12 Sustainable Cold Weather Essentials

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Shorter days, longer nights, falling leaves, and a hint of woodsmoke in the air — all the subtle signs that autumn has arrived. Time to discover our 12 favorite sustainably made, fair trade, and organic products you can enjoy all autumn long! Eco friendly sweaters, fair trade hoodies, socks, scarves, candles, teapots, and blankets that will keep you warm and feeling cozy.

1. Area Home Liam Alpaca Throw Blanket — $290

Meet your next favorite fall staple! Area Home’s Alpaca Throw Blanket is so warm, soft, and comfortable, you’ll want to stay wrapped in it forever! It’s made with 100% Baby Alpaca — which refers to the finest, softest hairs (not the age of the alpaca) — making it luxuriously cozy. Did you know the Incas placed a higher value on alpaca fiber than on silver or gold? With this throw, it’s easy to tell why! 

Area Home adheres to the highest standards of sustainability when creating their home products, making sure to only use high-quality natural fibers and materials. By ensuring quality, each piece is made to last an exceptionally long time. All of Area Home’s manufacturing facilities have certifications that provide safe working conditions and fair wages.


Alpaca Throw Blanket

2. Anatolico Matia Turkish Blanket / Scarf in Gray — $55

Hand-woven by local artisans in Turkey using traditional techniques, this versatile, 100% cotton, Turkish blanket and scarf is a great way to stay warm while at home or on the go. 

Anatolico is dedicated to bringing this centuries-old, eco-friendly, and ethically produced heritage craft to consumers around the globe.


Turkish blanket and scarf

3. Ritual and Fancy Glass Votive Candle (5 oz) — $26

There’s nothing cozier than cuddling up with a blanket and lighting a candle — even better when the candle scent matches the mood perfectly! This fall, enjoy Ritual and Fancy’s Glass Votive Candle, which has 17 different scents — including autumn classics like Apple Spice, Honey Spiced Head Trip, and Rain Water! 

Ritual and Fancy makes their candles with 100% soy wax from a renewable source and a wood wick, ensuring the candle burns slowly for 18–25 hours of fragrance and relaxation. Handcrafted in Portland, Oregon and featuring pure essential oils and floral designs, Ritual and Fancy is dedicated to quality. The best part: All candles are free of lead, dye, parabens, and phthalates, so you don’t have to stress about what you might be breathing in. 


Sustainably sourced soy candle

4. Moonshine Design Speckled Stoneware Mug Set — $70

This stunning, handcrafted stoneware mug set is essential for warming up with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning. Moonshine Design creates their handcrafted stoneware ceramics in small batches to ensure minimal impact while also making functional, everyday pieces that are made to last.


Speckled stoneware mug set

5. Harvest & Mill Women’s 3 Pack Ankle Socks — $30

Your feet will be dry and warm all autumn long with Harvest & Mill’s ankle socks. Harvest & Mill exclusively uses toxin-free, natural-white organic cotton that’s 100% grown, farmed, milled, and sewn in the United States. 

Harvest & Mill is a women-owned company who is a member of Fibershed, a non-profit that develops regional fiber systems to build soil and protect our biosphere’s health. They pay living wages to all their employees.


Organic cotton ankle socks

6. Kyrgies Men’s Molded Sole Low Back Wool Slippers in Charcoal — $89

These slippers are made of felted wool and mold to the shape and arch of your feet, making them extremely comfortable and warm. Handmade in Kyrgyzstan using felting techniques that are centuries old, these cold-weather staples are made to last.

Fun fact: Kyrgies take care of the sheep who provide the wool for their slippers by providing open pastures during spring and autumn then moving them to yards in Kyrgyz villages during the cold months. Kyrgies pays all their artisans a living wage in their women-run factory.


Wool slippers

7. No Nasties Button Poncho Wrap Scarf — $66

This lightweight GOTS organic cotton wrap scarf is extremely versatile and can be styled in a myriad of ways. Toss one side over the shoulder for a traditional scarf look, use the buttons to wear as a poncho, or simply drape over your shoulders for an elegant shawl look. 

No Nasties’ products are all vegan, fair trade certified, and made using 100% certified organic cotton. Nearly 90% of their employees are women and all enjoy fair pay and excellent working conditions. Plus a tree is planted in No Nasties’ dedicated grove for every product purchased!


Button poncho wrap scarf

8. Atmosphere Threesixty Bliss Wellness Candle — $38

Atmosphere Threesixty’s Bliss Wellness Candle ensures a serene atmosphere with its crackling wood wick and minimalist appearance. Made with a virgin coconut soy wax blend and a quartz crystal gemstone inside, its non-toxic, non-GMO, vegan, pet-friendly and cruelty-free contents are sure to impress. 

Atmosphere Threesixty’s candles are made without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates, and the glass candle vessel is intended to be repurposed and reused long after the candle has reached the end of its burn life.


Atmosphere Threesixty Bliss Candle

9. Sijo Eucalyptus Long Sleeve Top and Eucalyptus Jogger Pants in Pebble  — $45 to $65

Sijo’s Eucalyptus Long Sleeve Top and Jogger Pants are a foolproof way to stay warm during these chilly months. Made with 95% Eucalyptus Lyocell and 5% Elastane, these OEKO-TEX certified fabrics guarantee comfort and style that’s free of harmful chemicals. 

Sijo uses eucalyptus lyocell fabric that’s produced in a closed-loop process that reuses water and solvents in the manufacturing process. All of Sijo’s craftspeople work in safe and healthy working conditions and are paid above a living wage. Sijo is a woman-owned and POC-owned business. 


Eucalyptus Long Sleeve Top and Jogger Pants

10. Anchal Project Chore Jacket in Bone — $275

This colorful, hand-embroidered jacket — that’s made with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton canvas — is the perfect way to stay warm and fashionable during the colder seasons. 

Anchal hand-makes all their products in India and only uses eco friendly dyes, natural fibers, and organic cotton to produce their sophisticated and contemporary pieces. They also run DyeScape, an education and training program in Kentucky, dedicated to teaching about the benefits of using natural dyes.


Chore Jacket with colorful pockets

11. Mien Cozy Fleece Sweatshirt in Turmeric — $88

This GOTS-certified cotton fleece sweatshirt provides extra warmth and comfort while you’re on the go. You can wear it with high-waisted pants or skirts for a day out on the town, or pair it with a cozy pair of leggings for a great loungewear fit. 

Mien is a woman-owned and founded company who manufactures their products in small batches using premium eco friendly fabrics like bamboo, modal, linen and 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton. All of their employees and makers are paid fair and living wages.


12.  The Bright Angle Monday Porcelain Mug in Smoke Gray — $48

Beautifully minimalist and durable, this Monday Porcelain Mug is expertly handcrafted by artisans in North Carolina to perfectly fit in the curve of your palm. Whether you’re a coffee lover or exclusively a tea drinker, this mug is sure to be an everyday essential. 

The Bright Angle creates stunning porcelain pieces with clay mixed from scratch. All of their pieces are made in the USA and all their artisans are provided a fair and living wage for their craftsmanship.


Monday porcelain mug in smoke grey


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