Orvis Clothing and Accessories for Women
Berber fleece is a high-performance fabric that is extremely warm, soft, and lightweight. With a curly, slightly nubby texture and subtly flecked appearance, it has a plush sweater-knit backing. Comparable in softness and insulating properties to natural fur, it has a high warmth-to-weight ratio. Berber fleece wicks moisture from the body—making it warm even in the dampest conditions.
Hard-working Berber Fleece Fabric
Made of 100% polyester yarns, this strong, stretchy, and colorfast fabric is easy to sew because it's extremely forgiving. The fleece is spun into yarn, knitted into fabric, and brushed with wire brushes to compact material, fluff the surface, and build air pockets. The result is a soft fabric with looped pile and superior insulation. The pile is sheared to the desired length of the nap.
Warm and Insulating
Berber fleece is not only warm, but also made to wick moisture away from the wearer’s skin. Since synthetic fabrics tend to be more water resistant than natural fibers, it won’t absorb moisture as readily either. The air pockets in the fabric help to give this unique fleece more wind resistance than other fabrics of similar weight.
Versatile Berber Clothing
Because of its dense pile and wonderfully soft, lightweight nature, Berber fleece fabric is ideal for cozy at-home wear such as robes, slippers, wraps, and warm socks. Its insulating, wind-resistant, and moisture-wicking properties make it a terrific fabric for layering and performance clothing including pullovers, jackets, hats, scarves, and glove linings. Discover our comfortable and versatile Berber fleece clothing.
The Ancient Fabric of Choice for a Royal Family
Once again, we have Asia to thank for a prized textile. Cashmere is named for the Kashmir goats that inhabit the Himalayas and the mountainous regions of Central Asia that surround the Gobi desert. The harsh, extreme climate of the high desert plateaus is just right for producing the downy undercoat needed to make cashmere yarn. Cashmere was known to the Western world in ancient Roman times and it was the fabric of choice for Tibet’s royal family for centuries. Today, about 60% of the world’s cashmere, or approximately 3,000 tons, comes from Tibet and China.
A Gift from the Gobi
The coat of a Kashmir goat consists of a coarse outer coat, sometimes referred to as guard hair, and the fine downy undercoat, which is used to make cashmere yarn. The goats grow this ultra-soft, insulating inner layer for protection from the wild drops in temperature at night in the mountains and plateaus. This superior fiber is collected annually, during the spring molting season, when the animals naturally shed their winter wool. It is traditionally removed with a comb and separated by hand. Each goat produces a mere four to six ounces of downy fiber a year.
The Timeless Appeal of Cashmere
As a knit, cashmere is lightweight and exceptionally warm. The yarn has a soft, silky finish and can be easily dyed. Like silk, cashmere’s exotic origins and sublime softness are timelessly appealing. Orvis is proud to bring you these handsome women’s cashmere sweaters. They are a great value, combining the ultimate in luxury with winter warmth and practicality – a wonderful gift for your friends, family, or yourself.
The Fabric of the French Royal Court
Quality corduroy is all about quality yarn. Corduroy takes its name from "cloth of the king," or "cord du roi," fashioned for the sporting use of the French royal court in the 1600s.
Durable, Fashionable Comfort
Corduroy is well suited for rugged use. With more yarns per square inch than most fabrics and a distinctive corded nap, corduroy offers durability and protection by construction. Extra yarns in the weft, or horizontal component, pass over the warp yarns, skipping two or three vertical yarns before diving back under the weave. Held securely in the middle by the vertical yarns, the weft yarns are then snipped, freeing both ends, then trimmed and brushed to a fine, soft nap.
High-Quality Milled Fabric
Orvis sources corduroy from the finest mills around the world, mills that weave high-quality yarns into cloths true to corduroy's sporting heritage. The cloth is then brushed to create the soft, sueded finish.
Orvis Women's Corduroy: Keeps You Warm & Comfortable in Style
We are pleased to offer you a wide selection of soft cotton corduroy separates in a variety of styles and weaves. Our velvety-soft Fineline Corduroy Collection, made of silky all-cotton pincord, is a terrific choice for the transitional fall weather, lightweight yet warm. Comfortable Stretch Corduroy is a cotton midwale fabric with a touch of spandex to keep its shape all day long. A longtime customer-favorite, our cozy Weathered Corduroy is a prewashed midwale cotton cord with a plush look and feel. Orvis has dozens of dressing options to keep you warm in style.
