Gallery: 14 Eco-Friendly—And Vegan!—Women’s Sweaters to Chase the Chill

CABLE VISION

American Apparel's classically styled cable-knit pullover comes in a baker's dozen worth of colors, enough to punch up the drabbest of weather. Each 100 percent cotton piece is constructed in Los Angeles, where the label is based.

+ Women's Cable-Knit Pullover

+ American Apparel

Honest By, Hessnatur, Eileen Fisher, All Knitwear, American Apparel, Everlane, Curator, Skunkfunk, Stewart + Brown, Indigenous Designs, Gaiam, Fair Indigo, Adidas by Stella McCartney, Chinti and Park, eco-friendly sweaters, sustainable sweaters, eco-friendly cardigans, sustainable cardigans, organic-cotton sweaters, organic-cotton pullovers, organic-cotton cardigans, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, recycled cotton, recycled fashion, upcycled fashion, recycled clothing, upcycled clothing, recycled sweaters, upcycled sweaters, fair trade, fair-trade clothing, fair-trade fashion, made in the U.S.A.

SHAPE-SORTER

All Knitwear’s Annie Larson designs, knits, and assembles every one of eclectic sweater designs to order in her home studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Her patterned “Sticker Stripe” jumper is an oldie but goodie. Made from 100 percent ringspun cotton, the relaxed, boxy number is available in three attention-grabbing colorways.

+ Sticker Stripe Box Top $240-$270

+ All Knitwear

Honest By, Hessnatur, Eileen Fisher, All Knitwear, American Apparel, Everlane, Curator, Skunkfunk, Stewart + Brown, Indigenous Designs, Gaiam, Fair Indigo, Adidas by Stella McCartney, Chinti and Park, eco-friendly sweaters, sustainable sweaters, eco-friendly cardigans, sustainable cardigans, organic-cotton sweaters, organic-cotton pullovers, organic-cotton cardigans, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, recycled cotton, recycled fashion, upcycled fashion, recycled clothing, upcycled clothing, recycled sweaters, upcycled sweaters, fair trade, fair-trade clothing, fair-trade fashion, made in the U.S.A.

CABLE VISION

American Apparel’s classically styled cable-knit pullover comes in a baker’s dozen worth of colors, enough to punch up the drabbest of weather. Each 100 percent cotton piece is constructed in Los Angeles, where the label is based.

+ Women’s Cable-Knit Pullover

+ American Apparel

Honest By, Hessnatur, Eileen Fisher, All Knitwear, American Apparel, Everlane, Curator, Skunkfunk, Stewart + Brown, Indigenous Designs, Gaiam, Fair Indigo, Adidas by Stella McCartney, Chinti and Park, eco-friendly sweaters, sustainable sweaters, eco-friendly cardigans, sustainable cardigans, organic-cotton sweaters, organic-cotton pullovers, organic-cotton cardigans, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, recycled cotton, recycled fashion, upcycled fashion, recycled clothing, upcycled clothing, recycled sweaters, upcycled sweaters, fair trade, fair-trade clothing, fair-trade fashion, made in the U.S.A.

MERCI BEAUCOUP

An online-only operation, Everlane is obsessed with luxury at affordable prices. Its French terry sweatshirt boasts quality construction and a “dangerously soft” blend of polyester, rayon, and spandex. Plus, the versatile jumper gets its good looks Stateside—Los Angeles, to be specific.

+ Women’s Terry Sweatshirt $40

+ Everlane

Honest By, Hessnatur, Eileen Fisher, All Knitwear, American Apparel, Everlane, Curator, Skunkfunk, Stewart + Brown, Indigenous Designs, Gaiam, Fair Indigo, Adidas by Stella McCartney, Chinti and Park, eco-friendly sweaters, sustainable sweaters, eco-friendly cardigans, sustainable cardigans, organic-cotton sweaters, organic-cotton pullovers, organic-cotton cardigans, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, recycled cotton, recycled fashion, upcycled fashion, recycled clothing, upcycled clothing, recycled sweaters, upcycled sweaters, fair trade, fair-trade clothing, fair-trade fashion, made in the U.S.A.

RING AROUND THE COLLAR

Curator’s “Arden” waffle-knit thermal features a statement-making cowl for added panache. Crafted in San Francisco from 100 percent organic cotton, the layer-friendly topper is just what the meteorologist ordered for those in-between-temperature days.

