It used to feel nearly impossible to find vegan jackets and coats for winter, but thanks to demand from compassionate consumers, it’s getting easier every year! That said, it can still take some time to do the research, investigate the materials, and ensure that the options don’t contain any sneaky animal products (like real fur trim, leather tags, silk lining, down insulation, etc.). As such, I’m happy to do the work for you in order to pin down the most vegan-friendly brands out there!
Because fall days here in Denver can hover around a comfortable 65° F one day and then plummet below freezing the following morning, this list includes both light vegan jackets and heavy vegan jackets (click here to jump to the heavy section)! I’ve also included options from independent vegan brands as well as more mainstream vegan-friendly brands, to ensure a wide variety of style and budget options!
To help you make your animal-friendly purchases without too much confusion, I’ve assigned labels to each business. “Fully vegan retailer/brand” means you’re safe to purchase anything from their website, as they never use or sell animal products. “Vegan-friendly retailer/brand” means the brand consistently carries plentiful vegan options (but you should still double check materials). Finally, “Carries vegan brands/options” means the business does sell many animal products, so you’ll definitely need to check materials lists carefully.
Light Vegan Jackets & Coats
Petit Vour (fully vegan retailer)
Petit Vour may be best known for their monthly vegan & cruelty-free cosmetics and skincare subscription box (I’m obsessed with it), but in the past couple years, they’ve also started selling vegan fashion and accessories! Curating only pieces that meet their standards for highest quality and high fashion, Petit Vour offers vegan jackets from many different animal-friendly brands! All designed and created without harming any animals. They update their website often, so be sure to check in regularly for the newest trends in vegan fashion!
Shop vegan jackets at Petit Vour.
Nordstrom (carries vegan brands)
Vegan jackets pictured above are the Thread & Supply Fleece-Lined Quilted Utility Jacket, the Thread & Supply Wubbly Fleece Pullover, and the BB Dakota Wade Drape Front Faux Suede Jacket.
It’s become surprisingly easy to find vegan fashion at Nordstrom in recent years! Just be sure to check materials listed in item descriptions. They have a wide variety of faux leather options, as well as some cozy “accidentally vegan” (my term for when the designer may or may not have created the piece with a vegan consumer in mind) options. A few of my favorites are linked above (I bought one of the Thread & Supply Wubbly Fleece Jackets last year and it’s the coziest thing I own), but be sure to peruse the whole selection!
Shop vegan jackets at Nordstrom.
Tentree (vegan-friendly brand)
Tentree is one of those rare, exceptional brands that cares about animals and the environment! They use almost zero animal products (with the exception of some wool); even their leather-looking patches are made from sustainable cork! Using materials like organic cotton and recycled polyester, Tentree offers eco-friendly apparel that doesn’t break the bank. On top of all that, as their name suggests, they plant ten trees for every item purchased! This system has allowed them to plant more than 24 million trees since their launch. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Shop vegan jackets at Tentree.
Nois New York (fully vegan retailer)
Nois New York started as a street style blog, but evolved into a cruelty-free online boutique! They offer a wide range of vegan fashion, including vegan jackets. At Nois New York, you’ll find some traditional styles and looks, but you’ll also discover new trends and creative couture, all made without harming any animals!
Shop vegan jackets at Nois New York.
Free People (carries vegan options)
Free People has been offering more and more vegan options with every new season, which is so exciting for lifelong fans of the Free People aesthetic! Still, they do carry quite a few animal products, so it’s important to search in the “Vegan Leather + Faux Fur” section. Prices definitely vary at Free People, so be sure to check out their payment plans if you want to splurge on one of the pricier coats!
Shop vegan jackets at Free People.
ASOS (vegan-friendly retailer)
You can always count on ASOS to have a wide variety of animal-friendly pieces, from footwear to bags to jackets! They don’t have a vegan filter for outerwear, but they generally have more vegan options than not. They also carry some very affordable options, and they offer a plan to split your purchase into four payments. Just give the materials lists a quick scan before purchasing!
