What is a Abdomen or Core Warmer? Traditionally known as "Haramaki" in Japanese culture. Hara meaning "abdomen" (the center of the soul) and maki meaning "to wrap up". Keeping your kidneys warm has been an ongoing theme that travels through many cultures. Core Warmers increase warmth, and support your lower organs.
Uses for Core Warmers:
- Keeping your belly warm when wearing a shorter shirt.
- As a belly warmer when you go to bed in the winter.
- During menstruation it can be helpful to have the added support of a core warmer.
- During yoga class in order to help keep an awareness of the core.
- Keeping your vital organs, warm and therefore happy and healthy.
Put a haramaki on like a pair of pants, feet first and pull up over the hips. It will feel snug at first, but it will loosen and fit comfortably. The haramaki can be worn as a single layer or doubled for extra warmth.
Haramaki Fabric - 70% Viscose from Bamboo | 30% Organic Cotton
Bamboo fabric is ideal for exercise wear. However, all bamboo fabric is not created equally. After much research, the best bamboo fabric that met our environmental, ethical and quality expectations is from Canada. Bamboo is a forestry product, so the natural eco-system stays in place. There is no need for pesticides, herbicides, tilling or replanting. Bamboo groves return a huge amount of oxygen back to the atmosphere in comparison with other types of forests.
Eco and Worker Friendly Our bamboo is grown solely in bamboo groves that have FSC Certification, and OCIA/NOP.
International Organic Standards Certification Our knit of 70% Viscose from Bamboo yarn and 30% Organic Cotton yarn has the European Oeko-Tex 100 certification and is produced meeting ISO 14001 standards.
Bamboo Yarn The bamboo used in the bamboo fabric has been pulped and spun into yarn using a clean, modern viscose process. The result of this process is a high modulus yarn - could be called the "Pima Cotton" of bamboo, offering excellent luster, softness and durability.
Fabric Finishing Process Fabric is knit and dyed in Canada.
Low Impact Dyed Our unique single jet-dying process has been developed to have the lowest environmental impact possible. The fabric is prepared for dye using hot water and a mechanical process only (scouring). The dying is done using small quantities of environmentally friendly dyes free of heavy metals, chlorine, solvents, optical brightening chemicals, or any other toxic chemicals.
No Antibacterial Chemical Treatment Silver Nitrate is the main ingredient of the anti-microbial treatment that is very often applied to mass-produced athletic wear and shoes. It is not applied to these items.
Non-Factory, Local Sewing Environment Because these haramaki are not mass-produced, we are blessed to be able to maintain a benevolent and interactive design and sewing environment. The local women are relaxed and dedicated. By using beautiful materials that we consider to be a gift from nature, putting those materials into high-quality, timeless designs, and sewing them up in an unhurried, mindful atmosphere, we've got some really good vibes going on here. We believe that those good vibes translate into the final products, and in turn are transferred to you. Namaste.