The Pattern of Donegal Tweed Fabric
Historically, Donegal is salt and pepper pattern flecked with many-colored slubs, though there are many different versions and color combinations. The term donegal now describes any tweed that has colorful thick slubs woven into the fabric.
Durable Rugged Fashion
With all its beauty, tweed is a particularly rugged fabric. It's tight, warm weave resists wind, rain, mist and even frost. The bold texture fends off wear and abrasion.
India Hand Blocked-Printed Fabric
Jaipur: Home of Hand Block-Printed Fabric
In the desert regions of Jaipur, artisans craft each one of our block-printed jackets by hand using centuries-old techniques that have been passed down for generations.
The Skill and Precision of Hand Block-Print
The process begins with the hand carving of a pattern’s design into wooden blocks. This laborious process must be repeated more often than one might imagine. Each block is used a mere 300 times before the precise lines become blurred. The old block is then discarded and a new block is carved. With the elaborate, delicate designs Orvis commissions for our jackets, the carvers are kept busy year-round.
Fabric is printed by hand using the same skill and precision. With a steady hand and even steadier patience, artists dip the block in dye and then apply the design to the fabric, taking care each time to line the patterns up. This is a skill few can master and the printers who excel in this talent are highly valued. The dyes are also made by hand, the dyers’ art being in the imaginative blends of earthen, vegetable and mineral contents they concoct to create the vivid reds, blues, greens, and yellows that are used for our fabrics.
Hand Block-Print Fabric with Hand-Crafted Trapunto Stitching
Our jackets are then stitched, either by hand with a thread and needle in cross-stitch and embroidery patterns or by a single needle machine, with which another craftsman does the all-over trapunto stitching that lends texture and a quilted effect to our jackets. The buttons of coconut shells or wood are then sewn on and the garment is complete.
Orvis Block-Printed Jackets, Vests and Skirts: Each Piece a Unique Artistic Creation
Our block-printed jackets, vests, and skirts are truly works of art; every piece is unique, created by a cooperative of some of the most talented fabric artisans in the world. We are proud to share in this tradition of excellence by offering authentic hand block-printed clothing.
The oldest fiber known to man, linen is also the most natural and most environmentally friendly fiber in the world. From the blue-flowered linum (or common flax) plant that is native to temperate climates of the Northern Hemisphere, flax has been grown for thousands of years without any damage to the environment.
The Power of Flax
Flax is a completely renewable resource and every part of the plant is used, therefore eliminating any waste. The fibers are used for textiles or paper, the resulting linseed oil is sought after for oil paints and soap, flax seeds and flax seed oil are prized for their nutritional value.
Fortitude - In and Out of Soil
A hearty plant that thrives in many diverse environments, flax requires very little fertilizer or pesticides—many times less than cotton. The resulting linen fabric is also fully biodegradeable and can be totally recycled.
Linen Clothing Through the Ages
Linen is thought to have originated in ancient Mesopotamia. The ancient Egyptians wrapped their mummies in linen strips, taking advantage of the fabric’s inherent natural strength. The strongest of all vegetable fibers, linen is two-to-three times stronger than cotton. It is actually stronger when wet, which is why it washes so well and is so durable.
Built to Last
Linen clothing becomes softer and more comfortable with age. It absorbs moisture far better than cotton and dries more quickly, making it ideal wear for humid summers and tropical climates. Highly breathable and anti-allergenic, linen has UV-protection properties as well. Linen holds dyes and prints with excellent color fastness, so it is available in every color and print imaginable.
Ancient History to Modern Day
Today, linen is widely used for clothing, bedding, upholstery fabrics and household tablecloths, napkins, and towels. Keeping our commitment to conservation efforts and sustainability is easy with this truly renewable natural fabric. Orvis offers a full range of women’s apparel in classic, breathable, and eco-friendly fabric.
Merrell® - The benchmark for quality adventure footwear
Since its beginnings in 1981 as an innovative boot company begun by hikers for hikers, Merrell has evolved its product collections to include a wide range of high quality footwear for taking on outdoor experiences in both natural and urban environments. Always on the cutting edge of technology, design, and style, Merrell’s focus remains to provide the most comfortable, highest quality footwear. Merrell brings a true spirit of adventure to all its footwear collections, from hiking boots to aftersport mocs to all-terrain sandals.
Like Orvis, Merrell’s mission is to equip and encourage everyone to get outside. Being outdoors brings discovery and freedom. Outdoor adventure and exploration keeps the natural world in the forefront of our consciousness, and helps us make healthy and deliberate decisions to protect and preserve the environment.
