A caramel recycled PET long puffer winter jacket by KnowledgeCotton Apparel.
07 Nov
A caramel recycled PET long puffer winter jacket by KnowledgeCotton Apparel.

Stay Warm and Stylish With These 26 More Ethical Winter Coats and Jackets

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Winter is coming, and that means it’s time to big adieu to the lightweight layers and dig out the puffers and trenches to keep the heat in. If you’re in need of a new winter coat, either second hand or from a responsible brand, check out our favourites below.

Winter coats to keep you toasty this season

Feel like walking in a winter wonderland? From responsibly-made trench and wool coats to conscious puffer jackets and windproof coats, here are 28 more ethical and sustainable winter coats and jackets that will keep you warm, dry, and feeling great.

So, before your chills start multiplying, and you’re shakin’ all over, have a look below to discover the best winter coats out there made from lower-impact materials.


Rated: Good
person in Kirsi Women's Navy Parka and person in Slat Men's Navy Parka by BEDI

Kirsi Parka and Slat Parka – Ships internationally from Canada


people in outerwear by BEDI.


Made in Canada, BEDI's upcycled men's outerwear is rated to - 30° C and guaranteed for life. Free recycled metal hanger and - 30° C thermal socks with every outerwear purchaseMEN'S OUTERWEAR with code BD23. (Available in the US, UK Europe, and Canada only) (Ends: 16 MAR)

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people in womens outerwear by BEDI.


Made in Canada, BEDI's upcycled women's outerwear is rated to - 30° C and guaranteed for life. Free recycled metal hanger and - 30° C thermal socks with every outerwear purchase WOMEN'S OUTERWEAR with code BD23. (Available in the US, UK Europe, and Canada only) (Ends: 16 MAR)

Canadian-brand BEDI creates handmade bags, knits and outerwear driven by a creative ethos to wear a better tomorrow. It promotes circularity with its careful selection of eco-friendly materials, from upcycled airline seat leather and fish nets, to vegan cactus leather and sustainably grown cotton. Driven by a slow fashion ethos, its pieces are grounded in utility and constructed for life, intended for you and beyond.

Find the range in sizes in XS-XL.

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Shop BEDI.


Rated: Good

Katagi – Ships internationally from Italy

ZEROBARRACENTO is an Italian brand that creates zero-waste silhouettes that celebrate the personality of those who wear it. You can find most pieces in sizes S-L.

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Shop ZEROBARRACENTO @ Freespiritbrands.


Rated: Great
A beige recycled polyester puffer jacket by Culthread.

COLVILLE II Stone Beige Puffer Jacket – Ships internationally from the UK

Culthread is a UK-based clothing label that offers stylish, practical, and everlasting jackets and accessories from vegan and deadstock materials. Culthread's goal is to make quality coats and lifestyle products that you will want to wear and treasure forever. Find most items in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop Culthread.

Shop Culthread @ Immaculate Vegan.


Rated: Good
A grey wool, cotton, and recycled polyester winter coat by tentree.

Wool Button Down Jacket – Ships internationally from Canada

Canadian brand tentree believes big change starts small. Small as in bringing your reusable bag to the grocery store, making fewer, more thoughtful purchases, and choosing to purchase sustainably when you do. The brand plants ten trees for every item purchased to help regenerate ecosystems and provide planting jobs in communities around the world, and has already planted over 65 million trees.

All tentree’s products are created with an Earth-First approach, meaning they're made in fair, safe working conditions, and constructed using more sustainably sourced and recycled materials.

tentree’s super comfy fabrics and easy wardrobe staples are typically available from XS-XL.

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Shop tentree.


Rated: Good

River Original Jacket – Ships internationally from Sweden

Celebrating ageless rebellion and free-spiritedness, Stockholm-based Deadwood creates recycled leather clothes, aiming to reinvent how we think about fashion. It recycles cut-offs created during the manufacturing process and traces suppliers in all of its supply chain.

Find the garments in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop Deadwood.


Rated: Great
woman wearing white linen jacket by abch

Relaxed Hemp Jacket – Ships internationally from Australia

A.BCH is a Melbourne-based, Australian-made fashion label for individuals who care about garment provenance. It utilises renewable, organic, and recycled materials.

Find the range in sizes XS-XL, or customise to fit you.

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Shop A.BCH.

Whimsy + Row

Rated: Good
A hunter green puffed 100% cotton winter jacket by Whimsy + Row.

Liam Jacket in Hunter – Ships internationally from the US

Whimsy + Row is an eco-conscious lifestyle brand born out of a love for quality goods and sustainable practices. Since 2014, its mission has been to provide ease and elegance for the modern woman. Whimsy + Row utilises deadstock fabric, and by limiting each garment to short runs, the brand also reduces packaging waste and takes care of precious water resources.

