Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.
Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

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

  


Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.






 

This is full-circle fashion.

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

 

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. 

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. 

 

 

 

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 work 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 creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.
Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Kristi Soomer, Founder + CEO, Encircled

A former management consultant, who virtually lived in airports and spent most of her weeks up in the air, Kristi started Encircled with a dream of helping women like you travel lighter and do more with less. Frustrated with the lack of versatile clothing that blended style with function with quality fabrics, she started designing it. She believed strongly after years of working in the retail space, that she also wanted her line to be ethically-made, and sweatshop-free.

With no fashion training, and little capital, our first design, the Chrysalis Cardi was created on Kristi's kitchen floor. Using a sewing machine purchased from Craigslist, and construction paper to make the first sample and pattern. After years of bootstrapping Encircled while working full-time, Kristi made the leap to full-time entrepreneurship in late 2014.

Since then Encircled has grown into a studio space in the vibrant Junction area of Toronto and a team of employees who share her passion for ethical fashion. 

Want to stay connected? Kristi writes our weekly newsletter, sharing her ongoing journey in Entrepreneurship and the latest on Encircled. By signing up you'll get a copy of our free Minimalist Wardrobe Workbook to help you streamline your wardrobe and curate a closet full of items you love. Alternatively, you can follow her on Instagram here.