Have you ever wanted to workout wearing a suit of armour, but been held back knowing it’s just not practical?
Yes? Well apparently, you’re not alone.
Hundreds of women out there would also like to feel fashionable and powerful wearing their own pair of “armour” leggings.
When clothing label Lorica launched its Kickstarter campaign to raise money for fashion leggings that feature three distinct armour designs, the response was “overwhelming”.
In less than a month, the start-up raised more than $200,000 from about 1700 backers – a mammoth effort considering its original goal to start production was $13,000 (US$10,000).
Lorica, named from the Latin word for body armour, is an “armour-inspired line of clothing designed to slay” according to its Kickstarter page.
Creator Elena Hutchinson explained on the website that her leggings’ designs were based on three real suits of armour and made from recycled plastic bottles – so they’re also good for the environment.