Well tomorrow is a high of 39 and a low of 25 so it is officially winter coat weather. Not to brag but I might call myself a bit of a winter coat connoisseur, similar to my experience with winter boots, I’ve had my fair share of winter coats and have amassed a collection of favorites. When it’s really cold for more than half the year, a coat basically becomes your outfit or at least the most important part of your outfit, the majority of the time.
Maybe it was just the time of year I was looking but it seems like options for sustainable and ethical winter coats have come a long way in a short amount of time. There are so many great styles made with recycled materials and ethical manufacturing (and they’re warm too). Here’s a round-up of the best sustainable and ethical winter coats to keep you cozy all season long.
Sustainable and Ethical Wool Coats
A classic wool coat instantly elevates an outfit, whether it’s a belted pea coat, oversized drapey coat, fitted long coat or mid length pea coat. I’m partial to beige and camel tones because they work best with my wardrobe. But I also love a dark charcoal or subtle earth tone plaid. The coat I styled above is a wool/cashmere blend that I got last season and it’s still a favorite. More of my favorites are below.
Ethical and Sustainable Faux Fur Coats
I love, love, love faux fur coats. They are my absolute fave for a stylish winter coat option that’s also warm and cozy. While it’s not sustainably made, I did include the STAND coat I got two years ago because I live in it and the quality is great so I know I’ll have it for years to come. While it’s an oversized fit, it doesn’t look big and bulky but it’s roomy for layers. I love this style from Sezane made from wool and bamboo (it comes in ivory too).
Sustainable Puffer Coats and Parkas
There’s no surviving winter in New England without a good puffer coat and/or parka. As I mentioned in my winter capsule wardrobe I got the Patagonia Down With It Parka last year and it’s SO cozy and warm. For this year I have the Eileen Fisher Recycled Nylon Puffer (extra 30% off with code FRIEND) because it’s extra roomy and will fit my growing belly through the winter, since I’m not due until February I’ve got a ways to go and will need something for the coldest months. For a non-puffy coat, I also got the Everlane Parka for this season which is roomy and super toasty.