Winter is coming… And that might mean that you need a new coat! Is it me, or does that time when you really need a new wintercoat always come out of nowhere? I have more coats than one, but I only have one proper, warm, thick, high quality coat, perfect for very cold temperatures. And if that one starts to deteriorate, with Dutch winters, I need to find a new one quick. If you are in the same position, this blogpost is written for you. Maybe one of the following coats will become your new source of heat!
This awesome Italian brand came to my attention thanks to my boyfriend. A while back, he bought a rain jacket and a quilted jacket 100% animal free. This means that instead of goose down, state-of-the- art technology has been used which resulted in a warmer, more breathable, and lighter jacket. The brand is all about fun. You can find this in their name, in their logo (which is a whistling duck) and in their jackets. Save the Duck has jackets in a wide range of colours and many of them are reversible! You can change your look during the day, but also put your jacket away thanks to its lightness and foldability.
LangerChen has been founded by Philipp Langer and Miranda Chen. They have been producing eco fashion in Shanghai with the purpose to make a difference in the world and the earth since 2009. The brand develops its unique organic fabrics themselves using their own techniques. Furthermore, they are committed to fair production and employment practices in China. Their coats and jackets range from a classic to urban style and come in a variety of modern colours. You can recognize a LangerChen jacket by their use of copper toned buttons and zippers.
Dutch power! HoodLamb originated after the founders wanted to feel warm, comfortable, and protected after a day surfing the cold waves of the North Sea. This lead to them finding earth’s strongest natural fibre: hemp (how Dutch ha-ha). The brand offers durable outerwear and comfortable knits and tees for women and men. Perfect for the cold and active winters.
The mission statement of Patagonia is loud and clear: Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. The brand is founded by a couple of fanatic mountaineers and surfers. No wonder sustainability is rooted deeply in the core of the company, when you are always surrounded by beautiful nature! Patagonia only uses organic materials or recycled polyester. Moreover, the company engages in a range of due diligence activities to promote fair labor practices and ensure good working conditions in their factories. By the way, they have a big men’s collection too.
“Born of a need for better”. NAU makes clothing to go everywhere you do. It’s not just a goal, but a philosophy. For them it is all about the details. Take a challenge by the balls and look at it from all different angles. Do consider every stitch, every thread and experience you will have with the clothing. Although the looks are simple and basic, in a way they stand out in nature with their sustainable and technical fabrics. Their clothing is designed to move you home or away. Even after you have owned it, the clothing will continue it’s life cycle. Nau works with sustainable fabrics, for example organic cotton. Naturally renewable, soft, breathable and most importantly, biodegradable. Next to that they use amongst others: recycled polyester, alpaca wool, linen, hemp, merino wool, and tencel.