Hard to Resist Eco-Coats


I’m a California girl so I don’t talk much about wool coats or down jackets. Maybe 5/365 I’ll need more than a sweater, scarf and light jacket, so I’m set with my two timeless cold-weather coats. But sometimes it’s hard to resist all the hoodies and leather jackets and pea coats!

The eco-movement has inspired some seriously cool shapes and styles for the traditionally generic cover-up. Case in point, this Cloak Hoodie by Prairie Underground. It’s made with luscious 100% organic cotton fleece with a large lined hood and detailed front pockets. I want to curl up in this and take a nap – cozy and comfortable. Available (on backorder) in black, faded brown and peacock for $234 at Beklina.

I’m having green dreams about this Eco Leather Jacket by John Patrick Organic. Vegetable dyed black without hazardous chemicals or toxic solvents, this jacket was also fairly made. The contrast stitching and four front zippered pockets make this my pick for fall and winter…and forever. A classic piece for any eco-wardrobe. Find it at Beklina for $745 (medium and large back order only).

The pea coat never goes out of style and can transition from day to night with ease. Take this Grace & Cello Isabella Jacket in black recycled wool. Chic and refined with a traditional double breast, 3/4 length and large buttons. It also has a touch of edge with a motorcycle-style collar. Also by Grace & Cello and made with recycled wool, this Awnee Jacket makes a strong statement with a contrast of color – half gray and half black – and a slightly shorter length. Both coats are available at Not Just Pretty in sizes extra small through large for $250 and $240, respectively.