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Bring Joy To Your Summer Days With These 13 Items
— BY RACHEL BESSER 7.20.2020
"The jetset trouser by Époque Évolution capitalizes on comfort, making it the ideal pant for working from home. "
Then and Now With Tonne Goodman: A Modern Update on Shalom Harlow’s Iconic Solar-Panel Picture in Honor of Earth Day
— BY TONNE GOODMAN AND WILLOW LINDLEY 4.22.2020
"NOW: This week, we are here to not only collaborate with you on some stylish, sustainable fashion pieces, but also show off some solar-powered items that can help you make small steps to a greatly improved future. As Tonne says, “You can’t be too dramatic about the state of things—we must be better.” So, we are here to help with both inspirational and practical applications. This image starts with a great, capital G, pair of pants, like the “everyday pant” from Époque Évolution. Made from a blend of recycled polyester and certified non-mulesed wool, these trousers are machine washable, so they stay as sustainable as they start, wear after wear without the need for dry cleaning."
Our 11 favorite ethical and sustainable clothing companies that you haven’t heard of yet
— Lauren Steele, August 12, 2020
"I fell in love with Époque Évolution the first time I slipped the One Crop Top over my head. This smooth-as-silk number is supportive, sleek, and can be worn as a dress top, swim top, or sports bra. Oh, and it’s made from Econyl, a 100% regenerated fiber (often found in sustainable swimwear) that’s stretchy, strong, and offers SPF 50 protection. I believe that with four or five pieces from this brand, you could have every outfit you needed for a week. All of Époque’s products are made by prioritizing sustainable, organic, upcycled, deadstock, and recycled materials—as well as fabrics that don’t require dry-cleaning or other toxic care. Smart, huh?"
Does UPF Protective Clothing Work?
— Hilary Reid, August 7, 2020
"a surprisingly chic UPF 50 little black dress from newcomer époque évolution that can be worn as a v-neck or a boatneck and has pockets."
A Sustainable Fashion Brand That Innovates With Fabrics and Resale Program
— Katherine Martinko, August 5, 2020
"époque évolution never fails to impress me with its versatile, minimalist designs that push the envelope when it comes to sustainability. It doesn't sell a broad range of products, but the ones it does sell have been carefully and thoroughly designed, many using deadstock and surplus fabrics.
Its latest One Collection features four basic items – a loose V-neck pocket dress, a pencil skirt, a crop top, and a fold-over bathing suit bottom – that are all made with Econyl, a 100 percent regenerated nylon fabric that comes from abandoned fishing nets and synthetic carpets. The items are blended with 35 percent Lycra for stretch. The result is a super soft, wrinkle-free, double-layered material that's even machine-washable.
époque évolution's clothes are certainly built to last – and to impress, year after year. You won't be disappointed."
22 places we shop for women's workwear — and the best styles to buy
— Mara Leighton, June 16, 2020
"The sleek basics can all be mixed and matched for looks that can be worn for more casual or formal occasions.
The Icon Shirt: A two-in-one fit makes this a versatile option for your wardrobe. Wear it buttoned up as a shirt, worn open and over a tank as a vest, or even under a sweater for a more preppy look."
Travel Treats For You
— Debbi Kickham June 20, 2020
"Made for every road trip and red-eye, the best-selling Jet Set Trousers are a four-season wonder. They are machine washable, wrinkle-resistant and sunburn-free with a UPF of 50. Made in Italy with a bartack at the hem so you can customize the length.”
Once limited to workouts and errands, athleisure becomes a workwear staple
— Caroline Dohack June 23, 2020
"Epoque Evolution’s versatile pieces are made with Econyl, a 100% regenerated nylon textile made from old carpets and fishnets.”
Workwear for the foreseeable future: Casual, comfortable and flexible
— Caitlin Mullen, June 30, 2020
"The need for versatility and desire for comfort will lead many to gravitate toward 'next-gen athleisure.' Brand Epoque Evolution, which makes adaptable clothes from eco-friendly material Econyl, said its most popular pieces are comfortable, washable and have crossover appeal."
