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This year, the loungewear set has won over denim devotees, luxury loyalists and even the most suited and booted among us. Whether it's Katie Holmes in Mango or Zoë Kravitz in head-to-toe Entireworld, 2020 has thrown up so much inspiration for styling your sweatshirt and joggers – both inside and outside the house – that even those who scoffed at the idea of a tie-dye two-piece back in March are eyeing up the cloudlike comfort of loungewear this season. After a summer of socially distanced frolicking, local lockdowns are seeing us spend increasing amounts of time at home (again) and with longer nights and shorter days incoming, battening down the hatches and getting cosy for winter is the only option. So how can we maintain our comfort levels without hurting the planet? Thanks to a slew of slick and sustainable labels, your everyday loungewear needn't make you feel guilty. From Ninety Percent to Pangaia, here are the best sustainable loungewear sets we're donning this winter.Refinery29's selection is purely editorial and independently chosen – we only feature items we love! As part of our business model we do work with affiliates; if you directly purchase something from a link on this article, we may earn a small amount of commission. Transparency is important to us at Refinery29, if you have any questions please reach out to us.PangaiaBased between New York and London, digital brand Pangaia has been leading the way in sustainability since 2018. Working with scientists and designers to use the most ethical and planet-friendly materials – think GOTS-certified cotton, seaweed fibre finishes and cruelty-free flower down – the brand's contemporary basics are our go-to for a guilt-free lockdown. Pangaia Heavyweight Recycled Cotton Hoodie, $, available at PangaiaPangaia Lightweight Recycled Cotton Track Pants, $, available at PangaiaPangaia Lightweight recycled cotton shorts, $, available at PangaiaNinety PercentNot only does London-based womenswear brand Ninety Percent distribute 90% of its profits between its makers and charitable causes (customers can vote for their chosen cause via a code found on the label in each item) but its sustainability credentials are impressive, too. Every piece is made in one of three of the world's industry-leading factories using the most innovative materials, such as GOTS-certified cotton, EcoVero™ (a renewable harvested wood pulp) and Tencel™. Ninety Percent Organic Cotton Branded Boy-fit Jogger, $, available at Ninety PercentNinety Percent Organic Cotton Classic-fit Sweatshirt, $, available at Ninety PercentNinety Percent Merino Wool Boy-fit Trackpant, $, available at Ninety PercentGanniDanish brand Ganni is doing things differently with its honest sustainability mission, giving full transparency to its process, shortcomings and plans for future improvements. This month it launched Software: low-impact, off-duty loungewear made up of 11 neutral and pastel-hued styles created using EcoLife® certified recycled polyester and cotton, both of which have a 70% lower footprint than traditional materials. Made in Greece, the collection also has 75% traceability across its supply chain, and Ganni has stated that it aims to reach 100% soon.Ganni , $, available at GanniGanni Software Isoli Pants, $, available at GanniGanni Oversized Hoodie, $, available at GanniChristy DawnUS-based Christy Dawn uses deadstock fabric to produce its vintage-inspired floral and prairie dresses, and manufactures locally to reduce its carbon footprint, working with dressmakers in LA. The brand also launched the Farm-to-Closet Initiative, partnering with Oshadi Collective, a community of traditional famers and craftspeople in southern India to cultivate cotton using regenerative techniques and bringing a depleted plot of land back to health. Christy Dawn's first foray into loungewear is made using organic cotton and non-toxic dyes. Christy Dawn The Sonny Pant, $, available at Christy DawnChristy Dawn The Sonny Sweater, $, available at Christy Dawn The Sonny Sweater, $, available at HaraIf classic trackie bottoms aren't your thing, try Australian label Hara's ultra comfy flared trousers. The brand's pieces are dyed, cut, sewn, packaged and shipped from Melbourne and created using sustainably sourced, Soil Association-approved Indonesian bamboo. Producing 30% more oxygen than trees, requiring only rainwater to grow (cotton uses 2,700 litres of water per T-shirt) and containing antibacterial and antifungal bio agents, bamboo is as great on the skin as it is for the planet. Hara Frankie Powder Blue Bamboo Flares, $, available at Know The OriginHara Frankie Charcoal Bamboo Flares, $, available at Know The OriginHara Ami Pumpkin Bamboo Bandeau, $, available at Know The OriginBeaumont OrganicFounded by Hannah Beaumont-Laurencia in 2008, UK-based Beaumont Organic creates luxury basics (think Breton tees and button-up boilersuits) from organic and GOTS-certified cotton, recycled wool yarns and end-of-life deadstock fabric. The brand only works with EU factories, too, meaning fair living wages and safe working conditions for its staff. Beaumont Organic Amelia Organic Cotton Top In Mocha, $, available at Beaumont OrganicBeaumont Organic Zadie Organic Cotton Trousers, $, available at Beaumont OrganicBeaumont Organic Louisa Organic Cotton Top, $, available at Beaumont OrganicDamson MadderDamson Madder's patchwork dresses and sweet sweatervests aren't the only reason to love its AW20 collection. Now offering sweatshirts, hoodies and joggers to help us adapt to lockdown life, the sustainable small-batch brand uses 100% organic cotton which is dyed with natural colouring derived from clay, olive leaf, indigo ferra and rubia tinctorum, using 35-50% less water than artificial dying systems. We'll take the lot! Damson Madder Straight Leg Drawstring Joggers in Grey, $, available at Damson MadderDamson Madder Joggers in Plum, $, available at Damson MadderDamson Madder Natural Dye Oversized Sweatshirt with Side Splits, $, available at Damson MadderLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Is Sustainable Loungewear The Future Of Fashion?Amp Up The Joy Of Loungewear With Tie Dye PrintZoë Kravitz Is Our Loungewear Icon
