Okay, okay. Yes, I live in Colorado and talking about hemp products. Predictable? Probably, but let me tell you… I’m a bit obsessed with prAna products so when they contacted me about partnering for this campaign, it was a natural fit!
I’m a work-at-home mom. I go from the car pool to conference calls without missing a beat. I send the kids off to school and I get straight to work. Always maximizing my time and always looking chic and put together.
Well, I at least keep the kids alive and run around frazzled and often times am working from Starbucks because… coffee and fast wifi. Is that more believable?
Sometimes I even work out.
FINE. I put on workout/yoga clothes and make people THINK I work out. Same thing when you are a mom of 3 active boys and trying to run a business from your laptop on the go. 😉
prAna is often my go-to for comfortable, casual, looks-like-i-could-go-to-a-yoga-class-if-I-wanted-to-but-really-I’ll-be-at-Starbucks, sustainable clothes. I have some amazing dresses and tops that I practically live in during the summer. Now that it’s fall and *almost* winter, I’m loving their warmer items and drooling over the amazing, and soft, sweaters.
prAna sent me a couple of items to try and I fell in love with the Devan Henley. It’s so soft, flowy, looks chic in the winter white color I ordered. It has quickly become a new staple in my wardrobe. I wear it with yoga pants, with jeans, layered under flannel or puffer vests, and over my workout tops. It’s the perfect go-to shirt that I’m embarrassed to admit just how many times in the past week I’ve worn it. Not too warm, not too light, an organic cotton blend that is amazingly soft and supple.
Next, I got the Mantra pant in Coal. They are made of Hemp with an organic cotton band and are very lightweight and a bit long. Yoga pants are always long on me, I’m only 5’2″ after all, but these are great for going from kid drop offs to a
yoga class Starbucks, and back home in mild weather. Once the temps dip below freezing, I would definitely pair these with some fleece leggings underneath. Maybe even these Tori capris I became obsessed with recently.
So back to the hemp. Why hemp? Besides the obvious Colorado jokes running through your head, or the fact I live minutes from Boulder… I’ve actually been a fan of hemp clothing since I was a small child. Growing up in Northern California, I’m very familiar with what my friend call the “crunchy” lifestyle. My mom used to macrame and my dad followed the Grateful Dead. I’m no stranger to hemp either. I used to make hemp bracelets in high school even. But enough about my stroll down memory lane…
Think hemp is itchy hippy hocus pocus? Think again. This wonder crop is extremely versatile, thermo-conductive, anti-microbial, fast-growing, and hearty as hell. Plus, we can create some super soft and vibrant garments from this amazing plant. What does this mean for you, the conscious consumer, and the fashion industry as a whole? Watch and learn.
So in a nut shell, hemp is sustainable, anti-microbial, and comfortable. The perfect product to use to create versatile fabrics you can live in, not just wear. AND, they make me look like I’m not being pulled in 167 directions and often can’t even remember my kid’s middle names. prAna has been, and will continue to be, a part of my life and closet for years to come.
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disclosure: I was sent a couple of items for my review in exchange for a post. All thoughts and opinions are mine and honest. My mom really did macrame too!