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16 May

The Ultimate Guide to More Sustainable Outerwear

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Outerwear is key to staying protected from the elements. Here’s our roundup of more sustainable winter coats and jackets, sorted by region.

Outerwear for every occasion

Finding the right outerwear can be an overwhelming task with the plethora of styles, materials, and fits available, and even more so when it comes to finding more sustainable coats and jackets. At Good On You, our mission is to help you understand how brands impact the issues you care about, and in line with this ethos, we’ve created a list of our favourite more sustainable outerwear for everyone, divided by region—though most brands ship worldwide.

Scroll on to find storm-ready puffer jackets, waterproof parkas, winter coats, and more.

 

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Australia and New Zealand

Kowtow

Rated: Good
Someone in light pink Mirror Jacket by Kowtow.

Mirror Jacket in Light Pink – Ships internationally from Australia

This lightweight denim jacket is perfect for any season. Available in indigo denim and light pink, the Mirror Jacket is inspired by utilitarian workwear, featuring a relaxed, boxy fit and fastens at the front with nickel-free metal tacks.

Kowtow uses organic, fair trade cotton and non-toxic dyes to produce its clothes. It designs elegant, timeless womenswear, and also has a range of ceramics.

Find the clothes in sizes XS-L.

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Shop Kowtow.

Maggie Marilyn

Rated: Good
Maggie Marilyn coat

The Beyond puffer jacket – Ships internationally from New Zealand

Need-to-know designer Maggie Marilyn’s clothes are defined by a strong sense of luxury and fresh point of view. Inspired to create collections that are sustainable as well as beautiful, the New Zealand-based label utilises organic cotton and more ethically produced silks to craft effortlessly glamorous designs.

Sizes available are XS-L.

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Shop Maggie Marilyn @ Farfetch.

Shop Maggie Marilyn Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Shop Maggie Marilyn.

Bianca Spender

Rated: Good
Someone in taupe suiting jacket by Bianca Spender.

Taupe Suiting Shifting Jacket – Ships internationally from Australia

A modern twist with a touch of elegance, the Shifting Jacket by Bianca Spender is a tailored blazer softened with an adjustable drawstring, it is perfect to slide into and throw on to wear day to night.

Bianca Spender is Australian fashion royalty, who has taken sustainability into the heart of her label. From smart workwear to statement gowns, this is a label that employs the highest standards of design and quality. Bianca Spender uses deadstock fabric and natural fibres, making all her garments in Ethical Clothing Australia-accredited factories.

Find the range in S-L.

See the rating.

Shop Bianca Spender.

Spell

Rated: Good
Spell jacket

Clémence coat – Ships internationally from Australia

Spell is an Australian fashion brand inspired by far-off places, vintage treasures, and childhood memories. Its clothes are proudly designed and sampled in Byron Bay, and produced responsibly in factories around the world.

Most garments are available in sizes 2XS-2XL.

See the rating.

Shop Spell.

South Asia

SeamsFriendly

Rated: Good
SeamsFriendly jacket

Reversible jacket – Ships internationally from India

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People wearing clothing by Seamsfriendly.

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SeamsFriendly creates beautiful tailored pieces for all body types. It focuses on function and utility in its designs and uses lower-impact materials like organic cotton and linen. What's more, shoppers can customise the brand's designs to their exact preferences—change the neck style, depth, sleeve length, garment length, fabric, and more on anything in its array of clothes.

The brand’s product sizing is customisable (bust size range 26"-70", waist size range 19"-63", including petite, regular, and tall heights) to ensure you always find the perfect fit, and there's a kids range (bust: 18"-28", waist: 19"-26") available too.

See the rating.

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SukkhaCitta

Rated: Good
Sukkhacitta jacket

Hara jacket – Ships internationally from India

SukkhaCitta is a certified B corp brand from Indonesia creating timeless modern heirlooms leveraging heritage crafts.

Find the range in sizes XS-L.

See the rating.

Shop SukkhaCitta.

Ōshadi

Rated: Good
Oshadi jacket

Sportswear jacket – Ships internationally from India

Ōshadi (pronounced aw-sha-dhi) takes its name from Sanskrit and translates to the "essence of nature" or "healing plant". The Indian brand focuses on local sourcing, sewing, dyeing and production with the aim to build a new fashion model for the region that puts people and the planet first.

Its clothes are available in sizes XS-XXL

See the rating.

Shop Ōshadi.

United Kingdom

OMNES

Rated: Good
OMNES coat

Leighton coat – Ships internationally from the UK

OMNES is a more responsible and more affordable UK-based brand creating high quality womenswear. "We created OMNES to help change the way you shop, wear and think about clothing. And to encourage the rest of the industry to do it, too," says the brand.

Find most items in sizes 6-20.

See the rating.

Shop OMNES.

Culthread

Rated: Great
Someone in long sleeveless puffer jacket by Culthread.

Penzance Recycled Beige Long Puffer Jacket – Ships internationally from the UK

Looking for a Canada Goose alternative? Look no further. This recycled long sleeveless puffer is a winter staple.

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.

Mother of Pearl

Rated: Good
A timeless, conscious blazer by Mother of Pearl.

Romy Tan Jacket – Ships internationally from the UK

Chic blazers reimagined—the Romy is fashioned in a blend of TENCEL™ lyocell and organic cotton.

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.

See the rating.

Shop Mother of Pearl.

Shop Mother of Pearl @ Rêve en Vert.

