Comfort is Key for a Productive Work Day

Comfort is Key for a Productive Work Day

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, What If Working In Sweatpants Unleashed Your Superpowers?, the remote-work movement has fully taken hold and comfy is the new business casual.

"Forget dressing for the job you want—dress for the environment you’re in." - Erica Bailey, a doctoral student in organizational behavior at Columbia University.


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The Ridge Alpine Tee is a remote-work layering must. Don't forget the Merino wool beanie for those unwashed hair days.

Do your clothes make you more productive? More confident in your job?

Gone are the days of dressing up for your job - which usually meant restrictive, uncomfortable, non-breathable shirts, pants and maybe even a (gasp!) blazer. In fact, research suggests that dressing down makes people feel more confident and more productive.

Now more than ever, it's all about clothes that conform to your remote-work situation, wherever that happens to be. Some days, maybe it's the couch, other days a coffee shop, or maybe it's while you're in transit (thank goodness for hot spots!).

“I’m going to start my day and do it a little bit more on my own terms,” says Alexander Lyle, a financial-services worker.

The picture of productivity. Comfort is key and Ridge socks are here for it.

Jogger sets ... the new power suit?

For the days that involve switching from work to play at a moment's notice. It makes sense to stock up on pieces that can do both. More and more, people are ditching fast fashion's super-polluting microfibers in favor of higher quality clothing, made from natural materials that are as good for you as they are for the planet. People want clothes that can transition seamlessly from a Zoom call, to a walk with the dogs, to happy hour with colleagues.

Time to blow off some steam. Left: women's Natural Hoodie, right: Women's 100% Merino wool Cardi Sweater.


Anchor your wardrobe with a few key, quality pieces to look good and feel even better.

100% Merino Wool

Soft, luxurious, and completely biodegradable, 100% Merino wool tops are an easy throw-on-and-instantly-look-presentable option. Check out these beautifully designed sweaters and hoodies that fit the bill.

The Men's 100% Merino Wool Cardi Sweater is the perfect top for your Zoom mullet.


Merino Wool + TENCEL

Dip into the Ridge Merino + TENCEL Collection to find your perfect matching jogger set, aka "Ninja suit."  

Extreme comfort meets unparalleled performance in our products made with Merino wool blended with eco-friendly TENCEL. The smooth fibers of TENCEL are softer than silk and cooler than linen, offering a great complement to Merino wool’s natural temperature regulation and technical performance. Both Merino and TENCEL are more absorbent than cotton and have antimicrobial properties that resist odor.... so you can go days without washing. Which is great, because once you put them on, you may never want to take them off.

Natural Hoodie and Joggers

Freedom of movement. The women's Natural Jogger set - aka the ultimate "Ninja Suit."


"What if Working in Sweatpants Unleashed Your Superpowers? Forget the black pants. Nix the blazers. At home, we wear what we want—and research suggests that our work benefits." - Wall Street Journal


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