Padded value: these puffer jackets have sustainable style

A host of brands are bringing padded value to outerwear, with puffer jackets formed from natural materials and upcycled fabrics

Geox puffer jacket in red
Jacket, £279, by Geox. Photography: Joshua Bareham. Fashion: Aylin Bayhan
(Image credit: Joshua Bareham)

This winter, as a host of performance labels have been working hard to ensure we can stylishly endure a cold snap with a cleaner conscience, we’re investing in outerwear that lightens our footprint.

Take, for example, Herno’s latest Globe collection, which is its most sustainable yet, and features snugly jackets made using regenerated nylon and insulation formed from recycled feathers. Fellow Italian brand Geox has also warmed to eco-friendlier fabrics. The padding of its eyecatching outerwear is created using regenerated feathers and a fibre formed from plastic waste. And Belgian label Templa has exemplary eco acumen, using PrimaLoft insulation, which incorporates biodegradable filler.

A host of other labels also excel at eco-aware outerwear, including All Birds, Grenfell and The North Face. The latter's 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket has just been voted the number one ‘hottest' product for both men and women in the Q4 2020 iteration of the Lyst index.


Shopping with a more sustainable mindset is nothing new, but it's a mantra which has increased in the new decade. These wind proof and water repellent styles won't just shield your body, they'll soften the environmental blow of buying too.

Herno jacket

Jacket, £540, by Herno 

(Image credit: Joshua Bareham)

Templa jacket

Jacket, $2,400, by Templa

(Image credit: Joshua Bareham)


This article originally appeared in the December 2020 issue of Wallpaper* (W*260) – available for free download here

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