I recently discovered Mirth, a line of ethically produced caftans by sisters from Houston, and couldn’t wait to share it. And after looking through their caftans, I’m almost convinced I could live my life in one. Well, my dream life, anyway…
I do have a caftan, a lovely organic linen short caftan by Emerson Fry and I don’t wear it other than to the pool or around the house. I would wear it 24/7 on a beach vacation, and when I’m at my dad’s in Florida, I wear it often at home. But I’ve never worn it “out.” It’s quite large, as it should be, and shapeless. Which as it turns out, is VERY confusing to most people. My husband particularly…
I’m no stranger to wearing oversized, shapeless dresses, with pride, but for some reason, my caftan is different. Perhaps if it was longer? Or maybe I just enjoy saving it for myself?
That’s the thing: caftans are personal, and ultimately an intimate tribute to comfort and ease. They are what you “throw on” to feel free – unencumbered by the stresses of life – and let your mind wander for a bit. I love how Mirth describes caftan life:
it will always take you to that place of away.
Mirth caftans are ethically made by artisans in India and they donate 5% of their profits to their education initiative in the village where many of their artisans live.
What do you think? Do you life in caftans during summer? At home, or out?
*they do also have one dress style available at Anthropologie