Warm Up to Eco Friendly Coats
By Bonny Osterhage
Baby, it's cold outside, so wrap yourself in warmth this season with an eco friendly coat. Smart, sophisticated and stylish, an overcoat adds polish to your winter wardrobe and, with proper care, will last for many winters to come.
Rebe Recycled Betty Coat
This sassy style is versatile enough to work with your favorite jeans or your best party dress. Soft and cozy, it is made from Rebe’s signature recycled cotton and acrylic, and features exposed seams and a shorter length for a modern edge. $196 at www.fairtribe.com.
Naturevsfuture Swerve Coat in Rust
We love the modern lines and the flattering fit of this coat, made from top designer surplus fabrics. Toasty warm, it is lined with snuggly soft charmeuse and has a versatile collar that can be worn up or down for different looks. $478 at www.naturevsfuture.com.
hessnatur Alpaca and Virgin Wool Coat
We love getting more bang for our buck, so we were delighted to find this double-faced alpaca blend coat, which is like getting two for the price of one. The relaxed style and A-line silhouette make for an elegant and flattering fit. It's destined to become a classic. $398 at www.hessnatur.com.
Elroy Ceiba Jacket
This organic cotton canvas coat is not unlike a classic trench coat, with its draped collar and tie waist. Causally chic, it's the perfect every day topper. Available in black, green, olive or tan. ON SALE for $120 (normally $299) at www.shopelroy.com.
Nau Splendor Trench
If you like the trendy puffy coat, but don't like feeling like the Michelin Man, this is a wonderful alternative. Just as warm, but smooth and sleek, this waterproof trench is durable and urban chic. $445 at www.nau.com.