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Compassionate Coats: Feather And Fuzz Free

Published on November 3, 2010 by   ·   12 Comments Pin It
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Once you take a peek into the hidden sides of the wool industry or find out how goose and duck down are procured, wool and down-filled coats start to feel cold and cruel. So what is a good girl (or a benevolent boy) to do when the weather gets chilly?  People draw the line at different places. Some will wear wool and down if it’s second hand, while others decide to donate their coats and buy cruelty-free versions.  Want to go vegan all-the-way down to your winter wear? Vaute Couture as quickly become the gold standard of vegan outerwear fashion. It doesn’t get any greener or more gorgeous than this. Here are several pieces from their Fall 2010 line:

The Audrey, timeless chic;


The Airs, street smart and feminine, an Urban Snow Coat using crazy warm technology from Teijin and Primaloft;


The FW10 Vaute Coat, marvelously modern:

Not to mention all the new men’s coats from this Vaute season!  Finally, your Vegsband can sport cruelty-free coats that don’t look straight out of the 99 cents store! And as a wee bonus: Vaute Couture Lovaz: Grab a 35% discount on all new FW10 coats when you tell them GirlieGirl Army sent you!

The Betty Coat from BTC Elements is made from recycled cotton/acrylic blend:

…as is the Esther Coat:

The Erla, a little white riding coat from Juleselin:


Alternative Outfitters sells sweet faux wool coats from the BB Dakota line, like the Beverly:

UK designer Karen Millen offers a surprising number of non-wool options:

This removeable-scarf swing coat from Chadwicks is a very vegan take on the Chanel classic:

Patagonia’s Lidia Parka is a puffy coat made with recycled polyester:

Want more reasons not to wear wool, and to read about more alternatives?  Check out this, this, and this piece from our good ‘ole GGA archives!  Who knows.. before long, sweaters may be made out of tofu!

Content via Marisa Miller-Wolfson of Vegan At Heart/ Kind Green Planet. Vegan at Heart is a free e-mail coaching program for people who are vegan at heart but not necessarily in practice.

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Readers Comments (12)

  1. Adrienne says:

    I pre ordered my Vaute Couture “Audrey” coat – can’t wait for it to arrive!! It’s sooooo pretty!

  2. Liz says:

    Thank you for including a good price range :)

  3. Modcloth also has tons of vegan outerwear options. I just picked up the Vail View Coat here: http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Outerwear/Jackets/Vail+View+Jacket

    But I am also looking for a dressier option!

  4. Diane L says:

    I pre-ordered the Vaute Couture Belden and Pea. Met Leanne at Mooshoes pop-up shop and tried on all her coats! Great quality coats, can’t wait to receive them!

  5. Great ideas on this post! I just wrote about vegan coats myself. I love the Chadwicks/Chanel coat you mentioned.

  6. [...] option to replace your wool sweaters or socks. For more compassionate bundle-up options see this Compassionate Coats post from our friends at The Girlie Girl [...]

  7. Aletha says:

    I just picked up one from H&M that is polyester, elastane & viscose. Feels pretty warm & a good price too. Unfortunately they don’t have mens’ coats that are cruelty free :(((

  8. Diane L says:

    Aletha: Vaute Couture makes great looking mens coats!

  9. Karen Curious says:

    Thank you so much for this! Shopping for my girlfriend and driving myself crazy!! This is a HUGE help!!!!

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