Style Watch – 8 sustainable coats for September

LÖV - luxury eco raincoat for urbanites TERRA NEW YORK - 100% waterproof, perfect for cyclists nau Chrysalis Coat converts to a dress LÖV trench coats are designed for sunny days, but also to withstand a downpour Elroy Azara Jacket in upcycled merino wool juleselin  surprises with pea coats in 100% organic cotton A kimono style cloak, fairly made in India from People Tree Krstinit designs for the elegant and eco conscious woman Timeless coats by Bhoomki support American workers and factories.

By Kate | Women
Posted Sep 5, 2012

As Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week opens today, the forecast is predicting rain. September is famous for its unpredictable weather, so whether you are flitting from class to class or runway show to fashion party – these 8 coats will protect you form the elements, while shielding you in style!

TERRA NEW YORK was created by a duo of designers, marketing professionals, and bicycle lovers who wanted to push rain gear options for rainy days to a stylish level. An innovative rainwear company, TERRA NEW YORK coats are 100% waterproof (made with polyurethane biodegradable in landfill after 10 years) with heat sealed seams to stop water but also breathing openings in the sleeves and underneath flap storms provide comfort to the wearer.

 

From nau -not only is the Chrysalis made from recycled polyester fabric (developed in partnership with Teijin)  this coat transforms from snapped-up spring shell to unbuttoned sleeveless summer dress. This breathable, wind-resistant and water-repellant dress is designed with detachable sleeves, adjustable empire waist and flattering shawl collar that suits any style.

The Dutch luxury eco raincoat collection of LÖV combines elegant, trendy styles with functional, water-resistant design. Chic coats for stylish women with a dynamic, urban lifestyle, the fabrics, laminates and finishes are as environmentally-friendly as possible. The coats are also produced under fair labour conditions in our factory in China (according to the 8 points of the Fair Wear foundation).

Canadian designer Elroy chooses to create ethical fashion – the design, sourcing, materials and manufacturing of their clothing is environmentally conscious and socially responsible with the goal to lead the way in delivering great quality, sustainable, fairly traded and beautiful clothing. This Azara Jacket is made from upcycled merino wool. Available in Dark Grey or Light Grey.

The juleselin knitwear line, designed by Julia Burnbaum, features a versatile collection of jackets, sweaters, and dresses created from organic cotton and recycled fabrications. The Willow coat is your double breasted pea coat with a twist – made from 100% organic cotton.

This voluminous, hand-woven waffle stitch kimono wrap jacket is fairly made in India for Fair Trade Pioneers People Tree. Beautifully textured with a drape collar, side pockets and single horn button fastening at front and horn fastening detail on cuffs.

Th Camel Coco Coat, from L.A. designer Kristinit features beautiful draped tailoring and is constructed out of 100% organic wool. Details include, lining, deep pockets, and embroidered collar and cuffs. The line uses innovative organic fabrics, local manufacturing, and fair trade practices, and Kristinit continues to donate a percentage of each sale to various charities that support animals and the environment.

Artists and artisans in the USA, lovingly produced these limited edition Bhoomki coats. Their creation kept American workers in the Carolinas and New York City busy and employed. For this collection, they only made 55 pieces in total, conserving energy and waste by producing less. This Temple Tower coat is embroidered with Hindu temple facades against a backdrop of iconic New York skyscrapers. The lines between modernity and tradition are blurry after all.

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