10 Cozy Brands For Ethical Winter Coats

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Here at The Eco Hub, we have researched, worn, and loved many pieces from these clothing brands. These are our top picks for ethical winter coats.

When considering ethical winter wear, we want jackets and coats that can keep us super warm and match our style and our budgets. Each brand listed below makes beautiful pieces using superior-quality materials and top-notch ethical practices considering people and the environment.  

Ultimate Picks for Sustainable Winter Coats

Whatever your needs, I’ve got brands with tons of options to help you stay warm this winter: 

1. Bernardo Fashions

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Best for | Women’s puffers, jackets, vests, performance gear, heavy winter coats, classic coats, wool, leather and vegan fur
Ethical Sourcing | 100% recycled materials (Full Circle line), Ecoloved (pre-worn coats through ThredUp), EcoPlume filling for puffers 
Corporate Responsibility | Supports Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), focus on recycled materials and global responsibility 
Sizes range | XS to XXL. 
Prices Range | $59-$200

With a commitment to becoming a fully sustainable brand, Bernardo's selection of stylish options includes several sustainable collections— like the Full Circle collection made of 100% recycled materials and the EcoPlume collection which uses recycled plastic bottles instead of feathers to keep you ethically warm all winter! 
We especially love the Long Combo Quilted Puffer Coat with the vegan fur on top and the quilted ecoplume puffer on the bottom. So stylish and so warm!

Customer review | “This coat was just what I needed on my recent trip to New York. This jacket is versatile both in dress and in warmth. During our trip, the weather ranged from 60 degrees to snow. I wore it dressed down with leggings and with dressier attire to Carnegie Hall. It was a perfect choice, I highly recommend it”. —Megan

2. Outerknown

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Best for | Men’s & women’s raincoats, heavy shirts, sweatshirts, shakets, blanket shirts
Ethical Sourcing | Uses B Corp suppliers, organic cotton certified, sustainable fiber policies
Corporate Responsibility | Fair labor and fair trade certified, resell platform (saving clothes from landfills), recycled sweaters into mittens and blankets.
Sizes | XS-XL
Prices Range | $168-$348

Natural and organic materials, ethical sourcing, and corporate responsibility make up a peace-of-mind brand! My favorite is the Men's Hooded Reversible Puffer—the perfect addition to your minimalist wardrobe

Customer review | “Great fit. High quality. So comfortable. And an ideal weight for every season. Perfect! Not too heavy, not too light. It’s not too boxy, it actually has a shape to it which is really nice. I bought one for my husband and my dad, too. They love theirs as well!” —Jessie C.

3. Frank & Oak

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Best for | Men’s & women’s heavy, mid and lightweight coats, stylish jackets, blazers
Ethical Sourcing | 100% produced with sustainable processes and eco-friendly materials, sustainable packaging and offices
Corporate Responsibility | Certified B Corp, circular denim, fair labor through supplier code of conduct and auditing of factories
Sizes | XS to XXL
Prices Range | $120-$300

Frank & Oak ensures that all their suppliers meet a list of requirements around sustainability, while they ensure organic fabrics and they’re a B-corp brand, so you know you can shop with confidence!

Customer review“Exactly what I was looking for, warm but fairly lightweight. Have had several compliments on it after just a couple of weeks. Appreciate the zip pockets on the quilted side.” —Barbara R.

4. Wuxly Movement

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Best for | Heavy parkas, bombers, puffers, rainwear, vests and fleece
Ethical Sourcing | Down alternative fibers, recycled nylon and polyester
Corporate Responsibility | Certified B Corp, warranty and repair programs for circularity, give back to Ocean Co.
Sizes | XXS-XXL
Prices Range | $75-$900 (fleece to parkas)

Wuxly prides itself on producing the world's warmest sustainable outerwear—while still providing you with top of the line fashion! This brand help both humans and animals stay warm while keeping products out of landfills—that’s why we love them!

Customer review | “This coat is everything. Boston, MA, USA suddenly experienced a couple of gusty days where the "real feel" temperatures were -30°F/-34°C. Not only did this coat shield me from the wind, it also kept me incredibly warm head to toe! I cannot recommend this coat enough!” (Union Parka) —Rachel W.

5. Everlane

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Best for | Men’s and Women’s trench coats, jackets, blazers, heavy sweaters, puffers, quilted jackets and more
Ethical Sourcing | Certified recycled, organic, renewable and responsibly sourced materials|Corporate Responsibility | Ethical factories, transparency, fair factory practices + audits, designed to last, reasonable prices
Sizes | XXS to XXL
Prices Range | $59-$198

With complete transparency, Everlane publishes their Annual Impact Report to show you exactly what they’re doing to create sustainable and beautiful fashion. And WOW, their numbers have me adding to cart again and again!