What makes Merrell consistently at the top of its class for performance shoes and boots? Upgraded features, superb fit, exclusive technologies, and state-of-the-art materials are just a few qualities that characterize Merrell.
The famous Merrell fit
Merrell footwear is legendary for a perfect fit right out of the box. The company has invested considerably in research and technology to create an accurate and comfortable fit specially designed for the wearer – whether it’s man, woman, or child.
Merrell's exclusive technologies
Two essential and fundamental principals behind Merrell’s success are a willingness to invest in innovative technologies and the exclusive use of renowned materials like Vibram®, Polartec®, Thinsulate®, and Gore-Tex® to cushion, insulate, and waterproof its shoes and boots. This resourcefulness ensures that Merrell’s footwear offers the highest level of performance and comfort for every climate, condition, and landscape.
Merrell’s Patented AirCushion® Midsoles
Found only in Merrell boots and shoes, the patented Merrell AirCushion midsole absorbs shock and enhances stability. This unique air cushion provides unparalleled support and padding as it compresses with each heel strike to absorb more than four times the wearer’s body’s weight. The AirCushion also keeps the heel centered in the shoe, working to stablize the foot, for superior comfort and cushioning on pavement, and stability and control on the trail.
Especially designed for women and their unique movements, the patent-pending Q-Form cushion system provides women with a supportive and naturally aligning midsole. Bearing the brunt of the shock as the heel hits the ground, Q-form centers the heel, alleviates discomfort, and reduces early deterioration of soles and shoes.
OMNI-FIT® Lacing System
Providing a completely customized, snug, and secure fit for every foot, Merrell’s exclusive Omni-Fit lacing system threads laces through the tongue and the upper using D-rings to create a unique and innovative lacing structure that is stronger and more dependable that traditional eyelet lacing.
Merrell’s innovative sole designs
Exclusive and proprietary, these versatile designs take on trail and stream while promoting and enhancing traction. The Vibram® Chameleon Sport™ sole maintains durable and sturdy traction with trek and super trek rubber bottoms. Vibram® Multi-Sport™ Soles offer excellent grip and resilience with an innovative combination of rubber compounds. Featured on some of Merrell’s best-selling shoes and boots, the patented “Sticky Rubber” sole is constructed with a dual-density sticky rubber compound for maximum grip, increased durability, and longer wear. All of Merrell’s soles are shoe-specific designs to provide the best possible traction, support, and non-skid properties available for the shoe-type.
The history of Merrell
For more than 20 years, Merrell footwear has been designed and constructed to perform for individuals who appreciate “outdoor” as a lifestyle. Merrell was conceived by custom cowboy bootmaker Randy Merrell in 1981 in Vernal, Utah. Merrell’s goal was to craft a truly comfortable and durable hiking boot. Within months word got around, and the waiting list for these premium handcrafted boots was 6 months long. The company moved to Vermont and some of the first Merrell boots were tested right here in Orvis’s backyard, Vermont’s Green Mountains.
A story of ongoing development and evolution, by 1983, Merrrell boots were being sold by outfitters across America. Merrell men’s and women’s out-of-the-box fit was initiated and the accolades came pouring in. In 1988 Backpacker Magazine ranked Merrell leather boot as the “Best Hiking Boot”. By 1992, Merrell had introduced its first sport sandals and refined its concept of weather-tight construction in its hiking boots, providing hikers everywhere with warm, dry feet.
In 1995, Merrell introduced its first innovative Vibram® outsole to enhance traction, making Merrell hiking boot and shoes with slip-resistant soles. In 1998, Merrell introduced the revolutionary concept of “aftersport” shoes, specially designed for comfort after a long, hard day on the trail. The following year, Footwear News named Merrell the 1999 Athletic/Outdoor Brand of the Year. Beginning in 2000 Merrell began to redefine “outdoor exploration” to include the urban environment and introduced a city-ready collection to meet the needs of a new breed of street hiker and power walker.
Merrell: Great support for all of your outdoor adventures
Today, hikers and trail walkers turn to Merrell for the most up-to-date technology, and the comfort and durability for which Merrell is famous. Upgraded features such as supportive backstays, contoured heel counters, graded insoles, Air Cushion midsoles, and innovative sole designs are standard in Merrell’s hiking boots and shoes. Get outside and hit the trail or the streets and discover for yourself Merrell’s legendary comfort and performance.
An innovative technical blend
Our most popular fabric for women’s travel clothes, Passport Go2 was developed by Orvis to meet the needs of our active customers. Made of an innovative technical blend of rayon, polyester, and spandex, the subtly puckered fabric will not wrinkle, packs to almost nothing, and is exceptionally easy to care for—it washes and dries quickly so you can rinse it out, hang it overnight, and wear it fresh again the next day.
