Fall is on its way out and winter is creeping up on us. Soon the colored leaves will change to snowflakes and it will be time to break out that winter jacket. If you don’t have a winter jacket and may be in the market for a new one, why not choose a style that is sustainable or eco-friendly? Just in time for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, below are a few jackets we found that will keep you warm and our planet green.
Patagonia Women’s Fiona Parka
This lovely, fitted and incredibly warm jacket is one of Patagonia’s many options for the chilly season ahead. Patagonia is usually one of the first brands that comes to mind when talking about eco-friendly clothing because of their living mission to create products that do not damage the environment. This particular style mimics that mission by having a shell and lining made from 100% recycled polyester. In regards to price, the Fiona Parka goes for about $300 however, there are similar styles at different price ranges on Patagonia.com.
Nau Down Blazer
If your looking for a down jacket with a little more style, the Nau Down Blazer may be the perfect fit for you. This jacket features an asymmetrical button closure, has a 100% recycled Polyester shell and is sold online for $225. Along with this jacket’s superb style and quality, Nau’s sustainability plan goes above and beyond their products. After purchasing a Nau product, the company allows you to choose which of their five partners for change you would like to donate 2% of your purchase to. On their website, Nau goes into detail to let their customers know where the materials used for each product came from. Along with jackets Nau.com can help dress you from head to toe in eco-friendly gear. To see more Nau styles and learn more about their eco-friendly company culture check out nau.com.
Eileen Fisher Mock Neck Jacket in Eco Pebble Plaid
This jacket from Eileen Fisher’s eco-conscience ready to wear collection will make going green a fashion statement. The high mock collar will help to keep your neck and face warm while the organic wool will help decrease your carbon foot print. This jacket would be perfect for those dressy winter occasions. Along with this coat being made of organic materials, like the rest of the line, it is created in a fair trade facility. The rest of Fisher’s line along with this jacket are available on her website, eileenfisher.com.
Perouse Your Local Vintage or Consignment Shop
We don’t have an example picture for this option, but it does come highly recommended. Shopping at a vintage or consignment shop is the best way to stay green this winter. The reason why – there is no waste involved in your purchase. When you purchase a gently used jacket, you help to cut down on the energy that would have been used to produce a new jacket including the materials and waste. The prices for these jackets will vary because of the shop’s mark up or policy. If you don’t have a vintage shop near you, Modcloth.com has a vintage section on their website that usually has a large variety of clothes and decorative vintage items. http://www.modcloth.com/shop/vintage
The winter coat hunt can be very difficult, especially when you are looking for something with specific features. Hopefully our suggestions helped to give you an idea of where to start looking for an eco-friendly winter jacket. We hope that winter finds you well and that you stay warm!