It’s not as easy to find eco outerwear that’s not rough-and-ready for snowboarding, snowshoeing or other sporty endeavours. While I love my Patagonia softshell for mountain-time activities, when I’m in New York City or around town I like to wear something a bit more feminine and traditional, coat-wise.
Enter Vaute Couture (an ‘activist fashion label’), which makes beautifully feminine toppers from recycled polyester fleece with deadstock or tagua nut buttons. Lined in 100% recycled ripstop satin and weather- and water resistant and heat-retaining, these are coats meant for serious winter temps, comparable to a similar peacoat made from wool and conventional satin materials.
Vaute’s second collection includes a ‘puffer coat’ and an urban short sporty coat both made from alternative Primaloft Eco fabrics, as well as fun accessories made from all-natural fabrics.
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