Why to buy: Love fashion — think organic — be responsible, these are the pillars of LANIUS, a brand whose principles combine eco-friendly materials, fair working conditions, feminine and fitting silhouettes. LANIUS sees sustainability as a future-oriented, ongoing process that takes into consideration people, animals and environment. Sustainable development is based on the so-called three pillar system: economic, environmental and social. LANIUS's production sites comply with social and environmental standards which are regularly checked by independent institutions and the company itself. The brand has completely ditched the use of fur, and when it comes to wool, they stick to a strict "no-mulesing" policy. Animal welfare certification (kbT) guarantees that animal husbandry is appropriate to the species, abides to biological feeding (e.g. without genetic modification), fattening is forbidden, and that reproduction is only natural.
What we love: LANIUS creative team produces collections twice a year in their workshop in Cologne: feminine, unique and designed with great attention to detail. Thoughtful trends and high-quality materials define the style of their slowly-made collections. LANIUS' last collection starts (a / w 2020) compiles three themes: EMPATHY, IDENTITY and THOUGHTS—highlighting the rational and emotional concerns of the wearer. The coat has a medium length and a straight cut, large patch pockets, a tie belt to fit the waist and a concealed button panel with horn buttons. The small stand-up collar protects and warms against wind and cold weather conditions. The viscose lining ensures wearing comfort and easy dressing and undressing.
Price: 350,90 € | Shop it now: LANIUS
Why to buy: Agogic coats were born in the nordic lands of Europe. Agogic creates garments that keep you warm during the changing, cold weather by selecting materials that are both functional, long-lasting and ethical. Amongst their materials are recycled, traceable polyester from Seaqual, recycled anti-micro shed fleece, and upcycled nylon and Primalof which are assembled minutely assembled in Italy. All the information related to their production in Italy can be found in their website.
What we love: Agogic designs and values is entwined with versatility, daily performance and sustainability. All in one go. The brand creates more than coats against cold days as their garments are made to be packable, layerable and therefore, used in all seasons. Each garment has an NFC button—which gives you access to enter the brand's community to find out more about the processes behind the manufacturing whilst allowing you to give feedback and participate in Agogic's development.
Price: 220 € – 700 € / $320 - $700 USD | Shop it now: AGOGIC
Why to buy: Point Zero, Canada’s leading lifestyle brand launched a sustainable capsule last October, with a product range of puffers up to -30°C to ultimate zero gravity sneakers. During the process of making the collection sustainable, the main objective was to work with like-minded people who shared the same values in creating a better tomorrow. Point Zero focuses on eco-friendly fabrics from sustainable cottons, recycled polyester and vegan fur linings, without compromising durability, style and comfort. Packaging has also been a major factor of change by the use of recycled fabrics for hangtags and care labels.
What we love: Point Zero's commitment to sustainability began last season as the brand aims to reduce their carbon footprint within future collections. As consumers are evolving the brand has taken this shift to create a better future.
Based in Montreal, the Point Zero team took part in the climate change march last September which was led by the Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg. The brand's first introduction to sustainability started within their office space, educating employees of the importance of the environment, participating in marches and eliminating any use of single use plastic, from water bottles to shopping bags.
Price: Jackets $170 USD - $350 USD & Sneaker boots $140 USD - $250 USD | Shop it now: POINT ZERO
Why to buy: The Usuahia jacket, made with recycled polyester from plastic bottles, is extremely light and warm. Its padding, which is also sustainable, is 100% made with recycled polyester. As it is thin, you can wear it by itself as an outdoor garment, or combine it with other jackets.
What we love: Everything they do at Ecoalf is constantly evaluated with the goal of doing the less harm possible to the planet and local communities. To do so, the BCOME Evaluation System scores Ecoalf's degree of environmental, social and ethical efficiency according to its best sustainable initiatives carried out throughout its value chain.
Price: 169,90 €/ $198.93 USD | Shop it now: ECOALF