Frequently Asked Questions
FIT & CARE
Our primary material is a super durable, flexible, comfortable 300-400 GSM poly/spandex blend interlock fabric that is luxuriously smooth inside and out.
It has a very high modulus and recovery (meaning it stretches and returns to its shape extremely well for lasting support), is highly resistant to pilling, thinning and fading, and features all-over moisture-wicking and antimicrobial technology to stand up beautifully to your active lifestyle wear after wear after wear.
We currently carry sizes XS through 2X. Please see the sizing chart on our Products page for more detailed information.
If you need help selecting a size or want to provide feedback on sizing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are always looking for ways to enhance and expand our product offerings, and welcome any feedback on our products, philosophies and/or practices at email@example.com.
We suggest machine washing in cold water with similar colors and tumble dry low.
Just like other advanced technical fabrics, Alana pants perform best when washed and dried without the use of fabric softeners.
Our current collection features six distinct color options: Black, Monaco Blue, Purple, Lime Punch + Grey, Monaco Blue + Purple, and Purple + Poppy Red.
We are currentlly working on our second collection, which will include additional colors and pant options, in addition to new products!
RETURNS & EXCHANGES
We accept returns and exchanges for up to 30 days after you have received the item.
We want you to love your Alana products, so please contact us if you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason. We’ll do our best to make it right.
For more details, please visit Returns & Exchanges.
Yes! We want create a truly global Alana community, so matter where you are, we’ll come to you.
Emerge Global (also known as Emerge Lanka) works with female survivors of abuse and neglect, often at the hands of their own families, who have had the courage to speak out, to work to protect their younger siblings, and to create a safe reality for their own children.
It empowers these women to develop the skills, resources and networks necessary to enact their own visions of change. Alana works directly with Emerge Global to provide these girls with new opportunities for meaningful work and skill-development, employing them to help us design and build integral parts of our products.
For more information, visit their website here.
Our team at Alana Athletica comes from different countries and very humble roots. There were several turning points in our lives that made us fortunate enough to have the opportunity to migrate to the United States and live the American dream, some of us temporarily and others permanently.
After traveling the world (with jobs in management consulting and fashion design) for many years collecting new friends and experiences, we were convinced that our future efforts (both personal and professional) needed to serve a greater purpose - to give back, support, and empower others. After years of courage and planning (and plenty of market research and conviction), we assembled our core team, full of talent and sharing the same vision, to launch our dream, Alana Athletica. We knew that our ultimate goal wasn't to create the highest quality yoga pant in the market (even though we do think it is), but to use a high-quality product as means for a greater purpose, which is where Emerge came in.
After numerous interviews and due diligence on non-profits, we decided to present this opportunity to Emerge because they share the same core values as Alana Athletica and support our vision - that women deserve to feel confident, supported, and empowered. We believe that by working with Emerge, the sky is the limit with what we can give back to these deserving women and local communities.
Our vision is that Alana Athletica's growth will be driven by the support of our global community - the women who design, cut, stitch, wear, and showcase our product.
While our partnership with Emerge is relatively young, the impact that this organization has is truly one-of-a-kind. From teaching young women career and life skills, to mentorship and reintegration, Emerge willfully enables its women to get a second chance at life, a life full of hope and opportunity. This applies to the women of Emerge in our Alana Athletica production house - through mentorship and a rigorous training program, we have been able to integrate our Emerge women to those already supporting our production workhouse and in doing so, have created a sense of community where everyone feeds from one another's support and encouragement.
We are empowering our women by equipping them with career and life mentorship, with the ultimate desire of creating successful women and economic empowerment.
At the moment, we are fully focused on expanding our collaboration and integration with Emerge Global and making them a key component of our production and business model.
We are also exploring additional partnership opportunities for 2018.
Working with women in Sri Lanka has transformed our perspective on the purpose of life and what "success" means. Previously, our cofounders were all part of very successful corporations, traveling first class around the world, supporting Fortune 500 executives, and making great money. After taking a step back and finally getting out of the corporate bubble that we were in, we realized that the meaning of life was much more than that. Once we started working with the women in Sri Lanka, this shift in the purpose of life became even more evident. We began to see the inconsistencies between wealth and poverty in developing countries, as well as how fortunate we had been to be able to live a life free of abuse.
Having been so fortunate, we now feel that it is upon us to help those who haven't been as fortunate, and to appreciate the little things that life gives us - light, water, nature, a smile, a family, a meal. With this change in perspective, we now want to be a pioneer in the corporate environment and set an example for others across the world on the meaning of life - a life devoted to giving back, to minimizing the lack of balance that exists between those who have been fortunate and those who haven't been. This is what Alana represents.
We think that more often than not, large corporations try to exploit the resources in developing countries to maximize profits, without realizing that such exploitation comes with an immense opportunity cost - when one side wins, another one loses. We are advocates of success for everyone - we want to empower and support women in need, and at the same time give back to the local communities who are designing, creating, and wearing our product - end to end. By prioritizing this aspect of giving back, we truly think that we can:
- Establish transparency and awareness of the realities lived in developing countries
- Set a worthy example for all – from everyday citizens to global corporations
- Create a chain reaction of giving back - one that is not linear, but exponential
Alana Athletica wants to be a pioneer in the launch and execution of this exponential cycle of giving back with the ultimate goal of providing economic empowerment to our women and community.
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