Yoga Pants: The Greatest Invention And Who Invented It

by Monday, July 11, 2016

Ever wondered who came up with the brilliant idea to invent one of the best pants ever made—the yoga pants? As a yoga pants owner, you also wonder who was inspired enough to create this pair of flexible, form-fitting, comfy pants you wear to your yoga practices. If you’re as curious as I am, stick around and perhaps we’ll be able to learn a valuable fact or two about your favorite fitness wardrobe.

Yoga Pants: The Greatest Invention And Who Invented It

Finding Out Who The Real Yoga Pants Inventor Is

When you are involved in physical activities that require you to move a lot, do some stretching, and bending most of the time; then you would need bottoms where you can do all these things comfortably and with ease.

That is what we thank the inventor of yoga pants for. His greatest invention allowed you to be at ease and comfortable during your yoga practices. But who should we be thanking for, anyway? Who invented yoga pants?

Rumor has it that there is really no one responsible for the invention of the yoga pants. Instead, we have some amazingly genius people who contributed to the century’s “new pants.” Few names have popped up over the internet regarding who the true inventor of this “gift” is,  as men and women address it. One of them is Wallace Carothers.

Wallace Carothers

Wallace Carothers was a chemist who worked for Du Pont and studied the production of nylon which led to a research foundation for synthetic fiber industry.

William Edward Hanford

Yoga Pants: The Greatest Invention And Who Invented It

Another one was William Edward Hanford, who also worked for Du Pont as an industrial chemist who invented polyurethane, the material now put to such diverse uses as foam padding, upholstery, carpeting.

Donald Holmes

Yoga Pants: The Greatest Invention And Who Invented It

Donald Holmes, also invented the process for making the multipurpose material polyurethane together with William Hanford.

Joseph Shivers

Yoga Pants: The Greatest Invention And Who Invented It

Along with Wallace Carothers, William Hanford, and Donald Holmes, there was also Joseph Shivers. He was a textile chemist at Du Pont who invented spandex as an alternative to rubber, which by the way, is a crucial material needed in producing yoga pants.

Yoga pants are made of cotton, spandex, lycra, nylon, polyester, wool, and other fibers that make it stretchable and form-fitting. With these inventions from three great inventors come the yoga pants which was not named as it is now until it became a term for people who used these pants during yoga activities. 

These stretchy, body-hugging pants gained its fame when yogis wanted to be on a clothing that will make stretching and be bending easy for them. But throughout the years, these pants have been used for other physical activities which require movement such as stretching and bending. These pants were also casually worn by women across the globe by the time they realized yoga pants are not just for yoga practices plus the fact that the quality of it give emphasis to women’s figure.

In your opinion, given the facts above, who is the true yoga pants inventor? Personally, I give thanks to all these men who have given us one of the greatest inventions of all time– the Yoga Pants!

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In your opinion, given the facts above, who is the true yoga pants inventor? Personally, I give thanks to all these men who have given us one of the greatest inventions of all time– the Yoga Pants!

 

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