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Growing up on the ocean has given me a greater appreciation and respect for Mother Nature which is why protecting the environment is really important to me. That’s why I jumped at the chance to test out my new Timberland jackets – they’re both made with 18 % organic cotton, so they’re breathable, comfortable and look good while having a reduced impact on the environment compared to conventional cotton. For me, wearing clothes that are eco-conscious is just as important as style, and what I really like about both of these jackets is that you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other.

As a photographer based in Rhode Island, I’m outdoors during all conditions.  There are days when I’ll be out from 7 in the morning until late at night, so I need to have a wardrobe that can last all day. With these jackets I can have comfortable and waterproof that also looks good and I can feel good about wearing, it’s a win win.

Nautical by Nature

I never know how my day is going to end up, so I like wearing a long-sleeved collared shirt that’s comfortable, but also looks good if I end up going out for drinks or to dinner with friends. This Millers River Slim Polo fits the bill. I love also the bright yellow color of this Ragged Mtn 3 in 1 Field Jacket, with its removable fleece liner and hood – keeping me warm and dry while out on the job.

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When I think about eco-conscious, organic cotton, something that looks good isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. So it was really refreshing to find pieces, like this this Ragged Mtn 3 in 1 Field Jacket and the Squam Lake denim that don’t sacrifice style or substance. The non-techy, more responsible fabric makes this one a no-brainer for my wardrobe.

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Moody Blues
When I’m out shooting my priority is comfort but still looking professional. My go-to everyday style is jeans with a coat like this Ragged Mtn 3 in 1 M65 Jacket. This jacket is awesome because it’s so stylish I don’t even need to worry about what I’m wearing underneath. The lightweight removable lining is a great piece on its own and keeps me warm in any conditions. Made with breathable organic cotton, but still waterproof, it’s the best of both worlds.

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I wore mine with a gray tee that’s made of super soft organic cotton, grown without pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and genetically modified seeds, which makes wearing it feel even better. The organic cotton canvas material is especially nice because it has a casual and soft look and feel without being too stiff or sacrificing style. It’s nice to wear something that I know is having a minimal impact on the environment and at the same time is made to last.

When I’m headed out into wet or windy weather to shoot, I know I’ll be grabbing these rain jackets without having to worry — I’m ready for whatever the day throws at me whether it’s getting caught in a hailstorm or sipping a dark ‘n’ stormy post-shoot at the bar around the corner.