I smell pumpkin spice. It's that time of year when the weather starts cooling and we can don our chicest fall jackets. I love a good tweed blazer or cozy camel wrap coat. Leather jackets, sporty bombers, trench coats, and tailored wool coats are also nice to have in a fall capsule wardrobe.
If you're looking for high-quality fall outwear, here are 12 ethical and sustainable fall jacket and coat brands to help build a timeless wardrobe. All the brands make clothing for women, and I note whenever a brand also makes eco outwear for men and children.
For winter outwear, see this list of 8 Ethical & Sustainable Winter Jacket and Coat Brands.
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It's hard to go wrong with Sézane's trenches, jackets, and coats for fall. A certified B Corporation based in Paris, their French girl chic outerwear is a mix of timeless, vintage-inspired pieces and colorful contemporary styles. Crafted in ateliers, Sézane's quality clothing and accessories are sold at more accessible price points. Visit their stores around Europe and the States.
Everlane is my go-to brand for capsule wardrobe basics. The US-based direct-to-consumer clothing brand has a decent selection of blazers, trench coats, anoraks, and jean jackets made with organic cotton, recycled polyester, and renewed material whenever possible. Everlane also has a line of men's outwear.
Boden is not afraid to play with color and prints in their jackets, blazers, and tailored coats. The UK-based family-run global fashion brand makes clothes to last and uses as many recycled materials as possible. On top of a wide selection of jackets and coats for women, they also have outerwear for men, boys, girls, and babies.
The Curated's luxury coats can't be beat in terms of quality at a fair price point. A few years ago, I invested in their Classic Coat in camel, a cashmere and merino wool blend, and I've been wearing it every fall and spring. Learn more about how they price their pieces. They are one of my favorite brands for timeless and sustainable fall outerwear.
Made in the USA, VETTA makes sustainable capsule wardrobe pieces that are extremely versatile. Each capsule collection is comprised of 5 items that can be mixed and matched to 30 outfits. See their recent Fall Capsule as an example. You can buy individual pieces or mix and match to create your own capsule. The blazers and trench coats in their outwear collection have removable sleeves so the pieces can be worn as dresses or vests too.
LA-based Reformation has a diverse selection of fall jackets and coats and jackets. While they're known for being a trendy cool-girl fashion brand, their outerwear styles are vintage-inspired and timeless. Reformation often uses deadstock and recycled material, as well as sustainable fibers such as TENCEL. Visit their stores in the US, Canada, and the UK.
Based in the UK, Thought is a casual contemporary clothing brand that is kind to the planet. Their fall jackets and coats are made from organic cotton and recycled materials. Thought also makes jackets for men.
US-based fashion brand Cuyana wants you to buy fewer, better things. Their neutral, timeless fall jackets and coats are made in factories in Italy, Portugal, or Romania known for producing luxury items, often woven with sustainable or Italian fabrics. Visit their brick-and-mortar stores in the States.
Thakoon is a designer's take on practical capsule wardrobe pieces. The direct-to-consumer fashion brand works directly with manufacturers in Asia to make high-quality clothing that transcends seasons. Their fall jackets are casual cool and perfect for city slickers.
Amour Vert may mean "green love" in French but they are a made in the USA fashion brand committed to sustainability, from business practices to the full lifecycle of their garments. They have a versatile selection of fall jackets made from sustainable or recycled fabrics. Also check out their resale section called ReAmour where you can buy or sell pre-loved Amour Vert pieces.
Outerknown is an understated sustainable clothing brand that is Fair Trade Certified. They plan to be fully circular by 2030. They aim to make excellent-quality, sustainable clothing and products that last a lifetime. Outerwear offers ethical fall jackets and coats for both women and men.
Budapest-based designer fashion brand Nanushka is inspired by mix of heritage, travel, and bohemian modernism. Responsibly produced with a focus on craftsmanship, Nanushka makes creative and elegant clothing for women and men. Their fall jacket and coat styles are both contemporary and classic.
Remember you can always shop secondhand fall jackets and coats from local stores or online using these 7 Best Thrifting Apps for Clothes.
Do you have any other ethical fall coat brands to recommend? Let us know in the comments below.