This post is written in partnership with Athleta, as always, my opinions are my own.
When Athleta asked to work with me for #NationalTakeAHike day I couldn’t say no (you might remember when I worked with them during my trip to Whistler). I wasn’t sure where I was going to be on November 17 but I knew I’d be somewhere I could be outside. It’s so funny how I gravitate more towards wide open spaces and natural environments compared to a few years ago when I could really care less about spending time outdoors. Within the last couple of years I’ve been able to appreciate and enjoy the outdoors more than I ever have before. I’m not sure what changed (probably comes with old age ;)) but I’m happy the switch flipped.
Every time I travel I look for green spaces where I can spend some time listening to the birds chirp, winds blow through the leaves of trees, and the faint sound of trickling water in the distance. Every time I travel, I don’t always find that but it doesn’t mean I stop looking for it! While in New York visiting my friend Christina (you all should know her by now) we spent the day in Central Park escaping the hustle and bustle of, the very busy, New York City.
For me, #NationalTakeAHike day means spending time outside, walking and being around nature, with my best friend. You don’t have to go hike Mount Everest to say you spent time outside. It can be as simple as walking through the park on your way home from work, taking the long way to your favorite café tomorrow morning, or hell if you want to- go hike Everest. Whatever time you spend outside is time well spent. Try not to think of it as always having to be in the wilderness, its more or less spending time in the sunshine, fresh air, and disconnecting. That’s just what I did (and needed) in Central Park.
Here was my Fall stroll outfit for #NationalTakeAHike Day!
What I love about this jacket is that it’s versatile and lightweight. Which makes it perfect for layering underneath!
Did someone say cozy? This sweater is everything I’ve ever dreamed of. I love how big the neck is and how soft the material is. The sleeves also have thumb holes which makes layering under the Cloudburst easy! I recommend sizing up if you want to layer underneath it!
The staple black legging! I have these tights in two other colors and I plan to buy every single one they make! They’re great for hikes, long walks, lounging and even the gym or yoga! Versatility always gets me.
This outfit is head to toe eco-friendly by Athleta! So, on top of their functional fashion I also feel so good supporting the brand. They’re at the forefront of making fashion sustainable with 40% of their fabrics using sustainable fibers.
Athleta has been working to aggressively increase its use of sustainable materials over the last two years by converting to recycled fabrics, using organic cotton, and implementing more efficient fabric dyeing and finishing techniques. It is also a Benefit Corporation. This certification requires a holistic review of a business’ social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency, and is based on a vision of creating a community of for-profit companies committed to redefining success in business.
“Athleta was awarded B Corp certification for its proven positive social and environmental impact, taken as a whole, through the products we offer, the treatment of our employees, customers, suppliers, and partners, the marketing of our products and brand, and our engagement with the broader community.”
Here are some of the Athleta’s sustainable goals for 2020:
- By 2020, 80% of our materials will be made with sustainable fibers.
- By 2020, 25% of our line will be made using techniques that save water.
- By 2020, Athleta will impact 10,000 women and their communities through programs like
Enough fan girling over here, sorry guys. Just really passionate about sustainable brands and even more passionate about this planet of ours!