Winter is here and it’s time to break out the coats out for the season. Luckily there are lots of great ethical options for outerwear. Companies are starting to use recycled down and other sustainable materials for coats, and many of these coats are B Corporation or Fair Trade certified. My go-to sustainable coats are a wool pea coat purchased from Amour Vert (currently on sale) and a Sherpa coat from Whimsy & Row (pictured below). I’ve included these styles and more in a short list of my favorite sustainable winter outerwear from some amazing companies who are working to inspire change in the industry.
Amour Vert transforms post-consumer materials and by-products into luxurious recycled wool.
Whimsy + Row
All Whimsy and Row products are sustainably made in Lose Angeles. You can also check out your “Green Story”-how many emissions are avoided by purchasing this product!
Athleta’s ReversaWarm Coat and Jacket are made with recycled nylon and are reversible, so you can wear it more often!
Christy Dawn’s outerwear collection is made exclusively from up-cycled materials and made with longevity in mind.
Everlane is totally transparent about the factories its Outerwear is made in. You can find out where each product is made and the working conditions associated with those factories.
Reformation gives detailed information about the sustainability of each product and has many good outerwear options.
Patagonia is the leader in ethically made outerwear and has been since 1950. Their products are always ethically made and responsibly sourced.
Outerknown’s mission is to protect natural resources and empower the people who make their products.
More sustainable brands with winter coats worth mentioning are Thought Clothing, Nau, Karen Kane, and Eileen Fisher.