Via Anna Gilkerson
on Aug 28, 2008
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There is no doubt Sweden is still very cool and…

… still very, very cold in the wintertime.

I look to Sweden for trend innovations especially in the outerwear sector. My favorite pick is from Camilla Norrback.

What a collar! Get some Italian arm warmers while you are at it.

Another Scandinavian option is Swedish Butter or you can try this mysterious one, these coats are not for the faint of heart.

Here are a few favorite jackets for Fall 2008.

Notice I am not calling them eco alternatives.


About Anna Gilkerson

Eco- Artist- Buddhist- Fashion designer from Nova Scotia, Canada: +


2 Responses to “HOT (eco) COATS”

  1. Heather says:

    Wait, so are all of these options eco? I’m a bit confused.

    Also, Anna, how do you define “ecofashion.” I know that your standards are pretty high, but can you explain to us exactly what constitutes eco for you—there are no standards or certifications when it comes to ecofahsion, so it can be vague territory.


  2. anna says:

    Yes, these are all eco options! It seems crazy nowadays to label something an “eco alternative” why label it an alternative when it can be the first choice? Sustainable fashion has come a long way.

    “eco” in my humble definition means being ecologically friendly/sustainable in some way.
    “In some way” being for example all or some of these options: made from a sustainable resource, biodegradable, non-toxic production, local and domestic production, green innovative fabrics like hemp/lyocell blends, natural dyes, organically raised sheep, silk co-ops in Thailand, etc… the list goes on.

    I will call something organic if it is 100% organic certified materials/production process.
    I try not to use that word so often as things are not always what they seem, meaning we have to do a lot of our own research as a consumer if we want to make the right choices.