Working from home whilst social distancing is something that we are all learning to do. For me, it’s natural. I’ve been a home worker for the past 5 years, so this isn’t a new thing. But what is new is navigating Dan and the kids whilst here.
Normally, I would work on the sofa in my scruffy trackies or perhaps (shhhh) still in my PJs. But with the boys home, I want to set an example of how to work, and hopefully this will rub off on them when doing their school work. So begone, PJs and enter loungewear! There IS a difference honestly!
So where to go for good loungewear?
Launched in 2009 as a family company, their aim was to create a comfortable nightie, one for women, one for men. Using soft organic cotton they quickly realised that the best organic cotton fields were the ones that were GOTS (Global Organic Textiles Standard) approved.
The GOTS certification not only ensures that the cotton is 100% organic and therefore completely pesticide free, but that there are no nasty chemicals used in any process of the growing, avoiding water, soil and environmental damage. It also ensures that workers under GOTS approved cotton farming, had strict guidelines for fair trade including, workers rights and unions, absolutely zero chid labour, fair wages and good working conditions.
Now these are really PJs but they do deserve to come under lounge-wear, as the cotton is soft yet crisp and when putting it on feels like a comfy shirt.
Alice, owner of Yawn, dreamt up Yawn because she found it increasingly hard to relax, and found that the women in her life were feeling the same. She wanted to make beautiful pyjamas that give you a hug; that say it’s ok – good even – to slow down.
I have two pairs of Yawn PJs, the Venus which is currently on sale and the Pink Hideaway (shown above), which sadly sold out. Both sets are super comfortable and I feel relaxed and capable whilst wearing them.
I of course couldn’t do a lounge-wear edit without mentioning Toast. Home of effortlessly simple clothing, made with honest materials and ethically made. I am a huge fan of Toast.
Their lounge-wear section is full of loose layers, wrap jackets and roomy trousers.
I hope this has given you some ‘working from home, work / lounge wear’ inspiration. Give me a shout if you’d like me to add to this list.