Find most products in XS-XL.

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Shop Whimsy + Row.

Shop Whimsy + Row @ Earthkind.

Mini Rodini

Rated: Good
A black recycled nylon kids' puffer jacket with a panda design on the pocket, made by Mini Rodini.

Panda Recycled Nylon Puffer Jacket – Ships internationally from Sweden

Mini Rodini offers sustainable baby and kids clothes, accessories, and more. It is certified by Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation. Find the adorable range for 0-11 years.

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Shop Mini Rodini @ LVR Sustainable.

Shop Mini Rodini Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Shop Mini Rodini Pre-Owned @ Retykle.

Shop Mini Rodini.


Rated: Great
A beige water resistant trench coat by Mila.Vert.

Water-Resistant Classic Trench Coat – Ships internationally from Slovenia


key pouch from Mila.vert.

Mila.Vert – Site-wide

Limited-time offer: As a token of gratitude for your support, receive a free key pouch with every order placed while the stock lasts. A free gift with every order. (Ends: 10 APR)

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Mila.Vert offers timeless, minimal, and chic clothing, adding sophisticated details that give the garments a modern feel. The Slovenia-based brand wants to make desirable clothing, avoiding the ethical and environmental issues that the fashion industry represents. Find the garments in sizes XS-XL, or make a custom fit order free of charge.

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Shop Mila.Vert.


Rated: Good
A brown recycled wool winter coat by Naz.

Belmonte Recycled Coat – Ships internationally from Portugal

Näz is a Portuguese fashion brand that aims to make fashion look good, not only on you, but on the planet too. It uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials including GOTS certified organic cotton, and traces most of its supply chain. Most garments available in sizes S-L.

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Shop Näz.


Rated: Great
A dark green organic cotton relaxed fit men's parka jacket from Armedangels.

ACAARDIA CORE Jacket – Ships internationally from Germany

Affordable, ethical, and on-trend. Germany’s Armedangels gets a top score overall from us. The brand covers all the basics for women, men, and kids. Armedangels' quality and long-lasting pieces are made from lower-impact and certified materials, like Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified cotton. The brand also adopted the Fair Wear Foundation Code of Conduct to protect its workers abroad.

Its products are available in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop Armedangels.

Shop Armedangels @ Earthkind.

Shop Armedangels @ Veneka.


Rated: Good
A long dark Atlantic print winter coat in wool and organic cotton by LANIUS.

Atlantic Coat – Ships internationally from Germany

“Love Fashion, Think Organic, Be Responsible” are the maxims of LANIUS. The German brand uses eco-friendly materials, like GOTS certified cotton. All LANIUS facilities are SA8000 certified and it is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation. LANIUS' clothes are available in EU sizes 34-44.

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Shop LANIUS @ Curate.

Brothers We Stand

Rated: Good

Ecoalf Kangaroo Recycled Jacket – Ships internationally from the UK

Ethical men's clothing, selected with style in the UK - With the vision to support you to build a wardrobe of stylish and sustainably made menswear that is 100% vegan.

Sizes available are S-XL.

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Shop Brothers We Stand.


Rated: Good
A heavyweight organic cotton and recycled sherpa winter coat for men in brown by Finisterre.

Berings Deck Jacket – Ships internationally from the UK

Born from the needs of hardy British surfers, Finisterre is a pioneering, sustainable outdoor brand, built to inspire a love of the sea and anchored in exceptional products.

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Shop Finisterre.


Rated: Good
A grey recycled polyester sherpa shirt jacket by Outerknown.

Skyline Shirt Jacket – Ships internationally from the US

Founded by surf champion Kelly Slater, Outerknown is a sustainable brand that aims to blend style and function with the protection of natural resources. The brand is Bluesign certified and has partnered with the Fair Labour Association.

Find the range in sizes XS-2XL.

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Shop Outerknown.

Shop Outerknown @ Wearwell.

Shop Outerknown @ Good.

Seek Collective

Rated: Good
A colourful upcycled cotton quilted Space Coat in a tiled print by Seek Collective.

Space Coat, Porto Tiles – Ships internationally from the US

Seek Collective is a US brand of thoughtfully made items with a dedication to transparency, authenticity, craft, and sustainability. Seek is focused on establishing connections between art, product, consumers, process, and makers. Its items are made in India through partnerships with like-minded communities and people. Find most products in XS-L, with an extended sizing range up to 4XL.

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Shop Seek Collective.

Mother of Pearl

Rated: Good
A full length winter coat by Mother of Pearl made from plum wool.

