November 17, 2020
It goes without saying that 2020 has been a crazy year. During this time of chaos and uncertainty, many of us are working remotely and only donning sweats and T-shirts. (So, if you've been wearing the same tee for several days in a row, we feel you; when working and living from home, comfort is key.) If you're not working from home, sometimes the best way to spend your Saturday is to lounge around while trying new dessert recipes and listening to binge-worthy podcasts, so why not dress for the occasion? Since you can’t show off the latest fall color trends outdoors very much, bring it inside with sustainable loungewear from these eco-friendly California-based brands.
The Golden State Loungewear You'll Love
Our favorite brands make sustainable loungewear that's as comfy as pajamas but cute enough for virtual meetings, Instagram Story posts, or even taking your dog out for a walk around the block.
Hailing from downtown Los Angeles, Wolven's mission is to “make sustainable sexy”—it's succeeded. Not only does this bold loungewear and athleisure brand operate as sustainably as possible, but also invests in programs that offset the emissions created along the way. Wolven is climate-neutral certified; the company measures its greenhouse gas emissions footprint, purchases carbon credits accordingly, and implements plans to reduce emissions moving forward. This ensures that your loungewear is as carbon-neutral as it gets. With each purchase, Wolven removes one pound of plastic from the ocean. Wolven even incorporated recycled plastic into its leggings; there are 27 post-consumer plastic bottles in each pair of leggings.
Harvest and Mill
Harvest and Mill believes there's a better way to produce clothing: by supporting organic cotton farmers in the U.S. and the local sewing community. The company holds itself to the highest ecological and ethical standards while producing its sustainable, 100-percent cotton tees, socks, joggers, and more. Harvest and Mill independently sews its own clothing in Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco. The brand's signature fabric is also directly commissioned to American heritage mills to be spun and knitted, making all of its materials traceable to organic cotton farms.
Coyucchi's flagship store is in Point Reyes; the coastline inspiration is apparent in both its designs and principles. Coyuchi stands out for being a trailblazer in the field of eco-friendly loungewear, thanks to its cozy and beachy lounge sets. Using only 100-percent pure cotton, linen, and latex, Coyuchi aims for complete sustainability—no ifs, ands, or buts. The company follows the strictest certifications for environmental and social protection, utilizes global organic textile standard (GOTS)-certified organic cotton, and employs fair trade production practices.
Vitamin A Swim
Vitamin A Swim is all about style and sustainability going hand in hand, whether it's in design, manufacturing, or charitable partnerships. The California brand creates its collections using recycled and plant-based materials; the bodysuits and loungewear are designed to last while giving you the most flawless fit. Vitamin A also uses a waterless process to print its designs, reducing its chemical and water usage.
This boho-chic Silver Lake brand is committed to keeping nature in mind every step of the way. Believing we're all interconnected parts of a greater whole, Christy Dawn creates products that will inspire you to remember and celebrate the natural world—all while looking good and feeling great. Practicing sustainability since day one, Christy Dawn channels those sunny SoCal vibes in every piece of clothing. The entire collection of beautiful eco-friendly loungewear is sewn in the factory in downtown Los Angeles.
Who said you have to compromise comfort and quality for conscious living? Ettitude's mission is all about living mindfully and attaining a more comfortable existence. All of Ettitude’s fabrics are crafted from 100-percent organic CleanBamboo fabric—the most resourceful plant on earth—resulting in breathable, hypoallergenic, and thermoregulating loungewear that keeps you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Threads 4 Thought
Threads 4 Thought aims to leave a smaller impact on the environment, support local communities, and change the narrative of ethical standards in the world of fashion. The brand carries everyday basics, cozy loungewear, workout clothes, and other cute and comfy pieces that will surely elevate your around-the-house wardrobe. By using some of the world’s most sustainable materials—including organic cotton, recycled polyester, and Lenzing modal—Threads 4 Thought makes loungewear garments you can invest in with a clear conscience.
Crop tops, pajama pants, lounge sets, rompers, and more—LA Relaxed has it all when it comes to sustainable loungewear. This vegan and cruelty-free brand makes all of its garments in a vertical factory in downtown Los Angeles. Committed to making clothes with sustainable, plant-based, and eco-friendly materials (such as organic cotton, hemp, and linen), LA Relaxed makes you feel good and look good while you take care of business at home.
MATE the Label
When you purchase MATE the Label lounge sets, you're supporting a healthier and cleaner ecosystem. You can trust that your goodies aren't flying all around the globe while causing additional gas emissions—the brand’s supply chain is so localized that everything is made within a 10-mile radius. All the clothing is cut, sewn, and shipped in lovely California. By manufacturing locally and using 100-percent recycled materials for shipping containers and boxes, MATE the Label significantly reduces its carbon footprint. This L.A. brand’s loungewear is also made with non-toxic dyes and GOTS-certified organic cotton.
Amour Vert translates to “green love” in French—a fitting name for a brand that’s committed to making sustainable and versatile clothing. Amour Vert's sustainable ethics are practiced in all aspects of its business operations. From the fibers sourced and production processes used to the packaging and recycling of garments, this elegant San Francisco-based sleepwear and loungewear brand is environmentally conscious every step of the way. Additionally, in collaboration with American Forests, a tree is planted for every effortlessly chic tee purchased.
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