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22 Jan
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9 Warm and Toasty Sustainable Gloves and Mittens

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Did you know that while you’re warming your hands with those fast fashion gloves this season, you could also be contributing to the warming of the planet? Most cheap gloves are made from plastic based fabrics like acrylic, polyester, and nylon. The damaging consequences of these materials are felt far and wide, and that’s not the kind of thing you want on your conscience when your fingers are freezing! So, why not give sustainable gloves a look in?

If you’re serious about leaving a lighter, ah, handprint on the earth and its inhabitants, it’s about time to get hands on when it comes to your accessories. Puns aside, there are a number of brands out there making gloves that prioritise people, the planet, and animals. Sustainable gloves can be made with recycled fibres, like the recycled cashmere gloves from Organic Basics (Denmark) or the recycled polyester and wool gloves from tentree (Canada). Or opt for new eco-friendly fibres like the TENCEL™ Lyocell gloves from Eileen Fisher (US).

Organic Basics

Rated: Great
woman wearing light grey gloves by organic basics

Recycled Cashmere Gloves In Grey – Ships internationally from Denmark

Organic Basics offers high quality sustainable fashion basics for men and women in organic materials. The Denmark-based brand puts sustainable thinking at the centre of everything—it only chooses fabrics that care for our environment, and only ever partners with factories that care about their impact. These cosy recycled cashmere sustainable gloves are zero waste, made from garments that would otherwise end up in landfill.

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Rated: Good
ethical gloves by nikin

TreeGloves Thumb Norweigan – Ships internationally from Switzerland

If you’re the kind of person who likes to wear their morals, look no further. Not only is a tree planted every time you purchase a NIKIN product, you also get to show your tree pride! These Nordic-style gloves look great and keep you warm through the colder months.

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Rated: Great
runner wearing sun gloves by eclipse

Eclipse Sun Gloves – Ships internationally from the US

éclipse creates climate control UPF 50+ clothing essentials and accessories to help keep the whole family sunsafe. It manufactures locally to reduce its carbon footprint, and its entire product range is vegan-friendly! These unisex sun gloves come in a range of colours and are perfect to protect your wrists from burning year round.

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Rated: Good
woman wearing dark sustainable tentree gloves

Purcell Mittens – Ships internationally from Canada

tentree is a Canadian sustainable lifestyle brand that plants 10 trees for every item purchased. The certified B-Corp brand has already helped to remove tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere and reforested over 5,000 hectares of land (that’s equal to 12,000 football fields). But its commitment to sustainability extends way beyond trees. Using recycled, organic, and circular fabrics, tentree cuts down on huge amounts of waste and water usage with every piece. We love them for their super comfy fabrics and easy wardrobe staples that are available from XS to XL. The Purcell Mittens are made from 50% non-mulesed Merino wool, 50% REPREVE polyester.

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Rated: Good
patterned ethical gloves by komodo

TERRY Lambswool Mittens – Ships internationally from the UK

UK brand Komodo puts people and the planet first with its ethically-sourced and eco-friendly range of menswear and womenswear. The label uses some eco-friendly materials including GOTS-certified cotton and hemp, and ensures that most of its suppliers pay a living wage to their workers. Keep cosy with these hand knitted 100% lambswool gloves.

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Rated: Good
woman wearing dark green ethical gloves by naadam

Signature Cashmere Gloves – Ships internationally from the US

NAADAM responsibly sources and produces luxury knitwear while preserving nomadic lifestyle in Mongolia. The brand’s signature 100% Mongolian cashmere gloves are touchscreen friendly and come in a range of neutral colours.

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Rated: Good
grey ethical mittens by patagonia

Better Sweater™ Fleece Gloves – Ships internationally from the US

Patagonia is a brand which truly lives and breathes the great outdoors. It makes clothing for trail running, climbing, mountain biking, surfing, skiing, and snowboarding. Patagonia has strong labour rights and uses recycled, rather than virgin, polyester. It has also committed to reducing its energy use and emissions. These warm and cosy mittens convert to fingerless gloves and are designed for sport or casual wear, made of sweater-knit recycled polyester fleece.

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Shop Patagonia @ LVR Sustainable.

Shop Patagonia Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Shop Patagonia Kids Pre-Owned @ Retykle.

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Eileen Fisher

Rated: Good
woman wearing black glovelettes by eileen fisher

Cozy Brushed Terry Glovelettes – Ships internationally from the US

Eileen Fisher creates ethical, timeless, well-made clothes designed to work together, wear effortlessly, and be part of a responsible life cycle. The brand has also made a public commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and uses eco-friendly materials. These stretchy sustainable gloves are made from fabric so comfy it’s referred to as “the Hug”—that is, TENCEL™ Lyocell made from responsibly harvested trees.

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Krochet Kids

Rated: Good
grey sustainable mittens by krochet kids

Bennett Gloves – Ships internationally from the US

Krochet Kids produces ethically made clothing that creates jobs and changes lives. It uses some eco-friendly materials and is on a mission to improve social conditions for workers. The Fair Trade Bennet Gloves are unisex and the thumbs are tech-friendly!

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