Sustainable fashion blogger Marta Canga shares her pick of wool-, leather- and down-free sustainable vegan winter coats.
Matt & Nat
Short for Material and Nature, Matt & Nat is a PETA-approved vegan brand from Canada which is known for its high quality wallets and purses. However, fans will be pleased to hear that they have now launched an outerwear collection, offering a selection of jackets and coats for every style. All of the pieces contain recycled polyester, whether it’s in the lining or woven into the fibres to make vegan ‘wool’.
You will find classic yet very versatile pieces here, such as the long-notched lapel collared coat, chic ‘leather‘ jackets, and some long and short puffer coats with removable hoods. With prices starting at £155, these are beautiful investment pieces that will last a lifetime.
Shop online at mattandnat.com
Britain’s favourite high-street retailer offers incredible coats that happen to be animal-free. With a beautiful selection of puffer jackets, faux furs, double-breasted coats and more, Topshop is becoming more mindful of their vegan offering as they showed last year with their PETA-approved range of shoes.
As part of the Arcadia group, Topshop has partnered with UK charity Traid, to ensure no stock ends up in landfill. It also supports the UN Sustainable Development goals.
Shop in-store or online at topshop.com
A fantastic choice if you are looking for traditional British style with a twist, White Stuff offers versatile vegan pieces that will see you through a whole range of weathers! The brand offers organic cotton and Fairtrade sourced cotton products and has committed to only using sustainably sourced cotton by 2024.
Its selection of coats also includes moleskin and twill options, which are wonderful cruelty-free alternatives that will keep you warm in the colder months. Whilst this is not a vegan company, it does have a policy not to use rabbit hair, angora, fur or down and it is making progress with its efforts towards more sustainable practices.
Shop on the high street or online at whitestuff.com
Miss Selfridge is an amazing high street alternative for something a little bit more affordable but also fashionable and vegan. You might need to read the labels, but you’ll be surprised how many incredible cruelty-free options there are — from faux fur to lapel-collared coats, parkas, puffer jackets, teddy coats and much more.
When shopping online, you are able to filter by material, making it super easy to avoid leather. Finally, Miss Selfridge launched a Miss S Eco range in February, so you can also get your hands on some pieces made with recycled materials too!
Buy in-store or online at missselfridge.com
Embassy of Bricks And Logs
If you are looking to stay warm this winter with a coat that is not only cool but also vegan and sustainable then look no further! This Scandinavian brand is on a mission to take a stand against the appalling practices in today‘s fashion industry while also creating outerwear with a contemporary fashion appeal, deeply rooted in streetwear culture.
Embassy of Bricks and Logs uses a faux-down material made from recycled PET bottles from the world’s oceans and is a PETA-approved company. Their mesh is Oeko-Tex certified and their jersey materials are made from organic cotton too.
Shop online at embassyofbricksandlogs.com
Known for their heat-tech and unisex parkas, Hoodlamb is a renowned brand within the vegan world. All of their garments are made from hemp, which one of the world’s strongest and most resource-efficient natural fibres as it requires half the amount of water than growing cotton, and needs no herbicides or other agricultural chemicals.
Did you know that hemp is also the only CO2 negative textile fiber? This means that its growth actually reduces carbon emissions! Hoodlamb also supports the marine conservation charity Sea Shepherd.
Shop online at hoodlamb.com
Marta Canga is an award-winning vegan lifestyle blogger based in London, with a passion for cruelty-free clothing, sustainable living, plant-based food, natural beauty and living an ethical lifestyle. You can find out more about Marta on Instagram,
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