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women's travel clothing ethically-made

Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light

Yogi Bhajan 


Welcome, Wanderluster. 

Do you dream of the freedom of traveling carry-on only? 

Imagine.

Breezing through the airport past long check-in lines.

Strutting off the plane, knowing exactly where your luggage is -- in your hand -- beating the rush to the taxi queue because you don't have to wait for your bag.

Confidently navigating the narrow streets in Rome with your ultra-lightweight 4-carry-on suitcase.

Effortlessly running up the steps of the Piazza di Spagna, and onwards to your hotel.

Traveling light is possible. And we can help you get there.


We’re on a mission to help you pack lighter and do more with less.

Encircled creates clothing that versatile in design, and everlasting in style.

We beautifully mesh function with style.

(Think of us as the opposite to zip off pants)

We use fabrics that are as comfortable, and travel friendly as they are good for the earth.

Our clothing is ethically-made in Toronto, Canada through small batch production.

We believe that stylish travel clothing is possible. And that in life, compromise is optional.


This is ‘full circle fashion’


Fashion that helps the planet, the people who make our clothes and customers like you live better lives.


Over the past two decades, the fast fashion industry has taught customers to buy cheap and buy often. And we know, you're better than that.


The costs of producing an $8 t-shirt go way beyond the price tag. They include an inevitable compromise on human rights, materials and the environment to create a t-shirt at that price point. A t-shirt that more than likely will warp or fall apart after one wash.


We are the antithesis of fast fashion.

We take a mindful and slow approach to design.

We produce only what we need.

We incorporate sustainable practices into everything we do from the sourcing of eco-fabrics to up-cycling production cuttings, using recyclable shipping materials and printing on only 100% post-consumer recycled paper. 


Encircled is committed to bringing quality, sustainability and humanity back to the fashion industry.



OUR TRUTHS


    • We believe that travel makes us richer. Through traveling, we gain richness of perspective, and experience. We witness the interconnectedness of humanity. We inevitably feel inspired, grateful, and more purposeful about our lives.

    • We believe in doing more with less. Travel forces us to be selective with the clothing we wear. We believe this mindful approach to clothing can translate to your everyday life. Through developing a capsule wardrobe which is comprised of only your most loved items, you can feel good about what you wear, and embrace quality over quantity.

    • We believe that style, function and ethically-made can all go together. You can have it all. Eco-fashion can be beautiful. Travel clothing can be stylish. Choosing ethically-made clothing doesn’t have to mean compromising on anything that you'd expect from your wardrobe.

    • We believe that fashion shouldn't be a secret society. We are transparent (our pants are not!). We readily share how and where our designs are made, where our fabrics are sourced, and involve customers from day one in the design process. We share our successes and our failures. We're not your front-row-fashion-week people. We're real, and down to earth.
Encircled wants to be your catalyst for buying better, traveling and living lighter.

Come journey with us.

With wanderlust,

Kristi Soomer
Founder & CEO, Encircled



A little bit about me:
A former management consultant, who virtually lived in airports. I started Encircled with a dream of helping women like you travel lighter and do more with less. Frustrated with the lack of clothing that meshed style with function, I started designing it. I knew it had to be ethically-made, and the fabrics needed to be high quality, luxurious and sustainable.

Our first, and most popular design, the Chrysalis Cardi was created on my kitchen floor. I used a sewing machine from Craigslist, and construction paper to make the first sample and pattern. After years of bootstrapping Encircled while working full-time, I made the leap to full entrepreneurship in late 2014.

Since then, we’ve moved into our own studio space in the vibrant Junction area of Toronto and hired three employees who have so much passion for ethical fashion. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for Encircled.

Want to stay connected? I pen our weekly newsletter. It’s my fav thing to do on a Wednesday, and you should definitely sign-up. I can promise that it’s never boring, rarely promotional, often full of typos, and value-packed. You’ll also get a copy of our free printable packing list for carry-on travel if you sign-up. Worth. It. 
Encircled Size Charts

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The Adiona Maxi Dress

Size
0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 14 - 16 (XL)
Bust 27.5 - 29.5 " 30.5 - 32.5 " 33.5 - 35.5 " 36.5 - 38.5" 39.5 - 41.5 "
Waist 23-24" 25-26" 28-29" 30-31" 32-34"
Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
Front Length 45" 45" 45" 45" 45"
Back Length 55" 55" 55" 55" 55"

Fit Advice: The Adiona Maxi Dress fits true to size, but we recommend to size up if you are in between sizes. The length can be hemmed by a tailor, or adjusted by  bringing the waist higher up the body to accommodate many different heights. The elasticized waist will flex to fit different waist sizes within ~1-2" of the measurements shown. 

