Where the Wild Things Are: Wild Thing Yoga Apparel


Courtesy of Wild Thing Yoga Apparel

One person’s trash is another woman’s treasure.

In 26-year-old Alexis Simoes’s case, recycled plastic water bottles became a signature component of her nature-inspired Wild Thing yoga apparel.

In June 2017, Simoes, a Wall Township resident, world traveler and yoga lover recreated her favorite travel destinations on fabric. Her personal photography of Costa Rican beaches, sea cliffs in Ireland and Colorado mountains were printed onto crop tops, leggings and shorts.

Her apparel is made of sustainable material—RPET (recycled plastic water bottles) and Spandex—that is quick-drying, lightweight, form fitting and antibacterial.

“Wild Thing inspires people to travel, explore, and make connections all over the world,” Simoes says. Each piece is named after the place that inspired it, such as Tahoe leggings, Rockies Goddess top and Algarve shorts. It’s like carrying the natural wonders of the world wherever you wear them.

The collection is available at Shape Shop, Asbury Park; the Yoga Barn, Farmingdale; and discoveryourwild.com.

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