16 Best Leggings For Everyday Activity, According to Clothing Experts
— Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping Institute
"These leggings are unique because the fabric feels like a pair of smooth running tights, but they're more polished with design features like flattering seams down the front of the leg and flared openings around the ankles. And if the legs are too long for you, you can use a scissor to trim the unhemmed fabric – no tailoring required (just make sure you cut in a straight line!). On top of that, the fabric is made using regenerated nylon from old fishing nets and carpets."
Fashion Forward: Epoque Evolution
"Founders of Époque Évolution Bring Classic Style and Ease to Responsible Manufacturing""Époque Évolution was founded to bring premium, low-maintenance, responsibly made essentials to women who love to travel or are simply busy with their daily lives. Through their clothing, Franco and Taylor are allowing women to dress stylishly and comfortably without packing every garment from their closets."
— Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping Institute
"When traveling for business, you want professional wear that will look great right out of your carry-on but also easy to care for on the go- introducing Époque Évolution. This label designs pieces that are made for the professional traveler. Made from wool, polyester, and Lycra, this dress combines the wrinkle resistance of wool with the sweat wicking property of polyester plus a bit of stretch from the Lycra. AKA, this dress is designed to be super comfy while traveling and still look crisp and professional all day. We love that it is machine washable too."
— Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping
Once a WFH Staple, Athleisure Gets Down to Business
— Flora Tsapovsky June 22, 2020
"The fabric’s robust-yet-fine texture made a star out of Epoque’s Jet Set Trouser. The utterly stretchy pants are so comfortable you’ll never want to take them off, yet they’re just structured enough to inject some motivation into a WFH morning. Machine washable, because yogurt and baby drool."
“The lines between leisure and professional are blurred. People are often sitting at their desks for hours on Zoom calls or trading off work and parenting duties. Your workwear now needs to be kid- and workout-friendly.”
Époque Évolution and the Power of Minimalist, Sustainable Style
— Tracey Meyers May 1, 2020
"For Époque Évolution, it's all about designing clothes people want to buy, and hold onto."
"Variety truly is the spice of life, especially when it comes to your closet. But as that ongoing desire for the next new thing eventually spurs waste and overconsumption, the Epicurean idea of simplicity - or in this case, versatility - suddenly becomes a bit sexier.And companies such as San Francisco-based Epoque Evolution, a sustainable activewear and apparel brand, focus on multipurpose wardrobe essentials that can be worn several ways and hold an enduring perennial-focused aesthetic. The idea is to design clothes that people want to buy, and hold onto."
"The brand’s positioning is one of fashion “evolved” that is also for “real life” and for “everywhere and everything,” the founders said. Epoque Evolution “believes in experiences first, and that life is too short and good and full of wild potential to worry about what to wear.” The company’s ethos is anchored by “the power of effortless, impeccable style.” Meaning the founders “design what is essential: well-edited, versatile pieces to take you from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., from the plane to Pilates, to the workspace to rosé after, from spring to summer to fall."
The New Rules for Airplane Dressing:Chic, Yet ComfortableLike it or not, the modern travel uniform has become deeply casual. How to hack it so you’re presentable but still feel good.
— Chloe MalleMarch 14, 2019 3:42 p.m. ET
"A new wave of brands such as Paskho, Époque Évolution and Anatomie are creating clothes for travel that combine the benefits of sportswear—elastic waists, wrinkle-resistant/sweat-wicking/odor-eating fabrics—with neat, stylish cuts."
"This female duo is backing wool as a more eco-friendly material for wardrobes. Perhaps the Allbirds effect?Nancy Taylor and Hannah Franco set out to create a clothing line that fits into a backpack, can be worn at all hours of the day comfortably (and suitably), and is made from responsible materials and mills. They’re joining a slew of sustainable fashion entrepreneurs in the quest to clean up fashion.Franco, a yoga teacher, and Taylor, a cycling enthusiast, joke that they “live a 6 am to 11 pm kind of life and needed a wardrobe to could keep with [them].” Not seeing a clothing line on the market that catered to their needs on materials, affordability, style, and performance, they decided to start a new label, époque évolution."