Versatile travel clothing and casual wear
This remarkably lightweight and breathable material allows air to circulate naturally for a level of coolness and comfort not found in many synthetic blends. The simplicity of the designs offers versatility to any travel or casual wardrobe. These pieces work hard and stay crisp and fresh looking from breakfast on the balcony, to an afternoon stroll along the beach, to dinner in town. Just add accessories and change your shoes, and you’re ready to go. We offer a variety of travel clothing styles and colors to suit every taste and occasion.
Customer rave reviews
Here are some comments from our loyal customers:
“Absolutely the best travel wear ever.”
“This suit is a must have! I just love it! Every time I wear it I get complimented.”
“I own several pieces made out of the Passport Go2. They are absolutely great for travel. The fabric is lightweight and comfortable to wear. This particular set is versatile in that you can dress it up or down. I've worn it as a beach coverup as well as out to a nice dinner. The material launders well and dries fast.”
Find out for yourself why so many of our customers give such rave reviews for these easy-to-wear pants sets, shirts, jackets, skirts, and other styles.
Orvis’s Signature Poplin for women is made of pure cotton, but woven out of tightly bound yarn to be virtually abrasion resistant and naturally water resistant. When the average droplet lands, the tightness of the weave allows the water to bead up and roll right off.
Breathable and lightweight
But how could such a fabric be so breathable and lightweight? The tightly bound, strong yarn is woven in a pattern that creates a durable, yet breathable material. Yarns woven vertically are of a mid-weight, and those woven horizontally are of a lesser weight. The threads interlock, creating a strong and relatively thin, lightweight fabric. Even in hot weather, you’ll feel cool and comfortable.
Durable and easy-care for travel
What makes our Signature Poplin so desirable to our customers is its ability to be packed and squished and still come out crisp and clean, making it ideal for travel. It is resilient, so it will withstand years and years of daily wash and wear.
Classic styling in pure, comfortable cotton
Try our pure cotton Signature Poplin Clothing, crafted in classic styles that complement any wardrobe. Your comfort is guaranteed.
The Legendary Origins of Silk
Silk is one of the oldest textiles known to man, but the methods of silk production remained a mystery in the West for centuries. Legend has it that a Chinese empress discovered silk in the 27th century BC while bathing; a cocoon dropped into her steaming bath water and unraveled. The empress had her handmaidens weave the strands together, and so the first silk thread was made.
A Fabric Worth Its Weight in Gold
Whatever the truth to that story, silk was solely a Chinese product and the silk workers kept the harvesting process a well-guarded secret for almost 3,000 years. In Roman times silk was a valuable commodity, literally worth its weight in gold. The ever-increasing demand for the lustrous material led to the creation of the Silk Road, a trade route that connected Asia with Europe, around 200 BC.
Silk fiber comes from the cocoon of the silk worm and it is extremely versatile. It’s comfortable to wear year-round, as it is naturally breathable and absorbs moisture. Silk takes dye very well, resulting in rich depth of color; it is lustrous, reflecting light for that telltale sheen. Surprisingly, silk batting, commonly used as an insulation layer in coats, provides 20% more warmth than goose down.
Strongest Natural Fiber on Earth?
Silk’s biggest secret, perhaps, might be its strength. Pressure tests have been done proving that a steel filament of the same diameter as a silk one will break before the silk does. Silk’s inherent elasticity insures that it can stretch up to 20% without damage. Silk, it turns out, may be the strongest natural fiber in the world.
Indulge Yourself with Silk: A Practical Luxury
Its strength, comfort and beauty make silk a practical luxury that's always a fabulous clothing value. Indulge yourself with something in silk today from Orvis!
Seersucker: An Exotic and Practical History
Distinctively wrinkled seersucker was first woven in India. The name of the fabric is a Hindi derivation of a Persian phrase, "shir shakkar," which translates as "milk and sugar," representing the alternating rough and smooth textures of the cloth’s signature stripes.
The alternating textures are produced by what is called slack-tension weaving, which alternates fibers held under normal tension with intervening slack fibers; the resulting fabric has a pattern of puckered and flat stripes permanently woven into the cloth.
Not only does seersucker never need ironing, the wrinkles also make seersucker one of summer’s coolest fabrics. Cotton breathes incredibly well, while the puckered weave allows cooling air circulation against the skin where it’s needed most.
