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14 Eco-Friendly—And Vegan!—Women’s Sweaters to Chase the Chill

Story by Jasmin Malik Chua - Source: http://www.ecouterre.com

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‘Tis the season for sweaters, but not everyone’s a fan of wool. Whether you oppose animal fibers or moral grounds or simply because the stuff makes you itch, here are 14 sheep-free sweaters that will coddle you in cruelty-free warmth all winter long. Above, Eileen Fisher’s bateau-neck dolman sweater ($169), fairly made in Peru from textured organic cotton.

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SHAPE-SORTER

All Knitwear’s Annie Larson designs, knits, and assembles every one of eclectic sweater designs to order in her home studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Her patterned “Sticker Stripe” jumper is an oldie but goodie. Made from 100 percent ringspun cotton, the relaxed, boxy number is available in three attention-grabbing colorways.

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CABLE VISION

American Apparel’s classically styled cable-knit pullover comes in a baker’s dozen worth of colors, enough to punch up the drabbest of weather. Each 100 percent cotton piece is constructed in Los Angeles, where the label is based.

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MERCI BEAUCOUP

An online-only operation, Everlane is obsessed with luxury at affordable prices. Its French terry sweatshirt boasts quality construction and a “dangerously soft” blend of polyester, rayon, and spandex. Plus, the versatile jumper gets its good looks Stateside—Los Angeles, to be specific.

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RING AROUND THE COLLAR

Curator’s “Arden” waffle-knit thermal features a statement-making cowl for added panache. Crafted in San Francisco from 100 percent organic cotton, the layer-friendly topper is just what the meteorologist ordered for those in-between-temperature days.

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UNDER COVER

Cocoon thyself in Skunkfunk’s double-breasted cardigan-pullover hybrid. Made from 100 percent organic cotton, the cozy wrapper offers extra-deep pockets for cosseting cold mitts.

 

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BORROWED FROM THE BOYS

You can stop raiding his closet. Fairly knit in Peru, Stewart + Brown’s organic-cotton pullover offers that oversized silhouette you crave with a feminine twist.

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BETWEEN THE LINES

Honest By’s neo-mariniere sweater has more than earned its stripes. It’s fairly made in Germany from 100 percent Global Organic Textile Standard-certified organic cotton, for instance. More than that, it’s part of a bigger movement toward complete transparency and accountability in the garment supply chain.

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V FOR VICTORY

An asymmetric hemline, generous fit, and a shallow V-neck define this swing-style pullover from Indigenous. Handmade by women artisans who are guaranteed a living wage, each 100 percent organic-cotton sweater comes in your choice of espresso, silver, or berry.

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DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

Who needs a Snuggie? Hessnatur’s capacious organic-cotton sweater is perfect for winter lounging. The subtle diamond-shape perforations are a nice, festive touch.

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HOLEY MOLY

Leave your ratty hoodie for the gym. Derived from a blend of organic cotton and bamboo, Gaiam’s shawl-collared, open-knit cardigan is sheer poetry in motion.

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STUD MUFFIN

Leave it to Beatles scion Stella McCartney to design a sweatshirt with rocker flair. Created in collaboration with Adidas, her fashion-forward jumper features a pattern of hot-fix studs on a backdrop of organic cotton French terry.

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NECK AND NECK

The wardrobe staple of beatnik poets and Silicon Valley CEOs makes a comeback as a layering essential for the colder months. The “Foehn” turtleneck by Fair Indigo is fairly made in India from 100 percent organic cotton, with a subtly shaped fit that is sure to flatter.

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RACING STRIPES

Want to dress as the French do? Get in line with with Chinti and Parker’s effortlessly chic striped pullover, available in midweight organic cotton for bonus street cred.

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