Model's Measurements: Isabel shown in the basic product shots is approximately 5'10" tall and a size 2-4 (S), is wearing a size Extra Small in The Adiona Maxi Dress. Our model Kristi, shown in the styling shots is approximately 5'9" and a size 6-8 (M), wearing size Medium in the Adiona Maxi Dress.

 

The Chameleon Maxi Skirt

Size
0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M)
10 - 12(L)
14 - 16 (XL)
Bust 27.5 - 29.5 " 30.5 - 32.5 " 33.5 - 35.5 " 36.5 - 38.5" 39.5 - 41.5 "
Waist 23-24" 25-26" 28-29" 30-31" 32-34"
Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
Length 39.5" 39.75" 40" 40.25" 40.5"

Fit Advice: The Chameleon Maxi Skirt fits true to size. The wide waistband ensures no ‘muffin top’. However, if you are a bit smaller on the top and wish to wear it as a strapless dress, we recommend sizing down because the drawstring to adjust the length is in the hem. Hemming The Chameleon Maxi Skirt would be difficult. 

Models Measurements: Marah is shown in the product and styling shots is approximately 5'11", and a size 6-8 (M), is wearing a size Medium in The Chameleon Maxi Skirt. 

 

The Chrysalis Cardi Regular

One Size
Inches
Bust 32.5 - 41.5"
Waist 25 - 34 "
Hips 35 - 46"
Height 5'2" - 6'0"

Fit Advice: The Chrysalis Cardi Regular is a one size fits most garment, from sizes 4-14 (S-XXL). It can be belted easily, however it is not recommended for petite women due to the volume of fabric in the garment. Please see our Petite Chrysalis Cardi if that is the case. 

Model's Measurements: Isabel is approximately 5'10" tall and a size 2-4 (S).

 

The Chrysalis Cardi (Petite)

One Size
Inches
Bust 28 - 36"
Waist
23 - 28"
Hips
30 - 38"
Height 5'3" and Under

Fit Advice: The Chrysalis Cardi Petite is perfect for women 5'3" and under. The Chrysalis Cardi in Petite will also work on women above this height, but some looks may not fit the same as The Chrysalis Cardi in Regular

Model's Measurements: Isabel shown in the Black Petite Chrysalis Cardi product shots is approximately 5'10" tall and a size 2-4 (S). Mandy shown in the Slate Grey + Navy Petite Chrysalis Cardi product shots is approximately 5'2" tall and a size 0-2 (XS). Anthea shown in the beach shot is 5'4" tall and a size 2-4 (S).

 

The Dressy Sweatpant

Size
0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M)
10 - 12 (L)
14 - 16 (XL)
Waist 20-22" 23-25" 26-28" 29-31" 32-34"
Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
Inseam 28.5" 28.5" 28.5" 28.5" 28.5"

Fit Advice: We recommend staying with your usual size if you are in between sizes. The cut on The Dressy Sweatpants is more generous and the fit is meant to be drapey and slightly harem. Therefore, it's better if they don't fit snug. 

Models Measurements: Isabel (wearing black and navy sweats) is approximately 5'10" tall and a size 2-4 is wearing a size small. Daria (wearing slate grey sweats) is approximately 5'6" and a size 0-2 and is wearing a size XS.

 

The Evolve Top

Size
0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M)
10 - 12 (L)
14 - 16 (XL)
Bust 27.5 - 29.5 " 30.5 - 32.5 " 33.5 - 35.5 " 36.5 - 38.5" 39.5 - 41.5 "
Waist 20-22" 23-25" 26-28" 32-34" 35-37"
Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
Fit Advice: The fit of The Evolve top is drapey but tapers towards the hip. It tends to fit large. We recommend for you to size down from your normal size if you are unsure. The fabric on The Evolve top has a natural stretch that will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown. 
Models Measurements: 
Isabel shown in the product shots is approximately 5'10" tall and a size 2-4 (S) wearing a size extra small in The Evolve Top.

