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18 Vegan winter coats you can buy online 2018 | Hilary Victoria

A vegan winter coat is a jacket that not only doesn’t contain leather and fur inserts, but has a padding that does not derive from animals too.

Down is the most common padding used to isolate winter coats, it is made of goose or duck’s plumage, picked from the softer feather layer that lies beneath the outer layer.

Despite the plumage of the birds can grow back, the plucking is a traumatic operation that causes pain and distress and it’s repeated again and again, until the quality of the feathers starts to fall and the animals are slaughtered. Foie gras producers often sell their birds’ feathers to increase profits.

At an industrial level this operation is sometimes so violent that the geese and ducks die during it because of the traumas they suffered.

For further information and to sign the petition to ask companies to stop using feather padding, visit the PETA website.

Is the padding of a vegan winter coat sustainable?
cruelty free vegan jackets

The padding of many vegan winter coats is made of 100% polyester material: this choice is not so sustainable as polyester is not biodegradable, and its production requires a lot of water.

Sometimes it’s not possible being 100% sustainable, furthermore a vegan winter coat with a sustainable production is often sold at a high price but we can manage to do the best choice we can to protect the environment, animals and human beings.

I will show below 18 cruelty-free coats you can buy online in 2018 and analyze their characteristics so you can choose a winter jacket that will last and warm you over the next winters.

Vans Southfield MTE Puffer Jacket

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Vans Southfield MTE Puffer Jacket Black

Vans Southfield MTE Puffer Jacket Grape Leaf

Price (eur): 169,99 – 189,00 €
Price (usd): 192,74 – 214,29 $
Size: XS, S, M, L
Colors: Black, Grape Leaf
Eco-Padding: non eco
Material: 100% Polyester
Cruelty free brand: not cruelty free
Sustainable brand: Vans has a sustainability program to reduce their environmental footprint of operations and products. Vans’ ethical rating on GoodOnYou is 3/5.

Guess Women’s Jacket Vona

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Guess Women’s Jacket Vona in Jet Black

Price (eur): 139,90 – 149,90 €
Price (usd): 158,62 – 169,96 $
Size: S, M, L, XL
Colors: Jet Black
Eco-Padding: non eco
Material: 100% Polyester
Cruelty free brand: not cruelty free
Sustainable brand: Guess has a sustainability program, you can find their sustainability report for the years 2016-2017 too. Guess’ ethical rating on GoodOnYou is 2/5.

Save the Duck Men’s Jacket

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Save the Duck Men’s Jacket

Price (eur): 341,10 – 390 €
Price (usd): 386,75 – 442,19 $
Size: M, L, XL, XXL
Colors: Brown
Eco-Padding: eco icon
Material: Plumtech
Cruelty free brand: cruelty free
Sustainable brand: On their sustainability page Save the Duck claims to be a sustainable brand but no report or proof is published. Save the Duck’s ethical rating on GoodOnYou is 2/5.

Save the Duck women’s Coat Ecofur

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Save the Duck women’s Coat Ecofur

Price (eur): 329 €
Price (usd): 373,03 $
Size: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Colors: Black
Eco-Padding: eco icon
Material: Plumtech
Cruelty free brand: cruelty free
Sustainable brand: On their sustainability page Save the Duck claims to be a sustainable brand but no report or proof is published. Save the Duck’s ethical rating on GoodOnYou is 2/5.

Levi’s Kerri Puffer

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Levi’s Kerri Puffer

Price (eur): 146 – 220 €
Price (usd): 165,54 – 249,44 $
Size: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL
Colors: Black
Eco-Padding: non eco
Material: 100% Polyester
Cruelty free brand: not cruelty free
Sustainable brand: Levis has a sustainability program which can be consulted on their sustainability page. Levi’s ethical rating on GoodOnYou is 3/5.

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