There's nothing like a chilly Autumn day to remind you that Winter is just around the corner, and what could be cozier than a fabulous coat to keep you toasty? Make sure your core is warm while helping to keep the temperature down by buying a new coat thats made from organic cotton, recycled polyester, or surplus, all of which help prevent global warming and keep pollutants out of our air and water.
For a winter coat that will make you smile every time you put it on, check out Loyales Costilla jacket. This fun and funky jacket is unlike most faux fur; instead of being made from planet-polluting acrylics and polyesters, this one is made from 100% organic cotton grown in Texas.
Trenches are called classic for a reason; they go with jeans on the weekend or over a suit during the workweek. Anna Cohens organic cotton denim trench comes in winter-white and hits mid-thigh. A big, face-framing collar flatters and keeps the wind from your neck, while the double-breasted style puts another layer between you and the elements.
If winter in your part of the country means rain but not necessarily freezing temperatures, the Moth coat from Undesigned is the ideal way to always be ready for a dousing. This coat comes in its own carrying case and can be thrown in a purse, so youll always be prepared!
For the ultimate super-feminine coat, Rebes empire-waisted, shawl-collared version is perfect for a trip to the farmers' market or for date night. With a vintage fabric trim and belt, and recycled cotton sweater-like fabric (lined with fleece), it is an Earth-friendly and pretty alternative to another boring black peacoat.
If your style is more casual and sporty, Patagonias Free Box Jacket will keep you warm and dry (it's water-repellent) on a hike or when running errands. Made from an environmentally friendly, 100% recycled polyester shell and insulation, this jacket has a keep-you-warm rib-knit collar and cuffs and zippered handwarmer pockets on the front. To top it off, Patagonia donates 1% of its profits to the planet.
Even the neck labels are screen printed for lower environmental impact in Stewart + Browns organic cotton fleece coat, which will keep your bum and legs warm (due to the above-the-knee length). This super-soft and snuggly coat has big vintage buttons to do up the front, and with its defined waist wont make you look like a giant puffball walking down the sidewalk. On sale for $160 at Beklina.
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Also from Stewart + Brown, the surplus wool Khara coat has buckles and embroidery, creating a look that yodels "Mountain Girl" across the valleys (or the street). Surplus materials are those that would have been thrown away and are instead used to create new designs, keeping fabric out of landfills and giving them a useful life instead.
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