AVENTURA CLOTHING BLOG
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Our Ambassadors Pick Their Favorite Styles
November 15, 2023
With a new season underway, our ambassadors tell us which styles they have been obsessing over. What surprised us was how many chose styles that travel well.
From sitting on long plane rides to exploring far-off wonders (including that new Netflix series you’ve been dying to watch), here are the five styles our ambassadors tested so that you can enjoy.
Five Star Styles For Fall
November 9, 2023
As a family-owned business in its second generation, we think it is important to celebrate the small victories and we wanted to share with you that during this fall so far, we’ve received over 50 five-star reviews. It may not sound like a lot compared to some of the larger brands we compete with, but it makes us happy to know that our clothing resonates, fits, and feels as incredible to you as it does for us.
Meet Aventura’s newest ambassador: Chrissy R
October 5, 2023
As a mom of four boys (currently ranging from 14 to 21), Chrissy needed a fun outlet for her creativity that allowed her feminine side to shine. This was the initial inspiration behind her blog Granola & Grace. Founded in 2013, she started exploring topics such as clean eating, beauty, and non-toxic products from her home in Florida. The Sunshine State is a major influence on her style, which she calls "beachy boho."
Fall Hiking Guide
September 28, 2023
This introduction guide to fall hiking layers will teach you how to build a hiking outfit for fall and give you recommendations for hiking clothes (from your base layer to your perfect fleece jacket) to maximize your cold-weather adventures. Let's dive into the world of dressing for fall hikes!
What Inspired Our Fall 2023 Collection
September 21, 2023
Aventura’s Fall/Winter 2023 collection is inspired by a road trip through Northern California’s coastal redwoods, foggy beaches, and quaint inland towns; environments that remind us why protecting the earth and its people are important.
Come with us on our Fall 2023 Photoshoot!
September 7, 2023
For this shoot, we visited two Northern Californian cities: Crescent City and Chico. Our designer Alyson was so inspired by a road trip she took in Northern California a few years back that she designed this collection with the dense ferns, foggy beaches, and golden hills in mind.
Organic Cotton vs. Regular Cotton: What's the Difference?
August 31, 2023
Organic is a buzzword within the world of sustainable alternatives. But we get asked the question all the time: Does organic cotton make that big of a difference in the clothing we wear?
Giving Hope with Fair Trade USA™
August 24, 2023
Fair trade has become quite a bit of a buzzword these days and just like its ever-popular cousin "Sustainability" the overuse of the word has turned many deaf to its do-goodness. With so much to celebrate about fair trade, however, we would hate for that to happen!
What working at a sustainable fashion brand has taught me
August 17, 2023
Meet Hanna Shingleton, a Technical Designer here at Aventura. She’s worked at the company in three different roles over the last ten years, including a position in the Returns Department and the (now deceased) outlet store.
Building a Capsule Wardrobe from ORB and AV Summer Sale Items
August 10, 2023
We love a capsule wardrobe because it is synonymous with a versatile wardrobe. It means fewer clothes in your wardrobe but more options because of how many outfits you can make from your essential items. There are so many benefits to creating a capsule wardrobe – including having a concentrated, functional wardrobe that you know you enjoy wearing and feel confident in.
Could This Be the Perfect Summer Collection In Women's Fashion?
July 20, 2023
Is there a perfect style for summer? We think so. In fact, we think our Seychelle Series is just that! Here in this guide, we not only introduce you to the collection but outline some of the frequent style questions we receive from women just like you.
How to Pack for These Top Summer Destinations
July 13, 2023
Summer is here and it is time to travel! Join us in exploring nine USA destinations, from the mountains to the beaches, and read expert insights from our local retailers in each spot. They will dish out advice on what to do, what to pack, and what to expect while visiting.
Best Selling June Styles at Aventura
June 29, 2023
We've broken down our top ten list into best-selling shorts, capris, and tops and we’re sure there is something to fit your summer needs here. What we love is that each of these best-sellers is eco-friendly and most are also certified Fair Trade™. Nothing like a guilt-free conscience to reduce the sweltering heat of summer. Did your favorite make the list?
Discover the Benefits of Yoga for Beginners
June 22, 2023
Yoga is a health and wellness tool that promotes personal sustainability. Expert Chelsea Ann takes us through the basics of yoga to inspire your yoga journey.
Discover the 5 Effortless Ways to Stay Active While Traveling
June 8, 2023
Burning calories on vacation may seem like the last thing you want to do, but a good workout can boost confidence, energy, and maintain your fitness routine. We promise, if you have 10 minutes a day, you can get a full-body workout with these expert tips.
Sustainability Tips: Plastic is in what?!
May 11, 2023
There are plastics in almost everything, but we’ve got five easy swaps to reduce plastic waste, plus tips on best recycling practices, and some of our favorite recycled polyester styles for summer.
