These Pacific Northwest-designed accessories know how to deal with wind and rain.
It’s the little things that keep us cozy and dry through the transition from summer sunshine to winter gray. Ease your way through fall with these Pacific Northwest-designed accessories that know how to deal with wind and rain.
Ravel and Unravel Essential Infinity Scarf ($135 at ravelandunravel.com). Add a chic third piece to your outfit with this extra-long circle scarf, handmade in Tacoma from two layers of soft Nebraska wool in a striking black and white geometric pattern. It’s like a blanket for your neck, topping off any outfit with cozy refinement.
Uphill Designs Small Crest Day Pack ($225 at Uphill Designs, Ballard, and uphilldesigns.com). This waterproof backpack is handcrafted in Seattle from durable waxed cotton canvas that stands up to your rainy-day adventures and your commute. It functions as a lightweight hiking day pack and everyday bag, with foam back support, deep water-bottle pockets and a computer slip pocket — all secured with a cowhide leather strap and antiquated cast-brass buckle.
Lost Lands #0010 Cap ($42 at Lost Lands studio, Georgetown, and lostlands.us). This refreshingly original hat is handmade in Georgetown from five colorblocked panels of hemp and certified-organic cotton. Details such as sewn eyelets and a leather strap with a brass closure show careful attention to craftmanship.
Texture Knit Mitts ($36 at textureclothing.com). Always chilly at the office? Keep your hands and forearms warm — in a more stylish way — with these super-soft reversible mitts made in Bellingham from upcycled scrap fabric. The fingerless gloves are a blend of hemp, organic cotton and a bit of Lycra for stretch. Color options abound, but lime and navy scores big on Blue Friday.
ShedRain UnbelievaBrella Compact Reverse Umbrella ($20 at shedrain.com). If you’re going to carry an umbrella, remember to be civic-minded. Don’t bash your fellow pedestrians in the head and don’t dump the umbrella’s water all over the bus or office floor. This innovative new Portland-designed umbrella helps with the latter — collapsing in reverse to catch the water droplets before they spill everywhere. The rest is up to you.