‘Tis the season to give ethical loungewear.
Rarely has having a wardrobe full of outfits felt more pointless than in 2020. Even working from home — once we’d mastered the art of the Zoom — scarcely required anything more sartorially challenging than dressing our top halves, while the hidden-from-view bottom half languished in leggings and pyjamas. Now, with the colder weather upon us and no real end to our time at home in sight, it’s probably about time to embrace loungewear with gusto — after all, we’re unlikely to be able to justify festive season outfits this year, and the sumptuous robes and slippers of hotel and spa stays are kind of off-limits, too. And with everyone’s favorite joggers worn through by now, there’s never been a better time to gift loungewear with an eco twist.
Just add a few scented candles and your gift list is a wrap!
1. Viverano Poncho
Do we ever grow up enough to stop wanting our very own comfort blanket? One of the best things about this Viverano poncho is that it provides enough of a cover up to make you look ‘done’ if you have to answer the door or dash out to the shops … the rest of the time, you can just snuggle down in it and stay cosy. Made from 100% organic cotton, it’s ethically woven and stitched at a GOTS and Fairtrade certified facility in India. Another bonus? Once we start flying again, it will make the perfect travel blanket – meaning that you can swerve the airline offering and its single-use plastic wrap.
2. Prana Hooded Top
The bright blue of this hooded top from sustainable brand Prana is guaranteed to lift winter spirits, as are the cosy front pockets. The ethos of the brand focuses on ‘Clothing for Positive Change’ and features recycled polyester, hemp, and organic cotton.
3. Pact Apparel Full Zip Hoodie
The Pact Apparel’s Full Zip hoodie is made with organic cotton — saving a whopping 112.2 gallons of water — and is Fair Trade Certified™, too. Skip the pesticide-laden cotton as you lounge in comfort. Perfect for everyone on your list. Trust.
4. Tentree Hoodie
You can also give the mass-produced Christmas jumper tradition a miss, by giving a nod to the look with a wintry Alpine scene on this Tentree hoodie. Not only is it made from recycled polyester and organic cotton, but Tentree, as the name suggests, also plant ten trees for every item of clothing purchased.
5. Graceful District Ice Gray French Terry Raglan Sweatshirt
Rarely do you expect sweatshirts and joggers to look as stylish as those from Graceful District yet, as the name suggests, they are the epitome of grace; the fail-safe choice for easing away from the couch and on to a video conference, with no compromise on style, nor comfort.
6. Boody Leggings
For the fitness buff on your list, try these leggings from Boody – the high-rise waist is forgiving on festive blow-outs, and the thicker bamboo fabric provides an extra-cosy feel.
7. Satva Leaf Print Yoga Pants
Gift your plant-obsessed yoga lover with a pair of leaf-print yoga pants from Satva. The soft, naturally breathable, and stretchable fabric absorbs moisture, like sweat, to reduce moisture build up between clothing and skin.
8. Maggie’s Organic Cotton Socks
There’s nothing quite like a headache or cold feet to lower your mood – and while we may not be able to do much about the thumping head that’s often a by-product of the festive season, no one needs to have frosty toes. Available in a variety of colours, Maggie’s Organic Cotton Socks will keep feet toasty and ensure footprints are only about as big as an actual foot.
9. Amorbella Pyjamas
Available in a wide range of colours, these Amorbella pyjamas are made from bamboo, providing a cool, comfortable sleep. These designs effortlessly channels that ‘elegance meets comfort’ appeal. And yes, there’s even Christmas print version available for the holiday lovers.
10. India Rose Robes
The gorgeous prints on these belted India Rose robes uplevel your gifting for the comfort lover. Made from 100% cotton, each one is sustainably sourced and ethically made in Jaipur, India, and hand printed with vegetable dyes using time-honoured techniques.