As a female traveler, I have learned that the clothing I choose needs to satisfy two things – it has to be extremely comfortable and functional, and it has to make me feel pretty and feminine. I know that sounds petty, but any woman who has arrived tired and bedraggled in an exotic locale and emerged onto the metropolitan streets in those zip-off legged hiking pants knows what I am talking about.
When I find clothes that really fit the bill for me, I rejoice. And then when I find those clothes are made by a company with a conscience, I rejoice and tell others.
My newest infatuation is with Earth Creation‘s line of sustainable, stylish and oh-so-feminine clothing. Not only does this Alabama-based company use natural fibers and clay-based dyes, but they support some great causes as well. EcoSprouts, a division of Earth Creations, offers grade schools across the country an ecological and educational alternative to traditional fundraising. And now they have generously donated 2 of my favorites pieces to Wanderlust & Lipstick’s very own Passports with Purpose fundraiser on now for Heifer International!
Here’s the Earth Creations in my current wardrobe rotation:
Skop Skirt – Passports with Purpose Prize item!
It’s really quite simple, but the wrapping asymetrical look just gives this comfy stretchy skirt a really cool edge. The thick stretchy top section allows you to wear this however you are most comfortable (hike it up to your navel or roll down the top to hip-height). It’s a great length for traveling too – short enough to be stylish and cute, but long enough to maneuver in without fear of flashing. This item can actually be worn as a top or dress as well as a good ol’ skirt.
The first time I put this on, it felt like we had been good friends for years. I love that fact that the hood is actually big enough to be very functional as a head-cloaking device during bad hair mornings on red-eye flights, and the cut and styling has these sweet little swooping lines that make it feel girlier than your average hoody.
Dharma Pant & Babelicious Boot Cut Pant – Passports with Purpose prize item!
These are essentially yoga-type pants, without the too-revealing lycra fit that keeps me from wearing my yoga pants on the street. Both are extremely comfy and flattering – the Dharmas are crop-length with billowing wide legs, and the Babelicious are more of a full-length, slightly more fitted pant. These are ideal for trans-atlantic flights, overnight trains and buses, long walking days wandering through rural villages and probably will serve double-duty on my next trip as pj’s.
The cut of the neck line is my favorite part of the Tranquily Top. It creates the perfect showcase for any exotic necklaces or scarves I’m likely to buy while out on the road. I also love the three-quarter sleeve length (ooh, bracelets too!) and once again, the curvy organic lines sweep in a very flattering way across the waist and hips.
Ladies Long Sleeve Tee & Skinny Tee
Just a great classic t-shirt-type layer that strays from the norm by being made of sustainable, organic materials and dyes in an array of pretty earth tone colors and cool graphics.
Now boogie over to the Passports with Purpose page and enter for your chance to win!