15 Nov

Our 15 Favourite Sustainable Puffer Jackets for the Season

Ready to brace the colder months or about to take a trip to a snowy wonderland? We’ve rounded up our favourite sustainable puffer jackets for this season and many to come.

Whether for active outdoor pursuits or purely aesthetic purposes, the fabled puffer jacket is a go-to staple of choice for many in the colder months. Where a conventional puffer from the high-street is likely made with fossil fuel plastic-based PVC and filled with virgin polyester or cruelly acquired duck down feather, more sustainable puffer jackets can use a mix of recycled and recyclable PET plastic, organic cotton, plant-based fillings, and more.

While recycled PET plastic isn’t a perfect solution, it saves waste from landfill and keeps it in circulation for longer. Recycled PET plastic is better than virgin polyester but still choose recycled PET plastic garments selectively, prioritising longevity over a quick spend. When purchasing a recycled PET plastic garment, check if the brand offers a repair program for after use. Also, wash less often, but when you must, use a garment bag or guppy bag to mitigate the inevitable microplastics release.

We love the recycled and recyclable jackets from Houdini (Sweden), the fully reversible men’s puffers from Outerknown (US), and the stylish recycled plastic bottle coats from Culthread (UK). Resembling a cosy human marshmallow never felt so good.

tentree

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Person wearing pink sustainable puffer jacket by tentree

Cloud Shell Packable Puffer – Ships internationally from Canada

We love this pink packable puffer (say that ten times fast) from tentree’s new sustainable outerwear collection. It is made from 100% recycled materials and cruelty-free insulation, and can—as the name suggests—be easily packed into the attached pouch for on-the-go adventures.

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 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 only sustainably sourced and recycled materials. tentree’s super comfy fabrics and easy wardrobe staples are typically available from XS to XL.

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Culthread

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Person wearing white faux fur puffer jacket by Culthread

Elgin in White – Ships internationally from the UK

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An all-white, all-vegan sustainable puffer jacket. The outer is made from recycled polyester, and Thermore Ecodown™ insulation made from about 10 recycled plastic bottles stuffs the insides to keep you warm.

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 to XL.

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Shop Culthread @ Immaculate Vegan.

Outerknown

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Person wearing brown and navy blue reversible puffer jacket made sustainably by Outerknown.

Lost Coast Moleskin Puffer – Ships internationally from the US

We’re big fans of versatility in a sustainable wardrobe, so this fully reversible puffer—military olive on one side, navy blue on the other—ticks a lot of boxes. It is also made from organic cotton and recycled polyester, so the planet’s happy, too.

Founded by surf champion Kelly Slater, Outerknown is a sustainable brand that aims to blend style and function with the protection of natural resources. The brand is Bluesign certified and has partnered with the Fair Labour Association. Find the range in sizes XS-2XL.

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Shop Outerknown @ Curate.

Mini Rodini

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Ritzratz Recycled Nylon Puffer Jacket – Ships internationally from Sweden

Mini Rodini creates, quite possibly, the cutest puffer jackets we’ve ever seen. This recycled nylon one in yellow with the mouse print takes the cake.

Mini Rodini offers sustainable baby and kids clothes, accessories, and more. It is certified by Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation. Find the adorable range for 0-11 years.

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Shop Mini Rodini @ LVR Sustainable.

Shop Mini Rodini Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Shop Mini Rodini Pre-Owned @ Retykle.

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Houdini

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Person wearing burgundy puffer jacket by Houdini

W’s Bouncer Jacket – Ships within Europe from Sweden

Warm and highly weather resistant women’s puffer jacket for alpine environments and demanding conditions. This sustainable and ethical puffer jacket is recycled and recyclable, PFAS-free, and made without stealing the feathers off any birds.

Houdini is a functional sustainable outdoor clothing label for men, women, and kids. It uses a medium proportion of eco-friendly materials in its range, including recycled materials. Find the range in sizes 2XS-XL.

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Finisterre

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Person wearing ethical khaki puffer jacket by Finisterre

Nebulas Insulated Jacket – Ships internationally from the UK

Be one with the trees on your outdoor adventures in this 100% recycled (GRS certified) polyester olive green puffer, the brand’s warmest insulated ladies jacket.

