Whether you are a surfing mama or a hiking mama, you will adore Teresa Delfin’s eco-fabulous line of activewear for the mom-to-be who wants to stay comfortable while enjoying her favorite sports or activities while pregnant. Created in 2009, this top-quality line is quickly gathering quite a following!

An Interview with Teresa Delfin, Founder of Mountain Mama

1. Tell us about your eco-inspired company!

I created Mountain Mama to provide high quality outdoor apparel for maternity and beyond. Because a healthy outdoor lifestyle is at the heart of Mountain Mama’s mission, we’re committed to producing our garments using the smallest possible footprint. We source fabrics that comply with strict environmental standards, including Blueline, the highest eco-standard in the textile industry. Beginning Fall 2011 we’ll be offering garments made with bamboo and wood pulp fabrics as well as organic cotton. 100% of our products are made in the USA and many travel only 30 miles from fabric mill to factory to fulfillment!

How do you choose to go green in your own life?

My favorite ways to go green in my own life are to live outdoors as much as possible. For me, this means everything from enjoying regular hiking, skiing, paddling, backpacking, cycling and camping outings to growing as many organic fruits and vegetables as my yard can handle! Little things like having to carry your garbage on a backpacking trip can be excellent training for working toward a “leave no trace” lifestyle everyday.

Guilty green pleasure?

As an outdoor athlete, I’m also a gear freak! You should see my garage: skis, kayak, bikes, tents…! I justify my gear purchases because they make my time outdoors more enjoyable, but I research like crazy before investing in new toys so that I don’t consume more resources than I need.

Can you offer any encouraging words for those with a small sustainable business?

Committing to running a green business means also committing to fewer profits – in the short term. Stay connected with like-minded organizations such as B Corp and 1% for the Planet and find inspiration by reading success stories like Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard’s, Let My People Go Surfing.

*Image provided by Mountain Mama.*