 

 

The Flipside Legging 

Size
0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 14 - 16 (XL)
Waist 20-22" 23-25" 26-28" 29-31" 32-34"
Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
Inseam 28" 28"
28"
28"
28"

Fit Advice: We recommend sizing down if you are in between sizes with your measurements. The Modal fabric on The Flipside Leggings is not as 'taut' as synthetic fabrics like polyester, so if you prefer a snugger fit with your leggings, size down. The Flipside Leggings are pre-shrunk.

Model's Measurements: Isabel shown in the product shots is approximately 5'10" tall and a size 2-4 (S) wearing a size extra small.

 

 The Minimalist Legging

Size
0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 14 - 16 (XL)
Waist 20-22" 23-25" 26-28" 29-31" 32-34"
Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
Inseam 28" 28"
28"
28"
28"

Fit Advice: We recommend sizing down if you are in between sizes with your measurements. The Bamboo fabric on The Minimalist Leggings is tighter than the Flipside Leggings. The Minimalist Leggings are pre-shrunk.

Model's Measurements: Brittany shown in the product shots is approximately 5'6" tall and a size 2-4 (S) wearing a size extra small.

 

The Nomadic Crew Neck

Size
0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 12 - 14 (XL) 14 - 16 (XXL)
Bust 27.5 - 29.5 " 30.5 - 32.5 " 33.5 - 35.5 " 36.5 - 38.5" 39.5 - 41.5 "
42.5 - 44.5"
Waist 23-24" 25-26" 28-29" 30-31" 32-34"
35-37"
Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
45-47"
Length 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
28"

 Fit Advice: The Nomadic Crew Neck fits true to size. If you want a more relaxed fit, size up. The length can be hemmed by a tailor. As the fabric has a natural stretch, it will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown around the chest and hips. 

Models Measurements: Jamie shown in the product and styling shots is approximately 5'4" tall and a size 2 (XS) is wearing a size extra small in The Nomadic Crew Neck.

 

 

The Nomadic V-Neck

Size
0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 12 - 14 (XL) 14 - 16 (XXL)
Bust 27.5 - 29.5 " 30.5 - 32.5 " 33.5 - 35.5 " 36.5 - 38.5" 39.5 - 41.5 "
42.5 - 44.5
Waist 23-24" 25-26" 28-29" 30-31" 32-34"
35-37"
Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
45-47"
Length 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
28"

Fit Advice: The Nomadic V-Neck fits true to size. If you want a more relaxed fit, size up. The length can be hemmed by a tailor. As the fabric has a natural stretch, it will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown around the chest and hips. 

Models Measurements: Anissa shown in the product shots is approximately 5'2" tall and a size 0 (XS) is wearing a size extra small in The Nomadic V-Neck.

 

The Revolve Dress

Size
0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 14 - 16 (XL)
Bust 27.5 - 29.5 " 30.5 - 32.5 " 33.5 - 35.5 " 36.5 - 38.5" 39.5 - 41.5 "
Waist 23-24" 25-26" 28-29" 30-31" 32-34"
Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
Length

At longest, 36"

Adjustable

 At longest, 36"

Adjustable

At longest, 36"

Adjustable

At longest, 36"

Adjustable

At longest, 36"

Adjustable

Fit Advice: The Revolve Dress is designed to fit drapey that tapers towards the hip. We recommend staying with your typical dress size. If your hip measurements are above the guide, size up. The length can be hemmed by a tailor. The fabric on The Revolve Dress has a natural stretch, that will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown.

Model Measurements: Isabel shown in the product and styling shots is approximately 5'10" tall and a size 2-4 (S) is wearing a size extra small. 

 

The Wanderer Sleeveless T 

Size
0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 12 - 14 (XL) 14 - 16 (XXL)
Bust 27.5 - 29.5 " 30.5 - 32.5 " 33.5 - 35.5 " 36.5 - 38.5" 39.5 - 41.5 "
42.5 - 44.5"
Waist 23-24" 25-26" 28-29" 30-31" 32-34"
35-37"
Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
45-47"
Length 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
28"

Fit Advice: The Wanderer Sleeveless T fits true to size. If you want a more relaxed fit, size up. The length can be hemmed by a tailor. As the fabric has a natural stretch, it will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown around the chest and hips. 

Models Measurements: Jamie shown in the product and styling shots is approximately 5'4" tall and a size 2 (XS) is wearing a size extra small in The Wanderer Sleeveless T.

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