Winter is near, and whether our bodies are adjusted or not, the cold will sneak up on us in no time at all. Some traditional winter coats tout down, leather, or wool, but there are hundreds of vegan options that you can sport instead. Here’s a list of animal-friendly cold-weather coats that are sure to keep you warm—and looking dapper:
The Canadian-made Elk Parka by Wuxly Movement is “really really warm.” We’re talking, it can withstand temperatures down to -22 warm, because it’s insulated with a goose-down alternative. It’s got a drawstring waist for a tailored fit, six pockets, and built-in straps in the back so that you can carry it easily when you get too warm.
This NOIZE coat is made with a down-like polyfill and features a plush collar with a hood and faux-fur trim.
This nylon snow jacket is great for the hiker, skier, or snowboarder. Primaloft is the new synthetic alternative to cruel down, and is perfect for cold and wet weather.
Topman offers a flashback to the ’90s with this denim jacket, and subtle imperfections create a vintage look. The faux-shearling lining provides warmth, and its 100 percent cotton material makes it easy to clean.
This moto jacket is made from densely woven brushed cotton, and resembles the look and feel of suede.
PETA Australia gave this jacket as a gift to the Prime Minster of Australia to point out that the leather industry is not only torture for animals but also toxic to the environment.
This season, cross coats made with wool and down off your shopping list, and opt for items created with synthetic materials, recycled fibers, and soft cotton instead. Whether you’re looking for polished or practical, you can find a cruelty-free look you love.