About

Fashion based on historical armors, ethically made in the USA with fabrics derived from recycled plastic water bottles.




"Lorica" is Latin for body armor; in Christian monastic tradition, a lorica is a prayer of protection. It's also an armor-inspired line of clothing designed to slay, wherever you take the fight.

The brand is the one-woman project of Elie Hutchinson, a former art director from the ad world who succumbed to the siren call of doing something she loved more: making armor. Sort of. 

Historicity

Our designs are based on real examples of armor from all over the world. Whether pouring over reference books or crawling around museum display cases, intense research goes into the development of each piece to ensure the detail and beauty of the original work is captured as accurately as possible.

Ethics

Every Lorica product is made in the USA, sewn by fellow woman-owned businesses and sourced from domestic fabric mills. You can be sure that every person who's touched your armor has been paid a fair, living wage. 

Sustainability

We’re also committed to using recycled materials whenever possible, so all of our garments are made with fabrics derived from recycled plastic water bottles. Go ahead, feel like a badass, because you’re saving the world while dressing the part. ;)