If you are on the hunt for the best sweaters to keep you cozy this winter then look no further! I’ve rounded up my favorite brands for ethically and sustainably made sweaters! Now you can look cute and stay warm while supporting brands that care about social and environmental issues. Win-win!
Ethically and Sustainably Made Sweaters
Sézane is a French brand that recently became a Certified B Corp, which means they meet high standards for production methods, working conditions, environmental footprint, and more.
I don’t think I have to tell you that I’m a HUGE fan of Sézane. I absolutely love their sweaters. They always have a wide variety of styles, colors, and fabrics to choose from.
Christy Dawn is another leader in the ethical and sustainable fashion space. They are very transparent about where they source their fabrics and how they pay their workers a living wage. They’ve even started a “Farm to Closet” initiative that actually goes beyond sustainable and into regenerative.
While Christy Dawn is probably best known for their dresses (I have about 6!) they do have a small collection of gorgeous knits!
Tradlands is a slow ethical fashion brand that focuses on a few core designs made with high quality fabrics and attention to detail. They are also size inclusive with a range of XXS to 4X.
My favorite pieces from their collection is their sweaters. The Shelter Cotton Crew Neck Sweater is my favorite! Followed by their popular Shelter Cardigan.
NAADAM works directly with sheep herders in Mongolia’s Gobi Dessert to source high quality wool and cashmere.
Their famous The Original cashmere sweater is a great price (unser $100) and very soft. I prefer this one over my similar Everlane cashmere crew sweater.
Read my NAADAM vs. EVERLANE cashmere sweater review here!
St. Roche is a small brand based out of Los Angeles. Their sustainably made pieces are designed in LA and manufactured in ethically run family or women led factories in LA, India, and Peru.
I’ve been a fan of St. Roche for awhile and was thrilled when they asked me to style a few of their sweaters. I have a few of the GORGEOUS Sissy Sweaters. These are heirloom pieces that are made to last as well.
Doen is a women-founded brand based out of California and they are passionate about supporting women. They prioritize working with women-owned or co-owned factories. Doen also keeps in mind the environmental and social impact of every step in their supply chain and makes sure to partner with ethically run factories that care about worker’s rights.
Doen knitwear is absolutely stunning and what I would consider heirloom pieces. I got this pom pom cardigan a few years ago and it’s a favorite of mine.
babaa sweaters are ethically and sustainably made in Spain by local artisans in a family run factory. You can rest assured that everyone in the supply chain – from the sheep to shepherds to factory workers are taken care of.
babaa knits are definitely substantial and extra cozy! I have the no19 cardigan in dark mist and it’s super thick and warm. This is a sweater that will keep you warm when it’s freezing outside! Side note – they are itchy so you’ll definitely have to wear something underneath!
Read my full babaa sweater review here!
Amour Vert partners directly with mills to develop their own fabrics that are ethically and sustainably made. Their clothes are also made in small batches to ensure the highest quality and eliminate waste.
I was gifted this cute textured cotton sweater last year and it’s a fun addition to by closet!
ABLE is truly a leader in the ethical fashion space. They are passionate about investing in women, ethical manufacturing, providing living wages, and being transparent about every aspect of manufacturing process.
I haven’t had a chance to try ABLE pieces yet but they are always on my radar.
How to Save Money on Ethically and Sustainably Made Sweaters
You might have noticed that a lot of these sweaters have a higher price point. That’s obviously because when a sweater (or any article of clothing) is made from sustainably sourced materials and manufactured by people earning a living wage the price is automatically going to be higher. BUT there is still a way to snag discounts on these pieces! In fact, most of the sweaters that I’ve bought from these brands were bought on sale for a very decent price.
Sign up for Brand Emails and Newsletters
The best way to be notified of sales is to sign up for a brand’s email newsletters. Often times, these brands will notify email subscribers of sales first. And since items from small ethical brands are usually produced in smaller quantities, you’ll want to get first dibs on sales because items go fast! You will also usually get a small discount by signing up for a brand’s newsletter if you are looking to shop right away.
Sign up for Brand’s Rewards Program
Some brands have rewards programs where you can get points for every order which turn into discounts on future purchases. Christy Dawn has a rewards program that’s free!
Shop Secondhand for Ethically and Sustainably Made Sweaters
The most sustainable way to shop for sweaters is to buy secondhand. You can definitely find a lot of these brands through secondhand shops online like Poshmark, @doensecondhand, and Noihsaf Bazaar to name a few!
I hope you enjoyed this roundup of the best ethically and sustainably made sweaters!