Environmentally Friendly Rain Gear

Environmentally Friendly Rain Gear

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Unknown

Since Earth Day and this blog’s first birthday are just 16 days away on April 22 (who’s counting!?), I’m dedicating all April blog posts to environmentally conscious fashion and beauty.

So, let’s begin!

April is living up to its rainy reputation here in Chicago, even bringing along hail and snow. That overachiever!

With all that gray and rain outside, it’s hard to feel excited to step out into torrential downpour. But, instead of feeling gloomy about this weather, embrace it in adorable rain ready gear that might even make you want to sing (and dance) in the rain!

Patagonia Torrentshell City Coat
Patagonia Torrentshell City Coat. Image from Patagonia website.

 

One of my favorite companies for environmentally friendly outerwear is Patagonia. Throughout the entire manufacturing process, the company is conscious of the planet. Patagonia’s mission statement even includes the environment: “Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.”

This maroon Patagonia rain jacket is PERFECT for a rainy day. I would know. I own it in black!

Rainy Day Look
Trench coat by Zady. Umbrella by Brelli. Rain Boots by Alice + Whittles. Image from Polyvore.

 

This featured rainy day outfit is perfect for the minimalist who LOVES a good pop of color! The bright red rain boots by Alice + Whittles are fair trade and made from natural rubber. Alice + Whittles sources its rubber from a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) – certified forest, which guaranteers the forest is environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, economically viable, and sustainably managed. To balance the adorable brightness of the boots, I’ve chosen a relaxing gray trench coat and clear oriental-inspired umbrella. The trench coat by Zady  is not only chic, but it’s made from American grown organic cotton, dyed without the use of harmful chemicals in Switzerland, and then sewn in New York City.  The umbrella by Brelli is made with sustainable bamboo, organic cotton and biodegradable fiber PVC.

Now, time to play in some puddles!

With a lot of heart,

Carly

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