With farmer’s markets, cross-country road trips, and summer in full swing, Nomads Hemp Wear has the hottest organic gear to attire the hippest eco-fashionista. There must be something in the air up in beautiful British Columbia, because these designs are fresh! From breezy, soft dresses to the most comfortable hemp pants you will live in, these vibrant Canadian designers have struck gold with their brightest collection yet.
With humble beginnings in an old VW van, Nomads has grown into an international brand pioneering sustainable and ethical fashion. Let’s talk first about their fabrics. There has to be something said about the quality and feel of natural fibers that trump the increasingly ubiquitous synthetics of today’s clothing market. At our store, it’s not unusual to hear a new Nomads convert rave about how they love their organic threads and how they no longer wish to wear anything else. They frequently come back to expand their natural and sustainable wardrobe selection. How many times have you arrived home, exhausted after a long day, quick to change into something “more comfortable?” It’s not in your head – synthetic fibers do not let the largest organ of your body, the skin, breathe. But when you wear organic and natural fibers, you just feel good! Naturally.
Fashion is about expressing yourself. Why not proclaim to the world that you are not only hip, but are a savvy and socially-conscious consumer? When I receive a compliment on my awesome Grab Pants, that’s an opportunity to educate someone new on the merits of hemp! We change our world for the better when we spread knowledge. Thankfully, inspired designers like Nomads have made green fashion more accessible and desirable. Sustainable fashion no longer means shapeless, crunchy, or dull. Have you joined the “Organic Revolution,” yet?
Here are some outfits we’ve been rocking at Ecotopiia:
I love pairing this super soft soy top with these uber yummy hemp pants! While individually stylish pieces, both feature rivet and seam details that are very complimentary to the other. The Reef Tank boasts sexy halter lines, yet remains playful and flirty. Nomad’s ever popular Grab Pants are constructed of an inviting hemp and organic cotton spandex jersey that keeps you cool when temperatures rise and insulates during chill evenings. These pants are a sure hit – snag them while they’re still here, as this is the last season Nomads will be making their hemp pants!
I can’t decide if it’s the three-tier ruffles or the amazing, incredibly smooth feel of this soy/organic cotton jersey that puts a bounce in my step. In Raspberry Pink, Nomad’s Orchid Dress is vivacious and darling – perfect for summertime frolicking. In Black, the Orchid is your ideal LBD and definitely turns up the sass. When you need more coverage, pair it with fellow Canadian designers Maha Devi’s hooded Isis Wrap Shrug.