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Sustainable Spring Coats for Times of Transition


Spring! Where one day you need just a light jacket (or heavy sweater) and the next you’re pulling your winter coat out—again. It’s a time to be prepared with something perfectly kick-ass that is both comfortable and warm enough, but still has plenty of style. Here’s my picks for this sometimes frustrating, (but always interesting) season.


For Blustery Days

The Moth Raincoat from Prairie Underground serves to keep you both warm and dry. Featuring asymmetrical closure, functioning hood, swirled buttons and drawstring ruching, the jacket and hood are fully lined with a warm and soft organic cotton blend jersey fabric.


For Casually Cool Days

This Yorkshire Tweed Coat by UK label Antiform is a perfect winter-to-spring piece.

All of the materials and workmanship involved in the production of Antiform clothing is sourced within 20 miles of our studio boutique in Leeds, Yorkshire. We’re big on our Yorkshire heritage – many of our products are 100% made in Yorkshire, right down to the trimmings!

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For Ever (and Anytime)

The Sapa Biker jacket is an investment piece, but one that will wear beautifully for decades.”The classic biker jacket is jazzed up with hand embroidered fabric from the Sapa region of Northern Vietnam. A Thu Thu signature, the fabric is made by the H’mong women to celebrate the birth of a newborn which can take up to three months to produce.”


For When You Don’t Want to Think About Your Coat but Want to Look Sharp, Light and Bright

Covet’s linen trench is, in a word, classic. And lightweight enough for even a cool summer evening in New England.

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For Outdoor Adventure Days

Nau’s Deft Jacket in Voodoo Plaid (look closely and you can see the pattern) will keep you safe and visible on your bike, or help you look fun and up-for-anything post-hike. This “breathable and completely seam-sealed jacket is crafted from a woven recycled poly fabric.”

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.