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12 Jan
A caramel recycled PET long puffer winter jacket by KnowledgeCotton Apparel.

Stay Warm and Stylish With These 22 More Ethical Winter Coats and Jackets

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When winter days arrive, 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 editors’ favourites below.

Winter coats to keep you toasty

Feel like walking in a winter wonderland? From responsibly-made trench and wool coats to conscious puffer jackets and windproof coats, here are 22 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.

BEDI

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

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 lower-impact materials, from upcycled airline seat leather and fish nets, to vegan cactus leather and more 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 XS-XL.

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ZEROBARRACENTO

Rated: Good

Katagi – Ships internationally from Italy

Offers

People in more responsibly-made long shirt and dress by ZEROBARRACENTO.

ZEROBARRACENTO – SS 2024

Discover a lower-waste outerwear collection made from responsible materials handpicked by Italian artisans. Exclusive 15% off the SS 2024 collection with code -15%0/100XGOOD. (Ends: 1 MAR)

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ZEROBARRACENTO is an Italian brand that creates zero-waste clothes that celebrate the personality of those who wear it.

You can find most pieces in sizes S-L.

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Culthread

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 @ Immaculate Vegan.

tentree

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 more 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 lower-impact and recycled materials.

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

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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 a US-based lifestyle brand born out of a love for quality goods and responsible 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, with an extended sizing range up to 3XL.

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Shop Whimsy + Row.

Shop Whimsy + Row @ Earthkind.

Mila.Vert

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

Water-Resistant Classic Trench Coat – Ships internationally from Slovenia

Offers

People in clothing available for pre-order by Mila.Vert.

Mila.Vert – Pre-orders

Pre-ordering with Mila.Vert helps to avoid overproduction. Find your favourite styles for less. Enjoy 30% off pre-orders. (Ends: 15 MAR)

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Mila.Vert makes chic, minimalist clothes that have a distinctly modern feel. The Slovenia-based brand produces clothes in small batches based on a pre-order system to minimise waste and help to avoid the ethical and environmental issues that the fashion industry represents.

Find the garments in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop Mila.Vert.

Shop Mila.Vert @ Immaculate Vegan.

Armedangels

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

ACAARDIA CORE Jacket – Ships internationally from Germany

Innovative, responsible, and on-trend. Germany’s Armedangels gets a top score overall from us. The brand covers all the basics in womenswear, menswear, and kidswear. 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 @ Cerqular.

1 People

Rated: Good
A camel coloured cosy winter coat by 1 People.

Malmö MMX Cocoon Jacket – Ships internationally from Denmark

1 People is a Danish-designed lifestyle and luxury brand. It blends Scandinavian colour palettes and minimalist design to create effortlessly elegant collections for the conscious-minded. Its pieces are thoughtfully crafted by small family-run manufacturers using lower-impact and certified materials.

Find the collection in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop 1 People.

Shop 1 People @ Cerqular.

BASTET NOIR

Rated: Good
A long tie-front woollen trench pattern coat by BASTET NOIR.

The Cassie Coat – Ships internationally from Macedonia

BASTET NOIR offers custom-made clothing manufactured by women in Macedonia, ensuring that every purchase contributes to the welfare and education of these women and their children.

Find most items in sizes 36-42, or in custom sizing.

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Komodo

Rated: Good
A green fleecy winter coat by KOMODO.

AMARI Organic Cotton Cord Jacket – Ships internationally from the UK

UK brand Komodo puts people and the planet first with its lower-impact range of menswear and womenswear. The label uses some more responsible materials including GOTS-certified cotton and hemp, and ensures that most of its suppliers pay a living wage to their workers.

Find most of the range in UK sizes 8-16.

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Shop Komodo.

Shop Komodo @ Immaculate Vegan.

LANIUS

Rated: Good
A black GRS certified recycled polyester knee-length puffer jacket by LANIUS.

Padded Coat – Ships internationally from Germany

“Love fashion, think organic, be responsible” are the maxims of LANIUS. The German brand uses lower-impact 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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Seek Collective

Rated: Good
A reversible white and beige space coat by Seek Collective.

Double-Sided Space Coat – 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.

Brothers We Stand

Rated: Good

Ecoalf Kangaroo Recycled Jacket – Ships internationally from the UK

Responsible men's clothing, selected with style in the UK. With the vision to support you to build a wardrobe of stylish and more sustainably-made menswear that is 100% vegan, Brothers We Stand is the go-to online store for anyone in the market for better menswear.

Sizes available are S-XL.

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Shop Brothers We Stand.

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 more sustainable and ethical luxury womenswear and accessories designer brand from the UK that celebrates individuality and authenticity. The brand uses a high proportion of more responsible 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.

ASKET

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 2XS-2XL.

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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 responsible 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 lower-impact materials, including GOTS certified organic cotton.

Find the items in sizes S-2XL.

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Shop KnowledgeCotton Apparel @ Brothers We Stand.

Shop KnowledgeCotton Apparel.

The North Face (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start

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 lower-impact materials, including recycled materials.

See the rating.

Shop The North Face Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

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.

See the rating.

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 @ Vestiaire Collective.

Balenciaga (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start

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.

See the rating.

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 more responsible materials.

See the rating.

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 more 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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