— Esha Chhabra, 2019
“Nancy Taylor and Hannah Franco believe it "is crucial in the world of retail to have a physical presence at all times." They find retail locations and use events as an opportunity to meet and learn from our customers by delivering an experiential or educational focus (as opposed to strictly selling). That the way founders are gathering information as well as creating a connection with their brand's consumer." — FORBES
"Women entrepreneurs are leading the sustainability charge but many of them feel isolated and are juggling family and kids on top of a full-time business. That’s where organizations like Fashion Revolution and Cradle to Cradle come in. They provide a centralized hub of information and community for sustainable business owners like Nancy Taylor of Epoque Evolution, a beautiful modern line that blends sport with effortlessly clean, classic style are a perfect example of companies that need the manufacturing and certification support of organizations like and Fashion Revolution." — FORBES
These 19 Brands Make the Best Travel Clothes for Women
Best For Fashion and Function: Époque Évolution:
"This stylish, minimalist design duo makes merino wool dresses and other items that will take you from sightseeing straight through a night out. "
— RENA BEHAR
"I discovered this brand a few years ago—and I've been hooked ever since. Its pieces are made for the comfort of traveling without sacrificing on style. The Jet Set trousers are one of my favorites. They feel and fit comfortably and snug like leggings, but they look like smart trousers—so you can look sharp while staying cozy. They're also wrinkle resistant, which is always handy."
— Judith Jones, 2019
The Most Comfortable Pants for Travel (If You Don't Want to Wear Leggings)
"There's a reason this is called the Jet Set trouser. It's made for comfort on that red-eye flight and is perfect for that 9 a.m. meeting after you land. It's wrinkle-resistant, sharp, and super comfortable with a no-pinch waistband. "
— JUDITH JONES
"When I wore the Orion leggings to the office—because yes, I wear these to work—someone stopped to ask me if they were indeed Céline. (Is there a greater compliment you could give a fashion editor?) They’ve come with me to yoga and Pilates, on dog walks and road trips, and to professional functions. I’ve worn them with Birkenstocks, sneakers, kitten heels…any shoe, really, because the slit is great for showing off your footwear.
For me, these leggings aren’t an afterthought, or a lazy-day outfit solution—they’re my new go-to bottoms, for any and every scenario. I’ve turned two other editors onto them: Both are new moms who were looking for pants that looked chic but would also allow them to keep up with their kids. Between the three of us, we’ve really put them to the test. Our conclusion? These are truly the ultimate black leggings."
— Amy Hou, Glamour
Yes, this shirt helps me avoid looking like a sweaty mess, but it also just helps me look generally chic. It’s slightly boxy with slits on the side, and literally goes with everything. In the two months I’ve owned it, I’ve worn it with a denim skirt and sandals, a pair of bike shorts and heels (and a cool knotted headband, of course), and tied in the front over a bathing suit. It’s made its appearance everywhere from my office to dates to the beach, and has somehow looked appropriate in all three locales.
— Zoe Weiner, 2019
"Époque Évolution focuses on reducing its carbon footprint by choosing organic, sustainable, upcycled fibres, as well as dead-stock and post-consumer waste. It then follows the best milling practices. The fabrics chosen in the Époque Évolution collections don’t require dry cleaning, so you can continue to practice sustainability while caring for your wardrobe."
— Sarah Mariotti, 2019
"Founded by two women wanting to pack efficiently and stylishly after doing the opposite, the capsule wardrobe doubles as a uniform for both streamlined travel and everyday wear. The perfect black pant is both comfortable enough for a long-haul flight and stylish enough to wear upon landing. I repeat, you can sleep in these pants and wear them upon arrival all day. A dash of first class with an elastic waistband, the hem comes with bar-tack for homemade length adjustments (i.e. you can cut the hem at home and call it done), and, best of all, the trouser is machine washable"
— Madeline Weinfield, 2019
A pair of stretchy trousers that feel like leggings but look like fancy work slacks so you can go from the plane to the board meeting without sacrificing comfort. "I have these and they are out-of-this-world comfortable! I love a pant that's cozy but doesn't look like a pair of sweatpants."
