The New Nomads Hemp Wear Fall/Winter 2019 Collection is Here

I’m back! Again, I believe it’s important to take periodical breaks…this time though, it’s because I made my second annual pilgrimage to that thing in the desert, Burning Man. It’s always so tough and awesome in all the best ways, and I’m thankful to have made it back for a second time. I feel freshly inspired and ready to take on life again in a positive light. However, that could all take up a whole separate post (maybe one of these days I’ll do that, but I am not big on talking about me). One of the things festivals (even though Burning Man is not exactly one) and events like this do is separate me from the mainstream commercial world and make me appreciate the individual artists more when I totally thought I couldn’t. There’s no shortage of art at Burning Man as I’m sure most of you know, but there is no commerce (for a good reason). Still though, it focuses me even more on how tough it really is for those trying to express their talents and make a difference in the world. There’s no WiFi or cell service out there so it really is disconnecting (and I love it), so it’s always interesting to get back and catch up on what is going on in the “default” world. I was excited when I got back to see one of my all time, top favorite brands has released their new seasonal line! So without much more ado about myself and my personal exploits, I’m stoked to say the new Nomads Hemp Wear Fall/Winter 2019 Collection is here.

If you’ve been following me for long enough, I’m sure you’ve noticed several constants in terms of favorite brands and brand partnerships. Nomads Hemp Wear has been a longtime favorite and I’m grateful to be able to share them with you every season and highlight my favorite pieces. Ethical and sustainable style is known to be more on the pricey side (usually for good reason), and it’s unfortunate for those who mean well but have small budgets. However, this Canadian brand has found a way to make everything accessible…of course, we’re not talking Forever 21 prices here, but everything is priced so well for their do-good nature and superb quality. Everything I own from them has stood up through numerous washes and wears, and still looks like new after many years. One of the things that also stands out to me is the fact that everything they create bridges the gap between festival and everyday street style, and their creative license is so modestly unique and easy to style! My closet is slowly but surely filling up with mostly goods from them.

Every season, Nomads Hemp Wear releases a handful of beautiful new items, but they also build off their existing short-run stock. This means, if you missed something you loved from the previous season, chances are they will revive it for the next with new colorways. I’m totally on board with this! There are several pieces I grabbed later on after I saw them for the first time…and believe me, you’ll also be thankful as I’m sure you’ll want everything they have. For the Nomads Hemp Wear Fall/Winter 2019 collection, there are several new jackets, tops, pants and leggings and much more. However, I’m happy to also see they’ve brought back one of my favorite items, the Revelation Tunic, in a beautiful red and black design! If you remember, I reviewed this piece two seasons ago. One item that is always coming back are the beautiful Axiom leggings, which have been reworked into a super soft bamboo version (I have a soy version from years ago). I could go on and on…and on—everything is so awesome! But, I’ll let these photos from the Nomads Hemp Wear Fall/Winter 2019 collection do the talking for me.

“Like the cherry on the cake of sustainable dressing our tops, tanks, hoodies and t-shirts are all fair trade and made from organic cotton, bamboo, and hemp goodness. Long sleeve wraps, knitted scarves and ponchos, loose, long, fitted, cozy cool. Winter is coming…”

“Consumerism is all about the power of choice. Choose the planet with clothing that’s like a rock anthem of Earth-love: bamboo leggings that could shake you all night long, and hemp hoodies that make you want to give us all your lovin’ (all your hugs and kisses too). Fashion forward eco style for an organic future friendly life.”

“Take a step back, stay grounded, and stay strong in our luscious sustainable organic cotton, bamboo, and hemp leggings, pants, booty shorts, and sassy skirts. Bottoms for a sustainable future. Listen to your bass go Boom!”

“Get your sultan of swing on in whirly twirly soft and swirly dresses for all seasons in organic cotton, form fitting hemp, and luscious bamboo. Dresses for the rEvolution. And yes, you can wear a dress to a revolution.”

Shop everything from Nomads Hemp Wear here…there are still plenty of items on sale from previous seasons! Sign up for their newsletter for 10% off your first order.

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When browsing for new denim or checking out what’s new in the world of style, Shopbop is always one of my top online destinations (next to Revolve). They always have fresh pieces and although I can’t always be spending that kind of money, I appreciate quality and the artistry that comes from these designers. However, you know me…I’m always wanting to peruse new sustainable brands or items first. Since there’s no actual category on Shopbop for that, I have to do my research beforehand. That is why I compiled five great eco friendly brands available on Shopbop for a post here not too long ago for others who might be wanting to shop more consciously. It comes as no surprise that I know several sustainable brands already, but not all of them are available as options at these popular shopping destinations. Reformation is one of those awesome brands that has been on my radar for awhile now (I’ve written about them twice, once in 2017 and another time this year), but they are almost exclusively available from their own website. So, I’m happy to see that they are now becoming more available to discerning customers, and I’m happy to now say that Reformation brings eco friendly style to Shopbop!

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New Eco Sustainable Denim Styles from J BRAND

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The Nomads Hemp Wear Spring/Summer 2019 Collection

I’m sure you’ve spotted a little incessant brand loyalty here and there throughout my posts by now…there are definitely those brands I’ve discovered while running this blog that I’ve consistently been impressed with to the point where I don’t ever think I’ll ever stop writing about them. Some brands come and go and change so fast you don’t know what happened, and some lose quality over time. I’ve also noticed that with this eco-fashion movement, sometimes it’s hard to tell which are simply riding the marketing wave and which really do care about being more environmentally conscious. Even with the truly sustainable brands, the prices can drive out much of the potential consumers who simply aren’t able to add fresh new pieces to their wardrobe every season…and some of those brands are more on the minimal, more modern side without much variety in designs, which isn’t everyone’s taste. I’m all for spending more on less items to fill my closet with the very (beautiful) basics, but lets be real here, most of us love a fresh new piece or way to express our individual senses of style each season. Nomads Hemp Wear is a brand that stands out in a way that addresses every one of these concerns in a uniquely beautiful way.

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When it comes to handbags and footwear, usually I go for leather. This is mostly for the durability factor, but also because it also ages so beautifully, and it is a byproduct that otherwise would be discarded. Also, I buy most of my stuff secondhand nowadays, so since I understand the problem of the meat industry being so terrible for our environment, this helps me feel a bit better. However, I’ve noticed the animal friendly, vegan community really making incredible strides in their manufacturing practices, with vegan leather being just about as strong, if not as strong, as the real thing. Matt & Nat has been an amazing vegan handbag brand on my radar for quite some time now, and I’ve carried a few of their products for awhile and they’ve held up quite well!

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Eco Friendly Women's Hemp Hipsters from WAMA Underwear

Image: WAMA Underwear. Women’s Hemp Hipsters

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