The loungewear brands to luxuriate in this winter
Ven Store, Tekla and Pour Les Femmes are the three loungewear brands to snuggle up in this winter, whether unwinding on a long haul flight or luxuriating fireside at home
Embrace the holidays with soft, natural fabrics made to snuggle in with comfort and style. Whether you’re travelling to a faraway destination or curling up at home, luxurious loungewear and timeless textiles are to put high on your winter wish list to indulge in new tactile experiences. Here we present three sleepwear labels for the modern and conscious lover of everything cosy.
As a fashion editor, Charlotte Lewis spent her time travelling on long-haul flights, which sparked her idea to start Ven – a cashmere brand for the modern traveller. Beautiful and timeless, her luxurious travel essentials and leisurewear, made with Mongolian yarns and hand finished between Shanghai and Nepal, are produced in small quantities to minimise waste. Boasting a pared-back aesthetic, the simple yet perfectly fitted pieces – including a resortwear line of summer staples – cater for fuss-free globetrotters with a curated capsule wardrobe. ‘Ven is designed to make life a little easier for the discerning traveller,’ says Lewis. ‘Considered, functional, hardworking pieces that don’t sacrifice comfort for style.’ More recently, the brand launched new classic styles including a wool and cashmere blanket, the ideal travel companion for your next winter destination.
The new, cool Scandi brand to silently burst on the fashion scene is Copenhagen-based home textile studio Tekla. Towels, bathrobes, bed linens and blankets in bold hues are thoughtfully designed with the environment in mind, while being affordable and relevant for the contemporary home. ‘It took almost a year and a half to find the quality and the producer that we were happy working with,’ says Tekla’s founder and former Acne Studios creative Charlie Hedin. ‘Finding the pieces suitable for the modern world also means something long-lasting that serves a sustainable purpose.’ Woven from organic terry cotton, the hygge-driven products are inspired by contemporary culture to create soft and smooth fabrics providing tranquillity and comfort in the heart of your home.
Pour Les Femmes
Founded by actress and activist Robin Wright and designer Karen Fowler, Pour Les Femmes is a socially conscious sleepwear brand offering cosy pyjamas and sensual slip dresses. Working with charitable programmes, the label supports women in Congo’s conflicted regions by giving them safe working conditions and the opportunity to learn a precious craft. The fair-trade pieces then feature hand embroidered detailing, vintage lace and soft cottons with a romantic and bohemian feel adapted to suit the modern woman. ‘At Pour Les Femmes, we practice slow fashion meaning we hand cut our garments and pay three times the normal wage,’ explain the two friends. ‘We don’t mass-produce and try to use all of the extra fabric for lingerie bags and sleep mask.’ Another reason to get in bed with an ethical brand this season. §