— Rebecca O’ Connell, 2019
Epoque Evolution is the new sustainable brand in town changing the name of the sustainable game.
— Jacqueline Pinedo, 2019
"The online label consists of a handful of versatile pieces, which are made with sustainable fabrics in non-boring neutral shades and have all the right details. Everything is super chic and super wearable."
— Gail Goldberg, 2019
"Organically made, soft, and machine washable, this crisp white shirt is endlessly wearable."
— Gabrielle Porcaro, 2019
époque is paving the way to a more sustainable future of fashion and activewear with their innovative fabrics and conscious production methods.
— Courtney Jay, 2019
"Founders of Époque Évolution Bring Classic Style and Ease to Responsible Manufacturing"
"Époque Évolution was founded to bring premium, low-maintenance, responsibly made essentials to women who love to travel or are simply busy with their daily lives. Through their clothing, Franco and Taylor are allowing women to dress stylishly and comfortably without packing every garment from their closets."
— Dorothy Crouch , Apparel News
"During November, I challenged myself to only wear eleven items (including shoes) as a way to foster simplicity and contentment in a month that can be prone to becoming a bit chaotic.To be honest, the whole challenge felt rather anticlimactic once it was done. I didn’t feel deprived or bored in the slightest."
"Since then, I had done my fair share of research into the eco-friendly segment of the fashion industry, but what made me do a double-take with époque évolution was their vision for creating their new line: experiences first. “Living your life, not shopping or packing for it” means that “style doesn’t need to be precious, or dry-clean only, or exclusive, or uncomfortable, or destructive. ”Their translation of that vision manifested into a line of workout/ work/ nightlife/ travel/ swim-ready apparel for every career woman on-the-go. Okay, I get the first four options, but swim-ready?! I hadn’t heard of that before. Not to mention their method of only using sustainable, organic, up-cycled, deadstock and post-consumer waste recycled fibers when available, and working solely with mills that are committed to best practices and reducing the collective carbon footprint. *snap snap snap*" — ERIN FRED
"This past Saturday, I had the privilege of attending a small influencer gathering to celebrate mindfulness in the fashion, beauty and health industry. The event took place at Summerland Salon and Spa, where a group of powerful women came together to explore the new collection by époque évolution, a clothing company that is setting a new standard for change in the fashion industry. While traveling on a trip to Morocco, the designers, Hannah Franco and Nancy Taylor put their heads together and came up with a brilliant clothing company that is now Epoque Evolution. They specialize in sustainable wardrobe pieces that make dressing simple for any girl on the go. This brand has a "corporate meets yoga" aesthetic with their attire. Their versatile outfits are acceptable for the office and everyday dwellings like working out, running errands, nights out on the town...any occasion, you name it! These clothes will take you there." — KARA
"I knew this splurge would be worth it, since it's really a three-in-one deal, and the Flux Top ($148) hasn't disappointed. It's an elegant crop top that pair flawlessly with high-waisted pants, but for me it's mostly a ridiculously comfy sports bra that doubles as a bikini top. Yep. It's wicking fabric makes for one fast-drying swimsuit top that provides ample coverage and support for workouts, too. It's performed beautifully in yoga flow (think lots of jumping back into Chaturanga), mega Reformer sessions, and vigorous studio cycling classes. And the open back and straps look so cool when worn under a flowy tank top with cutouts. Since it's so multifunctioning, I have found it's perfect for travel." — Susi May, senior content director
"What started as a discussion about their ambitions — namely their combined passion for better, more responsible women’s garments that could stand up to the trials of the modern woman, became the brand known as époque évolution. We sat down with these founders to discuss what it was like starting over from scratch, what influences them, and how they are building their brand into a household name." — BACKBONE PLM
“We’re designing to support women on the path to evolving” – Hannah Franco and Nancy Taylor, Founders of époque évolution
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