Be honest, there’s nothing better than slobbing around in your comfiest clothes on lazy evenings and weekends. Or if you’re a student or a freelancer then basically living in loungewear is not just commmonplace, it’s a requirement. And just because these are only really worn inside, except for the emergency hungover corner shop trip, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t bag yourself a great set and support conscious designers while you’re at it. Here’s a roundup of 5 of our favourite conscious loungewear pieces!
Comfy, loose and in a fun, vibrant print, these are the perfect pjs for lounging round the house in whilst the weather is a bit warmer. The t-shirt is 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and the drawstring shorts are made out African fabric. Part of their Namaste collection, these are perfect for relaxing in or doing Yoga if that’s your thing.
All of Mayamiko’s fabrics are hand picked from the local fabrics market in Malawi and are produced in Africa by ethical and fairtrade manufacturer Mantis World. Mayamiko are also dedicated to zero waste, making sure that all their off cuts are upcycled, and aim to use 90-100% of the fabric in each pattern.
They even come in a matching pyjama bag.
Organic Loungewear Set in Orange – Mayamiko
#2: People tree
This pyjama set would be an incredibly comfy and cosy addition to anyone’s wardrobe. Long sleeve pyjamas tops are invaluable when the temperature starts to drop and honestly, this one could definitely also be worn as a casual top with jeans. The stripes are also a classic design that never get old and are perfect for mixing and matching for those who have comfort at their heart but also like to sleep in style.
These pyjamas are made out of 100% super soft organic cotton and have a relaxed fit. The people tree foundation are pioneers in campaigning for workers’ rights and transparency within the fashion industry and these pyjamas are Made by Assisi Garments, a social enterprise in India. The skilled artisans at Assisi transform Fairtrade and organic cotton fibre into beautiful handmade pyjamas likes these.
Stripe Pyjama top and bottoms – People tree
Top £32 and Bottoms £35
This gorgeous set is perfect for those who love more glamorous bedroom attire, made from the finest certified fairtrade cotton. It looks pretty and is super light for those who like to sleep in as little as possible, plus the slightly see through fabric offers a loungewear set that’s a little bit more cheeky then the usual old t-shirt with a hole in. This luxurious set is well worth the extra money, as not only does it look beautiful, it’ll last and can be adapted for winter by teaming the top with your favourite cosy pj bottoms.
Amaella are big campaigners about the negative effects of non-organic cotton and its effect on the environment, and they are committed to only using 100% organic cotton, meaning that their fabrics are free from toxic chemicals and they leave as small a footprint as they can. Their loungewear and lingerie is all ethically made in the UK and Portugal. This is set is made in the UK where their partner is a non-profit social enterprise that trains young women and develops their skills within the fashion industry.
Pyjama Top and Pyjama Bottoms – Amaella
Top £60 bottoms £50
#4: Luva Huva
For those who love the activewear trend, these matching crop top and leggings are for you! They are made from bamboo, which is an amazing material for sweating into as it’s breathable and anti-fungal, but also just really soft and comfortable for chilling out in. Perfect for yoga, the gym or just lounging around the house (we all know activewear is suitable for all occasions!).
All of Luva Huva’s products are handmade in the UK, and they have a strong commitment to providing a sustainable and ethical alternative to the often wasteful fashion industry. They also promote UK fabric manufacturing and production, and support one of the only UK elastic suppliers. They only use eco friendly materials, but this doesn’t mean that they compromise on style, and these leggings and crop top are a gorgeous design. They also use their offcuts to make limited edition ranges.
#5: We Are Thought
Not only are these tracksuit bottoms 100% organic cotton and great quality, the Dip dye effect makes them really fashionable. These are definitely for the person who wants something a little different from their sweats – i.e. ones that are a little more presentable. These are definitely nice enough to wear out of the house for the loungewear trend fanatics without having to feel embarrassed which is a win win situation as they are super cosy and soft.
From the factories spinning the fibre, to those manufacturing clothing, We Are Thought clothing are dedicated to making sure they only employ people of their own free will, have ‘zero tolerance’ towards child labour, and pay living wages.
They put a lot of care into their products as they believe that when care is shown to all involved, a better-finished piece of clothing is the result. Organic cotton is usually higher in quality and silky soft on the skin as a result of leaving out the use of harsh chemicals. Their mantra is “WEAR ME, LOVE ME, MEND ME, PASS ME ON” and they have great tips on their website on how to increase the lifespan of all your favourite clothes.
Sakiko Organic Cotton Slacks – Thoughts
Now £28 in the Sale
Comfy and cosy without compromising on ethics, sustainability or aesthetics? These 5 loungewear pieces tick every box!
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