+ Arden Thermal $68 at Myrtle

+ Curator

Honest By, Hessnatur, Eileen Fisher, All Knitwear, American Apparel, Everlane, Curator, Skunkfunk, Stewart + Brown, Indigenous Designs, Gaiam, Fair Indigo, Adidas by Stella McCartney, Chinti and Park, eco-friendly sweaters, sustainable sweaters, eco-friendly cardigans, sustainable cardigans, organic-cotton sweaters, organic-cotton pullovers, organic-cotton cardigans, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, recycled cotton, recycled fashion, upcycled fashion, recycled clothing, upcycled clothing, recycled sweaters, upcycled sweaters, fair trade, fair-trade clothing, fair-trade fashion, made in the U.S.A.

UNDER COVER

Cocoon thyself in Skunkfunk’s double-breasted cardigan-pullover hybrid. Made from 100 percent organic cotton, the cozy wrapper offers extra-deep pockets for cosseting cold mitts.

+ Rakel Pullover $145

+ Skunkfunk

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Honest By, Hessnatur, Eileen Fisher, All Knitwear, American Apparel, Everlane, Curator, Skunkfunk, Stewart + Brown, Indigenous Designs, Gaiam, Fair Indigo, Adidas by Stella McCartney, Chinti and Park, eco-friendly sweaters, sustainable sweaters, eco-friendly cardigans, sustainable cardigans, organic-cotton sweaters, organic-cotton pullovers, organic-cotton cardigans, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, recycled cotton, recycled fashion, upcycled fashion, recycled clothing, upcycled clothing, recycled sweaters, upcycled sweaters, fair trade, fair-trade clothing, fair-trade fashion, made in the U.S.A.

BORROWED FROM THE BOYS

You can stop raiding his closet. Fairly knit in Peru, Stewart + Brown’s organic-cotton pullover offers that oversized silhouette you crave with a feminine twist.

+ Boxy Boyfriend Pullover $154

+ Stewart + Brown

Honest By, Hessnatur, Eileen Fisher, All Knitwear, American Apparel, Everlane, Curator, Skunkfunk, Stewart + Brown, Indigenous Designs, Gaiam, Fair Indigo, Adidas by Stella McCartney, Chinti and Park, eco-friendly sweaters, sustainable sweaters, eco-friendly cardigans, sustainable cardigans, organic-cotton sweaters, organic-cotton pullovers, organic-cotton cardigans, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, recycled cotton, recycled fashion, upcycled fashion, recycled clothing, upcycled clothing, recycled sweaters, upcycled sweaters, fair trade, fair-trade clothing, fair-trade fashion, made in the U.S.A.

BETWEEN THE LINES

Honest By’s neo-mariniere sweater has more than earned its stripes. It’s fairly made in Germany from 100 percent Global Organic Textile Standard-certified organic cotton, for instance. More than that, it’s part of a bigger movement toward complete transparency and accountability in the garment supply chain.

+ Striped Organic-Cotton Sweater €74,85

+ Honest By

Honest By, Hessnatur, Eileen Fisher, All Knitwear, American Apparel, Everlane, Curator, Skunkfunk, Stewart + Brown, Indigenous Designs, Gaiam, Fair Indigo, Adidas by Stella McCartney, Chinti and Park, eco-friendly sweaters, sustainable sweaters, eco-friendly cardigans, sustainable cardigans, organic-cotton sweaters, organic-cotton pullovers, organic-cotton cardigans, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, recycled cotton, recycled fashion, upcycled fashion, recycled clothing, upcycled clothing, recycled sweaters, upcycled sweaters, fair trade, fair-trade clothing, fair-trade fashion, made in the U.S.A.

V FOR VICTORY

An asymmetric hemline, generous fit, and a shallow V-neck define this swing-style pullover from Indigenous. Handmade by women artisans who are guaranteed a living wage, each 100 percent organic-cotton sweater comes in your choice of espresso, silver, or berry.

+ Angle V (in “Berry”) $170

+ Indigenous

Honest By, Hessnatur, Eileen Fisher, All Knitwear, American Apparel, Everlane, Curator, Skunkfunk, Stewart + Brown, Indigenous Designs, Gaiam, Fair Indigo, Adidas by Stella McCartney, Chinti and Park, eco-friendly sweaters, sustainable sweaters, eco-friendly cardigans, sustainable cardigans, organic-cotton sweaters, organic-cotton pullovers, organic-cotton cardigans, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, recycled cotton, recycled fashion, upcycled fashion, recycled clothing, upcycled clothing, recycled sweaters, upcycled sweaters, fair trade, fair-trade clothing, fair-trade fashion, made in the U.S.A.

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

Who needs a Snuggie? Hessnatur’s capacious organic-cotton sweater is perfect for winter lounging. The subtle diamond-shape perforations are a nice, festive touch.