Shop Mother of Pearl Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Burberry (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start

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.

United States and Canada

Wuxly Movement

Rated: Good
A heavy-duty parka by Canadian Wuxly.

Men’s ELK Parka – Ships internationally from Canada

This heavy-duty parka will surely keep you warm this winter.

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 sustainable materials all while peacefully leaving animals out of the equation.

Find the range in 2XS-3XL.

See the rating.

Shop Wuxly Movement.

BEDI

Rated: Good
An extra-long Parka by BEDI.

Orsola Extended Parka – Ships internationally from Canada

Handmade in Montreal, BEDI’s Extended Parka is a closet staple for all winters to come.

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 fishnets, 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 in XS-XL.

See the rating.

Shop BEDI.

Patagonia

Rated: Good
Someone in parka by Patagonia.

Women’s Down With It Parka – Ships internationally from the US

Patagonia is a brand that truly lives and breathes the great outdoors. One of our favourites, this parka is made for weathering any kind of storm. Patagonia’s knee-length parka has a 100% recycled polyester shell and a removable, insulated hood.

The brand also has strong labour rights and is committed to reducing its energy use and emissions.

It stocks sizes XS-3XL.

See the rating.

Shop Patagonia @ LVRSustainable.

Shop Patagonia Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Shop Patagonia.

The North Face (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start

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.

Find the range in XS-3XL.

See the rating.

Shop The North Face Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Shop The North Face Kids Pre-Owned @ Retykle.

tentree

Rated: Good
A woman wearing a sustainable jacket by tentree.

EcoLoft Zip Jacket – Ships internationally from the US

Making your cosy fall dreams a reality, this recycled sherpa fleece ticks all the boxes. No need to stress about pilling—tentree has harnessed the power of sustainability to create an anti-pill fabric for long-lasting wear.

Canadian brand tentree believes big change starts small. 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.

See the rating.

Shop tentree.

Outerknown

Rated: Good
Someone in jacket by Outerknown

Men’s Apex Jacket – Ships internationally from the US

The brand’s Apex Jacket is a M65-inspired, mid-weight jacket in 4oz organic cotton and hemp blend twill. The brand is Bluesign certified and has partnered with the Fair Labour Association.

Founded by surf champion Kelly Slater, Outerknown is a responsible brand that aims to blend style and function with the protection of natural resources.

Find the range in sizes XS-2XL.

See the rating.

Shop Outerknown.

Shop Outerknown @ Wearwell.

Shop Outerknown @ Good.

European Union

Armedangels

Rated: Great
Someone in denim jacket by Armedangels.

Velitaa Retro Denim Jacket – Ships internationally from Germany

Affordable, ethical, and on-trend. Germany’s Armedangels gets a top score overall from us. This retro-style denim jacket is a classic closet staple for all seasons. 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.

See the rating.

Shop Armedangels.

Shop Armedangels @ Earthkind.

ZEROBARRACENTO

Rated: Good
Zerobarracento coat (1)

Chio coat – Ships internationally from Italy

Offers

Someone wearing the long recycled wool coat by ZEROBARRACENTO.

ZEROBARRACENTO – White Recycled Wool Long Overcoat

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People wearing the soft short recycled wool coat by ZEROBARRACENTO.

ZEROBARRACENTO – Soft Short Recycled Wool Trench Coat

This warming trench coat is perfect for cooler weather. It comes in a stylish, gingham pattern and is made from recycled wool. Exclusive 25% off the Soft Short Recycled Wool Trench Coat with code -25WHITE0/100XGOOD. (Ends: 16 MAY)

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ZEROBARRACENTO is an Italian brand that creates zero-waste silhouettes that celebrate the personality of those who wear it. This long coat is a timeless and gender-neutral piece.

Made in Italy with high quality materials, it’s developed with a distinctive lower-waste technique—a speciality of ZEROBARRACENTO.

You can find most pieces in sizes S-L.

See the rating.

Shop ZEROBARRACENTO.

LANIUS

Rated: Good
Lanius coat

Quilted coat– Ships internationally from Germany

Offers

Woman wearing Lanius denim

LANIUS – Site-wide (EU)

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“Love fashion, think organic, be responsible” are LANIUS’ maxims. The German brand uses more eco-friendly materials, like GOTS certified cotton. All LANIUS facilities are SA8000 certified and it is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation. With a comfy fit, this coat is perfect for layering looks.

LANIUS’ clothes are available in EU sizes 34-44.

See the rating.

Shop LANIUS.

Dedicated

Rated: Great
Dedicated jacket

Padded jacket – Ships internationally from Sweden

Dedicated is an ethical streetwear brand for men, women, and children. This padded jacket is a great unisex, transitional piece.

All cotton used in Dedicated’s pieces is 100% organic and most are Fairtrade-certified, which means that you don’t have to sacrifice your ethics to dress in style.

Find the clothes in XS-XL.

See the rating.

Shop Dedicated.

Shop Dedicated @ Earthkind.

ISTO.

Rated: Good
A man wearing a conscious jacket by ISTO.

Work Jacket – Ships internationally from Portugal

Tailored for perfection and softened with an organic wash, ISTO.’s Work Jacket is inspired by one of the most classic garments of modern times—the French veste de travail.

The brand uses organic and non-synthetic materials, and is transparent in showing you the true cost of its clothes when you go to purchase a piece for your wardrobe.

The range is available in XS-XL.

See the rating.

Shop ISTO.

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