Now that the second lockdown is in full swing, it’s safe to say that many of us have reverted back to the uniform of leggings or sweat pants. For those who are sick of the same old quarantine wardrobe, local designer Hilary MacMillan has come up with a way for consumers to support local, while also remaining sustainable and cruelty-free in their loungewear purchases.
MacMillan has released her new six-piece capsule collection where all of the items are made of Tencel, a sustainable textile made from beechwood. The pieces are fully biodegradable and of course cruelty-free and size inclusive as those are two of MacMillan’s top priorities when it comes to crafting each collection.
The six pieces can be purchased individually or as part of three sets — the crossover top paired with flared pants, a long crewneck sweater paired with cargo pocket leggings, and a cropped hoodie paired with a high-waisted lounge skirt — and are available in black, maroon and castlerock blue and in sizes ranging from XS to 4X. The sets also come with a matching mask.
“We wanted to create a lounge collection that was more elevated, on par with our contemporary brand and styling,” MacMillan says. “To create pieces that were easily covetable within your wardrobe and could transition from lounging at home to being styled and worn out.”
The pieces have been tried and tested on real women from the community, so you can rest assured they’re a comfy fit. With a contemporary edge, the pieces are also versatile enough to be worn out once lockdown ends.
MacMillan says she wanted sustainability to be a focus of the collection to help minimize the impact fashion has on the environment, while the size inclusivity aspect was a no brainer.
“Women want to be stylish at every size and I really want to be able to offer pieces that can be worn if you are a size two or a 22,” she says. “I want women to feel good in their clothes and offering more size inclusive styles is all part of that.”
For more information, visit hilarymacmillan.com.