Loungewear is what we’ve all been living in for a while now. Working at home, we want to be comfortable, but Zoom meetings mean we need to look good. Most important are fabrics that are supersoft and styling that is not only relaxed and comfortable, but also adapts for running quick errands. Thankfully, these sustainable brands have met the challenge and come through with these lovely, buttery pieces that suit a range of styles. They feel so good on the body, we may never want to transition back!
Not only is it quite fetching, the roomy and comfortable Sleep Shirt, at left, in short and long lengths, has super powers. Linen is thermoregulatory and can absorb moisture, keeping the body cool. This stylish piece, with its classic cut, is also something you’ll want to wear outside with leggings, or even as a beach coverup! Also comes in plus sizes.thesleepshirt.com
When Kelly Degnan created SKiVYS Femme, top right, she was looking for loungewear that could double as sleepwear, plus look good enough to run an errand or walk the dog. A beautifully drapey dress—mini, max, slip-style—SKiVYS is made with modal, a sustainable fabric that not only feels silky on the skin, it is thermal regulating, so if you choose to sleep in your SKiVYS, you will get a great night’s rest! Perhaps most unique is that SKiVYS features a built-in bra and an inner layer to keep your modesty intact.
The Grey State Pure Tee and Relaxed Jogger, bottom right, are the perfect ensemble for luxurious lounging in comfort and style. Made in a solar- powered OEKO-TEX and LEED Gold-certified factory to help reduce environmental impact. Both Jogger and Tee are created with nontoxic dyes, from silky smooth sustainable and biodegradable Lenzing MicroModal, which feels like a second skin.greystateapparel.com
The Coyuchi Solstice Collection is made from GOTS- certified 100-percent organic cotton jersey that is “peached.” “A peached fabric is when during a finishing process it is brushed to create a softer touch on the front of the fabric,” says Whitney Thornburg, design director, Coyuchi, “so it feels like the skin of a peach.” As you may imagine, it feels incredibly cozy and divinely soft against the skin. The Solstice Organic Kimono Robe, below, offers a relaxed fit, perfect for lounging around at home, and good looking enough to throw on top of a tee and drawstring pants and head to the market. The Solstice Collection also features a Romper, wide-legged cropped pants, sweatpant- style jogging pants and more. coyuchi.com
A pioneer in the hemp sphere, Jungmaven founder Robert Jungmann has been working to legalize hemp for over 20 years. These Hemp Terry Sport Shorts, made from the low-impact material, are not only soft and slouchy, they pair beautifully with the Jungmaven Todos French Terry Raglan, or one of Jungmaven’s vintage-style tees, famous for their durability and touchability! jungmaven.com
A Twist on a Classic
This spring, Patagonia is launching a new collection, Road to Regenerative, made from organic cotton that is grown with regenerative agriculture practices and certified Regenerative Organic (RO), a program that now supports over 250 cotton farms. Patagonia has been using organic cotton since 1996, and RO is the highest organic standard, geared toward regenerating and rehabilitating the soil and improving the lives of farmers.
Less than one percent of cotton on the planet is grown organically, and conventional cotton uses approximately 16 percent of the world’s insecticides and seven percent of pesticides, along with other toxic chemicals, while organic cotton is grown without chemical pesticides or harmful fertilizers that seep into the ground and water supplies. The cozy Patagonia ROC Pilot Cotton Crew Sweatshirt, below, is from the new Regenerative Organic Certification collection.patagonia.com