Sweaters for Fall & Winter | 10 Ethical Brands
Sweaters, sweaters, sweaters you can never have too many sweaters. My favorite article of clothing is without a doubt sweaters! I wear them year-round… hey, don’t judge – a sweater in the summer is absolutely necessary for the arctic tundra that all stores become as soon as the heat kicks up.
In honor of my holy grail clothing item, I have found ten ethical fashion brands with the cutest Fall and Winter sweaters! For all the sweater love I have mentioned, I really do need to step up my sweater game. I definitely gravitate more towards casual crew sweatshirts (which there is nothing wrong with), but in this post, I have focused more on stand-alone, dressier sweaters. Equally comfortable, but chicer.
Faherty Brand has the best mix of classic staples, pops of color, and understated prints with their sweaters. The vibe of Faherty Brand is outdoorsy PNW meets California casual surfer. The price point for Faherty Brand is on the higher side.
Shopping their sale section is a great resource for finding some really good deals! I scored a corduroy overall dress a while back from the clearance section! The quality is amazing and although they are definitely investment pieces, they will last you a long time.
Toad & Co
Another outdoorsy adventure vibes brand and I am here for it! Give me all the earthy colors and comfy cuteness! Toad & Co has great classic sweaters as well as some lovely color block patterns. A Similar price point to Faherty, but a tad less expensive.
Sézane is absolutely the place to go if you are looking to amp up your sweater game! A gorgeous selection of chunky knits, sweet and dainty pieces, as well as chic classics. This OKEO-TEX certified French brand has me simultaneously looking like the heart eyes and drool emoji… I’m definitely not a chic French woman… but with one of these sweaters, I just might temporarily pass for one!
Tentree is a Certified B Corp and their sweater game is on point. Sweater classics that will go with anything and are ethically made with eco-friendly materials. Their EcoLoft Boyfriend Crew teddy sweatshirt looks out-of-this-world comfy and is made with 100% recycled polyester.
I feel like Everlane has been expanding like crazy! Every time I look at their website they have like a zillion new products. Their sweater section is no exception – ha, that rhymed! If you’re familiar with Everlane you know they are all about creating modern basics with transparent pricing. They have a line of recycled cashmere sweaters that look super cozy!
Tradlands’ philosophy really hits home for me. A brand created by a woman drawn to shopping in the men’s section for durable classics – a woman after my own heart. Tradlands has a a couple, staple sweaters that will never go out of style. They are investment pieces and are a on the pricier side, but their Modern Fisher Alpaca sweater is currently on sale available only in XXL (if that’s not your size, I sometimes buy sweaters larger for an oversized look).
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Marine Layer started with the mission of creating the softest shirt and has created over 25 custom fabrics from beechwood pulp. Any brand whose goal is to create the softest clothing, is my kind of brand! They have some really cute statement sweaters as well as some staple sweaters. The pom sweater is definitely my favorite. Marine Layer has a recycling program, ReSpun, where you can send in your old tees and they will create new styles out of the recycled fabric. You will get a $5 credit for each tee sent it, up to $25 credit but no limits on number of tees you can donate!
Bridge & Burn
Bridge & Burn is a Pacific Northwest-inspired clothing brand designed in Portland, Oregon. Created with the slow living, adventurer in mind, Bridge & Burn keeps simplicity and versatility at the core of their designs. They have a few everyday lighter weight sweaters and a few chunky knit sweaters and cardigans. Several of the lighter weight sweaters are currently on sale and the Men’s section has a few cute sweater options too!
Club Knit is an online brand creating handmade chunky wool knit sweaters as well as offering a DIY kit. All sweaters are made to order to eliminate waste and provide more customization. Or if you are feeling creative, you can purchase one of their DIY kits and knit your own sweater! They have five DIY sweater styles as well as a beanie and a scarf option. The DIY option is significantly less expensive and they also have a ‘last chance’ clearance section if you’re not into DIY-ing. I think the DIY option is so fun and would make a really cool gift! You have the option of including knitting needles and they have a great color selection.
UpWest promotes Conscious Comfort. Creating pieces with the coziest fabrics that are made with sustainable materials. The materials they use include Tencel and Repreve. Both the women’s and men’s sections have some great sweater options! A few chunky knits, a cropped style, and lots of classic silhouette sweaters. Their price point is pretty reasonable and is one of the lowest on this list.
I have mentioned the brand KOTN before in my Everyday Sustainable Basics post as well as on my Insta stories. KOTN has just launched its first-ever knitwear collection! Who else is so excited?! KOTN is one of my favorite brands. Their new knitwear collection looks so, so cozy with lots of sweater classics and one fun two-toned, chunky knit.
Happy Sweater Shopping!
Are you as much of a sweater enthusiast as I am? I hope you found some great new additions for your ethical sweater collection. Do you have a favorite? Would you try the Club Knit DIY sweaters? Let me know in the comments 🙂This blog post may contain affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase through one of these links, I may earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Please note that my reviews are 100% my own personal opinion.