It is starting to rain. And your umbrella is at home. – No big deal. Why? Because these sustainable wind & waterproof jackets will keep you dry, also without an umbrella. And look damn stylish, too. In New York City, we spotted everyone wearing rain and wind jackets in bold colors such as bright yellow and pink. We picked these 5 sustainable wind & waterproof jacket brands that protect you and the environment.
Trash is the good news: Ecoalf creates high-quality clothing and accessories entirely made from recycled fabrics. So far, the sustainable brand has turned more than 70 million plastic bottles into stylish products. Wow. Aside from their down jackets (PrimaLoft®) and hooded parkas, we are big fans of their ultralight rain & wind jackets. Just like the Lightweight Windbreaker 3/4 For Women ‘Francesca’ which is composed of 100% recycled waterproof fishing nets. Its adjustable waistline accentuates your silhouette and the transparent look makes us feel extra edgy. With super practical pockets, big enough to keep your smartphone dry!
Aeance offers eco-sustainable, non-seasonal clothing for every life situation. Collaborating with designers such as Steven Tai, you can wear their minimalistic jackets when going for a run or when out with friends. All pieces are made from bluesign® and OEKO-TEX® certified materials using cutting-edge technology. This is why their “adaptive” jackets with bonded seams are so comfortable.
Eye-catching autumn capes, classic trench coats, stylish rain parkas: Langerchen creates premium eco-friendly outerwear using organic cotton, eco-wool (with naturally water-repellent properties) Tencel, organic linen and recycled polyester. The conscious label also shows that “Made in China” doesn’t necessarily come from mass production. All Langerchen clothes are made in their fair family-run company in Jiaxing.
In Amsterdam, you better look good when the weather doesn’t. The Netherlands is popular for its modern rainwear. Maium designs minimal raincoats in bold colors that keep you strikingly dry – even when out and about on your bike. The side zippers turn the raincoat into a poncho and make bikers saddle fast on rainy days. The Dutch eco-label produces their rainwear from recycled plastic bottles and doesn’t use any harmful substances.
Fashion meets function at Tretorn. The Swedish outdoor wear brand makes timeless jackets with functional outer and inner pockets as well as adjustable hoods and extra high collars (to keep you super dry and protect you from the wind). Tretorn uses water-proof, breathable recycled nylon from discarded fishing nets that are collected in Korean harbors.
Mia is a Paris-based freelance writer from Vienna. When she was a little girl, she dreamed of living in the Amazon jungle, where she would protect the rain forest and animal life. Now living in the city jungle of the French capital (things sometimes turn out differently than expected), she found her calling in raising awareness about pretty much everything sustainable, vegan, organic and ethical. The trained copywriter received her MA in Global Communications in Fashion at the American University of Paris. miawindischgraetz.com