Celebrate the gray days and drizzly mornings of fall with eco-friendly rain gear! We scoured the Web for products that balance fashion with environmental ethics, and generated a gear guide to help you splash out in style.
The portable Eco ‘brella fits easily into a purse, comes in multiple colors and can be found at Target stores. It looks and behaves just like the umbrella you already have – except it’s made from 70 percent recycled materials, including a canopy that made 100 percent from plastic bottles.
You’ll swoon over the Brelli’s adorable oriental style and impressed by it’s design features. Marketed as the “world’s first 100 percent biodegradable umbrella”, the Brelli has bamboo spokes, a bamboo handle and a PVC-free canopy that biodegrades naturally.
Sick of wrestling with your umbrella on windy days? If you’ve been tortured by flimsy umbrellas, the Senz Storm Umbrella provides an innovative and durable solution: it withstands winds up to 70 mph! We gave the Senz eco-friendly accolades because of it’s durability. Rather than tossing and replacing multiple broken umbrellas, buy one long-lasting model and reduce stress on landfills.
Price: starts at $49.99
Eco-friendly trailblazer Patagonia manages to both deliver high performance outdoor products and adhere to a visionary code of environmental ethics. In true Patagoina style, the Eco Rain Shell jacket is waterproof, windproof and breathable. It’s also made of 100 percent recycled polyester, and can be recycled through Patagonia’s Common Threads recycling program.
Make a statement with Jai Activewear’s vibrant rain blazer, made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled polyester. Even better, the product is completely reversible, so you get two rain jackets for the price of one!
Modus has a whole range of classy, recyclable jackets, but this sexy men’s jacket is by far our favorite. For women, we were divided between the Lightbeam jacket (adorable in green!) and the longer Shroud of Purrin trenchcoat. All Modus jackets are made of an innovative mix of post-consumer and post-industrial polyester and can be fully recycled.
Price: $450 for the Modus Trench
Kamik offers recyclable rain boots in all sorts of colors and designs. We loved the bright, peppy hues and classic style of the Olivia boot, available at Zappos.com.
Keep your feet snug and dry with a pair of Duck Boots from Timberland’s new “Earthkeepers” line. Sustainably sourced leather, a 42 percent recycled outsole, 50 percent recycled laces and partially recycled fleece linings are Timberland’s nod to environmental responsibility.
Organically Hatched has an inventory of PVC-free rain gear to keep your little ones safe. We particularly liked the playful umbrellas and rain boots.
Price: $34.99 for Hatley Rain Boots
Feature image courtesy of DeShaun Craddock