4 Cozy Cruelty-Free Coats

By Aurelia d'Andrea October 24, 2012 Categories: Fashion

At the first nippy stirrings of autumn, my body seems to sense that even colder winter days loom ahead, so I take that as my cue to unpack last season’s toasty garments from their warm-weather hibernation. The tags on most of my frost-ready outerwear read Polyester, Viscose, or Polyurethane, which are warm-and-snuggly synthetic alternatives to down (bad for birds), wool (ba-aa-aa-d for sheep!), and leather (bad for cows). This doesn’t mean hitting the streets looking like an Arctic explorer; today’s high-tech fibers are stitched into fashion-forward designs that look as good in the forest at they do on Fifth Avenue.

 

1. Viva Vaute Couture

When Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart launched Vaute Couture, she filled a major void in the realm of compassionate fashion. Each of her lovely, functional coats is super stylish, made of high-quality green materials, and 100-percent vegan. Tip: Browse the virtual sale rack for some affordable finds. https://www.vautecouture.com/p-97-sale-the-airs-in-pink-xssmxl-selling-out.aspx





 

2. Cozy Cotton Comfort

An impeccably tailored, cold-resistant coat in organic cotton? Yes, please! The Juleselin line offers warmth backed with eco-conscious values, and every coat is made in the US. I like the feminine lines of the Elin coat, and it’s comfy, too.
 http://www.juleselin.com/JULESELIN/Elin.html

 

 

3. Cheap, Chic, and Mod

File ModCloth under “Accidentally Vegan.” While the company’s ethos isn’t based on green standards, it consistently delivers animal-free clothing and accessories, including a fun range of winter coats in vintage-inspired designs. I love everything about this cape—especially that no animals were harmed to produce it. 
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/coats/euro-es-cape-coat

 

 

4. Faux Fur or No Fur


My sartorial maxim is “faux fur or no fur.” This snuggly leopard-print coat by ASOS won’t trick anybody into thinking you’re wearing an endangered species, but it might encourage others to consider synthetic alternatives to the real (cruel) deal.
 http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Longline-Animal-Fur-Coat/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2385198&SearchQuery=coat&Rf-700=1000&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=200&sort=-1&clr=Traditionalanimal

 

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