Fair Fashion Favourites Autumn '19

Autumn is coming up and I could not be more excited! I love the season and I love wrapping myself in cosy sweaters and scarfs. I know that it can be difficult to find sustainable and ethical brands, especially when it comes to jackets, coats and boots – which are essential for a chilly autumn day. I put together a little list of fair fashion favourites for autumn, in case you need some inspiration. It’s all about warm earthy tones mixed with some bold colours. 

Enjoy!

Disclaimer: None of this sponsored.

Sweaters & Cardigans

First and maybe most importantly for the season of sweater weather: cardigans and sweaters. Whether you use them for layering or want to wear them as statement pieces themselves. 

 

Still not over my Reformation obsession. Although I love that autumn is for layering, I wouldn’t say no to a good statement sweater like this one.

// Victoria Sweater //

from Reformation

If you are looking for a cardigan with a relaxed fit, this one would be perfect for a chilly autumn-day.

// Texture Cotton Crop Cardigan //

Also available in Cider and Black. 

from Everlane

 

 

The Hatch Sweater is made from 52% Recycled Cotton and 48% Recycled Polyester. It’s also available in blue or white, but I love the bold stripes.

// The Hatch Sweater //

from Foundationals

 

Because who can ever get enough of cosy cardigans?! This one is made from 100% Organic Cotton.

// MASCHAA Cardigan //

from ARMEDANGELS

 

This eye-catcher is made from 100% Organic Cotton.

// Cropped Sweatshirt //

from Dariadéh

 

A cosy sweatshirt for many occasions as it could be dressed up with some jewellery or simply thrown on when it’s too cold.

// Cropped Sweatshirt //

from Reformation

 

Made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton yarn:

// The Cropped Mockneck Sweater //

from VETTA

Coats & Jackets

An autumn staple you just can’t go without: a warm-but-not-too-warm jacket or coat. 

 

This jacket is made from organic cotton corduroy outside and a fluffy teddy as well as a silky, smooth recycled polyester lining inside. 

// Kaori Work Jacket //

from Jan ‘n June

 

This robe is made from 55% Belgian Linen and 45% Organic Cotton. Easy to throw on over any outfit!

// Stone Plant Dyed Linen Easy Robe //

from Back Beat Rags

 

A season-less classic: a cruelty-free black leather jacket – made from recycled polyster!

// DRADEN Vegan Leather Jacket //

from Matt & Nat

 

You can throw this trench over whatever you’re wearing for an easy, light layer as the days cool. By zipping the sleeves off you can create a refined duster vest that elevates any outfit. 

// The Convertible Trench //

from VETTA

 

A trench coat with weather-ready details, like a storm flap and water-resistant finish. Elevates any outfit to an elegant level!

// The Drape Trench Coat //

from Everlane

 

Blazers are so versatile and are therefore a good staple for any closet. 

Plaid blazers are especially in this Autumn (you can find plaid blazers on Everlane as well) but a plain black blazer is a more time- and season-less option. 

// Cotton-Linen Blazer //

from Everlane

 

A good denim jacket is pretty much a must for autumn (and all year round). This one is made from organic cotton.

// ARITAA Denim Jacket //

Basics

Basics, basics, basics because they’re best for layering!

 

When it’s windy outside: Bodysuits for the win!

// Long-Sleeve V-Neck Bodysuit //

from Everlane

 

A basic white tee that’s not so basic:

// Basic White Tee //

from The Slow Label

 If you need more basics, like this long-sleeve tee, I can recommend Organic Basics to you. All their clothes are 100% organic!

// Long-Sleeve Tee //

Pants

These are my favourite shorts and skirts from fair fashion brands. 

 

These pants are made from tencel. Tencel is a lyocell fiber from Lenzing, a company leading the way in botanic fibers. It is a cellulose fiber made from sustainably harvested eucalyptus trees. (Source: Blackbird Fabrics)

// Avocado Tencel Paperbag Pants // 

from Back Beat Rags

 

You can never go wrong with a pair of skinny black jeans, especially when they’re made of GOTS certified cotton and a vegan patch. 

// Carey Super Skinny Back 2 Black // 

from Kuyuchi 

 

 You can also never go wrong with a good pair of Mom Jeans – made from organic cotton, of course. 

