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.

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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.

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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. 

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Sustainably sourced soy candle

4. KINTO Fog Porcelain Mug Set in Blue — $30

KINTO’s Fog Porcelain Mug Set is a must-have for enjoying hot cups of coffee or tea on chilly autumn mornings. This mug set was crafted by artisans in Japan using traditional Japanese porcelain-making techniques that have been passed down for over 400 years. KINTO is dedicated to crafting each porcelain kitchenware piece using high-quality clays and adhering to the highest standards.

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Porcelain 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.

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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.

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Wool slippers

7. Bloom & Give Malabar Scarf in Gray — $50

Woven in a traditional hand-operated loom in South India and made of 100% natural cotton, Bloom & Give’s Malabar Scarf is stylish and cozy. All of Bloom & Give’s products are made by small cooperatives — many of them women-owned — who use local materials from community suppliers, resulting in a beautiful scarf with a near-zero ecological footprint. 

Bloom & Give donates half of their profits to the education of girls in India and works to invest back into the communities where their products are made.

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Malabar Scarf in gray

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.

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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. 

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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.

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Chore Jacket with colorful pockets

11. No Nasties Windmill Box Top — $78

This Windmill Box Top by No Nasties is the premium quality sweater you need this fall. Made with GOTS organic cotton, this top is breathable and soft and is sure to be a staple during the cold-weather season. Fun fact: For every product sold, No Nasties plants a tree in their dedicated grove. 

All No Nasties products are vegan, fair trade, and produced with 100% certified organic cotton. The farmers from India who grow the cotton are paid a premium for their harvest, and the products are processed, dyed, and stitched in a certified GOTS and Fair Trade factory. No Nasties pays all their employees living wages and provides excellent working conditions.

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Windmill Box Top

12. KINTO Leaves to Tea Porcelain Kyusu Teapot in Black — $44

KINTO’s teapot comes with a stainless steel strainer to help brew your tea right in the pot. It’s made of porcelain and crafted by artisans in Japan using traditional techniques that are over 400 years old. KINTO’s porcelain pieces are expertly crafted with the highest standards in mind by artisans using high-quality clays.

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Porcelain Kyusu Teapot

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