Stay warm and cozy with the latest in sustainable fashion

Winter is just around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to add some new pieces to your wardrobe and bundle up in style. With so many sustainable clothing options now available, there are plenty of ways to mindfully grow your conscious closet.

From chic loungewear to relaxed trousers and practical jackets, I’ve gathered some of my favourites for the season which will not only have you looking good but feeling even better as you reduce your carbon footprint.

 

1. Taylor Two Piece by Reformation

Taylor Two Piece by ReformationWe’re all spending more time at home right now and this loungewear set is perfect for keeping comfy while getting your work done or relaxing on the couch. Reformation works to create its designs with natural, plant-based and recyclable fibres, and also states each piece’s sustainability impact so you know exactly how much water and waste is being saved.
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2. Caro Skirt by Skall Studio

Caro Skirt by Skall StudioMade with 85 percent organic cotton and 15 percent linen, this gorgeous skirt from Skall Studio is extremely versatile and winter-ready. I would pair it with a neutral sweater, a silk cami and blazer, or even a button-down white shirt for a sophisticated and minimalist look. Established in 2013, this Scandinavian fashion brand creates contemporary designs that are vegan, organic and eco-friendly through small-scale production.
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3. Silvie Slouchie Pant by Miik

https://www.gatherandsee.com/collections/autumn-edit/products/caro-skirtI'm always a fan of slouchy trousers because they can be worn with just about anything. Comfort is key in this pair by sustainable Canadian brand Miik, which produces all of its clothes within 50 kilometres of its Toronto office—from custom milling to dying fabrics and even cutting and sewing. Whether it’s with a pull-over and sneakers, or a tank and heels, these pants are guaranteed to become an everyday staple.
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4. Multi-directional Knit Sweater by Kotn

Multi-Directional Knit Sweater by KotnCanada’s own Kotn sources authentic Egyptian cotton and works with local farming families both in the Nile Delta and its factory outside of Alexandria to ensure that people from around the world get paid fair wages. My top pick for the winter is this rich Merlot sweater that’s great for a daily casual look, a day at the office or even a cozy evening stroll. Throw on your warm jacket and off you go!
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5. Band-collar Jasper by Frank and Oak

Band-Collar Jasper by Frank and OakNo winter wardrobe is complete without something in dark green. I love a classic button-down shirt and this organic cotton one by Frank and Oak is a winner because it can be styled in so many different ways. This Canadian brand keeps sustainable practices at the forefront by using recyclable packaging, having locally sourced furniture in stores, and also with its Let’s Give A Shirt Initiative which redistributes textiles from landfills to communities in need.
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6. Breckenridge Black Beanie by L/L Supply

Breckenridge Black Beanie by L/L SupplyKeep your head warm in the cold temperatures with this sustainable and extra-cozy beanie by British Columbia’s own L/L Supply. The soft-knit yarn is made from recycled plastic bottles and will last you a long time thanks to its fantastic quality. If you want to brighten things up, check it out in other shades, like mustard and crimson. This is one highly functional winter staple I don’t leave the house without.
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7. Women’s Fog Cut Sweater by Patagonia

Women’s Fog Cut Sweater by PatagoniaI have fully embraced sweater weather—and here's another knit that’s on the top of my list. Conscious brand Patagonia’s simple cable-knit design is made with 40 percent recycled cotton, 30 percent organic cotton, 30 percent recycled hemp blend and moisture-shedding shoulder patches. I’d pair it with my favourite pair of jeans and a blanket scarf for a quintessential winter look, or take it one step further and throw on a leather skirt with black tights and boots for something fabulously chic.
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8. Woodland Sherpa Coat by Outerknown

Woodland Sherpa Coat by OuterknownSherpa coats are still on trend this winter and my favourite pick is this grey one by Outerknown made from 100 percent recycled fibres. It’s not only stylish, but also super-fuzzy which means you can wear it from morning to night no matter the weather. Outerknown is a leader in innovative fashion, has a strong fair-trade commitment, and has even launched an advocacy tee which raises funds in support of protecting our blue planet.
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9. Sequenchshell Waterproof Trench Coat by Nau

Sequenchshell Waterproof Trench CoatLightweight and functional, this trenchcoat by Nau is the perfect option to save you from all those unpredictable weather days. It offers three-layer waterproof and breathable protection, and has been specially tailored so you can comfortably wear it over suits and heavier sweaters. Plus, it’s also available in green or blue if you want to add a pop of colour to your wardrobe. Nau is committed to make clothing that lasts with high-tech, sustainable textiles and practices.
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10. Interlock Jumpsuit by Eileen Fisher

Interlock Jumpsuit by Eileen FisherI’m obsessed with this fabulously comfy jumpsuit. Whether you're working from home, catching up on shows on the couch or even curling up in bed, it’s super easy to wear thanks to the slouchy fit and the soft, fine organic cotton. Not to mention, if you do step out quickly you can throw on an oversized blanket scarf or a fuzzy jacket and you’ll still look trendy.
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11. Knit Skirt by H&M

Knit Skirt by H&MCalf-length skirts are all the rage this season because they can be worn in numerous ways, and H&M’s piece from its sustainable collection is a personal favourite. For a chic street-style look, tuck in a fitted neutral long sleeve with a leather jacket and your favourite sneakers, or opt for an oversized sweater and your favourite ankle boots for a sophisticated work ensemble.
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12. Red Turtleneck by The Kit

Red Turtleneck by The KitRed is a classic colour that will never go out of style and if you’re on the lookout for a sultry turtleneck, here it is. Created from soft bamboo cotton, this top is stretchy and slim-fitting, which means it will tuck right into your high-waist denim, skirt or whatever else you choose to pair it with. Known for using bold shades and rich prints, this sustainable brand designs, creates and produces all of its pieces under one roof to reduce its carbon footprint, and won’t start on a garment until a customer orders it.
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