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Stay Home with These 8 Sustainable Loungewear Brands

If you’ve been in the house, wearing the same sweatpants and T-shirt combination for four days in a row now — girl, we feel you. Staying cozy while staying home is in all our best interests, whether you’re working from home, sheltering in place, or simply relaxing after a long day.

However, if you’re itching to liven up your loungewear wardrobe, we get that, too! Being comfortable and switching up your look is absolutely possible, and it’s a great confidence-booster for taking on household chores, Zoom meetings that definitely could’ve been an email, banana bread baking, and binge-watching your favorite shows.

Lounge around in our 8 favorite brands for ethical, sustainable stay-at-home apparel:

1. Wolven

Designed and manufactured in Downtown Los Angeles, Wolven’s signature catchphrase is to “make sustainable sexy” — and they do just that, with bold, bohemian patterns crisscrossing pieces made from BPA-free plastics. This loud loungewear and athleisure brand also utilizes carbon-neutral modal fabric, composed of cellulose fiber derived from beechwood pulp, and eco-friendly packaging made in a 100% recycled poly mailer or Lenzing paper box.

2. Noctu

This British company produces minimalist pajama sets, nightgowns, and sweatpants created from GOTS (Global Organic Textiles Standard)-certified organic cotton. The GOTS certification ensures that absolutely zero toxic chemicals are used in any part of the production process, while also certifying that the cotton farmers worked under strict fair trade guidelines, including the right to unionize, guaranteed fair wages, and safe working conditions.

3. The Summer House

The Summer House’s soft, breezy pajama sets are truly reminiscent of warm summer nights. Best of all, they’re made with GOTS-certified organic cotton and Tencel, a sustainable fabric similar to rayon. Tencel comes from sustainably-harvested trees and is produced with non-harmful chemicals in a closed-loop process. That means 99.5% of the chemicals are reused, preventing them from leaching back into the Earth.

4. Pact

This Colorado-based sustainable fashion line also offers up athleisure and outerwear, but their sleepwear looks too comfortable to resist. Pact creates clothing with GOTS-certified organic cotton and with fair trade-certified practices.

5. Harvest & Mill

Grown and sewn in the USA, Harvest & Mill offers all its cozy organic cotton apparel in its signature non-toxic, undyed, unbleached natural finish fabric. Anything that is dyed is made with low-impact dye that follows all EPA discharge and environmental laws.

6. Kowtow

Kowtow’s dreamy, periwinkle sleepwear collection will have you feeling you’re floating on a cloud — a cloud made of 100% organic and fair trade certified cotton voile, that is. The New Zealand-based brand is dedicated to sourcing only organic cotton and GOTS-certified inks and dyes, which are free of chlorine, heavy metals, formaldehyde, and aromatic solvents.

7. Coyuchi

Nightgowns, pajama pants, comfy shorts, rompers — Coyuchi has it all when it comes to coziness. Inspired by beaches, bluffs, and ocean breezes, this California company utilizes GOTS-certified organic cotton and employs fair trade production practices.

8. Brook There

Brook There is your one-stop shop for no-frills organic cotton basics, like tank tops, shorts, and T-shirts. Brook There produces in the USA and keeps its inventory at the same facility in which it’s cut and sewn to minimize distribution impact.

What are you wearing to cozy up in? Let us know in the comments!

Cecilia Seiter
Cecilia is a freelance writer and contributor to Slow North. She writes largely about sustainability, especially as it applies to beauty, wellness, and the future of technology. She is a graduate of the journalism department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and is based in Los Angeles, CA.

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