12 Sustainable Cold Weather Essentials
Shorter days, longer nights, falling leaves, and a hint of woodsmoke in the air — all the subtle signs that autumn has arrived. Time to discover our 12 favorite sustainably made, fair trade, and organic products you can enjoy all autumn long! Eco friendly sweaters, fair trade hoodies, socks, scarves, candles, teapots, and blankets that will keep you warm and feeling cozy.
1. Area Home Liam Alpaca Throw Blanket — $290
Meet your next favorite fall staple! Area Home’s Alpaca Throw Blanket is so warm, soft, and comfortable, you’ll want to stay wrapped in it forever! It’s made with 100% Baby Alpaca — which refers to the finest, softest hairs (not the age of the alpaca) — making it luxuriously cozy. Did you know the Incas placed a higher value on alpaca fiber than on silver or gold? With this throw, it’s easy to tell why!
Area Home adheres to the highest standards of sustainability when creating their home products, making sure to only use high-quality natural fibers and materials. By ensuring quality, each piece is made to last an exceptionally long time. All of Area Home’s manufacturing facilities have certifications that provide safe working conditions and fair wages.
2. Grund Sea Pines Throw Blanket — $98
This GOTS-certified organic cotton throw blanket is expertly woven, versatile, and super cozy. Ethically made in Portugal without the use of synthetic materials or harmful chemicals, this luxuriously organic and sustainable throw is heirloom quality and will easily be cherished for generations.
3. Ritual and Fancy Glass Votive Candle (5 oz) — $26
There’s nothing cozier than cuddling up with a blanket and lighting a candle — even better when the candle scent matches the mood perfectly! This fall, enjoy Ritual and Fancy’s Glass Votive Candle, which has 17 different scents — including autumn classics like Apple Spice, Honey Spiced Head Trip, and Rain Water!
Ritual and Fancy makes their candles with 100% soy wax from a renewable source and a wood wick, ensuring the candle burns slowly for 18–25 hours of fragrance and relaxation. Handcrafted in Portland, Oregon and featuring pure essential oils and floral designs, Ritual and Fancy is dedicated to quality. The best part: All candles are free of lead, dye, parabens, and phthalates, so you don’t have to stress about what you might be breathing in.
4. Moonshine Design Speckled Stoneware Mug Set — $70
This stunning, handcrafted stoneware mug set is essential for warming up with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning. Moonshine Design creates their handcrafted stoneware ceramics in small batches to ensure minimal impact while also making functional, everyday pieces that are made to last.
5. Looma Women's Merino Wool Sock 4-Pack — $68
Keeping your feet nice and warm during the chilly winter season is a breeze with these merino wool socks. They’re all made in Bengal, India to the highest ethical and sustainable standards, resulting in exceptionally soft and long-lasting essentials that only get softer with each wash.
Andy I. says, “I love how soft they are and how toasty they keep my feet. Would buy again, but they're so durable I doubt I'll need to anytime soon!”
6. Kyrgies Women's Woven Wool Slippers — $69
For those cold days where socks alone aren’t enough, Kyrgies’ knitted wool yarn house shoes are the perfect cold weather companion. With their flexible, accommodating fit and naturally moisture-wicking and odor resistance, these house slippers exemplify peak comfort for year-round wear.
7. The Knotty Ones Rib Merino Wool Scarf — $122
This scarf is ultrasoft, extra cozy, and made from chunky, 100% merino wool. Women artisans in rural Lithuania handknit each scarf in small batches using cruelty-free, plastic-free, and biodegradable yarns, and local artists hand-dye each piece using only natural herbs.
8. La’ F.E.M. Sea Salt Candle — $34
Cultivate your desired ambiance using La’ F.E.M.’s hand-poured Sea Salt Candle. Created with soy and coconut wax and scented using a thoughtful blend of all-natural essential oils, these sustainably-made candles will elevate the atmosphere of your home. Plus they’re all sulfate, phthalate, and paraben-free.
9. Sijo Eucalyptus Long Sleeve Top and Eucalyptus Jogger Pants in Pebble — $45 to $65
Sijo’s Eucalyptus Long Sleeve Top and Jogger Pants are a foolproof way to stay warm during these chilly months. Made with 95% Eucalyptus Lyocell and 5% Elastane, these OEKO-TEX certified fabrics guarantee comfort and style that’s free of harmful chemicals.
Sijo uses eucalyptus lyocell fabric that’s produced in a closed-loop process that reuses water and solvents in the manufacturing process. All of Sijo’s craftspeople work in safe and healthy working conditions and are paid above a living wage. Sijo is a woman-owned and POC-owned business.
10. Anchal Project Chore Jacket in Bone — $275
This colorful, hand-embroidered jacket — that’s made with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton canvas — is the perfect way to stay warm and fashionable during the colder seasons.
Anchal hand-makes all their products in India and only uses eco friendly dyes, natural fibers, and organic cotton to produce their sophisticated and contemporary pieces. They also run DyeScape, an education and training program in Kentucky, dedicated to teaching about the benefits of using natural dyes.
11. The Knotty Ones Delčia Sweater — $172
Super stylish and endlessly versatile, the Delčia Sweater comes in five earth-inspired colors and is made with OEKO-TEX-certified, 100% fair trade cotton. Women artisans in rural Lithuania handknit the sweater in small batches. Local artists who specialize in hand-dyeing with natural herbs color the pieces, which results in a non-toxic, biodegradable, plastic-free, and cruelty-free fit. Pair it with your favorite jeans, and this ethically elevated sweater will keep you warm and stylish all winter long.
12. The Bright Angle Monday Porcelain Mug in Smoke Gray — $48
Beautifully minimalist and durable, this Monday Porcelain Mug is expertly handcrafted by artisans in North Carolina to perfectly fit in the curve of your palm. Whether you’re a coffee lover or exclusively a tea drinker, this mug is sure to be an everyday essential.
The Bright Angle creates stunning porcelain pieces with clay mixed from scratch. All of their pieces are made in the USA and all their artisans are provided a fair and living wage for their craftsmanship.