If there’s one thing that this quarantine has made me realize, it’s that my loungewear collection is rather abysmal. I knew it needed work {and a healthy upgrade from old college t-shirts}, but it like really needs work. Being that most of the country, and world, is being advised to stay home and self-quarantine, I took it as a good opportunity to put together a loungewear edit featuring a few on the brands that I like or have been eyeing for loungewear.

When I shop I try to find brands that source sustainably, have more sustainable production processes and/or make great quality, timeless, clothes that will have a long life in my closet. Most if not all of these are sustainable in one form of another.

{Of course everything that I want is out of stock, but I regardless I’ve included it here and signed up for the restock!}

Naadam

If you aren’t familiar with Naadam then you need to be. They are best known for their sustainably sourced cashmere. I had every intention in buying a cashmere lounge suit from them last winter, but never got around to it before they completely sold out {they still have a few left depending on the size that you need}! They recently launched a cotton-cashmere collection of joggers and sweatshirts that I’m already eyeing.

Entireworld

Entireworld is your sustainable solution for your basic sweatsuit that’s straight-out of the 90’s. Their clothes are made out of materials that have the least amount of environmental impact like organic cotton and pre-consumer recycled cotton and come in a rainbow of great colors. They also use factories that pay their workers a fair wage and treat them ethically.

For Days

For Days makes the perfect tee. I literally have 3 of them in white and 1 in black. There are two key components of For Days that make it a great brand for everyday essentials. First, they use sustainable materials that are 100% recyclable. Second, they have a “SWAP” program meaning when you buy an item of theirs, you can swap it out for anything at anytime for any reason. Everything that gets sent back to them get recycled making it a closed loop, or circular, system. If only they could do socks…

Cuyana

Championing a fewer, better things message, and a strong belief in conscious consumerism, Cuyana has a gold mine of loungewear. Their pima collection is buttery soft and their silhouettes are timeless and feminine. Cuyana is a female-founded brand that prides themselves on working with local craftsmen {and women} from around the world. They “carefully consider our design, material and production process for a greater impact on your wardrobe and a smaller impact on the environment.”

Mate The Label

Simple essentials made sustainably in LA non-toxic, natural and certified organic materials – what more could you ask for? Mate The Label has everything – tees, tanks, long-sleeved henley’s, joggers, shorts, cropped sweats – even that perfect vintage sweatshirt, {you know, the one you’re always stealing from your boyfriend?} in literally every color in the rainbow. I’ve been holding out for their Ali Pant to restock – it’s perfect for us vertically challenged folk.

KOTN

Aka ‘cot-ton’ is a certified B Corp brand that specialized in, you guessed in cotton essentials. One of the reasons I love KOTN is because they are basically farm-to-table, but for fashion {my dream!}. They make their our own fabrics from raw cotton bought direct from farmers at guaranteed prices. Their cotton is then sent to their responsibly run cut-and-sew factory in Alexandria where it is cut and sewn into the garments on their site. Their entire operation cuts out the middle man {making their clothes more fairly priced) and is completely traceable. It’s like next level Everlane.

This Is The Great

Founded by the creative women behind Current / Elliott, The Great is this perfect blend of classic Americana and cool girl vintage LA that makes their loungewear different from your average sweatsuit. I love the worn-in vibe of their College Sweatshirt {literally the perfect oversized crewneck sweatshirt} and Vintage Henley that can easily go from working from home to strolling the streets of Portland on the weekend. I could honestly take one of everything from their knits shop.

Lunya

Lunya is what sleep and loungewear dreams are made of. They made a name for themselves with their washable silk sets that are to die for and have since branched into various pima, alpaca and cotton collections. On trip to LA last year I stopped into their showroom/office and damn near walked out with more pajamas than any one person needs.

Skin

If I could have one of everything from Skin I would and this quarantine is almost giving me a reason to justify it. I love their minimal aesthetic, sophisticated silhouettes, and use of soft natural fibers like organic pima cotton. You can find your essential lounge pants and shirts and some equally essential {if you ask me} washable silk pants.

NSF Clothing

Another brand that has the low key Cali vibe, NSF Clothing is another brand that can easily transition to life at home to life in the wild. I just recently bought an NSF Clothing sweatsuit from Verishop that’s perfect for wearing as a set around the house or as separates with my AGOLDE jeans and For Days white tee. While I don’t know the degree of their sustainable initiatives, I did notice that they use more natural fibers like cotton and pima cotton. Especially in their loungewear.

Ninety Percent

Ninety Percent is a unique brand. While they are a sustainable brand and use primarily organic cotton, what makes them unique is their profit sharing model. They share 90% of their distributed profits with charitable causes and the people who make their products. In doing so, they invite their customer to vote for their chosen cause using the unique code in each garment they purchase. Outside of their business model, their designs are classic and timeless with a little edge making them great staples. I’ve specifically got my eye on these merino wool joggers.

Industry of All Nation

Industry of All Nations has a truly fascinating supply chain which I feel like makes their pieces even more unique and special. Their brand is not necessarily about what they do, but how they do it. They work with communities around the world, developing sustainable processes, and preserving the identity of people and places which are bound up in the products they make. Their collection mostly consists of t-shirts, sweatshirts, a couple button down styles, alpaca knitwear and pants and is entirely unisex. I’ve had my eye on their crewneck sweatshirt and alpaca fisherman sweater and Chris just recently got their reversed hoodie and jogger in black and loves it.

Donni

Donni started as an accessories line, but quickly grew into a full womenswear brand. I love their curated assortment of henley’s, 1/2 zips, joggers, and lounge and spot on color palette. Their tops are the perfect loungewear essentials to wear around the house or pair with jeans for a trip to the farmer’s market. While not openly sustainable, they are a female-founded brand that works exclusively with women-owned factories in LA and supports a different non-profit each season.

On My Radar

Like I said in the beginning there are tons of options out there, a quick search at Nordstrom returns pages of loungewear and sleepwear options. Some other brands that are also some of my favorites and/or on my radar are:

RAEY – Exclusive to MatchesFashion, elevated basics in mostly organic cotton and cashmere.

Colorful Standard – Similar Entireworld vibe with lots of color options and 100% organic cotton.

Eberjey – Not necessarily sustainable, but female-founded and ridiculous soft and flattering pieces. I love their Cropped Giselle Pant.

Cotton Citizen – Hand-died cotton loungewear made in theirs privately owned factory in LA.

Harvest & Mill – Super curated assortment, but sustainably sourced and small production runs.

Amour Vert – Sustainable womenswear brand that has a handful of loungewear pieces. I see the ribbed joggers in my future.

VOURI – Performance apparel with an athleisure look.

PANGAIA – Like Entireworld and Colorful Standard in terms of color options, but made from recycled and other more sustainable materials.

Happy shopping!

XO

-S

April 25, 2020

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  1. Reply

    Kristen

    May 16, 2020

    I love this!! I really needed a list of upgraded AND sustainable lounge wear options. Bless you for doing this work!

    • Reply

      sarah_rose

      May 23, 2020

      You are so welcome!! xx

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