Ethically-made products for ethically-minded women.
Brand: Maison Du Soir
Product(s): women’s sleepwear
Price: $55 – $260
Eco / Ethical: made to last in Los Angeles, CA
I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I’ve become obsessed with the idea of Christmas pajamas. My husband and I have always traveled over the holidays, and now that we’ve added a third to our party, family pajamas seem like an easy way to have a tradition that will work wherever we are. But, hell would have to freeze over for me to wear snowflakes, or anything of that sort, and ours is not a “one-and-done” household, so whatever we get has to work throughout the rest of the year, too.
For me, the answer is easy. Courtney Kates Garcia started Maison du Soir after an unsuccessful search for pajamas that fit her life and style. For her, not being able to find a quality, tasteful pair revealed a disconnect between the value we place on sleep, and the quality of what we actually sleep in. Like workout clothes before athleisure, most of us have pajamas that are uncomfortable, stained or torn, or just don’t fit well. Courtney wants to change that.
I’ve been wearing Maison du Soir since the brand launched in 2013, adding a few new pieces each season, and their stuff keeps getting better with every new collection. And, they are, and always have been, made in Los Angeles, where Courtney lives, allowing her to work directly with her factories on a daily basis.
I’m thinking the pop of red in the Troy Shorts and Oui Tee is just holiday enough for me! And if you’re curious, my partner will be receiving a much-anticipated pair of NWKC sweats, while our little dictator will be our most festive, wearing red and white striped footies (not made in the USA, but with strict manufacturing policies). And maybe a Santa hat, because ’tis the season!
Rita Mehta shops for a living and talks a lot. She launched her website, The American Edit, and podcast, Why Do We Have Things? so she’d have a place to talk about some of the things she’s most passionate about: American made design, responsible manufacturing, and conscious consumption. You can follow her on Instagram or Twitter.