Yoga wear devotees, this one is for you: Shannon Wilson, whose husband Chip Wilson founded Lululemon, has designed Kit and Ace, her own line of layering tees, tanks, camis, and more to keep you feeling comfortable when you’re not in Downward Dog. No, this isn’t your latest excuse to wear loungewear out of the house—it’s wearable technology.
“Kit and Ace came from our desire to create a luxury fabric that works for people living what we consider to be full-contact lifestyles,” says Shannon, who worked with a fabric mill in Italy. “Our proprietary fabric, Qemir [which sounds like ‘come here’] was developed over a course of a full year to ensure we were seamlessly blending luxury with science.” What this means is that the cashmere tees will feel like butter against your skin while you give off that I-didn’t-even-try-and-I-look-this-good vibe in a pair of jeans and a V-neck. Better yet, the pieces are well designed and machine washable. Think Lululemon meets Helmut Lang with a heavy focus on luxe textiles minus the dry cleaning bill.
Launching in the US at the end of November (it’s been available in Vancouver since June), the line is one of two projects close to the Wilsons’ hearts. The couple are splitting their efforts and giving back with their charity Imagine1Day, an organization focused on bringing quality education to Ethiopian children. “Our goal is to provide all Ethiopians access to quality education free of foreign aid by 2030,” says Shannon. “We work through all stages of development, and with the local government, to create lasting, sustainable change in the communities.” That’s something to feel good about while pushing up against a super soft tee this winter.