My Inc. post yesterday, “The Coat of the Future: Bring on the Winter,” began
The Coat of the Future: Bring on the Winter
When the temperature dropped into the 20s, I was prepared, looked great, and lived by my values.
A couple years ago on a winter vacation toward the end of my last parka’s life, I saw a beautiful coat. Despite the designer name it was affordable.
But I couldn’t buy it. The triple combination that it was filled with down, the liner was genuine fur, and I had tried on coats before leaving that were just as warm without animal products.
What others do is their business, but I knew for myself I’d have trouble sleeping, having seen too many videos of animal treatment.
The problem: the equally warm coats I’d seen at home didn’t look good. And they were mostly nylon and other plastics that I wasn’t convinced were so benign to the environment.
Enter Hemp Hoodlamb
I don’t remember how I heard of them, but I came across a company calledÂ Hemp Hoodlamb. They makeÂ their coats from a materials that turns out to be durable and not plastic: hemp.
Not just hemp. The insulation is made of recycled plastic.
I’m a laggardÂ on many technologies and trends. Luckily for me New York’s last winter was mild and I got by with my fall coat. It took me a whole year to decide to try this new coat.
As much as I mentioned my concern about animals and the environment, people can’t see those things. They aren’t how I evaluate a coat in action.
I care about two things:
- Does it keep me warm?
- Do I look good in it?
Result: It’s awesome, warm, and looks great
It’sÂ reallyÂ warm. As in, laugh at the weather warm, though I may be biased having gone a winter with only a fall coat.
Read the rest at The Coat of the Future: Bring on the Winter.
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