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11 Mar
woman wearing white sustainable rain jacket

Stay Dry in Style With These 16 Sustainable Rain Jackets

Rain. We love to hate it and hate to love it. On the one hand, it waters our gardens and fills our water tanks. On the other, it makes driving a pain and puts a damper on most outdoor activities we might have planned. If you’ve ever been camping in the rain, you know the struggle. Pros and cons aside, sometimes we can’t just curl up on the couch with a good book and wait out the storm: we have to get amongst it. Umbrellas are all well and good if there’s minimal wind, but they’re a far cry from a proper raincoat. And what about sustainable rain jackets? Do they even exist?

Traditionally, rain jackets can be made from some pretty harmful materials like virgin polyester and nylon. Ethical and sustainable versions are often made from recycled PET plastic or nylon like the ones from nu-in (Portugal), Eileen Fisher (US), and Team Timbuktu (Australia), but waxed cotton canvas is also effective as Rapanui (UK) proves!

tentree

Rated: Good
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Destination 2L Rain Jacket – Ships internationally from Canada

Life-ready. Rain-ready. You ready? tentree’s Destination Rain jackets keep itineraries open, even when the weather has other plans. 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 it for its super comfy fabrics and easy wardrobe staples that are available from XS to XL.

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Mila.Vert

Rated: Great
woman wearing dark blue rain coat by mila.vert

Hooded Water-Resistant Coat – Ships internationally from Slovenia

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Mila.Vert – Dresses

Mila.Vert’s beautiful dresses are easy to wear, versatile, and always make you look and feel your best. Exclusive 10% off dresses with code GOODONYOU. (Ends: 3 DEC)

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Mila.Vert – Coats and Jackets

Timeless, minimal, and chic jackets and coats with sophisticated details that give your outfits a modern feel. Exclusive 10% off coats and jackets with code GOODONYOU. (Ends: 3 DEC)

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Mila.Vert – Knitwear

No matter the occasion: these exquisite, elegant, finely knitted pullovers bring in versatility and a touch of snugness. Exclusive 10% off cardigans and pullovers with code GOODONYOU. (Ends: 3 DEC)

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Mila.Vert offers timeless, minimal, and chic clothing, adding sophisticated details that give the garments a modern feel, like in this water-resistant jacket. The Slovenia-based brand wants to make desirable clothing, avoiding the ethical and environmental issues that the fashion industry represents. Find the garments in sizes XS-XL, or make a custom fit order free of charge!

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Girlfriend Collective

Rated: Great
woman wearing orange windbreaker by girlfriend collective

Twig Hummingbird Half Zip Windbreaker – Ships internationally from the US

Girlfriend Collective creates minimal, luxury women’s activewear made with certified fair labour, certified by the Social Accountability Standard International SA8000. The brand uses recycled polyester as well as low-impact non-toxic dyes and is fully Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified. This cute boxy cropped half-zip windbreaker is recycled and recyclable, and resists water as much as one might resist getting out of bed on Monday morning. Inclusively sized Girlfriend Collective offers products from 2XS-6XL.

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Patagonia

Rated: Good
man wearing dark blue rain jacket by patagonia

Men’s Torrentshell 3L Jacket – 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. If you’re serious about your rainwear, the Torrentshell rain jacket is well worth a look in, made Fair Trade from ECONYL for exceptional waterproof and breathable performance. Find the range in sizes XS-XXL.

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Culthread

Rated: Great
black upcycled vegan rain proof jacket ethically made by Culthread

Sutherland – Ships internationally from the UK

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Culthread – Accessories

Sustainably made, functional bags and accessories. Durable enough to be worn and loved for years and years. Exclusive 20% off full priced bags and accessories with code COP20. (Ends: 24 NOV)

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Culthread – Jackets

Made of the highest quality recycled materials, these are jackets and coats you will want to wear and treasure forever. Exclusive 20% off full priced jackets and coats with code COP20. (Ends: 24 NOV)

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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, like this light rainproof coat made from waxed cotton. It even comes with a bonus zebra-print face mask that matches the lining! Find most items in sizes XS to XL.

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studio JUX

Rated: Great
dark green sustainable rain jacket by studio jux

Visby Coat – Ships to Europe and the UK from the Netherlands

Amsterdam based studio JUX designs fairtrade and sustainable clothes and jewellery with its own factory in Kathmandu, focusing on women empowerment projects. This PETA-approved vegan raincoat is made from premium recycled rainproof fabric and features a stylish Kimono-inspired shape. Find most products in sizes 34 to 42 for women and S to XL for men.

