When it comes to winter fashion, staying warm is important. Unfortunately, many companies are sticking to traditional methods to produce warm coats and in the process are continuing century’s worth of animal cruelty. Here is a selection of companies who are daring to do things differently with sustainable, vegan winter coats.
According to Peta, the down of ducks and geese is used to stuff outerwear while fox fur is often used to line fur hoods. The methods used such as poisoning, crate cramming and slaughtering causes unnecessarily cruel deaths and suffering for goal of maintaining un-bloodied fur. Here is a list of coats to consider when purchasing your next winter jacket. The absence of animal materials will not cause an absence of warmth; these synthetic materials are made to seal in the heat on a cold winter day.
The Featherless Waterproof Capital II PrimaLoft Parka by Frank & Oak
Frank & Oak is a Canadian brand that is committed to reducing their carbon footprint. The Primaloft parka uses synthetic materials as well as being waterproof and seam-sealed. The closures are magnetic and this parka remains warm even in the harshest environments.
The Women’s Atom LT Insulated Hoodie by Arc’teryx
Arc’teryx is another Canadian brand emphasizing products made with precision, timeless quality, and intuitive design. The brand is entirely fur-free and has many options that are down-free. This insulated winter jacket is best used for skiing, snow sports, and climbing but is versatile enough to keep you warm throughout your everyday adventures.
The Casto Eco-Friendly Parka by Vaute
Vaute is a vegan fashion brand with the goal of taking animal cruelty out of fashion and replacing it with innovative and sustainable textiles. They use organic and recycled fibres to create fashion that makes wearing animals a thing of the past. The Casto Parka is made from 100% recycled materials. It is windproof, snow resistant, and water resistant.
The Women’s Transitional Parka by Patagonia
Patagonia is an American brand that takes the simplicity and aesthetic of minimalism and combines it with a love of the planet. The Transitional Parka uses 100% recycled polyester with a durable water repellent finish to keep you protected from the rain and snow. You will be kept warm with the high tech synthetic insulation.
The Doe Vegan Parka by Wully
Wully is an ethical lifestyle brand with entirely vegan products. They strive to deliver clothing that will keep you warm while positively impacting the world, their community, and wildlife. The Doe Parka is Wully’s warmest jacket and the Vegantech shell is water-resistant and weather-tested.
The Men’s Thermoball Hoodie by The North Face
The North Face is a popular American brand that aims to preserve the outdoors and the environment. The Thermoball hoodie is insulated with Thermoball, which is a synthetic alternative to down. This material provides excellent warmth in both cold and wet weather.
The Sustainable Lightweight Hooded Men’s Jacket by Save The Duck
Save The Duck is a jacket brand that is intended to be friendly to the earth. The Hooded Men’s Jacket is made from high-definition nylon fabric that guarantees a fluffy and weightless texture. It is both thin and resistant to any harsh weather Mother Nature throws your way.
The Women’s Girl On The Go Insulated Trench Coat by Eddie Bauer
Eddie Bauer is an outdoor apparel brand that was launched by the outdoor guide Eddie Bauer. These innovative products are worn and tested by the brand’s team and athletes across the globe to best help you live out any adventure. The Girl On The Go Trench Coat is insulated, lightweight, and made from a polyester shell with a moisture-shedding finish. It is designed to protect you from the elements while also being comfortable and breathable.
The Men’s Alpine Action Jacket by Columbia
Columbia designs clothing and outerwear intended to help you stay dry, cool, and protected while you explore. The Alpine Action Jacket uses a cross-dye shell fabric with rich colours that deliver storm-fighting warmth. The thermal-reflective lining retains heat and the removable storm hood elevates your performance while on the go.
The Levi Short Jacket by Noize
Noize is a cruelty-free brand that delivers outerwear with the intention of preserving the planet. They use faux-fur and vegan leather accents to make their products ethical while staying warm and fashionable. The Levi Short Jacket utilizes a water-resistant shell fabric with a chic design that is both timeless and durable.
The Men’s PrimaLoft Snow Jacket by Lands’ End
Land’s End is a brand committed to creating sustainable, earth-friendly apparel and outerwear. The Primaloft Snow Jacket uses a breathable, waterproof shell and will keep you warm and dry while being active.
The Nylon Puffer Coat by Le Château
Le Château is a Canadian retailer that translates runway fashion into must-have looks. The Nylon Puffer Coat uses 100% polyester in the shell, lining, and filling. The oversized collar provides both warmth and style for the everyday ethical fashionista.