How to Add Color to Your Wardrobe
May 18, 2023
Adding more color to your wardrobe is not just about embracing the visual delight it brings; it's about boosting your confidence, radiating positivity, and inviting joy into your life. Combining expert advice and plenty of inspiration, we are taking you on a journey of color to unleash a stunning kaleidoscope into your wardrobe.
Celebrating 58 Years As a Small Business
May 4, 2023
If there’s one lesson we’ve learned over the years, it’s that being humble and helping others creates an enduring community. And because of our community of incredible employees and partner retail stores, we keep this ship moving forward every day.
Three Joshua Tree National Park Hikes
April 13, 2023
Local art, eclectic stays, rock climbing, brilliant views of the milky way: Joshua Tree is a loved destination. We’ve gathered three of our favorite hikes within the park that show off how cool this place really is. Come adventure with us!
Women Leading with Philanthropy
March 23, 2023
Philanthropy is more than just giving money to charities, it’s the act of improving the lives of those around us. Through money, time, or acts of service, philanthropy is how these six women insure to make a lasting impact.
Sustainability Tips From Women Leading Change
March 16, 2023
These four women around the world have come up with creative solutions to help their local environments, each one imparting a valuable lesson we can bring back to our own homes.
Sustainability Tips: Building a Capsule Wardrobe
February 23, 2023
Sustainable shopping starts with conscious consumption and there’s no better practice at that than the capsule wardrobe.
Chocolate Recipes for Valentine’s Day
February 9, 2023
Treat your valentine (and yourself!) to these delicious decadent chocolate recipes our ambassadors and staff can’t get enough of!
Spring Styles To Love Right Now
February 1, 2023
It’s cold out now, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t start shopping for spring. Lucky for you, these styles offer the best of both seasons (plus, they’re on sale!). For winter and spring, these styles are rocking our world.
11 Sustainability Buzz Words You Should Know
January 26, 2023
The sustainable fashion industry is booming, and with it comes an inventory of vocabulary words to keep up with. Here are the most important 11 terms and phrases that we think you should know.
Make 2023 the Year of Sustainability
January 5, 2023
We all want to be more sustainable, but how do we actually achieve this? This year, we want to help you with your sustainability goals by providing you monthly tips and tricks on how to incorporate more sustainable practices into your daily life.
Retailer Spotlight: Maggie Anne's
December 15, 2022
In 1995, Patti Bailey took over ownership at Maggie Anne Shoppe in Hillsdale, Michigan – a future she couldn’t envision for herself.
Help us welcome Old Ranch Brands online!
November 28, 2022
Old Ranch Brands is Aventura’s sister brand and truly a piece of the Kirsch family. After all, the brand is inspired by the family’s childhood home on Old Ranch Road at the base of the Sierra Nevada.
Supporting Small Creates a Big Impact
November 17, 2022
After all, small, local, family-owned businesses make up a significant portion of our clientele and have supported us from the start. In 1965, John Kirsch Sr. started a business out of the back of the family’s station wagon.
Fabric Spotlight: Recycled Polyester
November 10, 2022
Recycled polyester transforms plastic waste into new clothing without petroleum. It saves not only plastic water bottles and food storage containers from landfills, but also existing polyester clothing.
Fair Labor Is Just The Beginning...
October 20, 2022
We are proud to partner with Fair Trade Certified™ factories for so many reasons, from helping lift up those without a voice to contributing to sustainability.
Fair Trade Empowers Women Around the World
October 13, 2022
You may have heard “Your Dollars Do More” from Fair Trade USA™ before, but did you know that it means you’ll be making a difference in empowering women and helping them free themselves from poverty?
Finally, A Standard That is Easy to Trust
October 6, 2022
Fair Trade USA™ provides transparency and traceability, giving us the peace of mind that our values and the interests of vulnerable factory workers around the world are being upheld.
Why Fair Trade Matters to Aventura
September 29, 2022
In 2017, Aventura began partnering with Fair Trade Certified™ factories because this standard ensures that each factory is making meaningful, ethical choices for their employees. But our ambition to do right preceded this date.
Warm up busy fall nights with these easy, delicious recipes!
September 24, 2022
With school starting back up, days getting shorter, and everything feeling a bit more hectic, we wanted to bring you painless recipes that evoke the goodness of fall.
Meet Aventura’s newest ambassador: Nicole Cardin
September 22, 2022
From sunny California, Nicole has adopted the mantra: “Let’s ROCK midlife!” She’s a smiling, stylish grandma to 12 littles who loves to explore from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Staff Picks for Fall
September 15, 2022
We create the clothing that we want to wear! We’ve asked the lovely ladies of Aventura which styles are at the top of their lists and the results are in.
TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal might just be our favorite sustainable fibers.
September 8, 2022
We strive to create clothing that does the least harm to the planet and TENCEL™, a brand that creates some of the most eco-friendly fibers on the market, helps us achieve this goal.
