Weekend Bag: Mama Says Paris

For a weekend at Mama Shelter in Paris, pack basics that are simple, honest and a little bit hip, just like the hotel.

When packing for a weekend stay at boutique hotel Mama Shelter in Paris, get inspired by the hotel’s interiors and bring a mix of cool casual staples and more classic dressy pieces. According to the hotel’s website “Mama loves things simple, honest and a little bit hip,” which sounds like a perfect recipe for a bag filled with low-key, high style, French design.

Misericordia Cotton Blue Oriente Pants
These harem-style sweat pants can go from chilling on the plane to lounging at the bar, all in one day. Just add a pair of sexy heels. Ethically produced in the Misericordia workshop in Lima, Peru by a team of skilled seamstresses.
Approx. $143, Misericordia

Kami Organic Cotton Cardigan
French eco-label Kami‘s collections are inspired by a real desire to see the world of fashion be more respectful of our environment. The company is working towards obtaining ISO 14001 certification in order to ensure it limits its environmental impact, season after season. This zippered blue cardigan is made form 100% organic cotton and features zipper-details on the sleeves and front pockets.
Approx. $300, Place des Tendences

Stella Pardo Irma Dress
This alpaca dress with pleated belt and shoulder details perfectly toes the line between French elegance and casual coolness. Designed in Paris, by sustainable designer Stella Pardo, and handmade by a traditional tailor in Lima.
Approx. $130, L’Exception

Ambrym Lapin Tank
This black tank top by French eco-designer Ambrym echoes the drawings on the walls of Mama Shelter. Made from 100% Organic cotton, the tee features a cute original screen print. Pair with loose-fitting jeans for day and a mini skirt and heels for night.
Approx. $95, Ambrym

Sakina M’sa Jupe Skirt
Designer Sakina M’sa is originally from the Comoros Islands off the East Coast of Africa, but works in Paris and has become one of France’s leading sustainable designers. This bright blue patchwork skirt is made from recycled fabric and will make you ready for a night on the town in an instant.
Approx. $89, La Tendance

Beyond Skin Archie Heels
This new model from vegan shoe line Beyond Skin has an almond-shaped toe and a retro block heel. They are handmade in Spain and come in three different patterns. This nude floral print is very on trend and highly versatile for spring. Use these heels to lighten up an outfit in black and blue or pair them with an all-white ensemble to channel one of spring’s hottest trends — monochrome.
Approx. $210, Beyond Skin

Johanna Björk

Johanna is a sustainable fashion writer currently based in Ojai, CA. Read her weekly On Trend column to learn what's new in eco fashion.