How (and why!) to Wear the Sustainable Demeter Tunic

It’s time to bring the most versatile of breezy sustainable garments back into your slow living rotation. With its blend of sustainable hemp, organic linen and hard-working design, our Demeter Tunic is one that Lady Farmers everywhere can’t stop reaching for.

Anna in the Demeter Tunic, in Natural (size Medium)

According to the Victoria & Albert Museum, while the men of the 17th century had pockets sewn directly into their breeches, women had to strap on pockets between layers of their petticoats. When women’s fashion started to favor more slim-fitted designs, women’s pocketsbecame a thing of the past.

Not at Lady Farmer!

The first garment created for our Essential Collection, we named this tunic after the Greek goddess of agriculture. Our wide, deep pockets hold plant clippings and pruning shears, so it’s great for gardening. And for those quick errands, a trip to the farmer’s market or the park, you can always put your hands on your keys, phone, sunglasses and even that bag of toddler snacks!

The Demeter Tunic takes the phrase “hands-free” to a whole new level, and makes a slow living lifestyle that much more streamlined.

Rebecca (@adailysomething) in the Demeter Tunic, in Gray (size Medium)

Airy, three-quarter sleeves and classic lines define the slightly oversized fit, without overwhelming any Lady Farmer’s shape. With gentle curves and a mid-thigh length, this sustainable tunic works alone on hot summer days or with light leggings so you stay protected from scratching branches or sticky kid fingers. When an extra layer is required, a turtleneck or long sleeved t-shirt makes the tunic an easy, cool weather, go-to choice. It also pairs perfectly with our striped Pomona Pants.

And when your Demeter Tunic does feel the bliss of a dirt smear or jammy kiss? Like all Lady Farmer sustainable garments, it will take a cold wash and can be hung dry or set at a low tumble. (Alpaca wool dryer balls are our favorite addition to a slow living, sustainable laundry routine.)

Mary in the Demeter Tunic in Gray (size Medium), and Pomona Pants in Pinstripe (size Medium)

Each of our garments are produced with high-quality fabrics created to be as close to nature as possible. Because we believe in true sustainable clothing production and a slow living economy, we produce in small batches and keep inventory stocked at a minimum. Our supply changes as we keep up with your demand! In addition to our garments, we search for the best sustainable lifestyle products to bring into our store because we honor your intention to choose products that are better for you, your family and the planet. Thank you for shopping sustainably!


Ready to shop? Explore The Essential Collection. Or see how Lady Farmers everywhere are wearing it with the #weareladyfarmer hashtag on Instagram.