Slow Fashion Sweaters: It’s Sweater Weather
Here in southern New England, temperatures dipped into the 40s last night. My wardrobe is still packed with t-shirts and lightweight denim, but I woke up this morning determined to begin the great fall transition, unpacking sweaters and long sleeve shirts from under-bed storage in preparation for the cooling days ahead.
Since this blog has been in business since January 2013, I like to look back over old posts (there are 1,000 of them!) before creating new content, on the off chance there’s a similar guide just waiting for an update. I was surprised to discover I didn’t have a post dedicated to ethical, sustainable, or slow fashion sweaters!
For me, sweaters must meet at least these three criteria:
- Be comprised of predominantly natural fibers, like wool, cotton, or cashmere.
- Feel relatively lightweight on my body (after all, they’re just one of many winter layers)
- Be relatively easy to care for (for instance, they don’t pill a lot, droop with time, or require dry cleaning)
The slow fashion sweaters in this post find the balance between natural fibers, labor ethics, price point, and maintenance, in an effort to provide items that don’t exploit others while becoming staples in a long term wardrobe.
Price Ranges: $ = under $75; $$ = under $150; $$$ = over $150 // This post contains affiliate links and I may make commission on purchases generated from this post.
12 Brands that Carry Slow Fashion Sweaters
Ethical Sourcing + Natural Fibers
Natural Fibers (More Budget Friendly)
Learn more about choosing ethical wool here.