Jessica is a holistic therapist and is passionate about cruelty-free living, animal welfare, and health, beauty and fashion. Her blog covers all aspects of a vegan lifestyle – find it at crueltyfreecottage.blogspot.co.uk
Winter’s almost here and it’s time to invest in a new coat or two for the new season. Finding a cruelty-free coat can sometimes be a bit of a minefield; smart pea and duffle coats are often made entirely of wool, or if not they usually contain just a tiny amount of it, which is rather annoying.
Thick padded coats are normally made of synthetic materials but are often filled with cruel feathers and down. Luckily there are cruelty-free coats around, just be sure to carefully read the labels to check that there are no animal products are in the materials.
1. Mens Narrow Panel Jacket, £25, www.peacocks.co.uk
This coat is made of 100% polyester and comes in a choice of black or red. Practical and comfortable, this coat is perfect for wrapping up on cold and windy days.
2. Leather-Look Quilted Shoulder Biker Jacket, £49.99, www.newlook.com
Made of 100% polyurethane, this stylish jacket will keep you warm whilst adding a pop of colour to your outfit. It features a side zip fastening, a collared neck and zipped side pockets. If burgundy isn’t your colour, this faux-leather jacket is also available in classic black.
3. Double Layer Coat, £50, www.clothingattesco.com
This cosy coat will smarten up any outfit. It features a double-breasted outer layer and a funnel-neck inner layer. The outer layer is composed of polyester, viscose and elastane, whilst the inner layer is 100% polyester. This stylish coat is machine washable too, so you don’t need to get it dry cleaned!
4. Williams & Brown Double Breasted Coat, £48.75, www.jacamo.co.uk
This stylish coat is ideal to wear for a smart casual look, yet it would also be great for autumnal walks. It features two flap pockets and two chest pockets, and is made of cotton with a polyester lining.
5. Faux Fur Trim Hood Traditional Parka, £37.49, www.newlook.com
Protect yourself from the elements in this traditional khaki parka. It features a zip fastening, pocket details and a drawstring hood. This parka is made of 100% nylon and the hood is faux fur. It also comes in black or navy.
6. Textured Coat, £40, www.direct.asda.com
This versatile coat will keep you warm right through the season. It features four front pockets, a zip through and popper fastening plus a single inner pocket. The outer layer is composed of cotton and polyester, whilst the cosy inner lining is made of 100% polyester with polyester wadding.