Lexi Plum Coat – Ships internationally from the UK

Mother of Pearl is a sustainable and ethical luxury womenswear and accessories designer brand from the UK that celebrates individuality and authenticity. The brand uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials including organic cotton and ensures the payment of a living wage across some of its supply chain. Find most products in UK sizes 6-16.

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Shop Mother of Pearl.

Shop Mother of Pearl @ Rêve en Vert.

Shop Mother of Pearl Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.


Rated: Good
A dark grey men's recycled wool winter coat by ASKET.

The Wool Coat – Ships internationally from Sweden

ASKET has been creating timeless wardrobe essentials since 2015 with revolutionary sizing and fair pricing. The brand disregards seasonal collections, cuts out all the middlemen, and only sells directly to you—putting its entire focus on building a single permanent collection.

Find the range in sizes XS-XL.

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Wuxly Movement

Rated: Good
two images of people in parka by Wuxly

Comox Parka – Ships internationally from Canada

Wuxly Movement is a Canadian brand that produces outerwear designed to be a unique combination of tech-based and recycled materials for elite performance. Drawing on Canada's heritage in quality manufacturing, the founder saw an opportunity to innovate using more sustainable materials all while peacefully leaving animals out of the equation.

Find the range in 2XS-3XL.

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Shop Wuxly Movement.

KnowledgeCotton Apparel

Rated: Good
A caramel recycled PET long puffer winter jacket by KnowledgeCotton Apparel.

Allyssa Maxi Puffer Jacket – Ships internationally from Denmark

Believing in more sustainable menswear that makes a difference, KnowledgeCotton Apparel creates long-lasting and high-quality products, using a high proportion of eco-friendly materials, including GOTS certified organic cotton. Find sizes S-2XL.

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Shop KnowledgeCotton Apparel @ Brothers We Stand.

Shop KnowledgeCotton Apparel.


Rated: Good
A white vegan responsibly made winter parka coat be Norden.

Tova Oxford Parka in Cloud – Ships internationally from Canada

Canada-based NORDEN creates stylish and functional performance outerwear from recycled plastic.

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Shop NORDEN Project.

The North Face

Rated: Good

Pre-Owned The North Face Jackets – Ships internationally

For more than 50 years, The North Face has made activewear and outdoor sports gear that exceeds expectations. The brand has good policies to eliminate hazardous chemicals in its supply chain and uses some eco-friendly materials, including recycled materials.

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Shop The North Face Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Shop The North Face Kids Pre-Owned @ Retykle.

Filippa K (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start
second-hand coats by filippa k

Pre-Owned Filippa K Coats – Ships internationally

Filippa K was built in Stockholm in 1993, on a backbone of entrepreneurial strength focused on style, simplicity and quality. It uses organic cotton and linen and recycles off-cuts created during the manufacturing process. The brand is also certified as ‘good’ by the Fair Wear Foundation and makes efforts to follow the Fair Wear Responsible Code of Labour.

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Shop Filippa K Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Burberry (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start
flat lay of classic Burberry trench coats second hand

Pre-Owned Burberry Coats – Ships internationally

Burberry is a British luxury fashion house known for its timeless beige trench coats. The brand has good policies to monitor suppliers, but it still uses exotic animal products. Shopping Burberry second hand allows us to add items to our wardrobe without using additional resources in the manufacturing process, to keep clothes out of landfills, and to (re)discover Burberry's unique and special pieces along the way.

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Shop Burberry Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Balenciaga (Pre-Owned)

Rated: Good

Pre-Owned Balenciaga Coats – Ships internationally

Balenciaga is a luxury fashion house founded in 1919 by Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga in San Sebastián. The Kering-owned brand has been making some efforts to reduce its environmental impact, setting targets to reduce its direct and indirect emissions, and implementing initiatives to reduce water use.

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Shop Balenciaga Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Napapijri (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start

Pre-Owned Napapijri Anoraks – Ships internationally

Napapijri was born in 1987 in the shadow of Europe’s highest peak, Mont Blanc, where an Italian manufacturer of travel bags gave outdoor apparel a new meaning by combining innovative materials and close attention to style. The brand has made a public commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and uses a few eco-friendly materials.

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Shop Napapijri Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Editor's note

Feature image by KnowledgeCotton Apparel, all other images via brands mentioned. Good On You publishes the world’s most comprehensive ratings of fashion brands’ impact on people, the planet, and animals. We love to recommend some of the best sustainable brands, rated "Good" or "Great". We also encourage shopping pre-owned as another great way to reduce the impact of our fashion choices. Use our directory to search thousands of rated brands.

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