Best Children’s Ethical Winter Coats

Erica Watson, co-founder of Green+Simple, shares some of her favourite coats for children to team with beanies and wellington boots this winter: Updated 10.10.19 It’s the holy grail of winter dressing – a coat that fits just right (but with room to grow), will keep your little one warm and of course, look the part. But throw in ethically and sustainably made and it soon begins to sound like an impossible find. Don’t despair, we’ve done the hard work for you and tracked down these cleverly created, sustainable jackets designed with your minis in mind. 

Patagonia Reversible Down Sweater Hoodie

Patagonia was doing eco-conscious well before it was even a concept. Their fun and functional outdoor apparel is built to last, even when it comes to rough-and-tumble kids. This reversible hooded jacket is made from 100% recycled down while the lining has been made from recycled polyester. They come in a great range of colours and prints for boys and girls and we also love their 3-in-1 parkas for older kids.
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Mini Rodini, Upcycling Denim Utility jacket

This super cute denim jacket made from GRS certified recycled materials such as PET soda bottles, discarded fishnets and used clothes. This particular jacket’s unisex design makes it the perfect piece for handing down from siblings, cousins or friends once your little one outgrows it.

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Little Green Radicals, Into the Woods reversible jacket

Made from organic fairtrade cotton, Little Green Radicals reversible Sherpa jackets will keep kids snug when it’s cold out. We adore their mountain bear prints – which work equally for boys and girls – and the popper buttons make dressing a snap. It’s also machine washable. As well as clothes they have their own range of skincare including an organic baby sleep balm and massage oil. 

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For more winter warmers, see Erica’s picks of children’s wellies and beanies.

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