Holiday Gift Guide: The Eco-Warrior
Posted on December 09 2014
It's no secret that we love natural fibers; from our inception almost 8 years ago, we've kept that a focus for much of our merchandise. And as one might guess, being based in Portland means we have a lot of customers who won't wear anything but organically-derived, ethically-made garments. We are firm believers that being environmentally and socially conscious doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style—so if you have an earthy lady in your life, don't worry, you'll still be able to spoil her with pretty underthings this holiday season! First up is a Lille favorite: the always amazing Only Hearts. While admittedly some of what they make is synthetic, they do an amazing job with their affordable organic cotton and 100% cotton lines. We love the Organic Cotton Bralette and Hipster, a Lille staple for years, available in a few different colors. Other options in stock at the moment include the 100% cotton Sweet Dreams are Made of These and silk/cotton blend Porcelain Tea Cups groups—though they are made with natural fibers, we think you'll agree these styles are more fashion-forward than crunchy hippie. And did we mention Only Hearts manufactures pretty much everything in their workshop in New York? All around, their options are a must-have. Another fantastic line that we've addicted organically-focused women to is Skin. Believe me, once you feel their fabrics, you'll understand—they are simply the softest material we've had in the shop. From comfy bralettes and panties to cheeky rompers, basic layering camisoles to cozy robes, they have a wide variety of styles that are 100% cotton, much of it organic. A few of our favorites for the season are the Organic Cutout Tulle Bralette (with matching panty, of course), Organic Cotton Pintucked Romper, Striped Cotton Chemise, and Cocoon Robe. You can't go wrong with best-sellers like the Sexy Single Slip or Organic Cotton Boyshort either! Other brands that provide natural options include Base Range, Araks, and Samantha Chang (the latter's Modern Vintage group is 100% cotton—we think a couple of the hipsters or thongs rolled up and tied with ribbon would be an adorable stocking stuffer). Regardless of which brand you go for, though, if you find her quality items which reflect her commitment to earth-friendly living, she's sure to be excited!