I hope you all are having a good week so far! To help cure the winter blues, I wanted to share some of my favorite sustainable/ethical pieces for colder weather with you. All of the garments in this post are what I’ve been wearing this season, and they’re truly quality pieces that will last many seasons.
Fair Trade Thermal Henley
The perfect thing to keep you warm on these cold days is Patagonia’s Waffle Henley. I love this top because it’s comfortable and functional. Made in a Fair Trade Certified factory in Sri Lanka, the factory workers voted to use the Fair Trade Premium to build a child care center in their community. Additionally, the factory is LEED Gold certified and carbon neutral. The henley is made with organic cotton and Tencel, featuring that waffle styling and 5 buttons down. I also love love how thick the fabric is – you can truly tell that it’s high quality. The light violet color is available for $65.
Wool Peplum Blouse
One of my go-to tops for work and play this season has been Amour Vert’s wool peplum blouse. Paired perfectly with black pants and boots for work, or jeans and boots for play, the black plaid print is on point for the chilly days of winter. Made of 100% wool, this thing is going to keep you nice and toasty. Unlike some synthetic fabrics, wool does the job to keep you very warm. The wool is sourced from Australia, verified by Woolmark to ensure wool is sheared ethically and sustainability from pasture to mill. You can get it on sale for just under $100. Details on the black boots in the pictures above are below!
The Boss Boot
One of my favorite purchases over the past few months is Everlane’s Boss Boot. These boots check all the boxes: classy, elegant, and comfortable. Featuring a block heel of 2 inches, your feet will be fine through a workday or night out. My boots are black suede, but you can currently get grey suede or burgundy leather. Made ethically in Florence, Italy, the factory where these are made scored a perfect 100% on their compliance audit. With a price tag of $225, they’re definitely an investment, but I expect these boots to last 5+ years (well past 30 wears!).
Recycled Yarn Beanie
Madewell does it again! I nabbed this gorgeous knit beanie – made with recycled yarn – from Nordstrom. What I love about this cozy hat is the rainbow colored detail in the ribbed yarn stitching. You also can’t beat that it’s made with recycled yarn. In terms of the warmth factor, I give this a 10/10. Woo!