Unlike other items we’ll mention on the list, winter coats are definitely something you want to buy new.
Here are some of our favorite sustainable winter coat brands to add to your wardrobe: Everlane, Patagonia, Outerknown, Passion Lilie, prAna
Finding the right pants for winter is tricky sometimes. There’s a whole lot to consider. You don’t want to be too warn, but you also don’t want to freeze your buns off!
If you can’t find comfortable pants at second-hand stores, here are some sustainable brands that make awesome winter pants: REI, Toad&Co, NAU, PACT, Cotton On, OrganicBasics
Snow and dirt really do a number on some boots. So instead of dropping some serious coin on a new pair of boots this winter, check out your local second-hand sporting goods stores.
For the folks that want to treat themselves to a new pair, the following sustainable brands make quality boots that’ll outlast the winter: The North Face, Forsake, Hunter, Will’s Vegan Store, Native Shoes
To find high-quality wool pieces that won’t break the bank, check out outdoor outfitters, athletic clothing stores, and even some thrift stores.
Instead of spending $10 here and there all winter long buying winter accessories at fast fashion stores, find some good wool pieces. They’ll be warmer, and they won’t rip in the wash!
Before you rush off to Goodwill, start local. We know, we know, we sound like we’re beating a dead horse, but it’s important! Thrift stores usually have a pretty steady supply of donations, but local charity and consignment shops often struggle to stay open.