13 Sustainable Wool Sweaters for Fall 2021

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With fall in full swing, there’s nothing like slipping on a soft, warm wool sweater while enjoying the chillier temps. 

While wool seems like an inherently sustainable material, the practices surrounding wool production can be highly unethical and unsustainable. 

So how do you find sustainable wool sweaters?

Based on my sustainability criteria, here are three areas to consider when shopping for a sustainable wool sweater:


Regardless of which type of wool you opt for, choosing products made from recycled wool is the best option. 

If purchasing merino wool, ensure the product is made in New Zealand or the USA and has a ‘mulesing- free’ label


To verify that merino wool has been sustainably and ethically sourced, look for: ZQ Merino Standard, Soil Association Organic Standards.

To verify that cashmere wool has been sustainable and ethically sourced, look for: Good Cashmere Standard, Sustainable Fibre Alliance, Kering Standard on Cashmere

If the product is made with recycled wool, look for: Recycled Claim Standard (RCS), Global Recycled Standard (GRS). 

Regardless of the wool type, look out for these certifications: Responsible Wool Standard (RWS), Certified Organic Wool, Certified Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Humane Label, Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).


Opt for brands that use recyclable/ compostable/ biodegradable packaging as well as carbon neutral shipping methods. 

If paper packaging is used, look for a Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. 

Now that you know what to look for, let’s get into the brands doing sustainable wool sweaters best.

Quick Links for Sustainable Wool Sweaters

For reference, pricing is in CAD, and the size range is based on US sizing unless otherwise specified.

Price Range:

$ = Under $200

$$ = Under $300

$$$ = Under $500

$$$$ = $500+


Fabrics: recycled and regenerated fabrics

Certifications: Oeko-Tex Standard 100 

Based in New York

Sweater Price Range: $

Sizing: US 0-14 (XS-XL); has a tall and petite section 

Favourite Sustainable Wool Sweater: Branch Out Sweater

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Duckworth Co

Fabrics: single-origin merino wool, recycled polyester, modal 

Based in Montana

Price Range: $

Sizing: US  XS-XL

Favourite Sustainable Wool Sweater: Woman’s Polaris Hooded Henley 

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Filippa K

Fabrics: mulesing-free wool, recycled wool, Swedish wool, yak,  mohair, cashmere, alpaca, viscose, silk, recycled polyester, recycled polyamide and more.

Certifications: FSC, Responsible Mohair Standard 

Based in Sweden

Price Range: $$$

Sizing: US 0-14 (XS-XL)

Favourite Sustainable Wool Sweater: Vivian Cardigan

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Gaia Segattini Knotwear

Fabrics: recycled yarn, recycled cotton, Shetland wool, merino, mohair, alpaca wool

Packaging: Uses paper packaging, compostable envelopes.

Based in Marche, Italy

Price Range: $$

Sizing: XS-XXL

Favourite Sustainable Wool Sweater: Bloom Sweater

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Fabrics: mulesing- free wool, organic cotton, recycled PET, tencel, linen, bamboo, rayon, hemp

Certifications: GOTS, SA8000

Based in London, England

Price Range: $

Sizing: UK 8-16

Favourite Sustainable Wool Sweater: CHLOE Shetland Wool Jumper in Emerald

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Le Pirol 

Fabrics: organic merino wool

Certifications: GOTS

Based in Denmark

Price Range: $

Sizing: US 6-14 (S-XXL)

Favourite Sustainable Wool Sweater: Evermore Wool Jumper

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Fabrics: recycled cashmere, merino wool

Certifications: GRS, Good Cashmere Standard, SA8000, GOTS, Responsible Wool Standard, FSC

Packaging: recycled plastic, recycled paper

Give Back Programs: Naadam donates returned or damaged product to Green Tree Textiles, a nonprofit that donates usable clothes to NYC charities and unusable clothes to rag manufacturers. 

Based in New York

Price Range: $$

Sizing: US XXS-3X

Favourite Sustainable Wool Sweater: Luxe Merino Cashmere Balloon Sleeve Cardigan

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Fabrics: recycled wool, recycled nylon, hemp, organic cotton

Certifications: 1% For the Planet

Based in California

Price Range: $$

Sizing: XXS-XXL (00-22)

Favourite Sustainable Wool Sweater: Women’s Wool Recycled Crewneck Sweater

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People Tree

Fabrics: mulesing-free merino wool, tencel, organic cotton, linen

Certifications: FLO, GOTS, Fairtrade Certified, Organic Soil Association

Give Back Programs: People Tree Foundation

Based in UK

Price Range: $

Sizing: US 2-14

Favourite Sustainable Wool Sweater: Inez Merino Cardigan in Light Grey 

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Fabrics: recycled and virgin cashmere, mulesing-free merino wool, viscose, elastane, recycled elastane, organic cotton, nylon jersey

Certifications: GRS, RWS, OEKO-TEX Standard 100, FSC,  Better Cotton Initiative

Packaging: compostable bio-plastic, post-consumer recycled boxes and paper

Price Range: $$$$

Sizing: US 0-12 (XS-L)

Favourite Sustainable Wool Sweater: Kaya Ribbed Pure Cashmere Sweater in Cobalt Blue

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Stella McCartney

Fabrics: recycled cashmere, viscose, organic cotton, recycled nylon, recycled polyester, silk, New Zealand wool

Certifications: FSC,  Better Cotton Initiative, GOTS, OCS

Packaging: 50% recycled-content paper, recycled or recyclable plastic

Price Range: $$$$

Sizing: US 0-18

Favourite Sustainable Wool Sweater: Geometric Pattern Jumper

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Tempest + Bentley

Fabrics: American merino wool

Certifications: GOTS, FSC

Packaging: reusable canvas shopping totes, recycled shipping boxes

Price Range: $$$$

Sizing: XS-L

Favourite Sustainable Wool Sweater: Fort Point Ribbed Sweater

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Untouched World

Fabrics: mulesing- free merino wool, tencel, possum, silk, organic cotton, recycled polyester, linen, soybean, aloe vera

Certifications: BCI, ZQ, Certified B Corporation

Price Range: $$$$

Sizing: XS-XL

Favourite Sustainable Wool Sweater: Kapua Crew Sweater

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Know of any other brands that have sustainable wool sweaters? 

Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time, 

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