Hoodies: 4 Sustainable Alternatives That Will Keep You Warm
Updated: Nov 24, 2019
1. Vintage Champion Sweatshirt Price: $50
Why is it sustainable? The Frankie collective sells only vintage or upcycled items Questions to ask: Where does it come from? How many sellers and deliveries does it go through before reaching us - the end user?
2. Fairtees Unisex Hoodie
Why is it sustainable? Organic cotton / fair wear certificate that shows the factory was socially audited. Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified, which shows it was made safely.
Questions to ask: Where is the cotton from? Also, it would be great to know more about the factory in Pakistan and the wages paid to the workers.
3. Reformation Classic Hoodie
Price: 295 NIS
Why is it sustainable? 100% organic cotton. Reformation uses lifecycle analysis to show the carbon emissions and water savings.
Questions to ask: We need more info about the water and carbon savings. How was the fabric dyed or processed? What are the salaries like in the factory in Turkey?
4. Pangaia Recycled Cotton Hoodie
Price: $150 (!)
What makes it sustainable? 100% Japanese recycled cotton mix. The cotton was either recycled or grown without the use of pesticides and chemicals.
Questions to ask: What about the price? Can a hoodie that costs $150 be considered sustainable? What about fair pricing for consumers?