Great for Warm Weather Travel
This means that Orvis seersucker clothing is an easy-care, cool and comfortable choice for warm weather. It's also a great choice for your summer travel clothing—you'll always look great and feel comfortable during your travels with no ironing needed!
Woven from the fibers of the flax plant, linen is both stronger and more absorbent than cotton. The structure of the linen fiber is hollow, so it draws heat and moisture away from the body, keeping you cool and comfortable on even the hottest summer days.
It’s been the ultimate warm-weather fabric for more than 10,000 years; linen weaving even pre-dates the invention of the wheel.
Flax is one of nature’s most efficient fibers; it becomes even stronger when wet. Linen will get softer over time and with each washing, but it will not weaken. This makes linen clothing surprisingly durable. Linen is also naturally hypoallergenic.
Our breezy Shoreline Linen shirts, pants, shorts, and shirts are designed with a flattering style that’s perfect for warm weather—simple, comfortable, effortless.
Eco-friendly and biodegradable
No fabric available today could better display the ideals of Orvis than Tencel®. Tencel is made of all-natural wood pulp fibers from trees grown on highly regulated farms that focus on sustainability. Not only is the material eco-friendly, but the process by which the fibers are made into fabric is, too. And when the clothing reaches the end of its useful life, it is especially kind to the environment. In fact, it is 100% biodegradable.
Moisture and temperature controlled for warm weather
The main benefit of clothing made from this unique fabric is the moisture and temperature control it offers to the wearer. Because wood pulp is naturally designed to absorb moisture for the tree’s survival, the fibers that are made into cloth do the same. The fabric pulls moisture directly from the skin and releases it into the air. Synthetic materials such as polyester do not take in moisture at all, but leave a film on the skin’s surface. And while cotton absorbs moisture, Tencel is 1 ½ times as absorbent. While cotton and polyester can both leave moisture on the skin in humid weather, Tencel does not, ensuring that bacteria will never get a chance to form between the fabric and the skin. This makes Tencel a truly safe fabric for all skin types – even babies!
Durable and soft for maximum comfort
But how can a biodegradable and moisture-wicking fabric not supplemented with synthetic fibers possibly withstand the trials of daily wear and tear? The secret lies in nanofibrils – microscopic hairs that branch off from the outermost fibers. In the fabricating process, the nanofibrils are manipulated to give an all-natural fabric unnatural strength. Tencel even shows such strength while wet.
What’s more, Tencel is an especially smooth fiber, and has softness comparable to cotton and silk. The nanofibrils can also be altered to create fabrics that feel like suede, silk, denim, or as though they had been treated for a peach-skin finish.
Furthermore, these versatile Tencel fibers blend well with other fibers such as wool and cotton to create textiles more durable, soft, and moisture controlling than man-made fibers. Tencel clothing provides maximum comfort – whether you’re on the go, at work, or enjoying the outdoors.
A "feel-good" stylish fabric that's good for the environment
The Orvis customer can feel good about wearing and buying Tencel products – not only because they are naturally moisture wicking and very soft, but also because of the integrity in the source and the eco-friendly manufacturing process.
Wrinkle-Free Pure Cotton
Our Women's Wrinkle-Free Cotton Shirts offer all the superior comfort, softness, and good looks of cotton in a new wrinkle-free fabric that requires no ironing. Available in a wide range of colors, they are ideal for travel and every day. No more expensive laundry bills, morning wardrobe scrambles, or rumpled appearances at important business meetings. Our wrinkle-free cotton apparel always looks pressed and ready to go right out of the dryer or laundry basket.
How We Do It
100% cotton that’s wrinkle-free? We found the most innovative and effective treatment for creating wrinkle-free cotton fabric. And we use longer strands of cotton, for a smoother yarn, which in turn creates a less-easily creased fabric. We weave this superior fiber into a pinpoint oxford cloth, lightweight and comfortable year-round.
Because cotton holds 15% of its weight in water, and moves that moisture naturally to the outside of the garment, cotton feels cooler on hot days and is more comfortable next to the skin. This cotton also takes color extremely well, resulting in clean graphic patterns with punch that will stay bright throughout years of washings. When removed promptly from the dryer, these shirts look freshly ironed.
The End Result?
Soft cotton apparel that won’t wrinkle or shrink. Patterns that keep their colors. Shirts and pants that stay sharp looking through weeks of travel and re-packing. Fabrics that will save you hundreds of dollars in dry-cleaning costs without sacrificing style or comfort. Our Wrinkle-Free apparel is perfectly suited to the office, everyday errands, or travel. You’ll always look cool and crisp, no matter what the day brings.
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