Homeward Bound: Get your loungewear ready
Admittedly, I am still in the throes of anxiety around what my next several weeks will look like. My husband is particularly vulnerable to complications from any virus, but particularly respiratory viruses, so we are on high alert.
Add to that uncertainty around how I’m going to complete class assignments without the benefit of institutional infrastructure (even the libraries are closed) and it’s a recipe for hyperventilation.
I’ve been looking at cozy clothes to remind myself that one benefit of social isolation is hanging out in hoodies and flannel pants.
While I am optimistic that I can be productive during this longterm period of isolation, I am not going to hold myself accountable to any kind of momentum. Still, I have been known to do some of my best work in pajamas, so maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Here are my top picks for ethical and sustainable “home clothes,” from leggings to robes to pajamas to slippers…
7 Places to Find Ethical & Sustainable Loungewear
1 | PACT Apparel
Organic, fair trade cotton leggings, pajama sets, and cozy sweatshirts.
2 | Entireworld
Made with organic cotton and recycled polyester. 25% off whole sets with code, SWEATSUITWORLD.
3 | Girlfriend Collective
Athletic leggings, bra tops, and more made with recycled and biodegradable materials.
4 | Everlane
Cozy sweatshirts and sweaters made with cotton or recycled polyester, many on sale.
5 | Organic Basics
Soft tencel and organic cotton bras, undies, leggings, and basics. (Featured item)
6 | Alternative Apparel
Cozy eco-fleece, cotton, and jersey sweatpants, slip dresses, and more.
7 | Kyrgies
Reviewed here. Soft, hand-formed felted wool slippers.
Any other suggestions? Leave them in the comments.
Leah Wise is the founder of StyleWise Blog. She has been writing, speaking, and consulting on sustainable fashion, the fair trade and secondhand supply chain, and digital marketing for over ten years. An Episcopal priest, Leah holds a B.A. in Religion from Florida State University and an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School. When not working, you can find her looking for treasures at the thrift store.
Thursday 26th of March 2020
American Giant--for comfy clothes that support AMERICAN jobs.
Thursday 26th of March 2020
I just shared a cool interview with their CEO on my facebook yesterday. Did you know they have transitioned their factory to make masks for healthcare workers? I'm not sure why you said American in all caps. While I certainly agree that we need to maintain industry in the US at good wages, the people who stand to lose the most in this crisis (from a garment sector perspective) are primarily low wage garment workers in places like Bangladesh, where Western companies have already canceled over 1.5 billion dollars in garment orders. Due to poor government infrastructure, Covid-19 is going to run rampant there.