Behind the Scenes of our Fall 2022 Photoshoot
September 1, 2022
Join us along our road trip from Sparks, Nevada to Salt Lake City, Utah, stopping to enjoy the salt flats, cultural centers, mountain roads, and cabins in the woods.
6 Tank Tops We Can’t Get Enough Of
August 18, 2022
That summer heat is going nowhere anytime soon, so let’s make the most of it with fun tank tops for any occasion. Keep reading to see our top six best-selling, most-loved styles that will make you want to chase an endless summer.
Meet Ambassador Tamara Gruber
August 11, 2022
Tamara is the voice behind the award-winning blog We3Travel, a food, culture, and adventure travel blog told from the perspective of a mom who frequently explores with her daughter and husband. We love her perspective on travel, as something to immerse one’s self in, and can’t get enough of her stories from every stretch of the earth.
Uncommon Threads - Empowering Women
August 4, 2022
All women deserve to feel worthy, strong, and beautiful. That is the mission behind Uncommon Threads, an out-of-the-box nonprofit which provides clothing, style advice, and resources to underserved women in the Lawrence, MA community to give them the chance to find jobs, confidence, community, and inner strength.
Meet Ambassador The Fit RV - Stefany and James
July 28, 2022
Meet Stefany and James, an adventurous, bike-race-loving, RV-living couple and long-time ambassadors for Aventura Clothing. These two travel across the world, from the Lost Coast of California to Mallorca, living the dream and reporting on it in a comprehensive blog that centers on RV life, wellness, and adventure.
Meet Ambassador Katelynn Manz
July 14, 2022
For our ambassador Katelynn Manz, nature is more than just a hobby, it’s her job! This adventurous woman currently works as a Backcountry Ranger and tells us all about how it is to work in the outdoor industry.
Meet Ambassador Jamie Fuller
July 7, 2022
Jamie Fuller is mom extraordinaire, not only raising four children but homeschooling them as well! As a self-proclaimed introvert “who much preferred reading to running around outside or going places with lots of people,” her blog explores how it is to live and dress beautifully in a household of chaos.
Staff Favorite Picks for Summer
July 1, 2022
Aventura Clothing’s design team is led by women, which means we create the clothing that we want to wear! Our Spring / Summer 2022 collection is no different, so we’ve asked the lovely ladies of Aventura which styles are at the top of their lists and the results are in.
Meet Ambassador Laura Bambrick
June 21, 2022
In 2016, a fashion and lifestyle blogger caught our eye with her bright, fun-loving sense of style and dedication to her family. We were initially endeared to her fashion, but her honesty and vulnerability shone through and won our hearts.
Dad's Dreams Live On
June 9, 2022
John Kirsh Sr. built a successful business from the back of the family station wagon.
To this day, his children who run Aventura Clothing try to honor their father’s dreams.
What is UPF Clothing?
June 1, 2022
Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) clothing is important to us because this technology keeps outdoor recreators protected, comfortable, and able to play longer. We’ve kept UPF-rated clothing in our repertoire all these years later because it has held up as one of the best ways to minimize exposure to ultraviolet rays.
Aventura Retailer Spotlight:
May 26, 2022
Is there a shop in your local town that you remember visiting as a child? Is it still there to this day?
Generations of Portland, Oregon residents have been able to pass along memories of Paloma Clothing, a small, family-owned retailer sourcing ethical and local products.
Meet Ambassador Carrie Albrecht
May 18, 2022
A sustainability-obsessed mom of a teenage daughter, she understands the importance of fashion to both mental health and the environment. As a true expression of creativity (of which Carrie is brimming with!), fashion plays a huge role in her life, but this blogger is conscious of what she’s leaving behind.
Meet Lauren Berutich and the Great Old Broads
May 11, 2022
This non-profit aims to make public lands part of the solution to climate change, though inadvertently, it acts as an empowerment tool for those who identify as a woman–especially elderly women.
Mom Knows Best - Or Does She?
May 5, 2022
We were curious, so we asked all the ladies in the Aventura Clothing office what was the best (or worse) fashion advice they've gotten from their moms and what kind of fashion advice they give to the next generation. The results are funny, truthful, endearing, and wonderful to hear.
Fair Trade Helps Mothers
April 25, 2022
Aventura is a family company that employs a great number of mothers. We could not, then, in good conscience, partner with global factories that do not give their female workers equal opportunities. That is why we partner with Fair Trade Certified factories.
Aventura Retailer Spotlight: Ecology Sports
February 11, 2022
Since its 1972 founding in the basement of their family home, Ecology Sports has moved and grown, transformed, and condensed without losing heart. Now, with views of an endless lake, Alicia tells us the story of Ecology Sports.
Aventura Retailer Spotlight: Sierra Nevada Adventure Co.
December 13, 2021
Since 2008, the Sierra Nevada Adventure Co. (SNAC) Murphys, California location has been a retail partner of Aventura. SNAC is like many of our partner retailers in that they are a small, family-run business that is obsessed with the outdoors.