The Scoop On Eco-Friendly Sweaters
- Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Organic T-shirts are readily available. Eco-chic dresses, recycled denim jeans, hot vegan shoes – they’re all out there. But what’s always been a bit hard to find in abundance? Eco-friendly sweaters. Well, not anymore! Here are my top picks for stylish and cozy knits on the market right now.
Femininity And Frill
For a touch of femininity and a touch of frill without going overboard, the Karlie Ruffle Sweater ($149) by Kelly B is the perfect piece. In a rich purple-ish blue, it’s a great alternative to basic black. And with the deep V-neck and tying belt, it is super flattering and works with any shape. Made in the U.S. of hemp, organic cotton, silk and Spandex.
A little bit Alpine, a little bit Silver Lake hipster, the Granted Knit Cardigan ($345) is a total showstopper. This is one of those sweaters that you’ll buy now and your kids will beg to wear in 20 years. Handmade in Vancouver, this piece is substantial enough to wear as a coat and chic enough to wear to for years to come. Though I have to say, the horse design in cobalt is my personal favorite, there’s also a link design version in dark grey and white.
And if you’re looking for a cardigan with a little more refinement, the Grandpa Cardigan ($338) by Stewart + Brown is just what the doctor ordered! Also a piece that will maintain it’s chic-ness for years, I love the classic wheat color paired with the modern silhouette. Also available in charcoal, this “Grandpa” is made via fair trade in China of 100% Merino wool.
Cozy Chic Turtleneck
I obviously have an affinity for cardigans, but if they’re not your thing – check out the gorgeous Eden Turtleneck Sweater ($128) from The Hempest. It’s cozy and sexy and chic, complete with luxe-looking button detail. And talk about versatility, pair the Eden with anything from jeans and ballerina flats to a pencil skirt and mile high heels.
And though the Recycled Denim Cape ($150) by Popomomo isn’t actually a “sweater”, it’s a great, cool-weather alternative for those who don’t wear animal products or just want something that’s not a knit. Very stylish and easy to wear, I’m loving this cape because it’s an interesting silhouette without being too “cape-y” – if you know what I mean.