Environmental winter clothing options

Young cyclist wearing REI winter gear. Photo by Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious

Looking for new winter clothing? Consider some green options.

Many companies, including manufacturers of winter clothing, are now utilizing many environmental practices.

The Iowa State Daily reports that in addition to donating a portion of their sale’s revenue to environmental organizations and research, Patagonia is increasingly using recycled materials for their clothing. To date, Patagonia has made 34 tons of clothing from recycled material.

Other winter clothing companies such as REI and the Mountain Equipment Co-Op also show a firm commitment to the environment. REI hopes to become climate neutral by 2020, and the Mountain Equipment Co-Op uses recycled and organic material in most of their apparel.

For those into Do-It-Yourself projects, National Geographic offers tips for creating your own recycled clothing.