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10 Sustainable Coats & Jackets to Keep You Warm all Winter Long

 

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sustainable winter coats & jackets

& if you are going to buy new outerwear this winter, let’s make it ethical! We’ve tested a few sustainable coats & jackets and listed several from trusted ethical brands. We think everyone’s priority when buying outerwear is warmth and comfort. Some of these listed designs can keep you feeling warm in below-freezing weather, while others are great for layering and act more like your everyday coat & jacket.

What makes a jacket or coat sustainable?

When it comes to a sustainable coat, there are many things we look for - Who makes it? What is it made from? Can we wear it for years to come? Transparency is essential to us when shopping. We want to ensure the coat is made by someone paid a fair wage and has a low environmental impact.

What eco-friendly materials should you look for?

We want to find the warmest of the warm fabrics when it comes to winter coats. Some of the best eco-friendly fibers to look out for include recycled polyesters (great for making puffier coats, waterproofing and vegan alternatives to down), organic cotton (typically used for outward appearances rather than warmth), and responsible wools (either recycled or humane).

now, our top picks for sustainable winter coats & jackets:

1) Boxy Chic Hooded Puffer Coat

Brand | Bernardo Fashions

Price | $230

Concealed design details keep this winter puffer coat warm without the bulk.

It starts with the sustainable, bluesign®-approved Ecoplume™ insulation made from 100% recycled bottles, and continues with a hidden hood inside the collar — there's a knit insert there, as well. Zippers under the wrist offer a style surprise, too. Keep your hands warm inside the welted pockets.

Part of the new Capsule22 collection, this style can only be found on the brand's website.

Shop Boxy Chic Hooded Puffer Coat

2) Southport Overcoat

Brand | The Checkroom

Price | $715

Made to order in Chicago, The Checkroom is a line of classic-inspired statement coats for modern women. To make their overcoat line, they partner with American Woolen, which is one of the few remaining wool mills in the United States. These coats are designed to truly stand the test of time, not only in their design but in the quality of craftsmanship. This coat will last you a decade or more! Plus, The Checkroom’s outerwear line comes in 13 different sizes, including ones for plus, tall, and petite women.

Shop Southport Overcoat

3) Eco Down Jacket

Brand | Apricot

Price | on sale for $163

This jacket is made with a 100% recycled polyester RipStop shell and high-quality synthetic down made from recycled plastic bottles. Apricoat loves the planet, and knows you do too, offering stylish, sustainable and functional gear for any and every adventure. All products are made from 100% recycled materials with as much as 300 plastic bottles per jacket, and can also be sent across the globe with carbon-free shipping. Apricoat products are also produced based on waste reduction and spoilage free practices (pre-orders), and meets the fair labor factory certifications.

Shop Eco Down Jacket

4) Dorset Car Coat

Brand | Outerknown

Price | $268

The Dorset Car Coat is a double-breasted oversized cocoon sherpa coat made with 100% recycled polyester, which is created using raw waste like old water bottles.

This coat is perfectly oversized for easy layering across the seasons and has front pockets!

Pro surfer Kelly Slater is behind this Fair Labor Association-accredited brand which makes garments that, 90% of the time, are made of recycled, organic, and ‘regenerative’ materials.

Shop Dorset Car Coat

5) Nano Puff Hoody

Brand | Patagonia

Price | $279

Patagonia is always a good choice for snow!! The Nano Puff Hoody is warm, windproof & water-resists.

Its PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Eco is made from 100% post-consumer recycled polyester with P.U.R.E.™ technology, wrapped in a 100% recycled polyester shell and lining.

This jacket is ideal for traveling & adventures because it is very lightweight & compressible.

Shop Nano Puff Hoodie

6) Norseland Insulated Parka

Brand | REI

Price | $199

Not only is this coat a beautiful color, but it’s a great price! Side note, I recently went into our local REI, and their customer service is so excellent.

The materials used to make this insulated parka reflect their love for people and the planet through the use of recycled materials, bluesign®-approved materials, and down certified to the Responsible Down Standard.

Shop Norseland Insulated Parka
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7) Johnson Coat

Brand | Sezane

Price | $405

If you are looking for classic, timeless coats, this is the brand to check out. This is their signature coat, which comes in black, sand, camel & navy colors. We’ve only started adding this brand to Sustainably Chic the last year because their sustainability efforts have increased significantly. They are much more transparent and use many sustainable certifications. We also think the quality is impressive.

Shop Johnson Coat

8) Lined Woven Safari Jacket

Brand | Pact

Price | $138

Pact is one of our favorite places for organic cotton clothing because it's more affordable & the quality is excellent. Their cotton is GOTS certified & all of their clothing is made in a Fair Trade Certified Factory. This style & color is a classic for your wardrobe and great for climates that experience mild winters.

code: SustainablyChic20 for 20% off

Shop Lined Woven Safari Jacket

9) Regent Jacket

Brand | Reformation

Price | $298

Made from recycled wool, the Regent Jacket looks classic, cozy, and elegant. Reformation was initially selling vintage clothes in a small store in Los Angeles. It quickly expanded and now makes clothing, wedding dresses, and shoes for women. The company has been carbon-neutral since 2015, & aims to become carbon-positive by 2025. It also partnered with Bluesign and Oeko-Tex to ensure it safely manages chemicals in its supply chain.

Shop Regent Jacket

10) Wool Short Utility Jacket

Brand | Tentree

Price | $248

This jacket was made from responsible wool sourced from farms that ensure their animals' welfare and preserve the health of their land. It is also made with recycled polyester and organic cotton. Every item you buy from Tentree plants 10 trees as part of their target to plant 1 billion trees by 2030. In addition, Tentree's partner factories are regularly audited to ensure they comply with the brand's Code of Conduct and international labor standards.

Shop Wool Short Utility Jacket

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