A Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Shopping Guide
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Warm up with animal-free essentials, made to beat winter’s chill
The onset of winter’s cold, wet weather often means piling on unflattering layers or resorting to animal products like down, wool, and silk for necessary warmth.
But the animal-friendly finds shown on these pages—boasting natural rubber, organic cotton, and recycled tech fabrics—have just the right ratio of weather-busting functionality (to keep you toasty) to ethical cred (to warm your heart). So, bundle up with confidence while looking great, too.
WULLY OUTERWEAR BISON BOMBER
This water-resistant cocoon of goodness is a classically rugged everyday choice for both guys and gals. Magnetic buttons, ingenious pockets, and oh-so-snuggly PrimaLoft insulation make this a mover-and-shaker’s dream.
COLE HAT BY VAUTE
Want a vintage-inspired way to warm your head? This hat is hand-blocked in NYC (at one of the city’s last remaining hat factories) from Wonderfelt, a wool-like material made from 100 percent recycled bottles.
It boasts a cozy insulation made from quilted, upcycled pieces left over from production.
JIMMY 2.0 DUBLIN GREY JIFFY BOOT
Puddles, slushy potholes, and mountainous snowdrifts are no match for these surprisingly lightweight and odor-resistant kicks, which feature a cozy, cruelty-free lining.
MELISSA RIDING SPECIAL
For the more couture-minded among us, these rubber boots pack a water-repellent one-two fashion punch: Suedelike uppers can be removed to reveal a work-to-cocktails-appropriate Chelsea boot, or kept on for a perfect knee-high pairing with tights and dresses.
JILL MILAN LONG COAT
Sure to shine during your morning commute or an evening out on the town, this dress coat, made in the USA from recycled polyester, keeps you cozy with a bright pop of emerald.
PATAGONIA SYNCHILLA FLEECE GLOVES
Keep your digits warm and your texting game strong with slim, eco-friendly gloves made from recycled polyester. Pro-tip: Opt for an unexpected pop of color and never lose your gloves at the bottom of your bag again.
By Ashlee Piper