For the sustainable sweaters we need when the temperatures dip, you’re in the right place. Whether the colder seasons are approaching, or it’s just a little chilly after the sun sets on a clear summer’s day, a great sweater is your best friend. There are a few important factors to consider when you’re in the market for affordable sustainable knitwear.
Firstly, the quality. You want a well-made, ideally organic cotton sweater (but not essential) that’s going to last. No use having it fall apart after a couple of months. Secondly, is it versatile? Does it fit with the rest of your staple pieces? We want to be able to mix and match with the rest of our wardrobe. Thirdly, we should consider how the piece is made, not just what it’s made from. Also, we have to keep in mind how it looks. A sweater is going to be covering your top half, so that’s like 50% of your outfit! These are just some of the key components to consider when making a decision on what to get.
To help you out, I’ve put together this comprehensive list of gorgeous sustainable sweater brands and 10 pieces you can choose from. Grab some tea and hold it close, as I’m about to spill mine all over this selection.
THE TOP 10 SUSTAINABLE SWEATERS THAT LEVEL UP YOUR LAYERS:
1. EILEEN FISHER Organic Cotton Linen Crew Neck
You can throw on this stunning staple from Eileen Fisher at a moment’s notice. A casual fit for everyday use. This brand provides great organic sweaters in a variety of tones to suit the neutral lovers. The textured design can be worn all year round as it’s not too chunky to feel comfortable in. The piece is Responsible By Design, so you know they are doing their part to keep the environment safe, and impact low. It also comes in a great size range, from XXS to 3X.
2. EVERLANE The Texture Cotton Crew
Another easy-to-throw-on piece – The Texture Cotton Crew from Everlane. No matter what you’re wearing, you’ll easily be able to get this over before the evening chill hits. This classic knit would be great in an oversize for those cozy nights in or by the fire (I’m picturing a bonfire on a California Beach). The double-layered sweater is sure to keep you warm and is GOTS certified. As expected from sustainable clothing brands like Everlane.
3. PEOPLE TREE Organic Cotton Jumper
This cream organic cotton jumper from People Tree offers a relaxed fit. A little thinner than the previous ones, but the high neck gives that little extra protection for when the wind picks up. Perfect for layering or lounging, and super easy to pair with other items. One of the more affordable sustainable sweaters you’ll find on this list. And it’s PETA-approved vegan! But wait, don’t make your decision yet! There’s more.
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4. AMOUR VERT Organic Cotton Sweater
You want stripes? Then you got them. This gorgeous gem from Amour Vert is an absolute must-have staple for any capsule wardrobe. The pattern gives you a little extra than the other solid sweaters on this list. It’s made from organic cotton using a zero-waste process. How good is that!? You could catch me wearing this one with black faux leather leggings, black boots, and a fierce pair of sunglasses on my way to get a vegan mocha.
5. SEZANE Versatile Jumper
Open or closed? This soft-touch jumper from the chic French brand Sézane offers both options. A throw over or on its own? It’s up to you, really. The details matter in this piece. Rib knitting gives you sharp lines and shape, while the mother-of-pearl style buttons grab attention. A very versatile piece from one of the top Parisian sustainable sweater brands, that will serve you for years to come. Look after it and it will look after you.
6. NAADAM Reversible Cashmere Sweater
NAADAM is known for their high-quality fair cashmere, and that’s easy to see with this piece. A seamless design with the softest of touch. Or you can choose to reverse it for a more deconstructed, exposed seam look. Committed to transparency and ethical practices, sustainable cashmere sweaters don’t get much better than this.
7. EVERLANE The Chunky Cardigan
A cardigan with a zip. We don’t see it often, but I’m here for it. The exaggerated collar gives a real retro vibe to this knit. Organic cotton and, of course, GOTS certified. What else would you expect from Everlane? You don’t need to be Billie Eilish to make vegan sustainable sweaters look cool. This one will on its own.
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8. BODEN Relaxed Linen Sweater
Here’s a wonderful, easy-to-wear sweater from Boden. Loose enough that you won’t feel restricted, but form-fitting enough to still be flattering. The oversized shape makes it easy to throw on in your time of need. The breathable knit pattern means you won’t have to whip it off ten minutes after putting it on. You’ll stay cool and keep warm at the same time, all the while looking stylish (and you know it).
9. EILEEN FISHER Organic Cotton & Linen Blend Cardigan
If you’re looking for a great sustainable cardigan to add to your closet, look no further than Eileen Fisher. You can easily build an entire outfit around this piece. It’s perfect for elongating the silhouette, adding an effortless layer to any look. You know you’re getting a cardigan to last when it is made with such high-quality materials using processes that pay attention to details.
10. PEOPLE TREE Knitted Vest
My favorite (and only) sustainable sweater vest on this list. Can be used as an extra layer with a top or shirt, but I’d happily wear this beauty on its own. Versatile, yes! Also, an easy way to add a pop of color to an outfit. I may steer clear of bold primaries, but I’m open to certain shades of pink with the right kind of items. Working with the world fair-trade organization and being certified vegan, this gem IS the right kind of item.
So there you have it; 10 beautiful sweaters for you to browse. You can’t say there’s nothing good out there. You’re spoiled for choice, if anything! You already know that these pieces are high-quality, sustainably made, and built to last. You can pick any of them knowing you’re helping to reduce waste and protect the environment by living more sustainably. That deserves a virtual high-five, right there (I hope you’re holding your hand up because I’m coming). So really the only question is which ones are going to suit your style and get a place in your wardrobe. Let me know on Instagram (@savinaofficial). I’d love to see how you style these recommendations.
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