Grana has done something truly great with their new Move collection. I was thrilled to get to try it out, and as promised, I’m reporting back.
If you’re unfamiliar with Grana, they create modern wardrobe essentials made from the finest fabrics at honest prices. Quality fabric is their main selling point, but they are also an ethical manufacturer and their prices are great. You can read my first review of Grana, which focused on winter staples. I’ve been wearing these pieces ever since and have been very impressed by the quality. They’ve held up so well.
Ok, here we go…
One unique thing about Grana is that although they source fabric around the globe, they are headquartered in Hong Kong (not the US!). They’ve cut middleman costs by keeping all of their product at one warehouse in Hong Kong, the largest shipping port in the world. I’ve loved getting a peek at their fun headquarters through Instagram. Shipping is free when you spend $75, or $10 if you spend less. So when you order, your blue box will ship direct from Hong Kong to your doorstep.
It can be a little nerve-wracking ordering from an online-only store, but exchanges (for store credit) are also free, which eliminates the stress over sizing. Grana’s packaging is super clean and well-designed. It feels like unwrapping a present because of the cute paper (that has been different every time I’ve ordered) and super sturdy box. Sometimes you even get a little surprise, like a depiller for your cashmere sweater or a small gym bag for your activewear. So thoughtful!
Grana Move is designed for a second skin fit. So if you’re on the fence, they recommend to order up a size.
I took my usual small, and when I first put everything on it was tight and took some adjusting. But this is where I was shocked by the magic of their fabric. Once on, it did fit like a second skin and moved so easily through a bunch of yoga vinyasa flows. The tops fit me really well in size small. For the bottoms, while a small is fine, with this amount of stretch I could have taken their advice to size up and a medium would have been good, too.
For reference, I’m 5’4″ and normally wear a small or size 4 at J.Crew or Madewell.
Grana Move is easy, understated activewear. There are no crazy prints or neon hues, which I absolutely love about the line. The fabric is called Taiwanese Tech, and it moves and stretches with you. It feels soft, is incredibly lightweight, and helps manage moisture thanks to the unique poly and spandex blends.
Racerback Tank Top, in black ($25). I really love the pure black of this tank and how soft it is. It’s wicking, and doesn’t ride up when I do inverted yoga poses. It makes a great basic. I do wish the black of the tank matched the black leggings a little better, but the sheen is off just a tad.
Racerfront Crop Top, in port ($25). See below for review.
Full Length Leggings, in black ($45). Having only worn Target brand leggings before, the fabric blew me away. It is such a big step up. These leggings are comfortable and smooth, with subtle, flattering seams. Grana also designed a hidden safety pocket along the waistband. Do size up if you’re unsure. For the price, I think these are an incredible value.
Racerfront Crop Top, port ($25). This top was a little out of my comfort zone, but I had been wanting to try something a little more edgy for my yoga classes. As I’ve gotten stronger, I’ve been working on arm balances (more on that soon) and tanks can get in the way, especially if they ride up. A crop top is a good alternative for warmer months, and now I’m working up the courage to wear it.
3/4 Leggings, port ($39). Much of what I said about the full length leggings applies here too. I love the seaming. I do wish the rise was a little higher, but maybe sizing up to a medium would correct that issue. The fabric is awesome and stays put. I tend to wear 3/4 leggings more often, so I’ll be ordering a few more colors from this line. To tone down the crop top, I kept the whole outfit in one hue. This port color is gorgeous in person. I really love that I’ve created a mini capsule with the four pieces I ordered from Grana. They can all mix and match easily.
Grana graciously allowed me to select the pieces for this post. Thank you, Grana! All thoughts and opinions are mine, as always. And thank you for reading and supporting the brands that keep this blog running. If you would like to order anything from Grana, use this link to get 10% off your first order.