation for loving another person.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh

One would think that by my third pregnancy I would have all the maternity clothes a girl could want, but alas that is not the case. With my first I attempted to buy anything but maternity clothing, relying on oversized clothes and a few passed down pieces.

With my second I think I wore the same pair of hand-me-down leggings for about 6 months. Third time's the charm I guess because I have been searching for some items that will help me stay comfortable and active without feeling like a circus tent or breaking the bank - and I've found them!

A brand I have long admired just came out with a new maternity line. Pact Apparel uses organic cotton and produces its garments in a fair trade factory. They carbon offset their shipping and minimize packaging to reduce waste.

Basically they are well on their way of achieving their goal of becoming Earth’s favorite clothing company. To top it all off, they are by far the most affordable environmentally and socially conscious brand that I have come across.

Better yet they are offering 20% off of their entire maternity collection with the code BABYBUMP20. The code is good for the whole month of December and they are including a FREE 2 pack of baby bodysuits with any maternity purchase this month.

I will be gifting my bump several colors of the boyfriend tee (regularly $25), a few pairs of pocket leggings ($40) and a nursing bralette ($30). If you are a first time nursing bra shopper I can not recommend this style enough, especially for nighttime. So much easier than those dang clips!

Since it looks like we won’t be heading to any fancy events or nights out during the first half of 2021 I am confident that I will be living in these basics for the remainder of my pregnancy. They also make the perfect prenatal yoga and walking attire, making it easy to fit those activities in whenever I can in my day.

I hope you find something to add to your maternity wardrobe or if you aren’t expecting, a few eco friendly and ethically made gifts for you or someone you love!