TLC Body Confident Activewear – Living an active lifestyle does not have to take over your daily routine, my yoga workout routine is generally a couple of times a week, which ties up nicely with daily local walks.
To prepare myself for the occasion, for walking I have a selection of sensible, comfy footwear and for yoga, I have turned to TLC’s gorgeous new range of relaxed yoga clothing. TLC use exclusive, innovative, figure-enhancing materials and high-performance fabrics, that not only offer comfort whilst exercising but body confidence too.
The company was originally founded in 1984 in Cairo by fitness instructor Sara Hanna, the city where she was living and running a successful aerobics studio, which first started life as The Leotard Company. Sara’s clients started to covet the pieces, she had designed for herself, which lead to the inspiration to move into production.
TLC has now been providing ethically, sustainably, beautifully crafted size and body-inclusive activewear for almost 40 years. Fit, fabric and attention to detail are paramount for this brand with a mission to offer stylish but technical clothing designed to make their customers feel body-confident every day.
Passionate about staying true to the brand’s roots, TLC maintains their design and production at the company’s own factory in Cairo where they have a team of skilled craftsmen and women. TLC see all those who work with them as part of their close-knit family and fosters a shared sense of success in all their employees.
“We know the names of the men who spun our bespoke fabrics, we even know the childrens’ names of the ladies who stitched our seams, we know the dreams of the women who picked your order and lovingly wrapped it, and we know how important it is to work as a team. We know what it means to be made with love because we are not just a business, we are a family.” Sara Hanna, Founder
TLC work with certified suppliers to ensure all their fabrics and produced according to sustainable and environmental standards. For this reason, TLC is a brand which is purposefully not trend led but is still fashionable and technically innovative.
Most of their wide range is designed in dark colours, so that garments not only never date, but avoid the use of colourful dyes that cause more damage to the environment. In addition, thanks to the skilled hands of their craftsmen and women, the seams of all their garments are engineered to withstand the pressures of daily wear and regular washing, meaning that they will last for many years.
Sara’s daughter Charlotte joined the business in 2012, they are still a proudly family-owned and run business, with retailers and customers around the globe.
The new Cuffed Yoga Pants which we have tried and highly approve, are made from bespoke material, which is super stretchy with a lightweight feel. They feel airy and comfortable allowing for total freedom of movement, whilst the cuffs keep them in place. They are available in black and a gorgeous new grey Mink colour for Spring.
Pair them with the stylish Short Sleeved Polo Top – in the same lightweight Mink fabric. The 3⁄4 length sleeves are ideal to cover the top of the arms and allow your body room to move freely.
Alternatively, the Lightweight Yoga Pants in a loose fit with pockets offer a relaxed fit and make a perfect pair when worn with the lightly ribbed Short Sleeve Polo Top.
For those that prefer a more streamlined fit, look to the reversible Raglan Mesh Long Sleeve Yoga Top a stunning, sporty fitted top. Stretch mesh sleeves gently cover your arms whilst keeping you cool. The high scoop neckline is inset with contrasting panels at the shoulders so you can reverse the top back to front for either swirl or white Raglan band detailing.
Made from lightweight, sweat-wicking fabric and high-stretch mesh this is a must-have for any workout.
Team it with the Extra Strong Compression Tummy Control Sport Running Leggings are super tummy sculpting, bum-lifting leggings that offer superior fit and hold thanks to TLC’s innovative, easy-care fabric, which feels like a second skin.
With sizes available from a UK size 6 up to a UK size 22 there is something for Everybody at TLC. Visit the website and shop online here.