Founded by Cynthia Savard, ORAKI was established with the goal of producing high-quality yoga and sports wear made from post-consumer materials.
Truly dedicated to sustainability, ORAKI uses recycled plastic bottles (Indeed!) to ethically manufacture leggings and tops in Canada. Its collections produce zero waste.
Each unique design was carefully crafted by artists to empower woman and make them feel beautiful and strong—inside and out.
Cynthia Savard, a senior fashion designer and yoga-lover, spent eight months in a factory in Canada developing materials from recycled fibres. The process of making the fabrics literally from plastic was a long roller coaster of trials, but for her, if there was a way to help the planet by re-using already consumed material, she was going to take that path. She has developed fabrics that have the same features as regular polyester but that are significantly better for the environment.
Georges Laraque is a 13-year NHL veteran, spokesperson, public speaker, best-selling author, vegan since 2009 and a fitness & wellness enthusiast. He is involved in various volunteer activities and is an advocate of healthy lifestyles. The environmental mission of Oraki is what inspired him to join the team. Research published by the United Nations got Laraque’s attention. The study stated that if we maintain our level of plastic consumption, by 2050, there would be more plastic than fish in the ocean. Georges decided to take action and team up with Cynthia to encourage people to buy clothing made with recycled plastic.
A percentage of the profit from every online purchase goes to help those in need. Through donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children – Canada and AQEPA, ORAKI gives back to the children who represent our future, helping them grow and become the next generation of game changers.
We feel a responsibility, as a brand, to stay true to our DNA, be honest, transparent and ensure we operate in the most eco-friendly way possible in all aspects of our company. It’s a constant work in progress, but we’re truly proud to contribute to our planet’s future by keeping plastic bottles out of landfills and oceans.
Yoga offers us a wonderful opportunity to reflect on ourselves and the world. It has the power to heal while connecting our mind to our body to discover our inner self in its wholeness and completeness.