Building a Sustainable Wardrobe: The Wool Coat

Welcome to part two of the new series “Building a Sustainable Wardrobe”, today’s focus is the wool coat. A wool coat is essential to any wardrobe. This piece of outwear, if you choose the right one, can remain a go-to piece for decades. Trust me, I’m currently wearing a coat my mother wore in the ’80s. 

What I personally look for in a coat is classic tailoring, neutral color, and ensuring it’s made of 100% wool. This small criteria guarantees it will last me for many winters to come and ensure I won’t get tired of it. 

Below you’ll find a list of 6 options that could make great additions to any wardrobe. When choosing what to include I’ve looked at what materials it’s made of and the impact production has on people and the planet. So keep scrolling to up your outerwear game.  

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Attire The Studio Reversible Wool Coat

Attire Studio reversible wool coat in recycled wool beige or grey

Attire The Studio might be known for its founder Xenia Adonts but it should also be known for its responsible practices. This coat, in particular, is made of 100% GRS-certified recycled wool and is reversible so you can enjoy both a light grey and pale taupe coat in one. 

By Malene Birger Ayvian Double-breasted Coat

double breasted women's sustainable wool coat by malene birger

The Ayvian coat by Malene Birger is for the modern minimalist. The double-breasted, loose-fitting style is offered in 3 styles, all made from 100% wool. 

Another Tomorrow COCOON COAT LONG

A classic overcoat with a generous, oversized fit, its elongated shape is softened with elements of roundness, including self-covered, half-dome buttons and cropped rounded sleeves. Double faced for extra warmth, it features slanted flap pockets as well as an additional on seam pocket.

The fibers in this garment come from a mix of RWS certified farms in New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa. The raw material is expertly processed and finished in Prato, Italy at a family owned-facility founded in 1848. Today, the third generation of the Ricceri family is running this luxury vertical mill that crafts the highest quality fabrics.

This mill became one of Another Tomorrow’s first partners after learning they commit to ensuring the compassionate treatment of animals, focus on supply chain traceability, adhere to best in class chemical standards such as ZDHC, and are dedicated to ongoing employee training around safety and sustainability.

Toteme Signature Wool Cashmere Coat

Signature coat crafted from TOTEME’s soft doublé – a blend of responsibly sourced wool and cashmere that’s created by hand-stitching two fine layers together to achieve a double-faced finish with clean seams. It has an oversized silhouette with easy-to-style shawl lapels, dropped shoulders, and an open front which makes it perfect for layering, then is complete with inseam pockets and side slits. 

Dôen Nantucket Coat

In an extra-warm virgin wool blend, the double-breasted Nantucket Coat is a ‘60s-inspired pea coat with a classic collar, a swingy A-line silhouette, and raglan flared sleeves. Six buttons extend down the front, while two welt pockets make the perfect place to tuck cold hands. Made in a woman owned factory.

Stella Mccartney Banana Sleeve Belted Long Coat

Autumn 2023 is a return to Stella’s roots, reinforcing iconic styles and bringing them into the now with contemporary details. This long black coat is responsibly crafted from RWS wool with a notched lapel and voluminous, rounded banana sleeves. Use the belt to further style your look.

–Rachael Noll