Colorado is not known as a rainy place, but in the spring and summer months we do get our fair share of downpours -- especially in the mountains. This past spring my good friend Libby and her man Reid took off to Central America. But before they went, they were kind enough to hook me up with a great a-line rain skirt!
The Rain Skirt Story - at least as I know it
A while ago Libby made herself a rain skirt. The idea was simple - skirts are so useful and keep cool even on hot days. When you're wearing a cute skirt, how do you make sure that it stays dry? Why not combine her favorite piece of clothing with some protective goodness and a lot of time at a sewing machine trying out different designs to come up with the ultimate wet weather wearable? So, she did. Libby's rain skirt made her extremely happy and led to lots of envious looks from friends who had uncomfrotable rain pants or drenched legs when their long jacket failed to protect them fully. So, Libby started thinking about making them for other folks.
The Rain Skirt Evolution
Libby has thought a lot about the best way to bring Rain Skirts to the masses. She knows that she needs them to be professional, that's for certain. So, she started exploring vendors that make outdoor apparel and found a great company that creates lots of items for some of the big brands. They went back and forth with ideas for designs - both to make them more functional and more fashionable.
Rain Skitrs are Born
So, now the birth of Rain Skirts. Libby has formed Emergent Designs as her company to bring a high quality, fashionable, rain protection to everyone. She's got a team of Rain Skirt Testers who are trying them out in various climates. In the fall of 2007 Emergent Designs will begin selling their skirts to the masses. Visit the store now for details on 15% off your first rain skirt purchase.
My Rain Skirt Experience
It's really really exciting to watch this whole process come and go. Personally I've been testing my skirt in Colorado's demanding and difficult weather environment. And the results are naturally wonderful. I show up after a long walk to work without a drop on my outfit. When all my coworkers look like wet rats - I still look great. What more can a girl want?