Lorna’s winter warmers
Wellness guru and activewear designer Lorna Jane Clarkson has just released her second cookbook, Eat Good Food, featuring her secrets to making healthy living easy. Here, Lorna shares four favourite winter recipes from the new book as well as her insider
We all know the term activewear, the global phenomenon of fashionable workout gear that has transcended from gym and yoga studios to everyday life and for every occasion. Lorna Jane Clarkson is the most awarded designer of activewear and was also the first to coin the term in 1989. Frustrated by the dull and uninspiring range of gym-wear available for women, Lorna started sewing her own outfits while working as a fitness instructor in Australia. Her designs quickly gained a loyal following, with the women in her classes queuing to place orders for her custom-made pieces.
Demand grew rapidly, and in 1990 she opened the first Lorna Jane store in Brisbane, with husband Bill Clarkson by her side. As awareness continued to spread about Lorna’s technical yet feminine designs the brand expanded, with new stores opening across Australia every year.
Lorna Jane launched in New Zealand earlier this year and there are now more than 150 Lorna Jane stores across Australia and the United States, as well as stores in Canada, China, the UK, Europe, South Africa, Sweden, Asia and the Middle East. Lorna lives and breathes her brand’s values. She is hands-on every day, overseeing the direction of her company, seeking innovative fabrics and concepts, writing, and designing activewear.
Today, the Lorna Jane brand stands for so much more than activewear. It inspires women around the globe to live their best lives through active living and the daily practice of Lorna’s philosophy, Move Nourish Believe.