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Sweat Society at BBS

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We are so excited to announce that Calgary-based Sweat Society will be stocking our boutiques with drool-worthy activewear. Sweat Society was founded by Stephanie Nichols, who is committed to only bringing in technical activewear for both women & men that is ethically sourced, and produced.

We caught up with Stephanie and learned more about her passion and why she started Sweat Society in the first place.

BBS: What made you want to start Sweat Society?
S: I have always been an active person. I practice yoga, I teach yoga, I spin, I Lagree, I do crossfit... I used to buy all my activewear online. I was attracted to the patterns and colours that were available from all these different brands I would find through social media. But as I am sure everyone can attest, online ordering eventually got to frustrating. A couple orders didn't fit properly or just weren't what I expected quality wise, and the online ordering came to a halt (which was probably good news for my wallet).

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BBS: So did you quit your job and dive in right away?
S: No! I currently work in Oil & Gas and as things started to slow down in the industry, the concept of Sweat Society started to build in my head. As this was a passion project, I wanted to make sure I was bringing something I was passionate about into it. I started to research brands, and where their products were produced.Thus the premise of Sweat Society was born - ethical activewear.

BBS: Where is the activewear you carry made?
S: Currently Sweat Society carries brands that are made in Australia, the USA, and of course Canada.

BBS: What is something you didn't expect from starting Sweat Society?
S: I am also a huge advocate of self-love, and believing in your self-worth. It is so easy these days to let the media decide what we are supposed to look like or how we should dress. Through Sweat Society I have been able to start spreading that message. With so many different colours, patterns, fits, and styles, it has really been a way for people to express themselves, and show their true colours. I love seeing the way people's faces light up when they find their perfect leggings.

BBS: What are 3 fun facts about you Stephanie?
S: I have two wiener dogs named Moose + Reggie. I teach yoga - currently teaching at HotShop and I'm a pretty big biology nerd... tidepooling is my favourite thing to do when I'm on the coast (I'm a marine biologist by trade).

Make sure you check out all the Sweat Society goodies, available at both studio!

XO
BBS Team

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1:54 pm

What do you love about Fall?

Blog - BBS Favs Fall Edition

Fall is officially here! Mother Nature even tried to skip ahead on us with that early white stuff. Whoa. At least give us until Halloween. Fall seems to be a lot of people's favourite season. The pretty colours, mild temps (well, some of the time) and cozy layers are just a few of our fav things about this season. We chatted with some of your rockstar barre tenders, and here is what we love most about Fall!

  • Changing of the seasons and cozy sweaters. –Marlo
  • Pulling out the warmer clothes, jackets and boots. I have something called foot duvets from Restoration Hardware that are as amazing as they sound. Also fires in the fireplace. –Emma
  • The colours! Fall is always so picturesque and beautiful. –Kenna
  • The colours of the leaves, the start of a "new year" with the dance season, and pulling out all of the sweaters and scarves! –Lauren
  • I love the changing leaves and how beautiful the snow is. - Amanda
  • Crisp mornings but warm afternoons...the crunch of leaves under foot, chunky sweaters & campfires. -Tara
  • The leaves changing. It's THE most beautiful thing ever. –Adriana
  • The gorgeous colours and fresh crispness of the air. -Reanna

What is YOUR favourite thing about this colourful and cozy season?

XO

BBS Team

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