Born from the needs of hardy British surfers, Finisterre is a pioneering, sustainable outdoor brand, built to inspire a love of the sea and anchored in exceptional products. The range is available in UK sizes 8-16.

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LANIUS

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Person wearing long yellow puffer jacket by sustainable brand LANIUS

Padded Coat – Ships within Europe from Germany

Say it loud and proud with this all-vegan knee-length lime padded coat made from recycled PET plastic. Designed to look, feel, and do good.

“Love Fashion, Think Organic, Be Responsible” are the maxims of LANIUS. The German brand uses eco-friendly 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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Shop LANIUS @ Curate.

NORDEN

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Person wearing grey puffer jacket by NORDEN

Larz Pongee Puffer – Ships internationally from Canada

This sustainable puffer jacket in pewter is named Larz, and he’s here to help you embrace winter in refined luxury and comfort. Thanks, Larz.

Canada-based NORDEN creates stylish and functional performance outerwear from recycled plastic. Find most of the range in XS-2XL.

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Shop NORDEN Project.

studio JUX

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Person wearing long brown parka coat by Studio JUX

Hope Coat – Ships within Europe from the Netherlands

Okay, it’s not quite a puffER, but it is puffY, and we couldn’t resist including this fantastic non-polyester option. The plant-based parka is made from 100% organic cotton with an EverWax coating, combined with natural Kapok padding to keep you warm and a soft Tencel lining. Swoon.

Amsterdam based studio JUX designs fairtrade and sustainable clothes and jewellery with its own factory in Kathmandu, focusing on women empowerment projects. Find most products in sizes 34 to 42 for women and S to XL for men.

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Shop studio JUX.

Patagonia

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Person wearing shiny black puffer jacket by Patagonia

Nano Puff® Hoody Black – Ships internationally from the US

A list of sustainable puffer jackets wouldn’t be complete without outerwear wonder, Patagonia. Warm, windproof, water-resistant—the Nano Puff® Hoody uses incredibly lightweight and highly compressible 60-g PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Eco 100% post-consumer recycled polyester.

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, and stocks sizes XS-3XL.

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Shop Patagonia @ LVR Sustainable.

Shop Patagonia @ Labell-D.

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Shop Patagonia Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Shop Patagonia Kids Pre-Owned @ Retykle.

Dedicated

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Person wearing long jungle-print sustainable puffer jacket by Dedicated

Puffer Jacket Haparanda Secret Garden – Ships internationally from Sweden

A knee length sustainable puffer jacket, but make it fashion. This is the ultimate statement puffer jacket, made out of 100% GRS certified recycled polyester. The plant print is making us feel some kind of way, and it also has a bunch of practical features. What’s not to love?

Swedish label Dedicated is an ethical streetwear brand for men, women, and children. All cotton used in its pieces are 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.

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Shop Dedicated @ Curate.

Shop Dedicated @ Earthkind.

RÆBURN

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Brown and Green Puffer Jacket by Raeburn

EK By RÆBURN Puffa – Ships internationally from the UK

The Earthkeepers® is a unisex, lightweight, and fully packable sustainable puffer jacket spun from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The fill is Re:Down® insulation, made entirely of recycled down and feathers.

British streetwear brand RÆBURN makes an art out of upcycling. This is a fashion-forward brand for men and women that creates sharp looks from military surplus, with materials that include 1950s Airforce silk maps, and Danish military wool blankets. It also offers free repairs so you can take care of your precious investment pieces. Find most of the range in sizes XS-2XL.

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Shop RÆBURN @ LVR Sustainable.

Shop RÆBURN @ Farfetch.

Adidas (Pre-Owned)

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Two people wearing great puffer jackets by Adidas

Second Hand Puffer Jackets – Ships internationally

Adidas is one of the largest sportswear makers in the world. The company has set some good environmental and labour standards, including an absolute target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated from its own operations. Sizes vary.

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Shop Adidas Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Napapijri (Pre-Owned)

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Two people wearing puffer jackets by Napapijri

Second Hand Puffer Jackets – 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 eco-friendly materials. Sizes vary.

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Shop Napapijri Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

The North Face (Pre-Owned)

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Two people wearing puffer jackets by The North Face

Second Hand Puffer 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 eco-friendly materials, including recycled materials. Sizes vary.

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Shop The North Face Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Editor's note

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