EQL offers responsible, philanthropic clothes for any horse lover. By incor-porating hints of equestrian-themed accents into their pieces, EQL has designed a collection complete with clothes perfect for work, casual get-togethers, fancy dinners, and everyday wear.
When creating the brand, some of the qualities that were transferred over from Kerrits were: great function, fit, performance, and size inclusivity. The clothes come in sizes XS–2X, and the fabrics offer incredible stretch and comfort. While EQL offers both fitted and flowy shapes, each piece is designed with seams that are flattering for any body type.
In terms of responsibility, EQL makes every effort possible to choose the most environmentally conscious fabrics. Most pieces are made up of organic cotton and recycled fabrics that are responsibly harvested and produced using closed-loop processes that limit pollution.
Not only does EQL produce responsibly sourced clothes, they also emphasize giving back. EQL chooses a donation partner for a period of three to six months, and for that period of time, 1% of all sales are given back to the chosen program. Previous partners include equine rescues, therapeutic riding centers, and programs for under-served urban youth.
“We wanted to create a line of clothes designed for life outside of the barn that still showed off your passion for horses,” says Sara Florin, Senior Director of Branding and Marketing at Kerrits. “Whether it’s a subtle print or a more graphic horse image on a shirt, it’s a wink to the equestrian community.”
Weekender Fleece Hoodie Dress
The Weekender Fleece Hoodie Dress offers the comfort of your favorite sweatshirt with the style of a nice dress with its slight A-line shape. Paired with leggings or tights, this dress leaves you comfortable, warm, and cozy while still giving you a flattering look.
Hackney Check Blazer
The Hackney Check Blazer is inspired by the English countryside. Offering a sophisticated, classic, timeless look, the blazer can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Each EQL product is designed to last far more than just one season, so the Hackney Check Blazer is a piece that can be worn for years.
Zip Neck Wool Sweater & EcoVero Button Up Maxi Skirt
Paired together, the Zip Neck Wool Sweater and EcoVero Button Up Maxi Skirt make the perfect daytime outfit. The sweater offers a timeless, cable knit pattern with a quarter zip neck and keeps you warm and cozy with its wool blend. The EcoVero Button Up Maxi Skirt perfectly ties in the sweater with pops of color in its floral, equestrian print. The flirty, free-flowing shape of the skirt inspires endless outfits, and the high-low hem shows off your favorite equestrian lifestyle boots.
Windy Horse Long Sleeve Tee
Designed by independent artist Tricia Scheele of Rusty Halo Studios, this long sleeve tee has exclusive artwork capturing the essence of horses and the love of the sport. The Windy Horse Long Sleeve Tee is made with 95% organic cotton, offering super soft, comfortable tops for everyday wear.
Turtleneck Poncho Sweater
A best-seller, the Turtleneck Poncho Sweater is complete with a snaffle bit print accent for that extra equestrian flare. This sweater is designed with a soft wool blend and features a pullover style with sleeves and a chunky neck. Perfect for the fall and winter to keep you warm yet stylish.
In Motion Bootcut Jeans
Part of the In Motion Collection, these super-soft jeans are made up of 98% organic cotton and 2% spandex for a comfortable stretch and lived-in feel. Complete with a mid-rise waist and a modern bootcut for a visually slimming silhouette, these jeans can be paired with anything.
*This story was originally published in the September 2022 issue of The Plaid Horse. Click here to read it now and subscribe for issues delivered straight to your door!
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