Sustainable sweaters are taking over our outfits, literally. By the time you finish this list, you’ll have a layer for every day of the week.
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:
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 boxy 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.
Another easy-to-throw-on piece is The Organic Cotton Sweater 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 oversized fit for those cozy nights in or by the fire (I’m picturing a bonfire on a California Beach). This timeless sweater is sure to keep you warm and is made of organic cotton. As expected from sustainable clothing brands like Everlane.
This beige jumper from ARMEDANGELS offers a relaxed fit. A little thinner than the previous ones, but the organic wool mix 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 GOTS-certified! But wait, don’t make your decision yet! There’s more.
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.
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.
NAADAM is known for its high-quality fair cashmere, and that’s easy to see with this piece. A seamless design with the softest of touches. Committed to transparency and ethical practices, sustainable cashmere sweaters don’t get much better than this.
A sweater 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. Made responsibly with extra fine merino wool. What else would you expect from Everlane?
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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).
If you’re looking for a great black sustainable sweater 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 elevating the look, adding an effortless layer to any ensemble. You know you’re getting a sweater to last when it is made with such high-quality materials using processes that pay attention to details.
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, if you go with the beige option. A must-have piece for any timeless fall capsule wardrobe.
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).
Fashion For Thought
Sweater weather is upon us, and what’s better than cozying up in sustainable knits? From merino wool to organic basics, these aren’t just your average cozy sweaters. They’re crafted with love, ethical standards, and an eco-conscious heart.
With ethical wool from New Zealand to sustainable practices in certified factories, the environmental impact is minimized. Beyond their warm embrace, these classic designs, from mock neck to drop shoulders, are backed by sustainable fabrics and natural materials.
Ethical fashion brands are ditching fast fashion’s toxic chemicals, focusing on slow fashion, and ensuring fair wages for local farmers and garment workers. Say “bye” to synthetic materials and embrace natural fibers that stand the test of time! Best thing? Many offer free shipping, and some even operate on renewable energy!
So, whether you’re hunting for the perfect sweater or simply exploring ethical options, remember, that every purchase makes a positive impact. Plus, if budget is on your mind, local thrift shops might just have hidden gems. It’s a win-win: less waste, more style!
Now, as we wrap up (pun intended), remember, the next time you’re in search of the perfect piece for those winter months, these sustainable and ethical sweaters are not just great quality but also kind to our planet. Let’s shop smart and make sustainable fashion the new trend!
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. Stay warm and eco-chic!
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This post was updated on 12/10/2023