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Layer Up With Sustainable Stripes This Fall


Fall is one of my favorite seasons. It’s the perfect time of the year for hiking and getting off-peak travel deals. That’s also when long-sleeved jerseys come in really handy for day trips and longer stays. The striped jerseys by Horny Toad have a nice twist on stripes with their contrasting collars. Their entire collection strikes a successful balance between street-wear and active wear but I especially like their pieces made of eco-friendly materials. Many of their functional clothes are made with sustainable fibers like organic cotton or Tencel, Modal, and recycled polyester.

Horny Toad’s Stripe Out Ringer Tee is a long-sleeved striped jersey made of 100% organic cotton. It has an open scoop neck with a solid contrast collar. What’s so great about organic cotton is that it supports greater biodiversity, uses less water than traditional cotton, and is grown without pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. That’s not only better for the environment but also the workers who grow it. Another great layering piece is the Cortina Henley, which is constructed of two layers of organic cotton and Tencel with a three-button henley placket. Tencel is made of eucalyptus trees. It’s moisture-wicking and very durable which makes it ideal for an active life-style or travel. For a more classic look, there’s the Gimlet Tee LS made of organic cotton and Tencel with a contrasting V-neck line.

Horny Toad was born in Telluride but is now based in Santa Barbara. I first discovered the brand at Eastern Mountain Sports where I like to fantasize about new places to explore – even if it’s just to discover a new eco-minded company. Part of Horny Toad’s sustainable initiatives is the creation of Planet Access Company (PAC), an organization that provides opportunities for developmentally disabled adults in partnership with Chicago-based Search Developmental Center (SDC). If you order an item online, 100% of all orders are fulfilled by the PAC warehouse team, which has more than 120 individuals with developmental disabilities participate in the program. That’s certainly something to feel good about when ordering you next fall purchase.


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