Greta Thunberg, the 17-year-old Swedish climate activist is back to school after taking a year off to continue campaigning to stop global warming. On this day one year ago, Thunderg led the largest global climate strike in history, as more than 4 million people across 161 different countries went on strike to demand climate action. Students, trade unionists, workers, and labour organisers were among the many who joined the massive walkout, with a message to their governments that together they would not be stopped. Thunberg’s activism started gaining international attention during the 2018 summer when she launched a weekly climate direct action called “Fridays for Future” or “School Strike for Climate.” Every Friday, Thunberg encouraged students everywhere to skip school and demand their governments take action to save our planet. And the striking has continued for the past year. So, what has Thunberg been up to the past year? Although the 17-year-old has taken a backseat in the news in recent months due to the chaos of the presidential election, ongoing uprisings for racial justice, the pandemic, and aliens, Thunberg has been very busy. In the last year, she has taken her environmental activism around the globe, to the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City and the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. During her trip to New York, the young activist delivered a now-famous, passionate speech that put world leaders to shame. “I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean,” Thunberg said. “Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.” In Davos, Thunberg took on U.S. President Donald Trump in a speech to audience members urging world leaders to take steps to fix a problem they created. After all, 100 companies alone are responsible for 71% of global emissions and more than 20% of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. come from the oil and gas industry. “You say children shouldn’t worry. You say, ‘Just leave this to us. We will fix this. We promise we won’t let you down. ‘Don’t be so pessimistic,’” she said, directing her ire at Trump, who during an earlier address suggested climate activists should not be pessimistic about the future of our planet. Much like the rest of the world, Thunberg has had to adapt to changes in her everyday life due to the global public health crisis we face. As a result, she took her weekly climate strikes to the internet, and organised a digital strike every Friday. Thunberg invited participants to post of photo of themselves striking with their protest signs and the hashtag #ClimateStrikeOnline. In some of her free time, the 17-year-old said she also started “doing some school” after her gap year travels were interrupted. “It doesn’t really count, but just because I love studying so much,” said Thunberg. Even in the middle of the pandemic, as we all took steps to social distance and stay home whenever possible, Thunberg continues to raise awareness about social issues and hold world leaders accountable. In June when Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro criticised stay-at-home measures and shutting down non-essential businesses, Thunberg launched a crowdfunding campaign with Fridays for Future to purchase medical supplies and make telemedicine services accessible to people living in the Amazon rainforest. But it seems that one year later, the teen continues to organise and boost weekly digital climate strikes, and has moved to start striking in-person again. In August, the climate activist took her socially distanced strike back to the Swedish Parliament, and continued to amplify calls for action. Thunberg along with thousands of journalists, activists, scientists, and professors signed an open letter demanding the European Union and global leaders make a number of changes to slow global warming, including halting investments in fossil fuel exploration and extraction, enacting climate policies that protect workers, and making ecocide an international crime, among others. School strike week 106. Back outside the Swedish Parliament!We will not go away until you #FaceTheClimateEmergency .If you strike, remember to keep social distance and follow COVID-19 restrictions.#climatestrike #fridaysforfuture #schoolstrike4climate #flattenthecurve pic.twitter.com/SVMNzw1OBP— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) August 28, 2020 Despite her warnings last year that school strikes have not achieved enough and her admission that it’s just not sustainable, Thunberg remains a force for change and inspiration to youth organisers the world over. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Greta Thunberg's CNN Debut Causes Twitter BacklashGreta Thunberg's New TV Show Follows Her JourneyGreta Thunberg Gets Nobel Prize Nomination Again