Shop vegan jackets at ASOS.
Heavy Vegan Jackets & Coats
Save The Duck (fully vegan brand)
Save The Duck is making the case that one can easily, comfortably, and stylishly survive winter weather without using animals in ANY way. Their jackets and vests contain no fur, no leather, no wool, and (most notably) no down feathers! Loved by celebrities like Megan Fox, Naomi Watts, Isla Fischer, and Alessandra Ambrosio, these sporty and sustainable jackets are available in styles for men, women, and children! As part of their commitment to animal advocacy, Save The Duck has donated to organizations like PETA, Save The Dogs, the World Wildlife Fund, and others.
Hunter (vegan-friendly brand)
I just discovered that Hunter, an iconic British boot company founded in 1856, has been diving into the vegan fashion world! I’ve always featured their boots in my vegan snow boot guide, but they now make a wide range of vegan jackets as well (and most are clearly labeled vegan). Their “vegan edit” currently includes a whopping 278 items!
Upon first glance, it looks like all or at least most of their current outerwear (for women and men) seems to be vegan- but given that this isn’t a fully vegan brand, you should still check the materials before purchase.
Shop vegan winter jackets at Hunter.
Noize Original (fully vegan brand)
Noize has been making outerwear fit for frigid Canadian winters since 1978! Their entire collection is now vegan, with most jackets adorned by faux fur trim. In their own words, Noize “has the ability to mimic haute couture trends without any cruelty making it easy to stay warm, elegant and compassionate.” Last winter I acquired one of their parkas (a similar style to the Hannah) and it kept me cozy and chic through my own chilly winter here in Denver, CO. With the availability of warm winterwear like this, who needs to kill animals anymore?
Patagonia (vegan-friendly retailer)
Patagonia, long known as a company that prides itself on stewardship of the environment, has a lot of vegan jackets and coats! In addition to their cruelty-free options, Patagonia is also dedicated to sourcing innovative eco-friendly materials like organic cotton and recycled polyester! When shopping on their site, be sure to start with their synthetic section to avoid down. Not *all* of the synthetic options are vegan (some contain wool), but the majority do.
Hoodlamb (fully vegan brand)
Once upon a time I bought myself a Hoodlamb jacket. It was probably the coziest jacket I’ve ever owned. Unfortunately, it was too small, and I waited too long to exchange it, so I ended up gifting it to a very, very lucky friend of mine. It really would be difficult for me to put into words how high the quality was, or how soft and comfortable the interior was. Their longterm partnership with Sea Shepherd should tell you how well they hold up in the harshest conditions, given that Sea Shepherd operates in the frigid arctic seas! Hoodlamb jackets can come at a high price (to match their high quality), so if you’re looking for a good deal, be sure to check out their post-winter sales!
Shop vegan jackets and coats at Hoodlamb.
Carhartt (carries vegan options)
I initially discovered Carhartt when my husband started a reclaimed lumber business. All the sudden, he was desperately in need of extremely durable outerwear, which is exactly what Carhartt specializes in! Many of their jackets are made with variations of their “duck” fabric, which is NOT made from real ducks. For Carhartt, “duck” simply refers to hardy cotton (occasionally nylon) with different treatments. And rest assured, I reached out to Carhartt and was told that the patches on their garments are synthetic, and not made with real cow skin.
Wuxly Movement (fully vegan brand)
Wuxly Movement was launched as an alternative to cruelty-laden brand Canada Goose (whose jackets are full of goose and duck feathers and often trimmed with coyote fur). Founded by two best friends, Wuxly Movement is a Canadian vegan outerwear brand known for incredibly high quality materials with a classic, almost vintage, style. Their women’s “Doe Parka” was absolutely everywhere this past winter, showing up on models and vegan style icons all across Instagram! I managed to hold off on the purchase last year, but I have a feeling I’ll be splurging this season!
Shop vegan coats and jackets at Wuxly Movement.