Keeping the cold out can sometimes be a challenge—we can see Chicago and Canadian readers nodding their heads now! But with a puffer jacket, you can keep the chill out a little bit better, thanks to its intentional design. Puffer coats have quilted sections filled with insulation, making them lightweight and extremely warm and cozy.

Wrap yourself up in a cocoon of your own with these sustainably and ethically made puffy jackets. Rather than synthetic fibers or questionable down, these brands use recycled and organic materials, responsibly sourced down, and eco-friendly insulation. While these are considered investment pieces, they’re also built to last beyond just one winter.

If you’re looking for more heavy-duty options instead, check out our guide to winter coats!

1. Girlfriend Collective

Materials | Recycled plastic bottles
Ethics | Recycled materials, ethically made in Vietnam, size-inclusive, gives back, recycling program, recycled packaging
Ships To | US, Canada, UK, Australia
Price Range | $168–$198

Girlfriend Collective is the epitome of sustainability 🤝 fashion. For puffer jackets that you’ll actually want to wear, check out GC’s line of long, cropped, vest, and midi options—there’s truly something for everyone. The size- and gender-inclusive brand also offers dozens of options and colors, and these coats are made entirely out of recycled plastic water bottles. Warm, weather-resistant, and wildly cute!

2. Norden

Materials | Recycled polyester
Ethics | Certified B Corp, recycled materials & packaging, ethically made in Canada, take-back & recycling programs
Ships To | US & Canada
Price Range | $345–$365

Norden is a certified B corp using 100 percent recycled materials for its outerwear, the Mia Cire puffer jacket included. Each jacket is made with recycled plastic waste and polyester, in sizes XS through 2XL, and in seven colors. Plus, we’re loving the mock neck collar, reflective strip, and sleek interior phone pocket. Made to withstand up to -15 degrees Celsius (or five degrees Fahrenheit), you’ll stay comfortable even on windy days.

3. Patagonia

Materials | Recycled polyester, PrimaLoft insulation
Ethics | Fair Trade certified, recycled & sustainable materials, eco-friendly, gives back
Ships To | Worldwide
Price Range | $149–$279

Patagonia’s Nano Puff® is the OG puffer jacket! For over a decade, the brand has been improving its design too, using recycled PrimaLoft insulation and prioritizing lower emissions. There are options for all genders and ages, in bright colors and up to XXL. Did we mention the brand is Fair Trade certified?

4. Tentree

Materials | Recycled polyester, PrimaLoft insulation
Ethics | Certified B Corp, climate-neutral, compostable & recycled materials, ethically made in China, gives back
Ships To | US, Australia, Mexico, Asia
Price Range | $158–$298

Tentree plants ten trees with every order, just one of the many reasons we love this brand. Its puffer coats are made with 99 percent recycled (and compostable!) materials and finished with a nontoxic water-repellent coating. Even the PrimaLoft insulation is sustainable. We especially love the unisex puffers, the packable puffer for travel, and the bomber jacket for a stylish look.

5. Universal Standard

Materials | Polyester
Ethics | Size-inclusive, recycling & take-back programs, gives back
Ships To | Worldwide
Price Range | $168–$298

Universal Standard makes its standard inclusivity, with sizes from 00 to 40—one of the widest ranges in fashion. For hooded puffers, puffer vests, and even a four-in-one puffer jacket, you’ll find them in earth-toned colors like Camo, Caramel, and Forest Green. Not only are these coats equipped with deep pockets and high-stretch jersey for extra warmth, but they can also be returned and exchanged for free if you change sizes within one year. US meets you where you are, whatever the climate.

6. REI

Materials | Recycled nylon, responsibly sourced down
Ethics | Co-op model, sustainably & ethically sourced materials, gives back, carbon-neutral, trade-in & secondhand programs
Ships To | Worldwide
Price Range | $50–$600

REI encourages us to explore the great outdoors with the whole family. Its line of insulated puffy jackets covers all ages from toddlers to adults, with dozens of sustainable brands we know and love like Cotopaxi, Fjallraven, and its own REI Co-Op. Filter by warmth level, sustainability, or best use (multi-sport versus snow sports, for example) to find what you need.

7. Kathmandu

Materials | Recycled polyester, RDS-certified down
Ethics | Certified B Corp, circular economy principles, sustainably sourced & recycled materials, gives back, eco-friendly & ethical production
Ships To | Worldwide
Price Range | $159–$379

Kathmandu is an Australian certified B Corp, offering shipping worldwide. These puffer jackets—made with recycled polyester, nontoxic repellent, bluesign-approved nylon, and RDS-certified duck down—are thoughtfully designed to withstand the lowest temps. Kathmandu believes in eco-friendly and ethical production, whether in Canada or Indonesia, and the brand is working towards a fully circular economy.

8. Frank And Oak

Materials | Recycled polyester, PrimaLoft insulation
Ethics | Certified B Corp, sustainable & recycled materials, eco-friendly practices & packaging, take-back program
Ships To | Worldwide
Price Range | $399

Frank And Oak’s Hygge Puffer is one of its best-sellers. Considering its HQ is in Canada, this B Corp knows a thing or two about dealing with winter weather. Available in five stunning colors, this puffer coat is crafted entirely out of recycled polyester, a nontoxic water repellent, and PrimaLoft insulation. While on the pricier side, these jackets are made to last for many winters: machine-washable, wind-resistant, and water-resistant.

9. Finisterre

Materials | Recycled polyester
Ethics | Certified B Corp, sustainable & recycled materials, ethical production, gives back, eco-friendly packaging, trade-in & repair program
Ships To | UK, USA, EU
Price Range | $223–$304

Made for and by Brits who love the sea, Finisterre is no stranger to warming up cold bodies. This certified B Corp looks to sustainable materials for its insulated jackets, complete with recycled fill. Whether you prefer a knee-length puffer coat or a hooded jacket, Finisterre will help you ensure its longevity year after year. The team has an in-house repair program as well as a trade-in program for UK residents. Consider this an investment piece with a high ROI.

10. Paloma Wool

Materials | Recycled polyester & RDS certified plant-based down
Ethics | Recycled & sustainable materials, multi-use, local & ethical production
Ships To | Worldwide
Price Range | €355

Paloma Wool is a team favorite at The Good Trade, thanks to the brand’s love of sustainability and innovative style. Case in point: The long puffer jacket turns traditional fashion on its head with a gorgeous cream exterior and a very bright green interior lining. Plus, the bottom is detachable, so you can wear the coat throughout the seasons. Sustainability-wise, it’s made with recycled polyester, RDS certified feather filling, and plant-based Sorona fiber.

Featured image from Girlfriend Collective