The Best Vegan and Cruelty-Free Winter Coat Brands

Take a look at the best vegan and cruelty-free winter coat brands to shop right now. Stay true to your principles, and stay warm, too.

With so many down-filled parka brands dominating the market, finding a winter jacket that is animal-friendly seems difficult.

However, contrary to what you might think, there are a variety of brands with vegan and cruelty free options so that you can stay true to your principles, and stay warm, too.

You can rest assured that none of these brands use fur or down for insulation. Rather, they use top-of-the-line synthetic materials so that you can remain cozy even when the temperatures drop below zero.

Take a look at the best vegan and cruelty-free winter coat brands to shop right now.

Frank and Oak

vegan cruelty-free winter coats
Instagram/@frankandoak

Canadian brand Frank and Oak recently launched their “minimal” outerwear collection, which uses Thinsulate insulation and recycled featherless down, as well as fabrics made from recycled plastic water bottles. While these man-made and environmentally materials will keep you warm, the price tag is also real nice, ranging between $199 to $499.

Available online and in-stores. 

Wuxly Movement

vegan cruelty-free winter coats
Instagram/@camillelabchuk

The Toronto-based brand, founded by former CFL player James Yurichuk and best friend Anthony DeBartolo, is just as tough on weather as its mission to be cruelty-free. Using PrimaLoft insulation, a military grade technology, these coats are a game changer as they apparently outperform down coats.

Available online and through select stockists

Save the Duck

vegan cruelty-free winter coats
Instagram/@btsnodgrass

This stylish outerwear brand doesn’t waste time getting their message across: Save the Duck is pretty self-explanatory. Great for travel or commuting, these super lightweight puffers and raincoats are comfortable on your body and conscience. Rather than using goose down, the Milan-based company uses its proprietary technology to replace down with a warmer, more breathable material.

Available online. 

Vaute

vegan cruelty-free winter coats
Instagram/@vaute_nyc

The cheeky name of this New York-based brand plays on the word “haute.” replacing it with a “v,” standing for vegan. Crafted in the heart of New York’s garment district, you can trust that these coats are as stylish as they are sustainable. Using organic cotton and wool, as well as Primaloft ECO fibres, their shockingly warm styles range from puffy parkas to double-breasted peacoats.

Available online. 

Biannual

vegan cruelty-free winter coats
Instagram/@nikkiogun

Available at Sporting Life, Hudson’s Bay, and Simons, this impressive vegan outerwear has really been taking off. Not only does the brand use recycled fabrics in its entirely vegan line, but many of the styles are also reversible, as well as unisex. Keep your eyes on this brand because it’s about to become very popular.

Available online and through select stockists

Noize

vegan cruelty-free winter coats
Instagram/@ellaprettyblog

The Montreal-based brand is feather-free, fur-free, completely vegan, and most importantly, PETA-approved. But Noize’s effort to be sustainable certainly doesn’t dampen their style — these jackets are stylish with details like contrasting colours, as well as faux fur and leather trimmings that look incredibly realistic. The best part is that all styles are available for under $300.

Available online and through select stockists.

Arc’teryx

vegan cruelty-free winter coats
Instagram/@turheidi

If you’re looking for a sportier winter coat option that’s going to allow you to do lots of outdoor activities, look no further than Vancouver brand Arc’teryx. Created by climbers, the brand is completely fur-free and has many down-free options so you can get to exploring nature in all kinds of weather conditions. This brand has the seal of approval from more than a few adventure seekers.

Available online and in-stores. 

Mountain Equipment Co-op

vegan cruelty-free winter coats
MEC

With a name like Mountain Equipment, there is no doubt that this athletically-focused store and its namesake brand are experts in keeping you warm. While some of their heavier duty coats use down, many of them don’t, and none of them use fur. Most of their eco-friendly options use Hyperloft instead, a very powerful eco-synthetic insulation.

Available online and in-stores. 

Featured Image: Instagram/@noizeoriginal