Gaining Karma Through Collaboration

Nasim Tyab launched Karma Athletics in 2002: now, over a decade later, the Canadian, Vancouver–based company is working to empower people with yoga apparel and doing it with a conscience. At Uproot, we resonate with Karma’s idea that "what you put out into the world, you get back." Karma designs in Vancouver and produces apparel in Canada. By working with local factories they reduce greenhouse gas emissions and invest in local communities.

We recently had an opportunity to test out some of Karma’s unused fabric on our interactive art installation for Greenpeace’sToast the Coast at Jericho beach.  At Uproot, we realize our mission to end waste won't happen in isolation. We want to thank the visionaries at Karma for standing with us and taking on this challenge with us.

Karma Athletics provided us with fabric that was stretchy, which was perfect for covering this curved shape.

Karma Athletics provided us with fabric that was stretchy, which was perfect for covering this curved shape.

Kevin's bachan (grandmother) gave us a crash course in textiles so we could complete this project.

Kevin's bachan (grandmother) gave us a crash course in textiles so we could complete this project.

As this fabric is thicker, regular pins were hard to press through. Bachan introduced us to T-pins and we were back on track.

As this fabric is thicker, regular pins were hard to press through. Bachan introduced us to T-pins and we were back on track.

This was a really interesting part, as the fabric had been sewn inside out in order to be slipped over.

This was a really interesting part, as the fabric had been sewn inside out in order to be slipped over.

This was the pre-work for the serger to sew the cover for the salmon.                              

This was the pre-work for the serger to sew the cover for the salmon.

                             

After some stretching and pulling we finally got the fabric over. 

After some stretching and pulling we finally got the fabric over.