Best of Boundless: Eco-Conscious Winter Coats

We’re in the midst of winter and it’s that time of year where I’d much rather stay cozy and warm inside than face the harsh coldness outside! But, in reality I can’t stay inside forever — nor do I actually want to. I have places to go and people to see (socially-distanced and masked, of course) and I want to take walks and embrace mother nature and her changing seasons, which is why a warm, stylish and reliable winter coat is a must-have. 

As a lover of the planet and its inhabitants, an eco-friendly coat is a closet essential. So, if you’re a fellow conscious-consumer here are some eco-conscious winter coats that I’m sure you’ll want to get your hands on!

 

Made Trade

Materials | GOTS organic cotton, deadstock, upcycled fabric, vegetarian/vegan fur and leather, recycled materials

Ethics | Fairtrade, natural materials/dyes, organic fabrics, local manufacturing, women-owned, POC-owned, small-batch, made to order

Product Range | Jackets, coats, ponchos

Size Range | XS – 3XL

Price | $$

At Made Trade, being “ethically elevated” is key. Each of their products complies to one or more of their seven core values: fair trade, heritage, made in USA, POC owned, sustainable, vegan, and women-owned. They offer a wide range of coats perfect for the brisk winter – this Medea Shearling Coat being one of them. It’s made of Responsible Wool Standard American merino wool that’s backed onto Repreve made from recycled water bottles. This warm, luxurious and completely ethical coat is perfect for any responsible fashionista!

 

Alp N Rock

Materials | Tencel, Bluesign, certified organic cotton, recycled polyester, Primaloft, vegan leather, faux fur

Ethics | Cruelty-free, eco-friendly materials, recycled materials, gives back to the community, fairtrade

Product Range | Jackets, coats, vests

Size Range | XS – XL

Price | $$$

Alp N Rock is a cruelty-free fashion brand with a sporty edge inspired by the great outdoors. Their sustainable collection offers lots of outerwear options including coats, jackets and vests. This Selena Long Coat is cruelty-free, eco-friendly, and ethically-produced. It’s specifically designed with cold climates and functionality in mind by including roomy pockets, side zippers, their warmest eco-down filling, and sustainable bluesign fabric. This coat is guaranteed to keep you warm and eco-chic this winter!

 

Noize

Materials | Recycled fill, recycled plastic, vegan leather, vegan fur, vegan wool

Ethics | Vegan, cruelty-free, recycled materials

Product Range | Parkas, jackets, coats, raincoats, windbreakers

Size Range | XXS – 2X

Price | $$

The cruelty-free brand, Noize, has an amazing selection of sustainable outerwear including parkas, puffers, vegan leather, vegan wool, and more! Their products come in a range of fun, trendy colors suitable for all tastes. The much-loved Gigi Parka features a sweetheart hood with a vegan fur trim and fill made of recycled plastic bottles that keeps the parka lightweight, yet well insulated – protecting you from conditions up to -22 degrees Fahrenheit! (Woah!)

 

Patagonia

Materials | Pre- and post-consumer waste materials, organic cotton; recycled polyester, cotton, down, nylon, cashmere, and wool

Ethics | 1% for the Planet, supports environmental nonprofits, fairtrade supply chain, eco-friendly and recycled materials, sells used items

Product Range | Parkas, coats, rain jackets, vests, winderbreakers

Size Range | XXS – XXL

Price | $$

Patagonia is one of the most well-known and classic outdoor clothing brands with activism and environmental impact as top priorities. Organic cotton, fair trade practices, and 68% recycled materials are among the many steps they’ve taken towards leaving a smaller carbon footprint. Patagonia’s coats, like this Great Falls Insulated Parka, are designed to keep you warm against the elements. This parka features their 100% recycled polyester shell, ECO92 insulation and is Fair Trade Certified sewn!

 

Woolrich

Materials | Organic cotton, recycled nylon, recycled down, recycled polyester

Ethics | Recycled and organic materials

Product Range | Parkas, jackets

Size Range | XXS – XXL

Price | $$$

Woolrich is another classic, American outdoor clothing company founded in 1830 that’s incorporating more sustainable items to its inventory, such as this 3-in-1 Eco-Friendly Military Parka! It’s made from a blend of organic cotton and recycled nylon, is PFC-free, wind- and water-resistant, and has a detachable quilted liner for extra warmth. This parka will surely keep you warm, sustainable and stylish – protecting you from temperatures down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit!

 

Bernardo

Materials | Recycled polyester, Ecoplume, vegan leather, vegan fur

Ethics | Recycled and post-consumer materials, cruelty-free

Product Range | Jackets, coats, vests, parkas

Size Range | XS – 3X

Price | $$

Outerwear brand, Bernardo, has begun to commit to more sustainable practices with its Full Circle campaign. Designing bold outerwear that’s sustainable and made from 100 percent recycled post-consumer materials is their goal. Their Ecoplume collection offers a bunch of eco-friendly puffer coats, like this Ecoplume Microtouch Maxi, that are warm yet lightweight and filled with synthetic, cruelty-free insulation made from recycled plastic bottles!

 

Reformation

Materials | Tencel, recycled cotton, deadstock/vintage fabrics, linen, viscose, recycled cashmere, Econyl, ethically obtained alpaca wool

Ethics | Climate Neutral, energy efficiency, zero waste goal, safe and fair labor standards

Product Range | Coats, jackets, blazers

Size Range | XS – XL

Price | $$

Reformation is known for churning out trendy and sustainable clothing from cardigans to wedding dresses. They pay close attention to the materials and sustainability practices they use so they can minimize their carbon footprint as much as possible. When it comes to outwear, Reformation offers a wide range of colors, styles, and textures. This beautiful Lester Coat is made of deadstock wool and faux fur and is double-breasted making it perfect for layering!

 

Embassy of Bricks and Logs

Materials | Faux down, recycled polyester, organic cotton, “future fur”, recycled PET

Ethics | Slow-fashion, in-house production, good working conditions/fair pay, vegan/cruelty-free, innovative and sustainable materials

Product Range | Jackets, coats, parkas

Size Range | XXS – XL

Price | $$$

Embassy of Bricks and Logs serves premium ethical attire through contemporary outerwear. This brand was created off the idea of aesthetic-meets-ethical and focuses on longevity, functionality, veganism, and sustainable materials. The Ottawa Puffer Coat is just one of the many options Embassy of Bricks and Logs has to offer. It’s made of 100% recycled polyester lining and “E100 No Down” filling made of 100% recycled post-consumer PET. With warmth, function and aesthetic in mind, this coat is perfect for the fashion-forward conscious consumer!

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