This year we’re excited to add a new classic cold-weather style to our Essential Outerwear collection that we can’t live without when the temperature starts to dip. Our new puffer vests for men and women have arrived to keep you warm to the core without warming up the planet with mindful manufacturing practices and planet-friendly materials.
Perfect for brisk days and sweat-free morning commutes, read on to learn what makes our vests so sustainable and some of our favorite outfits featuring this transitional piece.
Recycled Materials — Made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, we were able to divert waste away from landfills to create the shell, lining and insulation of these vests. Here’s how many bottles we recycled for each style:
- 26 bottles were used to make the women’s vest
- 32 bottles were used to make the men’s vest
Cruelty-Free — For the insulation, we skipped the down feathers and left the ducks alone. Instead, we used PrimaLoft®, which is a vegan, toxin-free, cruelty-free alternative that’s also made from recycled single-use water bottles.
Toxin-Free — On the outside, we added a PFC-free DWR coating for enhanced water resistance. A DWR finish helps water bead off your vest, and PFC-free means that conventional toxic chemicals that harm the environment weren’t used.
Safer For The Environment – All the materials for these vests were made in bluesign® certified facilities, which are held to the highest standards of safety, environmental impact and responsible resource use.
3 Easy Styling Tips
Puffer vests are a winter layering essential. They add warmth without bulk and are a great way to add texture and dimension to your outfits. Here are three simple ways to style them this winter:
1. Dress it up
Preparing for a big date, a holiday office party, or family dinner? Add a layer of warmth to your look with a puffer vest. Perfect for fancier cold weather occasions, in place of an overcoat or jacket, pair your vest with a long-sleeved dress shirt, a turtleneck sweater or a dress for a more formal vibe.
The Men’s Puffer Vest in Pine Bark
The Look: The Highline Turtleneck Dress
2. Make a statement
Winter weather can often be grey and dull, but that doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to follow suit. Add a pop of colour to a monochrome winter outfit with a puffer vest in one of our new seasonal colours: Pine Bark, Fig or Night Olive Green. Alternatively, match the colour of your puffer back to your monochrome palette to add texture and depth to the look. These outfits are perfect for a crisp fall day at the farmer’s market or a brewery when the sun is shining but the temperature is dropping.
The Women’s Cloud Shell Puffer Vest in Pine Bark
3. Keep it casual
Made for indecisive weather and weekend errand runs, a puffer vest is the perfect final touch on your everyday outfit. Whether you’re heading into the office or grabbing groceries for your next cooking adventure in the kitchen, throw on a puffer vest to keep you cozy but not overheated while you’re on the go.
The Men’s Puffer Vest in Meteorite Black
The Look: The Fuzzy Crew Sweater paired with your favourite pair of jeans
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