So I recently moved back to the Chicago, and with the coming (too fast) cold I needed to invest in a new coat. Keeping in mind my promise to buy more "green" or eco friendly fashion, I tried to concentrate on companies that specialized in coats that emphasize great design using sustainable materials. I was blown away by how many choices there are now a days. No longer is there a need to don a puffy parka and walk around in a sleeping bag all day. There are so many companies that have gone above and beyond outdoors wear and really tried to give shape back to your body. Here are a few of my top choices of the season that combine great design with great materials!
Nau's Urbane Jacket for women. $265
(courtesy of NAU website)
Made from %100 recycled polyester, this jacket is not only warm but eco friendly as well. And the curved front lined with buttons, makes for an aesthetically appealing cut. Here is what they have to say about the sustanability of the coat:
"The recycled polyester fabric was developed in partnership with Teijin, the fabric supplier behind ECOCIRCLE® technology, which weaves stretch fabric from post-consumer and post-industrial polyester waste. Closing the loop, at the end of its long life the Urbane can be recycled once again into polyester fibers for reuse."
Holden's Agnes Coat,
(Courtesy of Holden's website) http://www.holdenouterwear.com/#/womens-jackets
With eco friendlier lining, and PFOA free DWR, it isn't full blown green, however it is striving for it. The two button front inspired by military cuts makes it a favorite of all the coats I tried on.
Nau, Modus Trench $425
(Courtesy of Connect Chicago website)
This carbon colored trench comes with a high color and big slouchy front pockets, perfect for everyday wear. The recycled polyester fabric was developed in partnership with teijin, the fabric supplier behind ecocircle® technology, which weaves stretch fabric from post-consumer and post-industrial polyester waste. closing the loop, at the end of its long life the modus can be recycled once again into polyester fibers for reuse.
Vaute Couture, Luxe Coat, $562
Luxe*: A new and advanced super soft + pretty fabric from Polartec® Wind Pro ® Series. Wind Resistant. Snow Resistant. Heat Retaining. Super soft for sensitive skin. Slim. (in Black, Cobalt Blue, Gray, and Ivory).
Liner: This windproof layer adds a whole extra level of protection against blustery days. A 100% Recycled, Closed Loop, Zero Waste Satin Ripstop from Tejin® EcoCircle®.