Bundle up in style this winter as you grow your conscious closet
From long coats to knit sweaters and holiday party wear, I’ve gathered some of my favourite key pieces that will last you throughout the season and beyond. The bonus? All of these brands are committed to reducing their carbon footprint, using safe methods of production, and have a mandate to do good for our planet.
1. Disco Dress by Reformation
Dazzle in Reformation’s classy number that is perfect for your next holiday occasion. Made from reusable knit fabric, it’s also available in rose and navy blue. This 100 percent carbon-neutral brand from Los Angeles discloses how much water and waste is being saved on every piece, and is committed to becoming climate positive by 2025.
2. Men’s Fog Cutter Sweater by Patagonia
Sweater weather is officially underway. Taking inspiration from the traditional cable knit, Patagonia’s crewneck is made from 40 percent recycled cotton, 30 percent recycled organic cotton and 30 percent recycled hemp blend. It will not only keep you extra warm, but will also last a long time in your closet. I love that the shoulder patches have a water-repellent finish, and it’s also available in a deep olive shade.
3. Unisex Jacket by Nau
Stay on top of your style game with Nau’s unisex corduroy jacket made from recycled down and organic cotton. This jacket features a super-trendy oversized fit and will keep you very warm. A leader in sustainable performance wear, this Portland-based company donates two percent of every dollar you spend directly to grassroots environmental causes.
4. Boiled Wool Jersey Straight Pant by Eileen Fisher
Comfort meets style with these 100 percent boiled wool pants by Eileen Fisher. The deep maroon shade is fabulous for the winter, and I love the fact that you can dress them up or down depending on the occasion—easy to move in and very practical!
5. Lawrence Recycled Wool Topcoat by Frank and Oak
A winter wardrobe is never complete without a topcoat, and my favourite for men is this dark brown one by Frank and Oak. Made with recycled wool and recycled polyester lining, it features an inside chest pocket, two large flap pockets on each side, and recycled buttons on the front. This classic fit is great for daily wear, whether you’re heading to the office, lunch... wherever you need to go.
6. Highline Wool Turtleneck by Tentree
Versatile and soft, this sustainable wool-blend turtleneck is perfect for work, heading out for an evening and everything in between. Also available in deep red, it pairs beautifully with your favourite denim, a long knit skirt and stockings, or even wool pants for a more relaxed look. Tentree plants 10 trees with every purchase.
7. French Terry Tapered Lounge Pant by Cuyana
Whether you’re working from home or getting some errands done, these practical lounge pants will keep you comfy and let your body breathe, thanks to soft organic cotton and just the right amount of stretch. There are seven other shades to choose from so you might as well grab a few pairs. Cuyana’s philosophy is based on creating fewer products with high-quality, sustainable materials.
8. Tiffany Dress by Mara Hoffman
This elegant dress by Mara Hoffman is another holiday favourite of mine. Featuring a wide neckline, subtly flared sleeves and a dainty tie at the waist, it’s a lovely option for work events, family dinners and more. Made from certified organic cotton grown mainly with rainwater, this rustic number will last you many seasons to come.
9. Knitted Cardigan by Sleeper
Every piece found in Sleeper’s collection is handmade with natural fabrics, and this ethical brand is working to have 100 percent of its materials biodegradable by 2030. One of my favourites is this ultra-chic black cardigan which is fabulous for both a night in or out. It’s cozy, glamorous, and the feather cuffs are detachable.
10. Cozy Sunday Romper by Smash + Tess
The Sunday Romper has become a cult favourite, and all for good reason. Made from sustainable rayon (a blend of bamboo and cotton), it ticks all the right boxes when it comes to comfort, style and functionality. This bestseller is also made with a thicker fabric so you can stay extra warm on chillier days. I love pairing mine with long wooly socks, and an oversized knit for an effortlessly casual look. Available in classic black or midnight blue.
11. Padded Overshirt by H&M
Part of H&M’s Conscious Collection, this overshirt features quilted lining on the inside and snap fasteners on the front to keep you toasty. It’s great for layering, and the colours are just right for wintertime.