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Kind Winter Fashion Picks

With woolfur or faux fur, and down being pretty standard materials for winter clothing, it can be a challenge to find kind clothes for the cooler months. Since we’re heading into winter, I wanted to check in with you all and see what you’re wearing to stay warm. My shopping go-to starts with checking out second-hand stores like Wasteland, Buffalo Exchange, or Ebay. If I can’t find what I’m looking for second-hand, I’ll buy new from eco-friendly brands.

If you’re in need of some new items for your wardrobe and can’t find them second-hand, here are some fun eco and cruelty free picks!

Vaute Couture

This Felicity Fleece Cocoon Pullover looks so cozy! It’s made from hemp & recycled polyester by Vaute Couture. Vaute also makes some AWESOME winter jackets. Check them out if you’re looking for a winter coat.

Muji

This Organic Cotton Flannel Onepiece Dress from Muji would look super cute with some leggings and boots.

 

Miakoda

This Miakoda Sweatshirt is funky and eco, made from organic cotton & hemp. It’s doesn’t look great on me but on my girlfriend whose a twig ha

MiakodaI like Miakoda’s dress version too, especially with tights and boots. It looks cute on and is so comfy!

EcoSkinEcoSkin’s Pyke Tunic is flirty and warm looking. Made from organic cotton!

PranaThis Terese Sweater from Prana is composed of all organic cotton and fair trade.

Threads 4 ThoughtOrganic Cotton black leggings are a winter staple! Threads 4 Thought makes these.

EcolissaThis Indigenous Pocket Scarf is made by Ecolissa from 100% organic cotton. It’s also fair trade and comes in several colors.

Wills Vegan ShoesThis cute ankle boot is made by Wills Vegan Shoes using an Italian faux suede microfiber.

KamikThese classic rain boots are made by Kamik from 100% recyclable rubber.

 

Zkano

 

Zkano organic cotton knee high socks pair great with boots or just for warm layering. 

Echo Design

These Echo Design gloves are made of a cotton spandex blend, designed to trap air to keep your hands warm. Good for cold, snowy, or rainy weather!

Etsy

This acrylic crochet beanie is made by DiceKnits. They are made by hand and you can customize the color.

If you’re in the market for some stylish vegan clutches to match your winter looks, check out this post by Kristina.

What about you? What are some other eco-friendly companies that you’re checking out for winter?

 

 

Top Photo Credit: Joshua Katcher

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  • Rebecca Ratliff

    Seeing as I am going to be moving to Chicago shortly, I have had to rapidly bulk up my winter wardrobe this season. I got a few pieces from Vaute Couture (the leggings and the sweater you showed, as well as one of their coats). I found a fantastic pair of riding boots from Bhava Studio. For hats and scarves I love Threads for Thought. Threads for Thought is also great for simple layering pieces like long sleeve shirts and thermals. I love the socks that you posted!

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/leilagoldberger Leila

    I’d love to know what you suggest as a down alternative. I live in Canada and in my area the winter can get as cold as -45 degrees Celsius. I have yet to find something as warm as down; the man-made fibres just don’t keep you insulated.

    • TheKindLife

      Hi Leila,

      Our friends at Peta recommend The North Face’s Thermoball technology. Or any brands that use PrimaLoft and Thinsulate, as well as the new generation of generic / non-branded polyester fills. Not only are synthetic fillers cruelty-free, they also function better. Synthetics retain their insulating capabilities in all weather (down becomes useless when wet), are allergen-free, and less expensive. Patagonia also has synthetic insulated jacket with a great recycling policy. Check it out here: http://www.patagonia.com/us/patagonia.go?assetid=5175

      For vegan wool: Polartec fleece mimics wool. With so many gorgeous, high-functioning options made of natural and synthetic fibers now available, fortunately, there is simply no reason to continue to sell wool.

      Hope this helps!!

      • http://www.reverbnation.com/leilagoldberger Leila

        Thank you for the reply. I’ll definitely check them out. Happy New Year!

    • Alexis Swearingen
      • http://www.reverbnation.com/leilagoldberger Leila

        Thanks, Alexis!

  • Pippi Hepburn

    Look at these great handbags made from polyester processed into faux suede. They are animal friendly and are great for Fall, Winter and Spring. http://www.pippihepburn.etsy.com, and http://www.pippihepburn.com

  • WaveHound

    Grape Cat at 200 Union Square Dr. in New Hope, PA has some great vegan winter fashion picks including coats, thermals, and sweatshirts. They can be found at http://www.grapecat.com