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PACT Apparel creates clothing that is made to fit into your everyday life, without making it all about the cotton.

It feels like “organic” has almost become a 4-letter word in the fashion industry, but truly caring about where and how the fabric you’re wearing comes from and is made, is actually pretty damn important in the long run. With the way things are going, even the smallest attempt to prolong our successful inhabitation of this planet is worth it.

Photo: PACT Apparel

The pieces that PACT makes don’t feel granola-y, like a lot of sustainable brands tend to. They’re all wardrobe staples that don’t take a second thought to throw on and go, but still look like you gave a shit about getting dressed.

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When the mailman rang the doorbell unexpectedly one morning recently, I had just gotten out of the shower and was getting ready in my robe. I threw on their Featherweight Slouchy Sweatshirt to run downstairs and was genuinely shocked by how much I immediately liked it.

If you throw on a garment right after getting out of the shower and like it, that’s pretty telling. The loose shape of the sweatshirt meant it didn’t stick to my slightly damp skin and the material felt lightweight enough to not suffocate my upper half, even after taking as nuclear hot of a shower as I do. Plus, the quality of construction meant I didn’t look like I was schlepping around in old, barely washed sweats like I normally do.

Their newest fabric blend, called Eco-Blend, is soft and breathable. Made of 65% organic cotton and 35% modal, the Relaxed Fit Eco-Blend Tee is basically the perfect grab-and-go tee. I am a huge t-shirt fan, but I usually only rotate a few (even though I have an entire drawer’s worth of tees). I’m for sure keeping this one at the top of the pile.