My clothing choices are made thoughtfully, despite not always looking super intentional or put together. I used to only care about style and value for price, but over time I began to learn that not all things are created in an ethical way, and as consumers, not only is it our right but it is also our responsibility to vote with our dollars; every item we purchase sends a message to the collective consumer machine about what's important to us as humans. So we need to think about that a little bit.
Bohemian Island is a company from Thailand that makes cotton unisex harem pants. They support a dog rescue organization called Soi Dog Foundation, with 10% of proceeds going directly to their rescue efforts. #savethesoidogs I absolutely love this -- it's an example to other companies of how to give back in a practical, socially-conscious way. Animal rescue organizations around the world are severely underfunded, and initiatives like this really do make a difference, especially when they begin to gain popularity.
I've bought harem pants from two other companies in the past, and my first impression when receiving these was that the quality was superior to the others; while they still felt very light, the construction seemed solid and they just felt sturdier overall...maybe made with a little more love.
They sent along a care card, which I appreciate, that suggests hand-washing and hanging to dry... Okay, fine. (Proper laundry management is not a strength of mine, but I'm sure there are lots of people out there who have no issue hand washing their clothing. I'm trying to be more like those people...it's a process.)
Cam was also pretty excited when I opened the package with my harem pants. I said, "You're welcome to wear these, too-" and he instantly replied, "Oh, I will." These are one-size-fits-most* and unisex, totally appropriate for the grooviest guys out there.
*Bohemian Island also has a "plus size/extra large" option, which is great, because honestly, these are on the small side for a unisex one-size-fits-most pant; they fit me comfortably in the waist and the ankle cuffs sit right where I'd like them to, and I normally wear a women's size XS or Small (for your reference).
But can you really do yoga in these pants? (People ask me that every time I wear them)
Yes, you totally can, as demonstrated in all of these photos. They're light and loose and comfortable and I don't feel like I'm going to rip them, even in the splits.
I also just found out that Bohemian Island now make t-shirts, shorts and dresses (as well as kids' sizes!), and I've got my eye on the cutest little summer getup right now:
If you're in the market for some comfy harem pants, think about supporting a really cool company with ethical and sustainable practices that's supporting the voiceless. This is mindful fashion to me, and I am here for it. #bohemianisland