From the polar vortex to an icy Arctic blast – when the temperature plummets, the temptation to go out and spend your money on those cheap sweaters, mittens and scarves from the nearest fast fashion chain store is hard to resist. To help you out, here are six winter warmers that are actually worth your dollars, and your love!
6 Winter Essentials Worth Your Investment!
Founded in 2007 by Gosia Piatek in New Zealand, Kowtow is a conscious label with a strong design philosophy. Their minimalist and effortless collections are made with sustainably and ethically sourced materials. Kowtow’s ethical cotton is Fairtrade certified use Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) approved inks and dyes. All of their clothes are made at SA8000®-certified organisations in India and their sustainability and ethical commitments go right down to their recycled packaging, which we love!
Nobody likes cold ears, am I right? This beanie by Patagonia with it’s double-layered headband will keep you feeling snug! It’s made from a mix of recycled wool and recycled nylon and features a super cute pom-pom on top. Patagonia is an adventure and outdoors brand committed to doing the right thing by people and planet.
A stylish yet simple long-sleeved bodysuit is a winter wardrobe staple. The Sleek Bodysuit by Woron, also available in black, is an incredibly versatile piece made from modal and OEKO-TEX® dyes. Pair it with jeans and sneakers for a casual look or a skirt and heels for the evening. All of Woron’s pieces are made in a small family-owned factory in Portugal.
Born from the needs of hardy British surfers, Finisterre designs functional and sustainable products for those that share their love of the sea! It creates high-quality and long-lasting products, using some eco-friendly materials, like organic cotton and uses wool from non-mulesed sheep, like in this timeless sweater.
British retailer Marks & Spencer has set some good environmental and labour policies over the years. The brand creates high quality and long-lasting products and offers a recycling program!
Editor's note: Good On You was not compensated for mentioning any of the brands in this article. Ratings are correct at the time of publication. Feature image by Finisterre and all other images via brands mentioned.