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Team Timbuktu

Rated: Good
woman wearing blue rain jacket with floral prints by team timbuktu

Elements Waterproof Light Jacket – Ships internationally from Australia

Team Timbuktu creates high-performance waterproof raincoats and sweat-wicking activewear, made from recycled plastic bottles. If you can’t bear the thought of a plain rain jacket, this floral pattern one is sure to catch your eye—and the raindrops. Sizes available are XS-L.

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Rapanui

Rated: Great
man wearing bright yellow sustainable rain jacket by rapanui

Men’s Smock Jacket – Ships internationally from the UK

This award-winning eco-fashion brand from the UK makes surf-inspired clothing in a wind-powered factory (WHAT?). Surf towels, socks, and hoodies—you can find everything you need to get warm after your sesh. Did you know cotton fabric can be waxed and made waterproof? This organic canvas wax shell jacket is lightweight, looks great, and is the result of obsessive design over many years. Find the range in UK sizes 8-18.

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LangerChen

Rated: Good
woman wearing white sustainable rain jacket by langerchen

Coat Callahan – Ships internationally from Germany

LangerChen is a high-quality eco-outdoor brand for men and women that stands out through its timeless look and maximum functionality. The brand puts its people first by ensuring payment of a living wage across most of its supply chain, and visiting suppliers regularly. Bravo! We love its range of sustainable rain jackets, like this wind- and waterproof long parka-style coat with a detachable hood. Made from organic cotton and recycled nylon. Sizes XS-XL are available in most styles.

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Thought

Rated: Good
woman wearing green rain jacket by ethical bran thought

Malinda Organic Cotton Printed Long Waterproof Parka – Ships internationally from the UK

Thought is a British brand that offers a unique collection of organic clothing using innovative materials such as hemp and bamboo. Get your spots on in this organic cotton and recycled PET raincoat with a flattering cinched waist. Find the range in UK sizes 6-18.

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nu-in

Rated: Good
man wearing grey recycled puffer jacket by nu-in

100% Recycled Puffer Parka Jacket – Ships internationally from Sweden

nu-in is a European brand that features activewear, loungewear, and underwear collections, as well as trend-led men’s and women’s ranges. It prioritises the planet by using a high proportion of eco-friendly materials, and reuses offcuts to minimise textile waste. For those of you in colder climates, nu-in’s water repellent puffer jackets like this recycled nylon and polyester one for men are a fantastic option. The brand is inclusively sized, and features an extended sizing range up to 6XL!

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Ecoalf

Rated: Good
man wearing long black rain coat by ecoalf

Gaban Raincoat – Ships internationally from Spain

Thanks to recycled materials like rescued ocean plastic, Ecoalf creates sustainable fashion with the same quality, design, and technical properties as the best non-recycled ones. For a classic black waterproof trench coat for men, check out this recycled polyester and Sorona® one. Find the range in sizes XS-2XL.

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WAWWA

Rated: Good
man wearing short grey rain jacket by wawwa

Pollard Jacket – Ships internationally from the UK

WAWWA aims to make clothing that puts the Earth and its inhabitants first by creating organic, fairtrade, and vegan friendly clothing with a positive social impact. This relaxed-fit sustainable rain jacket is a seasonal staple for the town and country alike, with a drizzle-proof dry waxed cotton body. Find the range in sizes XS-2XL.

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Picture

Rated: Good
man wearing dark grey ethical rain jacket by french brand picture

Abstral 2.5L Jacket – Ships within Europe from France

France-based Picture designs eco-friendly, organic, and recycled apparel and products for snowboarding, skiing, outdoors, and surfing. The brand reuses all its offcuts to minimise textile waste and is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation, working to ensure good working conditions for its workers. For optimal waterproofing and a great all-rounder for outdoor activities, this recycled polyester rain jacket scores 10/10 for wind- and waterproofing. The range is generally available in sizes XS-2XL.

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Eileen Fisher

Rated: Good
woman wearing long pink sustainable rain coat by eileen fisher

Recycled Polyester Hooded Coat – 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. This is outerwear with a sustainable update—find this recycled polyester hooded coat in three chic colourways. The standard range is available in 2XS-XL, with petite and plus ranges also available.

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Finisterre

Rated: Good
woman wearing dark green waterproof rain jacket by british brand finisterre

Women’s Stormbird Waterproof Jacket – Ships internationally from the UK

Born from the needs of hardy British surfers, Finisterre designs functional and sustainable products for those that share our love of the sea. Its Stormbird sustainable rain jacket is waterproof and is the best women’s waterproof shell in this UK brand’s jacket range. Find the range in UK sizes 8 to 16.

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