Sick Of Wearing That Same Denim Jacket? Here Are 6 Year Round Jackets To Wear Instead - From Ethical Brands We Love

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We all have that one denim jacket we reach for to throw over everything - it’s a most cherished wardrobe staple that can be worn for almost any occasion. But, sometimes it feels a little stale and repetitive. It’s nice to have another trusty alternative in your rotation that will go with just about anything and perhaps elevate your outfit in a way that any old denim jacket isn’t quite able to do.

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Kordal Studio| Reversible quilted jacket

Kordal is a Manhattan based brand focused on ethically curating collections of timeless wardrobe staples. Producing their garments both here in the USA and abroad in Peru, where they have close partnerships with local knitters, Kordal has a nice assortment of vegan-friendly pieces in their jackets and bottoms collections. A bit heavier than some of the other options, the quilted jacket can take you from fall to early winter and keep you warm, without sacrificing style.

Made from recycled cotton canvas with filler made from recycled cotton scraps, this jacket was made in collaboration with the New Denim Project and La Workshop in Guatemala. Available in four additional colors, this jacket features rounded edges and a cropped fit. Get matchy-matchy and pair it with the Alexa pant in clove.

La Causa | Jane Jacket

Corduroy gets a bad reputation for being a mainstay of the earthy-crunchy set, but I’ve always loved it. It’s soft, adds texture, and makes me nostalgic for fall. It has been coming back in full effect in the last couple of seasons, so it’s no surprise that there’s no shortage of brands offering corduroy jackets, bottoms, and even jumpsuits. I like the Jane jacket from La Causa for its slightly oversized fit and the ease with which it would fit into just about any wardrobe. La Causa , which means “The Cause,” is a Los Angeles based brand dedicated to to producing their garments ethically and sustainably, and partners with various charities and organizations throughout the year to create awareness and to donate a portion of each sale. Their silhouettes are their own fresh, modern, and sometimes whimsy takes on classic styles that stand the test of time.

First Rite | Twill Work Jacket

I fell in love with First Rite a few seasons ago for their classic silhouettes and the interchangeability of the pieces within their collections; each collection is essentially a functional capsule. Made from all natural materials, the cut and sew collections are designed and made in Los Angeles, California. The perfect length in a boxy silhouette, this twill jacket is the piece that most seamlessly replaces your go-to denim jacket. If white’s not your thing, it comes in three additional colors


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Paloma Wool | Dori jacket

Barcelona based Paloma Wool is the creative pursuit of founder and namesake Paloma Lanna, through which she explores her interests in analog photography, fashion, and the act of getting dressed. Or, as she describes, “choosing a companion for your skin.” I love the color of the corduroy Dori jacket because it evokes feelings of spring even as the weather steadily cools. This piece would fit as effortlessly into one’s fall wardrobe as it would into summer. Wear it over the Pau top

Anchal | Kimono Naari Jacket

Anchal sells blankets, quilts, scarves, and other items all of which are made from recycled vintage cotton saris. With social impact at its very core, Anchal is a non-profit that partners with NGO’s to provide alternative careers in textile design and production to exploited and marginalized women in India. While most Anchal products are made by female artisans in India, the outerwear collection is hand made at their studio in Kentucky. The Kimono Naari jacket is made from organic cotton and has a long, oversized fit.

Reformation | West Jacket

Well known sustainable brand Reformation creates limited runs of styles from recycled and deadstock fabric. The West jacket plays into the ubiquitous animal print trending this season, but is neutral enough to go with just about anything and has a classic fit that can make it a foundational piece in your wardrobe.