Want to ditch synthetic winter jackets once and for all? Then the NatureDry LOFT all-merino insulated jackets quite literally have you covered. These merino wool all-weather jackets keep you warm and toasty without plastic or chemicals. Find out how by reading the blog post below.
Bundle up against the elements and help the planet, too with the NatureDry LOFT all-merino insulated jackets. This eco-friendly outerwear keeps you warm without synthetic or chemically treated materials. Everyone wants to stay warm in the winter, but most puffer jackets have plastic-based linings filled with—you guessed it—more plastic. With most of us wearing them, these jackets take up space in landfills, and their chemicals leach into the soil. But not the NatureDry LOFT all-merino insulated jackets. They’re insulated with 100% merino wool making them a super sustainable and warm choice for an all-weather jacket.
The NatureDry LOFT all-merino insulated jackets look like most winter puffer jackets. Yet their materials are quite different. While typical winter jackets use polyester, synthetics, and nylon, this outerwear features both a wool shell and wool insulation. This natural material keeps you nice and toasty, thanks to a special creation process. The wool fabric can even shed water and block wind, making these jackets true winter essentials. Also, the interior shell uses biodegradable 100% Tencel liner made from trees. Let’s take a closer look at these sustainable jackets.
Can merino wool really stand up to wintry conditions?
You bet it can. Merino wool has impressive insulating properties and weighs less than your typical winter jacket. According to Woolmark, merino wool is natural insulation that not only keeps you warm but also regulates your body temperature if you work up a sweat, say, snowboarding down a mountain. So yes, merino wool is a great choice for winter clothing. Wool is also one of the oldest-known animal fibers, so it makes sense to use it as a material for sustainable clothing. Some of merino wool’s other benefits include odor resistance, quick-drying capabilities, and a soft texture.
The wool shell is weatherproof
The NatureDry LOFT jackets even shield you from wind and can block water. That’s thanks to their manufacturing process, which includes weaving the fibers under tension that, when released, creates a watertight barrier. Raindrops simply bead when they hit these jackets and fall off, never having the opportunity to drench the material. The fabric is also great for sub-zero conditions, strong wind, and even snowball fights. So you can wear them for any of your outdoor adventures.
The detachable hood and high-rise neck keep you warm
This eco-friendly outerwear’s other great features are the detachable hood and high-rise neck. Because how many times have you been caught without an umbrella when it starts to drizzle, sleet, or snow? In those instances, it’s nice to have a hood. You can just pop it on your head to stay warm and dry. Likewise, the high-rise neck keeps the chill off your body which is especially useful on cold winter days.
The insulated pockets keep your hands warm
The NatureDry LOFT jackets also have wool-insulated pockets on the outside. This is super useful if your hands tend to get cold or if you’ve forgotten your gloves. There are also interior pockets that are large enough to store your everyday essentials like your phone, keys, and wallet during outdoor adventures or while riding around the city on your foldable bike.
Wool is naturally eco-friendly
About 85% of textiles thrown in the trash in the U.S. end up in landfills. According to the company’s Kickstarter page, this clothing can take from 20–200 years to decompose. So we’re looking at hundreds of millions of tons of discarded, chemically treated textiles entering the environment by 2030. The NatureDry LOFT jackets, however, are made from wool—a resource that’s biodegradable. And since no chemical coatings were necessary in creating these sustainable jackets, when they do biodegrade, they won’t release harmful toxins into soil or water.
These biodegradable jackets are easy to clean
Unlike your cashmere sweaters, you won’t have to take these merino wool jackets to the dry cleaners everytime they need a wash. The wool material in these sustainable jackets is easy to clean. Simply put them in the washing machine and follow the care instructions.
The NatureDry LOFT all-merino insulated jackets are the ideal addition to anyone’s winter wardrobe. Not only do they keep you warm and protected from the elements, but they also won’t harm the environment. Naturally biodegradable and untreated with chemical coatings, the creators of this eco-friendly outerwear hope to make a difference in the waste that’s accumulating in landfills.
You can help by backing the NatureDry LOFT all-merino insulated jacket. Pledges typically start at $465, but you can preorder yours for $289 from Kickstarter. What are your favorite eco-friendly products? Let us know about them in the comment section.