// MAIRAA Mom Fit High Waist //

from ARMEDANGELS

 

And another pair of pants made from the great Tencel fabric – this time in a classic black. 

 // The Tencel Tapered Pant //

from VETTA

 

A straight cut – also made from organic cotton and with a vegan patch.

// Breezy Britt Used Original //

from NudieJeans

Loungewear

Since autumn is often perfect to just have a comfy day inside, I decided to include some loungewear in this guide. 

MATE The Label is a really cool Los Angeles based clothing label that focuses on sustainable and ethical practices. On their website they tell you the cost-per-wear for each of their pieces which I think is great. It promotes investing in pieces that will last long. 

// Classic Jogger //

from MATE the Label

 

This sweater is made from a brushed french terry fabric – 46% Modal, 25% Recycled Cotton, 25% Recycled Polyster and 4% Spandex.

// Hunter Sweatshirt //

from Reformation 

 

A comfortable pair of leggings made of 96% Cotton (organic) and 4% Elasthane. 

// SHIVAA Leggings //

from ARMEDANGELS

 

Sweathoodie made from 80% Cotton (organic), 20% Lyocell (TENCEL™). 

// GEORGIAA Logo Sweathoodie // 

from ARMEDANGELS

Shoes

To be honest, before I started researching for this guide, I was worried I wouldn’t finde a lot of good autumn-worthy shoes that are vegan while being ethically and sustainably produced. But I was surprised to find a lot of amazing brands that are worth mentioning here!

 

A classic black ankle boot made in Portugal. Vegan Suede. 

// Nina Black Vegan Ankle Boot //

from Good Guys

 

 This gorgeous boot is made from faux leather and non-animal glues. 

// ALEXA Black Boots //

from Collection & Co

 

And another gorgeous boot in the perfect autumn-colour.

// KAIRA Chocolate Brown Sock Boots //

from Collection & Co

VEJA is an amazing footwear brand that focuses on ecological and fair trade conditions and works with cooperatives of small producers and social associations in Brazil and France. All their shoes are cruelty-free.

// Campo White Natural //

 

To whoever had the idea to make a shoe out of orange corduroy: I love you! (My boyfriend thinks these shoes are hideous but I can’t help it! They’re just so different.)

Also available in a classic black vegan leather.

// AMARI High Heel //

from Matt & Nat

 

Bags

In autumn, when most outfits look mostly cosy due to earthy tones and knit textures, I like using an interesting or colourful bag to add a little something. Here are some cruelty-free options. 

 

The Poème bag from Minuit Sur Terre would add a little pop of colour to any outfit. 

// Poème Bag //

 

 A classic staple, not only for autumn:

// BEE Vegan Crossbody Bag //

from Matt & Nat

 

I love the colour of this tote bag made from vegan leather.

“Great fashion handbags don’t have to come at animals’ expense.”

// Cher Tote //

from Angela Roi

 

And because for some of us autumn means going back to school or uni, I wanted to include this vegan backpack from Denise Robool. 

// DR Backpack //

 

 

Or if you’re more into shoulder bags than backpacks, how about this vegan bag? It fits a 13″ notebook.

// Plain Work Bag //

from Denise Robool

 

Scarves

And what would autumn be without some cosy big scarves to wrap yourself in?

 

A simple scarf that can be added to any outfit for some extra cosiness. It is made from 96% cotton (80% of that recycled cotton) and 4% elastane.

// Scarf Ross //

from Jan ‘n June

 

This scarf is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.

// Linnear Scarf Redcurrant Red // 

from thought

You know it’s gonna be extra cosy, when it’s even called a “blanket”. This scarf is handmade from 100% cotton.

// White Cotton Blanket //

from Mamoq

I hope the fair fashion favourites showed you once again how beautiful sustainable and ethical fashion can be and that there are plenty of gorgeous clothing items out there that have been produced fairly and environmentally friendly while not being too expensive.

I would like to stress again that this is by no means meant to make you feel like you need any of these pieces, but if you are still looking for something to keep you warm during autumn, maybe you now consider some of the mentioned fair fashion brands. If you are interested in shopping second hand but you don’t really know how to master the art of thrifting, feel free to have a look at my 20 Second Hand Shopping Tips that will help you become a real thrifting pro. 

Thank you for reading!

xx
Pauline

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