+ Organic Cotton Sweater (in “Chili”) $58

+ Hessnatur

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Honest By, Hessnatur, Eileen Fisher, All Knitwear, American Apparel, Everlane, Curator, Skunkfunk, Stewart + Brown, Indigenous Designs, Gaiam, Fair Indigo, Adidas by Stella McCartney, Chinti and Park, eco-friendly sweaters, sustainable sweaters, eco-friendly cardigans, sustainable cardigans, organic-cotton sweaters, organic-cotton pullovers, organic-cotton cardigans, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, recycled cotton, recycled fashion, upcycled fashion, recycled clothing, upcycled clothing, recycled sweaters, upcycled sweaters, fair trade, fair-trade clothing, fair-trade fashion, made in the U.S.A.

HOLEY MOLY

Leave your ratty hoodie for the gym. Derived from a blend of organic cotton and bamboo, Gaiam’s shawl-collared, open-knit cardigan is sheer poetry in motion.

+ Pointelle Knit Sweater $99.99

+ Gaiam

Honest By, Hessnatur, Eileen Fisher, All Knitwear, American Apparel, Everlane, Curator, Skunkfunk, Stewart + Brown, Indigenous Designs, Gaiam, Fair Indigo, Adidas by Stella McCartney, Chinti and Park, eco-friendly sweaters, sustainable sweaters, eco-friendly cardigans, sustainable cardigans, organic-cotton sweaters, organic-cotton pullovers, organic-cotton cardigans, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, recycled cotton, recycled fashion, upcycled fashion, recycled clothing, upcycled clothing, recycled sweaters, upcycled sweaters, fair trade, fair-trade clothing, fair-trade fashion, made in the U.S.A.

STUD MUFFIN

Leave it to Beatles scion Stella McCartney to design a sweatshirt with rocker flair. Created in collaboration with Adidas, her fashion-forward jumper features a pattern of hot-fix studs on a backdrop of organic cotton French terry.

+ Studded Sweatshirt (in Black) $120

+ Adidas by Stella McCartney

Honest By, Hessnatur, Eileen Fisher, All Knitwear, American Apparel, Everlane, Curator, Skunkfunk, Stewart + Brown, Indigenous Designs, Gaiam, Fair Indigo, Adidas by Stella McCartney, Chinti and Park, eco-friendly sweaters, sustainable sweaters, eco-friendly cardigans, sustainable cardigans, organic-cotton sweaters, organic-cotton pullovers, organic-cotton cardigans, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, recycled cotton, recycled fashion, upcycled fashion, recycled clothing, upcycled clothing, recycled sweaters, upcycled sweaters, fair trade, fair-trade clothing, fair-trade fashion, made in the U.S.A.

NECK AND NECK

The wardrobe staple of beatnik poets and Silicon Valley CEOs makes a comeback as a layering essential for the colder months. The “Foehn” turtleneck by Fair Indigo is fairly made in India from 100 percent organic cotton, with a subtly shaped fit that is sure to flatter.

+ Foehn Turtleneck $44.90

+ Fair Indigo

Honest By, Hessnatur, Eileen Fisher, All Knitwear, American Apparel, Everlane, Curator, Skunkfunk, Stewart + Brown, Indigenous Designs, Gaiam, Fair Indigo, Adidas by Stella McCartney, Chinti and Park, eco-friendly sweaters, sustainable sweaters, eco-friendly cardigans, sustainable cardigans, organic-cotton sweaters, organic-cotton pullovers, organic-cotton cardigans, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, recycled cotton, recycled fashion, upcycled fashion, recycled clothing, upcycled clothing, recycled sweaters, upcycled sweaters, fair trade, fair-trade clothing, fair-trade fashion, made in the U.S.A.

RACING STRIPES

Want to dress as the French do? Get in line with with Chinti and Parker’s effortlessly chic striped pullover, available in midweight organic cotton for bonus street cred.

+ Striped Organic-Cotton Sweater $112 (originally $280) at The Outnet

+ Chinti and Parker

3 Responses to “14 Eco-Friendly—And Vegan!—Women’s Sweaters to Chase the Chill”

  1. annamh says:

    I’m very glad that most of these are made of naturally vegan materials! I feel like often products touted as “vegan” are just made of synthetics derived from petroleum, which is not that great, from an ethical and environmental standpoint.

    So, the polyester-rayon-spandex Everland sweater is a little out of place. What got it on this list, I wonder?

  2. PHILIP FLORANCE says:

    I agree with annamh about the Everland sweater. To be really eco-friendly, are natural dyes being used in these garments, or at least ethically produced synthetic dyes.

  3. Jasmin Malik Chua says:

    Hi @annamh, Everlane’s sweater is made in Los Angeles—we consider domestic manufacturing an ethical and environmental plus.

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