Now that the summer season has come to an end and autumn weather has slowly crept up on us, it’s time to break out our fall fashion staples. This year however is a little bit different. Many fashion enthusiasts around the world have uncovered the sickening reality of fast fashion and are now switching over to more sustainable and ethical brands. So if you want to get started on your own ethical fashion journey, let us guide you through sustainable fashion with a fall essential piece: sweaters! 

  1. Mercury Sweater, Recycled Wool 

Shop: Arielle 

New York, USA

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This recycled wool bouclé knit sweater is oversized and cropped with ribbed cuffs and neckline. Its neutral tone and simple design makes it super versatile and can be worn alone for a casual look or can be elevated by layering it under a statement coat. In keeping with the brand’s zero waste fabrics promise, this sweater is made out of 51% recycled wool and 49% recycled polyester and was manufactured locally.

  1. The Convertible Wrap Sweater

Shop: Vetta

New York, USA

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This soft and chic sweater is made out of 100% organic cotton and made by Vetta’s partner factory that gets 70% of its energy from solar power. You can tie this sweater’s wrap portion at the front, the back or simply use it as a cardigan. The possibilities are endless with this one!

  1. Marlborough Henley Jumper

Shop: Boden

London, UK

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This jumper is simple and classic with the perfect splash or retro color details. It is a wool and cotton blend that was made by a brand that  ensures that any pieces that contain animal sourced materials are coming from suppliers with high standards for animal welfare and that animals are treated humanely. This brand also promises healthy working environments for their workers. This jumper is perfect for casual get togethers but also works well layered under a jacket. 

  1. Obel Cropped Sweater

Shop: EcoVibe

Portland, USA

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This mustard colored sweater is an amazing statement piece that can be paired with your favourite jewelry for an elegant look. The fluted sleeves and ribbed pattern also add an aspect of comfort that can be matched with your favorite oversized scarf to give it a more relaxed look. This piece was carefully designed and manufactured by locals and small businesses that the Ecovibe shop has partnered with.  

  1. Pacha Turtleneck, Organic Merino

Shop: Arielle 

New York, USA

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This 100% organic merino wool sweater is certified Responsible Wool Standard, undyed, chemical free and made right in NYC. This turtleneck sweater features raw edges and a slim fit, making it an essential piece for any wardrobe. It can be worn alone, it can be layered and can also be dressed up or down. The classic style and fit of this piece gives you endless styling possibilities.  

6. Jorani Sweatshirt with Appliqué

Shop: Tonlé

San Francisco, USA

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This sweater boasts a great balance of bold and basic. The simple design and fit of this top couple with the eccentric graphic appliqué patterns makes this a versatile piece that will suit any occasion. It is made from reclaimed sweater fleece in Tonlé’s unique zero waste process. 

7. Kiri Sweater

Shop: Tonlé

San Francisco, USA

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This eye-catching sweater is handwoven from reclaimed textiles in support of the brand’s zero waste philosophy. The unique textures and fun fringe detail around the neckline is sure to grab people’s attention. The sweater is slightly cropped and oversized, providing you with some much needed warmth and comfort throughout the fall season. 

9. Aberdeen Fair Isle Jumper

Shop: Boden

London, UK

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Add this jumper to your wardrobe for a fun pop of color. The colorful patterns around the cuffs and neckline add the right amount of contrast against the grey tone of the sweater. It is made out of a wool blend using non-mulesed wool and materials made from a business who supports healthy working environments, especially for women. Boden’s partnered suppliers that are enrolled in their HERproject enables women to have access to healthcare, nutrition and family planning advice.

10. Brynn Sweater

Shop: EcoVibe

Portland, USA

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This stylish and elegant sweater is by a brand called EcoVibe. One of their main missions is to produce products made from high quality materials. This way, their pieces will last a lifetime which reduces the amount of clothing that end up in landfills. This piece can be paired with some blue jeans, a scarf and your favorite beanie for a classic fall look.

11. Roadhouse Blues Tneck Stripe

Shop: Arielle

New York, USA

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This mock neck striped sweater is made out of 100% organic domestic cotton. Production of organic cotton requires 71% less water and the Arielle brand ensures that the mills providing them adhere to these environmental standards. The material gives this sweater a luxurious feel that will make you feel your best when wearing it. 

12. Hambleden Scallop Jumper

Shop: Boden

London, UK 

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Made from responsibly sourced materials, this top is a high quality sweater that can be styled in endless ways. The scallop detailing adds a soft and feminine touch while the black color makes it a timeless piece that is fit to stay in your closet for a lifetime. 

13. Chole Sweatshirt

Shop: Tonlé

San Francisco, USA

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This cozy, minimal sweatshirt is an essential for the cold autumn months. It is perfect for days when you just feel like lounging on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa in hand. The sweater is made out of reclaimed sweater fleece and was designed to be gender neutral so that it can be enjoyed by everyone.  

14. Marfa Unisex Shirt

Shop: Arielle 

New York, USA

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This sweater is another unisex piece that can be buttoned up or worn like a light jacket. It is made out of 100% organic American wool produced following the Responsible Wool Standard. It is perfect for an effortless look when worn alone or  paired with a light turtleneck or elevated with a layer of a light sweater underneath. 

15. Turtleneck Sweater

Shop: Mulxiply

Portland, Maine, USA

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This bold but cozy turtleneck sweatshirt is handmade by a team of female knitters in Nepal. Made out of 100% merino wool that was mulesing free and was sourced in South Africa, this attention grabbing piece is sure to withstand the test of time. And there you have it – must have sweaters that you can feel good about! Any of these sweaters would be a perfect starter piece for your growing sustainable and ethical wardrobe.

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