Customer review | “Soft yet sturdy cashmere that is also ethical, and the most flattering comfortable oversized styling. My daughter and I have 4 between the two of us! Love love love!” (Cashmere Oversized Turtleneck) —Nummu

6. Patagonia

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Best for | Men’s and women’s insulated jackets, skiwear, vests, fleece, parkas + more
Ethical Sourcing | Recycled materials, fair trade certified factories, trade-in program
Corporate Responsibility | Partnering with Protect Arctic, Ocean, Nature, Climate & Environmental Justice, 1% for the Planet 
Sizes | XXS-XXL
Prices Range | $168-$348

You’ve probably heard of Patagonia, but did you know about their efforts to promote sustainability and provide ethical and durable products? Not only are they 1% For The Planet members, but they also offer gear repairs to extend its lifespan! That is a brand I can definitely get behind! 

Customer review | “This is my second nano puff jacket (I lost my first one). I love the fact that its warm but very light weight. I can wear layers without feeling too bulky. I use this jacket in temps down in the thirties with a sweater under it, or up to the 60s with a lighter weight top.” (Women’s Nano Puff Jacket) —Karen

7. Amour Vert

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Best for | Men’s & Women’s stylish coats, jackets, vests, blazers, cute layers
Ethical Sourcing | Develop their own sustainable fabrics—eliminating waste, recycled materials,v 
Corporate Responsibility | Every purchase plants a tree, resale of worn items, circular fashion, transparency
Sizes | XS-XL
Prices Range | $120-$450 (for jackets/coats)

An amazing women’s brand with pillars of responsibility that are focused on materials, artists, trees, circular fashion and honesty. Their beautiful selection of coats and jackets are made of vegan, recycled and organic materials—gotta love that!

Customer review | “Super soft and lightweight it does provide a little bit more warmth than I thought it would. Love to wear it with a nice t-shirt to help elevate my look.” (Caroline Flaxen Eco Cardigan) —Natalie A.

8. Thought

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Best for | Women’s pea coats, waterproof parkas, sweaters, cardigans, casual wear
Ethical Sourcing | Uses all organic, recycled, or ethically sourced materials
Corporate Responsibility | Partnership with TRAID to reuse old clothing, avoid harmful environmental practices from start to finish
Sizes | XS-XXL
Prices Range | $129-$195

Thought’s much-loved women’s coats include showerproof ponchos and organic cotton jackets that have been made to be classics you’ll return to again and again. I especially love their men’s organic trench coats!

9. tentree

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Best for |  Rain Jackets, Puffers, Shell Jackets, Coats, Parkas, Bomber Jackets, and Fleece Jackets 
Ethical Sourcing | Their factory ledger details the manufacturing locations of all products. The water-resistant fabrics are safe and non-toxic, featuring a bluesign®-approved and PFC-free Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish.
Corporate Responsibility | tentree is Carbon Neutral-certified
Sizes | XS-XXL
Prices Range | $30–$328

Tentree, a favorite for its luxurious organic loungewear and "earth-first" apparel, stands out among sustainable outdoor brands with its wide range of adventure-ready clothing for the whole family. Their Regenerative Extended Shoulder Tank, made from 100% regeneratively grown organic cotton, offers a cool, relaxed fit with extended shoulders for sun protection, perfect for summer hikes.

Customer review | Love love love it! For me I was able to keep my regular size because of my wide frame. It’s the perfect coat before and after the big winter coat! —Maria

10. prAna

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Best for | Women’s lightweight jackets, vests, insulated down jackets, fleece
Ethical Sourcing | Uses recycled nylon (ReZion) and polyester
Corporate Responsibility | Internal accountability statements, fair working conditions 
Sizes | XS to XL
Prices Range | $89-$370

One of my favorite brands for ethical activewear—their collection features women’s jackets and outerwear like zip-ups, that will coordinate with your winter outfit, no matter where you’re going! 

Customer review | “I absolutely love my new jacket! The fit is perfect. The color is gorgeous. The service was right on time.” (Emerald Valley Short Jacket) —Kelly

1. Organic

When shopping for sustainable winter coats, it's best to consider materials that cause the least harm to the environment, from sourcing through to disposal. 

2. Ethically Sourced

Ethical sourcing has to do with the production methods to make ethical winter coats, practices, as well as conditions under which your jacket is made. 

3. Corporate Responsibility

I consider what else a given brand is doing regarding social and environmental responsibility—this includes practices like plastic-free packaging and social and environmental initiatives.

Ethical Winter Coat Considerations

When shopping for your next eco-friendly winter coat this winter, just remember to opt for responsibly-sourced fabric and materials wherever possible and feel good about staying warm this winter! 

You can trust any of the brands featured in this article to provide you with the best sustainable winter coat options. 

Stay extra cozy this season with our guides to the best Gloves and Hats. Or see all our suggestions to get you through the winter while always considering the environment!

According to Patagonia, there is one basic rule that determines how warm a jacket will be: thickness equals warmth. So if you’re looking for a jacket for temperatures well below zero, simply reach for a very thick jacket. 

With that said, shopping secondhand remains the most sustainable option when it comes to clothing, especially when it comes to eco-friendly coats, so be sure to check out your local thrift store or some online thrift stores. If you don’t know quite how to go about it or would like to sharpen your skills, here are my 10 Best Thrift Shopping Tips.

Stay warm!


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