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During the last few months millions of companies around the world have been forced to implement teleworking in their day-to-day work during confinement. The offices are moved to homes and that makes that, having to work from home, the daily life of many workers has taken a 180-degree turn.

Eight out of ten teleworkers like to work from home

Axicom, a communications agency specializing in companies in the digital environment, has conducted a study to find out what employees who have had to switch to telecommuting as a result of confinement think. In general, the experience is being very positive. 8 out of 10 teleworkers say they feel comfortable working from home, a figure that rises to over 90% in the case of those with children. In addition, more than 90% of those surveyed would like to keep the possibility of teleworking when the situation improves.

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Teleworking has become a new reality for many companies.

In general, what they like most about teleworking is avoiding commuting, being able to reconcile work and family life, making better use of time and getting up less early. Although there are also negative points: the lack of socialization (63%) and mental disconnection (61%), the difficulties to finish the working day (57%)… The truth is that telecommuting is a big change in our daily routines to which we also have to get used to.

One in three people telework in pajamas

One of the most striking data of this survey is about the clothes we use to work from home and is that one in three people telework in pajamas. Only 50% follow their usual routine and dress as if they were going out of the house, although they choose more comfortable clothes, and 5% only dress from the waist up, that is, the part that appears in video calls.

Establishing routines, such as getting ready in the morning, is very important to cope with the changes derived from confinement. In addition, it boosts our morale and makes us separate work time from rest time, even though both take place in the same space.

Getting dressed up helps us establish routines and boosts our morale

So get rid of the pajamas and clothes at home and get ready for teleworking. You don’t need to wear uncomfortable or tight-fitting clothes, but you can opt for more comfortable ones like baggy pants, dresses, T-shirts… Txell Miras, who coincidentally had based her fall-winter 2019-2020 collection on the theme “epidemic“.

Colección Epidemic otoño-invierno 2019-2020 de Txell Miras
Epidemic fall-winter 2019-2020 collection by Txell Miras.

Txell, has launched a T-shirt and masks whose profits will go to help Doctors Without Borders. For each T-shirt sold, they give away a mask and donate 5 euros to the organization.

Camiseta ilustrada de Txell Miras
Txell Miras illustrated T-shirt and masks.

Other brands such as Noni Barea focus all their production on creating clothing comfortable, made with quality local fabrics and with a timeless pattern. In short, feel-good clothes that are perfect for working from home. The Spanish designer only manufactures limited series so their garments are unique, and stands as a response to overconsumption.

Noni Barea
Noni Barea’s philosophy is based on creating comfortable, quality and sustainable fashion.

Comfortable garments and soft, natural fabrics for working from home

That same commitment to comfort is reflected in Dockers with its defense for street style fashion also for work. You don’t need a suit to change the world, especially not with the current situation. Comfortable garments, allowing freedom of movement, timeless and giving special importance to the fabrics: this is how Dockers imagines a day at the office (or teleworking). In addition, the brand has invested in textile technology to create Smart360Flex and SupremeFlex, two lightweight, flexible and durable fabrics that it applies to its classic chinos, shirts, polo shirts… perfect for working from home.

Dockers’ Smart360Flex and SupremeFlex fabrics are flexible and durable.

Esprit is another brand that is increasingly investing in the fabrics of its garments and in contributing to fashion circular, respecting raw materials and designing from the product life cycle. In fact, it was one of the first brands to launch a sustainable collection in 1990, Ecollection. In this commitment to sustainability, the firm has pledged to use 100% sustainable cotton in its garments by 2021. It also uses in its collections natural fibers such as linen, a fully biodegradable material that requires much less water in its production process. Cotton and linen, two comfortable, soft and breathable fabrics to be comfortable while teleworking.

Camiseta de algodón 100% sostenible de Esprit
Esprit 100% sustainable cotton T-shirt.
Camisetas de lino de Esprit
T-shirts from Esprit’s new linen basics collection.

Comfort is not incompatible with fashion. Dressing for teleworking should be part of our daily routine so leave aside the pajamas and go for comfortable and simple clothes that encourage you in your day to day working from home.

Images courtesy of the above mentioned firms.