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For chilly winter days and spring’s crisp mornings, cashmere sweaters are a classy and versatile staple in our wardrobes. These brands champion sustainability and ethical cashmere production, and many offer versatile and inclusive collections, making them accessible and affordable to all. Heads up, most of these brands ship worldwide! 🌎

Not into cashmere? We’ve got you covered with our cozy sustainable sweaters guide. And don’t forget the perfect pair of boots!

Best Overall —   NAADAM 
Most Affordable —  Quince
Most Sustainable  —  Patagonia  


Ethics | Sustainable, responsibly-sourced, cruelty-free, gives back
Collection Range | Adult apparel & accessories
Prices Starting At | $75

Sustainability is always in season with NAADAM, a socially conscious brand bringing you cashmere straight from the Mongolian Gobi Desert. This brand responsibly hand-combs its goats for the softest cashmere around. In addition to being cruelty-free, NAADAM pays fair trade wages to herders and gives back to the local community. These famously comfortable and affordable sweaters are available worldwide, so you can stock up no matter where you live.


2. Quince

Ethics | OEKO-TEX certified & responsibly sourced materials, ethically made in Vietnam & China, AZO-free dyes
Collection Range | Adult apparel & accessories
Prices Starting At | $45

Quince is a Good Trade favorite for their high quality, sustainable basics made at affordable price points, and their cashmere line is no exception. With everything from hats to dresses, you can deck yourself in soft, sustainable cashmere for the cooler months. Cozy up in your cruelty-free cashmere sweater, comfy in the knowledge that it was produced in BSCI-compliant and ethical factories.

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3. Cuyana

Ethics | Sustainable, ethically-made, recycled materials, gives back
Collection Range | Women’s sweaters, turtlenecks, cardigans, accessories
Prices Starting At | $78

Cuyana is the standard when it comes to sustainable elegance between the brand’s responsibly sourced leather and luxurious cashmere. For the woman-on-the-go, Cuyana offers capsule favorites of the highest quality, including cashmere sweaters, wraps, and turtlenecks. The crewneck sweaters and capes are our top choice for layering, especially if your body temperature fluctuates between hot and cold. Ethically-crafted and sewn in Peru, these cashmere pieces are available internationally. Locally-made but loved universally.

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4. Gentle Herd

Ethics | Cruelty-free, fair trade & ethical labor practices
Collection Range | Adult apparel & accessories
Prices Starting At | $99

If you are a cashmere aficionado looking for an ethical and sustainable cashmere brand to get your fix, meet Gentle Herd. The brand sources their cashmere from Mongolia, promising their commitment to animal welfare in every step of production. Using natural materials, Gentle Herd creates high quality garments with eco-friendly practices, so you can luxuriate in their soft cashmere goods worry-free. 

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Ethics | Organic and recycled materials, RWS certified wool, fair labor practices
Collection Range | Adult apparel and accessories
Prices Starting At | $230

ASKET aims to produce only meaningful essentials with full traceability on each garment, so consumers can know exactly who made their clothes and where they came from, every step of the way. We love their transparency about their goals, including their openness about shortcomings and room for growth, which you can read about on their website. Their intentional collection includes recycled cashmere sweaters and scarves, along with instructions for care and repair so you can make each garment last a lifetime. 


6. Reformation

Ethics | Sustainable, ethically made, eco-friendly & recycled materials
Collection Range | Women’s sweaters, turtlenecks, cardigans
Prices Starting At | $128

A leader in conscious and sustainable fashion, Reformation has taken the cashmere game to a new level. The LA-based brand offers stunning women’s sweaters crafted with a blend of recycled and pure cashmere. Made in a variety of colors and inclusive sizes, this eco-apparel collection is available for worldwide shipping.

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7. Patagonia

Ethics | Sustainable, eco-friendly & recycled materials, gives back, ethically-made
Collection Range | Adult sweaters, turtlenecks, cardigans
Prices Starting At | $99

For lovers of nature, Patagonia is your one-stop-shop for sustainable and ethically made outdoor wear. Using 95 percent recycled cashmere blends, this brand stocks adult cashmere sweaters that are made to last. While Patagonia does offer international shipping, the brand encourages you to shop locally whenever possible—you can find these sweaters stocked in Nordstroms worldwide. Talk about investing in sustainable practices.

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8. White & Warren

Ethics | Sustainable, responsibly-sourced materials, ethically-made, gives back
Collection Range | Women’s apparel & accessories
Prices Starting at | $185

White & Warren crafts sustainable essentials that are design-driven and chic, for the next generation of fashion-forward women. The brand’s clothes come in compostable bags, and the recycled yarn for non-cashmere sweaters is made from bottles harvested from the ocean floor. With all kinds of apparel and accessories, we’re thrilled that White & Warren offers worldwide shipping. The brand has several stockists, too, so you can try on this cashmere IRL.

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9. Stella McCartney

Ethics | Sustainable, eco-friendly & recycled materials, ethically-made, gives back
Collection Range | Women’s sweaters
Prices Starting At | $975

Stella McCartney, a leader in luxury, is committed to sustainable and ethical practices. These cashmere sweaters are made with regenerated fibers that would otherwise end up in landfills. Available in stunning colors and designs, these unisex sweaters can be rocked by anyone. And yes, international shipping is available, or you can find the label at Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Ave, and a number of other high-end retailers.

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Featured image is from Quince