Stylish Stocking Caps

It’s the time of year where everyone starts quoting Game of Thrones, because winter is coming. We’re a bit split on cold weather; we don’t love frigid fingers and toes, but we do love cozying up in our cold weather clothes. Are you ready?

The beanies and winter hats here are made with responsibly produced or recycled materials, like 100 percent alpaca yarn or recycled wool. Ribbed beanies? Cashmere toques? Ski hats? These five brands have you covered—literally.

Keep the chill even further at bay with these sustainable coats and jackets!

1. Organic Basics

Made In | Scotland Ethics | Certified B Corp, ethically made in Europe, recycled & responsibly sourced materials, eco-friendly production, gives back Materials | Recycled wool or cashmere Price Range | $60–$80

For basic ribbed beanies you know will last, check out Organic Basics. This Denmark-based brand designs its pieces in-house then responsibly produces them in factories in Europe and the UK. Find both recycled wool and recycled cashmere beanies in up to eight colors to match your wardrobe. Get waste out of landfills and into your closet this season.

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2. Patagonia

Made In | China Ethics | Certified B Corp, Fair Trade certified, sustainable & recycled materials, ethical & eco-friendly production, gives back Materials | Recycled cotton, wool, nylon & polyester Price Range | $35–$49

If you’re braving the great outdoors this season, you can’t go wrong with Patagonia’s collection of recycled hats. This collection includes ski-friendly hats, beanies perfect for hiking, and fashionable winter caps. Choose the one that speaks most to you and learn about its impact, right down to where it’s made. Patagonia donates one percent of every sale towards environmental initiatives.

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3. Outerknown

Made In | Peru & China Ethics | Responsibly sourced & recycled materials, fair trade, gives back Materials | Cashmere & wool Price Range | $78–$118

Launched by renowned surfer Kelly Slater, Outerknown knows a thing or two about taking on Mother Nature. That’s why we love these thoughtfully designed beanies, made from either cashmere or a Merino wool blend. Not only are all the materials responsibly sourced and biodegradable, but they’re great for keeping you warm. It’s our must-have accessory this fall and winter.

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4. Ally Bee

Made In | Scotland Ethics | Recycled & responsibly sourced materials, low waste, ethically made, plastic-free packaging Materials | Lambswool Price Range | £49

Ally Bee, named eponymously after its owner, launched in 2014 in London as a luxury knitwear brand. Today, the team uses both British alpaca and lambswool as well as Cradle-to-Cradle certified merino yarn and Italian recycled cashmere for its pieces. Then, everything is sewn together at the brand’s exclusive partner up north in Scotland. Expect some serious warmth from these winter hats!

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5. Mamacha

Made In | Peru Ethics | Ethically made, responsibly sourced materials, gives back, carbon-neutral shipping, plastic-free packaging Materials | Alpaca wool Price Range | $39–$78

Mamacha is a nonprofit based in the UK, employing marginalized women in the rural suburbs of Lima, Peru, who craft these beanies and hats as a way to earn income. The women set their own hours and prices, and 100 percent of proceeds are reinvested back into Mamacha’s efforts. Whether you prefer Canadian-style toque hats, bright berets, or cable-knit alpaca wool beanies, this brand has what you need.

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