02 Dec

Our Top 6 Favourite Ethical Trenches

We can’t tell you how happy we are that the trench coat made it from functional outerwear for the British army by the end of the 19th century, to one of our most worn staple pieces around the year. Especially in those unpredictable transition seasons of spring and autumn, the classic trench is a trusted companion in wind, sun, and rain—and, most importantly, in style.

Obviously, the name Burberry is known to the trench coat lovers of this world. Fortunately for us, not only did the trench coat establish itself as a timeless and unisex piece of clothing—many sustainable brands have already joined the trend by offering a striking amount of ethically and ecologically produced trenches that will make you look not only chic but smart… like a sort of fashionable detective.

Sherlock-esque imaginings aside, are you ready to make one of these sustainable beauties part of your everyday outfit? Then read on!

Reformation

Rated: Good

Holland Trench – Ships internationally

We love our classics, so the first one had to be beige. And what could be more classic than this double-breasted, ankle-length trench? Exactly. Reformation is also rated ‘Good’ and is therefore one of the trusted brands you can buy your outerwear at with a light heart.

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TWOTHIRDS

Rated: Good

Dinagat Trench – Ships internationally

This jacket will keep you warm in style during the cooler months. The woolen trench also stands out with its unusual colour—think pine trees. Perfect for the upcoming holiday season. And for the one next year. And the year after. Because this is a jacket that will last you for many years to come!

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Amour Vert

Rated: Good

Lula Silk Noil Trench – Ships internationally

Switching to something a little lighter, we just really love the fresh pink colour and sleek fit of this Amour Vert trench. Be it as a second layer for warmer days, or as part of your outfit all day ‘round, it would make a chic and versatile addition to your wardrobe.

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Filippa K

Rated: Good

Tamara Coat – Ships internationally

Going all out? Filippa K has got you covered with this exquisite and unusually cut trench. They call it a “water-repellent wardrobe hero“. While you will probably spend a little more on it than usual, we’ve rarely seen such a striking combination of pragmatic and elegant.

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Armedangels

Rated: Great

Dunjaa Vichy Trench – Ships internationally

Check out this beauty! We can picture you strolling down small Parisian laneways in this one. And it’s not only extraordinarily chic, it’s also vegan and made from 100% TENCEL™. Too good to be true? These armed angels prove you wrong once again.

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JAN ‘N JUNE

Rated: Great

Lotic Trench – Ships internationally

Last but not least – a very loose and breezy version of the classic trench coat that we think looks so flattering and completes any outfit. As they say on their website: “it’s black, baby!”, therefore the perfect go-to option whenever you need to quickly throw on one more layer.

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A trench coat is something we would never want to leave out of our wardrobes. How good to know that—thanks to sustainable brands like the above that are leading the way—we now have a bunch of choices when it comes to purchasing a new and ecological one, be it a classic cut, eye-catching pattern, or elegant overcoat we are searching for.

Editor's note: feature image via Filippa K, all other images via brands mentioned. To support our work, we may earn a commission on sales made using our offers code or affiliate links.

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