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26 Jun
woman wearing sustainable winter essentials

7 Sustainable Winter Essentials Worth Your Investment

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 7 sustainable winter essentials that are actually worth your dollars, and your love.


Rated: Good
woman wearing black knitted head piece by lenvers

SIMONE Wool Balaclava – Ships internationally from Spain

L'Envers' mission is to design fewer pieces made in a better way. Specialising in knitwear, this Spanish brand believes in mindful, careful, and slow consumption, offering timeless editions guided by conscious, sustainable materials. You can find the knitted collection in sizes XS to XL, or even customise your own piece.

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No Nasties

Rated: Great

Sagitta Scarf – Ships internationally

Another leader when it comes to ethical fashion, No Nasties makes simple and stylish clothing from Fairtrade organic cotton in India where it is actively working to grow the ethical consumer market. Find the clothes in sizes S-XL.

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Rated: Good
white and green forest beanie by nikin

Folded Polylana® Sleek Forest – Ships internationally from Switzerland

If you’re the kind of person who likes to wear their morals, look no further. Not only is a tree planted every time you purchase a NIKIN product, you also get to show your tree pride! Products are available in sizes XS-XL.

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Swedish Stockings

Rated: Great
sustainable red tights from brand swedish stockings

Alma Rib Tights – Ships internationally from Sweden

Keeping your legs warm doesn’t mean you have to hide them away! Swedish Stockings make chic yet durable pantyhose from recycled nylon in zero-waste factories. These stockings are crafted to last a lifetime and not just one or two nights out!

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Organic Basics

Rated: Great
woman wearing black sustainable turtleneck by organic basics

TENCEL™ Lite Turtleneck – Ships internationally from Denmark

Organic Basics offers high-quality sustainable fashion basics for men and women in organic materials. It also recently launched its first sustainable denim collection! The Denmark-based brand puts sustainable thinking at the centre of everything—it only chooses fabrics that care for our environment, and only ever partners with factories that care about their impact. Organic Basics clothes are available in sizes XS-XL.

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People Tree

Rated: Great
woman wearing pink knitwear by people tree brand

Lucia Chunky Knit Jumper – Ships internationally from the UK

Sustainable fashion pioneer and leader People Tree is a ‘Great’ ethical brand and one of our favourites. The brand uses eco-friendly materials and addresses labour risks by adopting the Fairtrade International - Small Producers Organisations Code of Conduct. Find most products in UK sizes 6 to 18.

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Rated: Good
woman wearing moss green sustainable gloves by naadam

Signature Cashmere Gloves Forest Green – Ships internationally from the US

NAADAM responsibly sources and produces luxury knitwear while preserving nomadic lifestyle in Mongolia.

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Editor's note

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