This Company Uses Flower Petals to Create a Down Alternative Jacket That’s Cozy and Cruelty-Free

Photo: Pangaia
A vegan, sustainably-sourced down jacket is hard to come by, but Pangaia—which makes its down alternatives from seaweed fiber and wildflowers, natural dyes made from plants, and recycled materials—has a new option that ticks all the boxes.

The company's latest release, FLWRDWN, features a capsule collection of puffer jackets ($550-$750) filled with wildflowers—so you can be swaddled in spring even in the dead of winter.

The technology took Pangaia 10 years of in-lab research, and the result is a fully-biodegradable garment that can stand up to inclement weather. "The wild flowers we source are from areas which contribute to habitat restoration, whilst helping to conserve a species of local butterflies," reads the website. "This kind of regenerative agriculture results in a reduction of greenhouse gas production (12 tons of CO2 per hectare of plant material). The method also helps to preserve groundwater, as it doesn’t require irrigation."

FLWRDWN is now available for pre-order. Keep scrolling to snag a sustainable jacket with down alternatives for yourself.

Vegan and sustainable jackets with down alternatives

Photo: Pangaia

1. Pangaia Puffer Jacket Short in off-white, $550

Blend right in with the snow with Pangaia's off-white jacket option. Even though their vibrant hue isn't on display, the wildflowers used for insulation offer all the color you could ever need.

Photo: Vaute Couture

2. Vaute Couture The Satin Castro in evergreen, $650

Both the inside and outside of this coat is made of sustainable materials. The down and the outer shell gets is made with 100 percent recycled fibers from 30 plastic bottles pulled out of the landfill. Oh! And that color, right?

Photo: Wuxly

3. Wuxly Winx Mid-Weight Jacket in black, $395

Made of 55 percent recycled content, this jacket can stand up to temps ranging from 15 to 59. It also comes in a few "I'm here!" colors—in case you really want to show off your eco-friendly fashion.

Beneath your ultra-chic, sustainable outerwear, try wearing a sweatersuit or classic black leggings

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