Let’s be clear about one thing: capitalism will not save us. Buying more pretty things to put in your closet or on your body will not end police brutality or racism or make it impossible for bad people to have power over good people. It might feel good to treat yo’self but that doesn’t mean it always accomplishes good in the rest of the world.
But how you choose to buy can make a real difference, when done consciously. Giving your dollars to companies that treat people and the planet well is a way of casting your vote in the marketplace. It’s a way of saying, "I want to support businesses that look like this, not like that." And since money talks — even more so than we’d like it to, sometimes — it's important to make sure we're saying the right things with where our money goes.
So as the temperatures continue to drop and you’re looking to supplement your cold-weather wardrobe, be mindful of the kinds of companies you’re supporting. Below, you’ll find some of our favorite picks for ethically made winter wear.
You'll be wearing sweaters most days this season, so here's a selection of pieces perfect for layering over and under everything else in your closet.
Fur-lined sneaks, waterproof boots and clunky clogs perfect for keeping your toes toasty no matter the occasion.
With everything from heavy wool to light trenches, these coats have you covered no matter how wonky the weather forecast gets.
These mittens, hats, scarves and socks will fight off frostbite all winter long.
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