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5 Winter Warmers

Look amazing and feel ready to face the elements with these ethical fashion pieces By Victoria Featherstone-Pearce

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Collar Jacket

Helen Moore

New to Helen Moore’s collection, this gorgeous, cropped jacket is perfect for all occasions — especially for those Christmas parties and gatherings. It features a vintage-inspired rounded collar and side pockets and is available in three stunning colours. Style with jeans and a T-shirt for a chic city look or pair with an evening dress for instant glamour.

As promised, when purchasing any Helen Moore piece all items are guaranteed 100 per cent faux fur and all their faux fur fabrics undergo full composition testing, ensuring that no animal fibres are present.

Helen Moore has a cruelty-free ethos, which condemns the practice of using real fur. They believe that it is an unjust and unnecessary evil to keep animals in captivity, and for them to suffer appalling abuse before being inhumanely killed, solely for their fur. And I couldn’t agree more, that’s why I wish to see a ban on the sale of fur in the UK sooner rather than later. Faux fur is an ideal substitute for real fur. It looks absolutely beautiful but without any cruelty.

£195, helenmoore.com

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Luna Teddy Mat Coat

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney has to be the ultimate in luxury ethical and sustainable fashion, now offering the ultimate oversized Teddy coat made from 100 per cent recycled materials. Stella McCartney the brand isn’t just about beautiful fashion pieces — they take the future of sustainably very seriously, ensuring their recycled polyester has a 75 per cent lower carbon footprint than virgin polyester and uses up to 90 per cent less water. In 2016, they increased the amount of recycled polyester used by 38 per cent and introduced recycled nylon into their collections.

As they continue to push boundaries and continually challenge the status quo, the brand wants to evolve from just reducing its impact to making a positive impact. Their mission is to completely re-imagine the fashion industry as we know it and move to a new circular economy. This, without a doubt, has to be the future of fashion.

£1,250, stellamccartney.com

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Cracked Vegan Leather Borg Biker

Manière De Voir

I’ve always loved a biker jacket and this Cracked Vegan Leather Borg Biker Jacket is an upgrade from the vegan shearling look by Manière De Voir from last year’s collection. I didn’t think this jacket could get any better, but the brand has excelled themselves with this design.

This edgy but versatile coat can be worn dressed up or down and is guaranteed to keep you warm and stylish for many a winter to come.

The brand is driven by design and quality and delivering investment pieces truly unique to the market that you can wear beyond the season. Manière De Voir also offer many faux leather trousers if going full biker chic is your thing.

I fully checked this brand’s site out and was so impressed that such a new and edgy company only features faux leather and lots of it. They are only reinforcing what I feel already: that the future of fashion is crueltyfree. Manière De Voir’s motto is: ‘Buy once, wear forever’.

£129.99, manieredevoir.com

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Munro Scarf and Mittens set

Culthread

The Munro is the must-have scarf and mittens set for winter. Divine vermillion red, the wrap-it-round again and again scarf is matched with fingerless mittens (great for when you need to access your phone!) and covered in Culthread’s covetable faux fur, which is even softer to the touch than it looks.

Culthread’s brand is sustainable, respecting the planet, people and animals. The company’s wonderful ethos is to make quality items that will last, and this is something that I agree with more and more as I grow older and become more aware of the waste and damage done to our planet through consuming fast fashion. I’d rather pay a higher price for long-lasting, quality ethical items as opposed to cheaper versions without the ethical and enduring element.

£95, culthread.com

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Recycled Vegan Shearling Coat

Will’s Vegan Store

The vegan shearling is deep, cosy and soft, perfect for snuggling up to and wrapping around yourself to keep luxuriously warm. The oversized fully lined hood protects you from the wind, rain and those super chilly days. All parts of the jacket are lined, from the hood down to the bottom hem, as well as the back and both arms. It also features handy, deep pockets that you can keep essentials in, as well as for keeping your hands toasty.

£160, wills-vegan-store.co.uk

For more from Victoria Featherstone Pearce, vegan writer, animal rights advocate and K-9 Angels Charity co-founder, director and trustee, visit @victoriapearcewriter and k-9angels.org

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