In a few of my previous posts I have mentioned what type of Yoga gear I tend to buy, and the fact that I have thick thighs that make some poses difficult for me. Recently, the founder of Lululemon, Chip Wilson, mentioned in an interview that some women's thighs cause their product to pill.
I am of two minds on this. I have thick thighs, and they do rub together when I walk, sit, move, etc. I have experienced pilling in many of my pants. My jeans wear thin there, even, and cause me to buy more sooner than I would like. It is a natural by product, often, when fabric rubs together like that.
However, Chris Wilson really could have done a better job explaining that. Instead of making it sound like it is our fault that we have thick legs, he could have explained it much like I did. He could have even applauded the women who experience that for being active in his line of clothing. But instead, he makes women like me feel inferior because we don't have a Thigh Gap. See this related article on that.
Now a lot of women, and some men, are boycotting the brand, much like Abercrombie after the statement made about the type of clientele they want in their stores. I never shopped at Lululemon to begin with, as their prices were expensive and I had already heard stories about larger women being shunned in their stores. Now the company has another black mark against their name, and I am willing to continue supporting other companies when it comes to Yoga clothing.