We’re so happy Fall is here! It’s the season of moderate temperatures, colorful leaves and pumpkin spice everything. We’re in love with dressing for Fall, too. It’s one time of year where chic can meet cozy, and you don’t come off as a slob.
As you’re shopping for your new, comfy clothes for the season, consider purchasing from a company that uses its revenues for something good—like fighting poverty.
Cotopaxi is a Utah-based outdoor clothing company that keeps activity and giving back at the core of the company. Dedicated to these causes, they have worked with experts in South America to source quality materials—like llama wool. In these areas, they have also opened up production plants, ensuring that the jobs they offer to the community pay a fair wage, allowing workers a brighter economic future.
Hooded Sambaya Stretch Fleece
It’s not cold enough for that bulky winter jacket, but long sleeves alone aren’t going to cut it on blustery Fall days. We highly recommend this Cotopaxi jacket, made from stretchy fleece. It’s durable, warm and has thumbholes—so pretty much all of our favorite things when we’re looking for a quality jacket.
Pacaya Insulated Hoodless Jacket
We love this jacket because it’s warm, give you a little bit of protection from rain, and will serve you well beyond just the Fall. Because it is hoodless, it will be great for layering once winter hits whether you’re just trying to get to work in your freezing car or hitting the slopes.
Toliman Pullover Wool Hoodie
Another great layering piece, this comfy, cozy hoodie is also perfect on its own for temperate Fall days. It’s great for running, hiking or whatever else you do outdoors to stay in shape. That’s because the wool Cotopaxi uses to make it wicks moisture away from the skin, and dries itself quickly.
Krochet Kids operates out of Uganda and Peru to bring economically disadvantaged women not just work, but a better life. The women make the hats, scarves and sweaters by hand and are paid for this work, but Krochet Kids also offers a mentoring program to help them learn how to manage their newfound money, and even find other jobs within their own local economy if they want to move on.
When you buy a product from Krochet Kids, they tell you a little bit about the woman who made it. If you want, you can even go online and send her a thank you note!
Made in Lima, Peru, this cowl neck scarf will keep you comfy and look great at the same time. It comes in three colors—nutmeg, black and wine—and is make from 45% alpaca wool.
The Natalya is a chic and comfy slouch hat made in Uganda. It’s great for the pumpkin patch, bonfires, or just heading out around town. It is available in two colors: wine and pale pink.
You can’t update your Fall wardrobe without at least one sweater! The Saturday Sweater, make in Lima, comes in four different colors—each with their own pattern. They’re all cute and crazy comfortable.