The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Sustainable Winter Coats: 2019

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The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Sustainable Winter Coats: 2019


A Round-Up of the Most Stylish (and Conscious) Vegan Winter Outerwear

Well, it’s that time of year again! Winter is coming. And if you are like me, you are also scrambling to hunt down chic vegan coats for the fast-approaching cold weather.

Living in Toronto, Canada means that investing in a warm winter coat is an absolute must for me. However, I’m also a capsule-wardrobe enthusiast. (My advice to anyone is that when spending a lot of money, you’ll want said item to stand the test of time.) Plus, I build my wardrobe to be as cruelty-free (aka vegan) and sustainability-conscious as possible. I’m looking for clothing made with considerably less harm to the environment, other people, and the animals.

Below I’m sharing my top 16 vegan winter coats for women. I’ve hilighted 2 coats per brand, but I encourage you to visit each website and explore for yourself! All the outerwear featured in this article have sustainable aspects to them. But please note: some companies manufacture in places like Canada or Italy, while others manufacture in lightly-regulated Chinese factories. I’ll make note of companies that have exceptional manufacturing ethics by calling out the country it was assembled in.


Ethical and Sustainable Vegan Outerwear by Monkland Village

After its debut at Alltrueist, I can’t stop thinking about the outerwear from this Montreal-based brand. Monkland Village offers various classic coat styles and colours. Be sure to read about Kapok, their innovative and sustainable plant-fibre insulation! I also love that Monkland Village coats are designed and made here in Canada.
For even more chic vegan brands, browse Alltrueist’s online shop. They have great shipping options for those in the US and Canada.

Monkland Village Sustainable Vegan Winter Jacket

Aster All Season Moto Jacket – Swiss technical (polyester) silk and Plant-based Kopak insulation. Made in Montreal, Canada.

Monkland Village Sustainable Vegan Winter Coat

Melrose Quilted Coat – Swiss technical (polyester) taffeta and Plant-based Kopak insulation. Made in Montreal, Canada.


Recycled-Fiber Vegan Outerwear by Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher Sustainable Vegan Winter Jacket

Herringbone Long Jacket – Organic cotton and recycled fibers, some from their Take-Back program.

Eileen Fisher Sustainable Vegan Winter Coat

Diamond Hooded Coat – recycled nylon.


Recycled-Fiber Vegan Coats from Frank & Oak

Frank & Oak Sustainable Vegan Winter Coat

Expedition Puffer – Recycled plastic water bottle polyester and PrimaLoft. Two colours available.

Frank & Oak Sustainable Vegan Winter Coat

Venture Long Quilted Puffer – Recycled plastic water bottle polyester and PrimaLoft. Two colours available.


Ethically Made Vegan Winter Coats by Wuxly

This is the second high-endurance Canadian outerwear brand on this list. (Way to go Canada!) And I can personally vouch for how shockingly-warm Wuxly coats are. I’ve tried them on in person several times. If you are looking for serious winter protection, you need to check out this brand. They are like Canada Goose, except, you know… ethical, responsible and vegan.

Wuxly Sustainable Vegan Winter Coat

Queen Parka – PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation and recycled nylon interior. Available in 3 colours. Made in Canada.

Yonge Parka – PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation and recycled nylon interior. Available in 3 colours. Made in Canada.


Recycled Fibre Vegan Winter Coats by Norden

Anja Parka – Recycled water bottle fibres, recycled polyester lining

Mika Parka – Recycled water bottle fibres, recycled polyester lining


Experimental Recycled-Fiber Vegan Winter Coats from Stella McCartney

Black Samara Puffer – Recycled materials. Made in Italy.

Purple Fur Free Jacket – Biodegrable faux fur.


Low-Impact Vegan Jackets by DÔEN

Sedona Reversible Jacket – Cotton exterior. Interior polyester. Ethically made in India. Reversible and available in 2 colours. Made in India.

Sedona Reversible Jacket – Cotton exterior. Interior polyester. Ethically made in India. Reversible and available in 2 colours. Made in India.


Responsibly-Made Vegan Jackets by Balzac Paris

A quick introduction to Balzac Paris: they are focused on European manufacturing and routinely release “responsible collections” where they use up all their deadstock fabric from previous seasons.

Dorene Jacket – Faux fur made of polyester. Responsibly made in Portugal.

Zoe Corduroy Jacket – 100% cotton with faux fur collar. Responsibly made in Portugal.


Vegan Wool Winter Coats by Matt & Natt

I’m rounding out my list of vegan winter coats with a fourth Canadian brand. (Let’s be honest, Canadians know how to deal with the cold.)
Note that I don’t catalogize Matt & Natt as “very sustainable,” though they incorporate thoughtful touches like recycled polyester etc. However, I know many of you are looking for wool-alternative coats. There’s no denying the vegan-wool coats Matt & Nat released this year look super chic! Having said that, I’d love to see this brand push their manufacturing practices to be more thoughtful towards the environment and to those who manufacture their goods. Overall, I’m happy to see this Canadian brand expanding into outerwear.

EVIE Vegan Coat – vegan wool, available in 2 colours.

CLARESA Vegan Coat – vegan wool.


You are currently browsing The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Sustainable Winter Coats 2019, a follow-up article to the highly popular Vegan Girl’s Guide to Sustainable Winter Coats 2018. For even more ideas on where to look for vegan outerwear, check out my previous article.

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