Sustainable Coats and jackets can be hard to fine, and when you do they can be expensive. As conscious consumers these are the decisions we often face. Sustainability can come in many different ways. The materials a coat or jacket is made out of, the carbon emissions from the facility it is manufactured in, and the packaging it is sent to us in, all play a role when we purchase.
Over the past few years I have looked at another part of sustainability that I have neglected for a while; and that is durability. If we are to spend a decent amount of money on a sustainable coat or jacket it should last a long time, decades even.
This is the approach I am taking when putting this list together. Not only am I looking at materials, carbon emissions, packaging, and manufacturing, I am also looking at durability; and even life long warranties on a purchase like this.
I took some time to research a bunch of different brands who are producing sustainable coats and jackets and listed the ones I trust the most below. Enjoy.
Wuxly Sustainable Coats
Wuxly offers the perfect cruelty-free winter sustainable jacket made from carefully selected, ethically produced and eco-friendly materials. They are committed to omitting as much CO2 as possible and providing fair labor conditions to its entire supply chain. It’s never too early to invest in a quality, socially good winter jacket. These sustainable coats will keep you comfy and warm for decades of winters to come.
Ecoalf Sustainable Coats
ECOALF is born to prove that a truly sustainable fashion brand is possible without sacrificing aesthetics. Where others see trash, they see potential luxury goods. Thanks to the most advanced technologies in recycling, they transform wasted materials like fishing nets, plastic bottles, tires and even coffee leftovers into high quality fabrics and then into designer clothes.
Cotopaxi Sustainable Coats and Jackets
Cotopaxi creates outdoor products, apparel, and experiences that help alleviate poverty, move people to do good, and inspire adventure. Their social impact strategy focuses on global poverty alleviation, and we employ responsible sourcing and manufacturing practices throughout the companies supply chains.
Tentree Sustainable Coats and Jackets
Tentree is a lifestyle apparel company based out of Vancouver, that plants ten trees for every item purchased. By combining social and environmental consciousness with lifestyle apparel, tentree allows consumers to have a direct impact on the environment and communities worldwide.
The goal at the company is to become the most environmentally progressive brand on the planet by reducing the negative impact of the apparel industry and use it as a vehicle for change.
Every tentree item is made using a blend of sustainable fabrics. Check out a few examples of some of the environmentally progressive fabrics tentree is using in their products. The company also works to promote fair labour practices and safe working conditions throughout their supply chain.
The company only works with socially and environmentally responsible factories that are WRAP approved, agree to yearly unannounced audits, and abide by the brands code of ethics.
Furb Upcycled Sustainable Coats and Jackets
Handcrafted sustainable pieces by FURB Upcycled. FURB is dedicated to re-purposing garments into refined fashion and home accessories. Backed by a team of highly experienced craftspeople, FURB works to upcycle valuable, responsible and sustainable fabric in the spirit of shaping a thoughtful, ethical future.
Patagonia Sustainable Coats
Founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, Patagonia is an outdoor apparel company based in Ventura, California. A certified B-Corporation, Patagonia’s mission is to save our home planet.
The company is recognized internationally for its commitment to authentic product quality and environmental activism, donating 1% of sales annually, contributing over $100 million in grants and in-kind donations since 1985.
Outerknown Sustainable Coats and Jackets
Founded by 11x world champion surfer Kelly Slater, Outerknown is a men’s and women’s apparel brand rooted in environmental sustainability. All Outerknown clothing is created with high-quality, long-lasting materials and is made in a way that protects our planet’s natural resources, while providing fair wages to factory workers.
Outerknown explores the relationship between function, style and sustainability. As designers, it challenges the company to build better, more sustainable products. As producers, it asks us to lift the lid on the supply chain, bringing the consumer along on the journey to transparency.
As storytellers, it enables perpetual evolution of the brand vision. As athletes and performers, it pushes them to formerly impossible levels. As global citizens, it offers the opportunity to observe this multi-cultural world we live in and bring together seemingly unconnected people and ideas for the purpose of discovering the next Outerknown.
United By Blue Sustainable Coats and Jackets
United By Blue is an outdoor lifestyle brand with a focus on waterway conservation. Their sustainable coats, jackets, apparel, bags, and accessories are designed with responsibility and durability at their core.
For every product sold, we remove one pound of trash from the oceans and waterways through company-organized cleanups, so your go-to shirt and love of the earth can go hand in hand. Their clothing and accessories are thoughtfully made with organic and recycled materials designed to last through years of outdoor and everyday use.
Finisterre Sustainable Coats and Jackets
As a certified B-corp, the company has been committed to a deep belief; that they can make truly exceptional product in a more responsible and transparent way. Born from the needs of hardy British surfers, Finisterre designs functional & sustainable product with a strong sense of style for those who love the sea.
Since day one, Finisterre has taken a pioneering approach to making better and more sustainable product, challenging and innovating, seeking alternatives to what has gone before. They’re committed to making informed decisions about their impact on the environment and are constantly trying to push boundaries to make the best product. How they see it is this is gear that will be with you the longest; and the longer you have it, the more attached to it you become.
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