As optimistic as we like to be with our outfit choices when leaving the house, the weather has a habit of doing a complete switcheroo on us, and we can find ourselves shivering through the day… yearning for that cardigan or sweater we threw back in the closet when the forecast said ‘sunny’. I have vivid memories of my grandma telling me to “take a jumper or a cardie with you, you’ll catch cold!” as I headed out the door no matter the weather. And annoying as it was as a kid, she had a point—why not take one just in case? And while we’re at it, why not take one that is kinder to people, the planet, and animals from seed to shelf?
Here’s a roundup of our favourite sustainable sweaters, cardigans (or “cardies”), and jumpers that are perfect to throw in your eco-friendly tote or around your waist year-round so you don’t “catch cold”. Thanks, g-ma.