Yoga-conscious Bali offers a wide range of accouterments for the dedicated practitioner, but none stand out as much as the WE’AR shops in Seminyak and Ubud. Competent shop staff, clean changing rooms, friendly environment, and unique products – this is the sort of place where shopping becomes a pleasurable journey for all the senses.
Just looking at the shop from outside, it is clear there is something different in front of us. From the earthy wood accents to the attractive window display – it beckons us in. Once inside, the smell of delicate incense in a well lit and peaceful space sets the stage for a particular experience.
The base of its clothing is appropriate for yoga practice, with a wide range of items that can be worn on and off the mat, as well as some clearly for less sweaty activities. WE’AR was created by a group of Kiwis and their seasons reflect the New Zealand weather. The Bali shops are stocked with mostly summery garments but you can find the occasional wool sweater and warmer pants during the Southern hemisphere’s winter season.
There is an emphasis on natural organic materials and dyes, with attention to detail and design that is seldom seen in an activewear brand. The influences are varied, from the traditional weaves of Indonesia, where the brand started and still produces most of its apparel – to subtler references to Japanese draping and design.
Close to the brand’s ethos is a commitment to ethical manufacturing, their prices reflect this – this is not the place to come for the cheapest yoga pants you can find. WE’AR is where you get beautifully designed items for an active lifestyle from a brand that takes their social responsibility seriously.
WE’AR shop Seminyak – 12 Jalan Kayu Aya, Oberoi
WE’AR shop Ubud – 41 Hanoman Street, Ubud
WE’AR shop Canggu – 39 Jl. Pantai Berawa, Canggu
Price range: 285,000 IDR – 1,300,000 IDR
Opening Times: Monday through Sunday 9 am to 9pm
Best for: Beautifully crafted casual wear that looks nothing like what other people are wearing to yoga. Lululemon this is not.
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