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Shining Shakti yoga clothes partners with local Sundog Productions

As of August 1, all manufacturing, from patterns to sewing, to dyeing and fulfillment now takes place under one roof at Sundog Productions, a 40,000 square feet one-stop-shop in Fairfax for environmentally conscious textile manufacturing.

One of the few manufacturing facilities in Virginia, Sundog uses solar-heated water, geo-thermal exchanges and recycled lighting fixtures to reduce its impact on the environment. The partnership of these two companies means that once the fabric reaches Sundog from Los Angeles, it stays there until it ships to the customer.

Readers can feel great that when they place an order with Shining Shakti, the shipment travels a minimal distance, dramatically reducing the environmental impact while contributing to the local economy.

D.C. area native Rachel Richardson created Shining Shakti with the vision to design vibrant clothes for the active, stylish woman who is conscious of her impact on Earth. Using only earth-friendly fabrics and hand dyeing each garment, Shining Shakti intends to produce a wearable piece of art that will inspire women to be bright and beautiful.

“Shining Shakti yoga clothes are designed to work with your lifestyle. These days, we're wearing our activewear all day, sometimes into the evening. Women can easily transition these clothes from studio or gym to errands, dinner and a rock concert, all while maintaining effortless comfort and style,” Richardson explains.

Richardson started dyeing Shining Shakti yoga pants on the floor of her San Francisco apartment. When it quickly became too much for her to do alone, Richardson outsourced the work to Sundog. Six years later, the two companies are excited to team up and help grow Shining Shakti to new heights, while increasing sustainability and supporting the local community.

Location: 3850 Jermantown Road in Fairfax. Clothing can be purchased online, both retail and wholesale at

June 2020




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