All Photographs by Jon + Moch Photography
Growing up in Seattle, coziness has been a term we’ve always taken very seriously. Perhaps our communal movement toward all things cozy revolves around the 36 inches of rain we Seattleites receive every year. Maybe it’s the blanket of pine trees and lush greenery that envelop our freeways and furnish our communities. It probably has something to do with the astronomical amount of coffee shops that speckle our towns and cities, a cup of joe always close at hand.
Adventuring around our chilly, wet city requires layers. Thick, warm layers, at that. What is one to instinctively reach for? A sweater. By all means, a thick, warm, luxurious sweater.
Before this journey of shopping ethically began, we never did dare question a good, hardy sweater. We found ourselves perusing isle after isle of chunky, knit pullovers, never once reading a label to inquire what each sweater was made of. Or more deeply, where was this garment made? We are such a visual society. If it looks beautiful, it works. If it’s on trend, it’s coming home with me. We are quick to want, slow to think. But our thoughts deeply matter when it comes to the textile purchases we make.
Thought has knit its name through every fiber of its philosophy and business. This London-based ethical clothing brand for men and women isn’t set on speed or production or easy trends. Thought, instead, has intentionally stopped to think and ask questions. Wait, why don’t we do this instead? How about we go against the grain here and try something a bit more down-to-earth, something simple and natural and careful? An area of importance for this brand? Their fabrics. Contrary to most modern-day garments your fingers find while sifting through clothing racks, Thought chooses natural, organic, and recycled fabrics. That’s it.
For our first collaboration with Thought (yet another collaboration with them is coming soon!), we were both gifted garments made from extraordinary cotton. In other words, organic. Why is organic cotton better? Does it actually make a difference? Organic cotton is natural, meaning it’s unscathed by bogus manmade chemicals, pesticides, and toxins. Non-organic cotton seeds are sprayed with poisons, while organic cotton seeds are simply planted in rich, healthy soil made lively by nature itself.
Thought’s organic cotton isn’t just stamped with the word to get hipsters to buy their goods. No, they’ve done the work and gone all the way down to certify their cotton. They’ve earned GOTS; it stands for Global Organic Textile Standard. Serious environmental and social work goes into being approved. With Thought, you can rest easy knowing your clothes are coming to you nature’s way.
“When care is shown to all involved in the growth and manufacture of organic cotton, a better-finished piece of clothing is the result. Organic cotton is usually higher in quality and silky soft on the skin – thanks to zero harsh chemicals. Nothing can beat the piece of mind you get when you know your clothing has been made ethically right from the beginning.”
So, are you curious which organic cotton garments we chose for fall? First up: Thought’s Fairfield Mustard Cable Knit Jumper is the perfect knitting of comfort and color. Though it’s incredibly thick and warm, the sweater itself is wonderfully lightweight. We recommend wearing this sweater as a statement garment on its own (I mean, come on, just look at the vibrant color!) Don’t fret: you can easily layer it under coats or over a button up to vary the appearance.
Next up is the Domon Shirt, a classic long-sleeve ivory button up. Being northwest kids, trees continually catch our attention. They always do, real or printed or whatever form. The shirt is awesome on a fun date out or layered under a denim jacket. A simple aesthetic, with wooden buttons for interest. Knowing your skin isn’t blanketed by chemical cotton? You’ll find yourself wearing this classic piece again and again.
We tip our hats to the good people in London brainstorming, creating, and changing culture over at Thought. Keep on keepin’ on! We appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thinking is a rare skill these days. Anyone can do it, but it’s great to see that a new depth of thought is being mined by individuals and business leaders around the globe. Keep mining. Be Thoughtful.
If you love the pieces we selected or see any other garments at Thought you’d like to try out, feel free to use discount code ADAYPACK10 at checkout for 10% off your entire order from now until November 30th, 2017. Happy shopping!
Note: Thank you, Thought, for gifting us the Fairfield Mustard Cable Knit Jumper and the Domon Shirt for this post. For the sake of transparency, we were not compensated for this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own!