As February finally drags to a close, spring is at last on its way. But there are still a few months of wind and rain before we can completely shed our outerwear. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions for environmentally-friendly spring jackets and raincoats.
Nau, a Portland-based sustainable clothing manufacturer, offers jackets for both men and women in a variety of weights and styles. While not exactly cheap, their products use renewable and recycled fibers, and the company donates two percent of every sale to their environmental and humanitarian partners. Another Portland-based operation, WeMa has created a fashionable raincoat for women with an outer layer made entirely of recycled plastic bottles.
NYC-based designer Mau has some unique pieces made from Tyvek, which feels papery but is much tougher, more resilient and waterproof. His jackets use materials recycled from construction, graphics, and paper trades. The Post Industrial Folk Wear collection includes several styles of unisex jackets.