10 Ethical & Sustainable Winter Coats That Will Keep The Chill Away All Season Long

Fair Trade Coats & Jackets For Cold Weather

Whether you like it or not, winter is here. And that means it’s time to bundle up and keep warm throughout crisp mornings, cool evenings, and freezing nights. We’ve found a few brands whose ethical coats will be your go-to all season long. They use ethical and sustainable practices, are eco-friendly and responsibly sourced, and many give back to their own communities.

Whether you’re a city girl in NYC looking for a coat that’ll keep you protected against those windy mornings, or a Seattleite who needs to stay dry, or maybe someone in between who wants to layer on up, we’ve found something for each of you. Why not pair these with some boots while you’re at it?

1. Patagonia

Based In | Ventura, CA
Ethics | Ethically made, responsibly sourced, eco-friendly, gives back
Best For | Outerwear for outdoor activity Product Range | Parkas, hoodies, sweaters, jackets, vests
Size Range | XXS–XXL; up to US 22
Price Range | $99 (fleece vest) – $899 (down parka)

From responsibly sourcing eco-friendly and reclaimed materials to inspiring businesses nationwide to close its doors on Election Day, Patagonia has forged the path for ethical & sustainable practices everywhere. Its line of cold weather coats and jackets are ideal for those who like to spend their weekends camping, hiking, or enjoying Mother Nature. Whether you need a rain jacket, an insulated parka that uses reclaimed goose and duck down, or a warm pullover for chilly nights, its high-quality pieces will be part of your closet for years to come.

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2. Boden

Based In | London, UK
Ethics | Regenerated & responsibly sourced fabrics, ethical supply chain, gives back
Best For | Chic silhouettes
Product Range | Coats, jackets, blazers, waterproof jackets
Size Range | XS–XL; up to US 22
Price Range | $120 (cropped jacket)–$498 (knee-length coat)

Whether you’re looking for a timeless trench coat or a buttoned blazer, Boden’s selections can help you confront any weather. The company is committed to using responsibly sourced fabrics across its 15 factories around the world, like tweed from the UK, denim from Istanbul, or jersey from Portugal. And to keep its clothing out of landfills and in your closet, Boden uses hours of wearer trials and garment assessments to ensure their longevity.

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3. Monsoon

Based In | London, UK
Ethics | Ethically made, sustainably sourced, eco-friendly, gives back
Best For | Printed and patterned outerwear
Product Range | Coats, jackets, blazers, capes, kimonos
Size Range | XS–XXL; up to US 20
Price Range | $68 (denim jacket) – $347 (maxi coat)

As a founder member of the Ethical Trading Initiative, Monsoon has long championed sustainable practices. Today, the brand’s bold and whimsical prints are fan favorites that always steal the show. The pieces include padded & wool coats, velvet & denim jackets, and knit “coatigans” that can see you through all the seasons. Plus, its Monsoon Accessorize Trust continues to help disadvantaged women and children across Asia through education, healthcare and income generation projects.

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4. Outerknown

Based In | Culver City, CA
Ethics | Ethically made, eco-friendly, sustainable materials
Best For | Quilted jackets
Product Range | Jackets
Size Range | XS–XL; up to US 16
Price Range | $148 (quilted jacket) – $265 (folk coat)

Outerknown is a casual, California-based brand founded by renowned surfer Kelly Slater and designer John Moore. Using eco-friendly practices and sustainably sourced materials—like recycled fishing nets and surplus nylon—this brand carefully crafts men’s and women’s clothing, including outerwear. For cooler days and brisk temperatures, we recommend the snuggly sherpas. And for the coldest days? We love its fashion-forward wool coats. 

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5. Thought

Based In | London, UK
Ethics | Ethically made, sustainably sourced, eco-friendly
Best For | Waterproof outerwear
Product Range | Jackets, coats, puffers, parkas, raincoats
Size Range | XS–XL; up to US 14
Price Range | ?50 (raincoat) – ?185 (wrap coat)

Thought’s values focus around being thoughtful (get it?) and intentional through every part of the design and production process, including using only slow shipping and sustainable and natural fabrics. Hailing from London, its line of ethical coats and jackets made from organic cotton or recycled polyester will keep you warm and dry. Many come with protective hoods, pockets, and weather-proof materials. Plus, some of the raincoats can fold up into their own bag when not in use.

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6. Kotn

Based In | Toronto, Canada
Ethics | B Corp, ethically made, safe and fair labor standards, gives back
Best For | Belted jackets
Product Range | Jackets
Size Range | XS–XXL; up to US 16
Price Range | $114 (belted jacket)

Kotn works with one fiber and works with it well: Egyptian Giza cotton. Grown only in the Nile Delta, the company buys directly from family-run farms (meaning no middlemen) to ensure guaranteed pricing (which often equates to above market pay). Once picked, Kotn makes each of its fabrics from scratch, whether that be jersey, jacquard, terry, or twill. We’re loving its belted jacket that offers a suede-like feel with a sleek silhouette.

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7. Sézane

Based In | Paris, France
Ethics | Philanthropic initiative, ethical production, natural & sustainable materials
Best For | Classic silhouettes
Product Range | Jackets, coats
Size Range | XS–L; up to US 12
Price Range | $145 (oversized shirt-jacket)–$500 (biker jacket)

The idea behind Sézane is to create “high-quality…perfectly-cut pieces that can be worn forever.” And by working with its long-standing partner ateliers in India, Portugal, Italy, and more, Sézane can promise expert hand-embroidery, silk production, and leather across its pieces. The outerwear offerings include trench and hooded coats, plus suit and biker jackets that are either tailored to a T or oversized to make a statement—the choice is yours.

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8. Nau

Based In | Santa Rosa, CA & Portland, OR
Ethics | Responsibly sourced, eco-friendly, gives back
Best For | Weatherproof outerwear
Product Range | Jackets, trenches, vests, down coats
Size Range | XXS–XL; up to US 18
Price Range | $160 (crop jacket) – $300 (linen trench)

Founded in Portland more than 10 years ago, Nau knows a thing or two about thriving in cold, rainy weather. Its beliefs stem from creating better products using high-quality materials, like 100 percent organic cotton, recycled down, hemp, responsibly sourced wool, and more. It’s crafted gorgeously designed coats and jackets that are as fashionable as they are functional. Made to be form-fitting and weather resistant, these are warm without the bulk.

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9. Reformation

Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Ethics | Ethically made, sustainably sourced, eco-friendly
Best For | Chic silhouettes
Product Range | Pullovers, jackets, blazers, coats
Size Range | XXS–3X; up to US 24
Price Range | $248 (blazer) – $498 (leather jacket)

Reformation knows about the harmful side effects of the textile and apparel industry—that’s why it’s opted instead to use only sustainable and natural fabrics and fibers for its apparel. The outerwear, whether trench or blazer, is perfect for everyday on-the-go and after-work activities. Plus, Reformation tracks the environmental footprint of each piece, so you can see how much water, waste, and carbon dioxide was saved in its production.

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Based In | New York, NY
Ethics | Ethically made, sustainably sourced, eco-friendly, gives back, B Corp
Best For | Work-friendly outerwear
Product Range | Jackets, coats, vests, blazers
Size Range | XXS–3X; up to US 24
Price Range | $198 (pullover coat) - $698 (sheared coat)

EILEEN FISHER’s coats are as flattering as can be. And whether you’re looking at the wool vest processed without chlorine or the recycled polyester anorak, every part of EILEEN FISHER is as ethical and sustainable as possible. So while it has a slightly higher price tag than the rest, it’s a valuable and timeless investment in your own wardrobe, people, and the planet.