Ethical Gloves & Scarves: The Best UK Sustainable Brands

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In the market for some ethical gloves or scarves this winter? I don’t blame you, it’s been blooming cold! The good news is I’ve rounded up some of my ethical favourites for you so you don’t have to search too hard.

We experienced our first big frost of the season here in Edinburgh last week. It caught me by surprise, and I had to dig out my trusty hat and scarf from the back of the wardrobe to help keep me warm when I’m out and about.

Sadly my poor hands were freezing cold. I’m in dire need of some new gloves, after losing my trusty pair on the bus to work. As such, I’ve been searching online for some new ethical gloves.

Guide to Ethical Gloves and Scarves

A person wearing a hat and scarf in winter, with a blue text box that says your big guide to ethical hats, scarves and gloves.

If you’re in need of an ethical winter warmer too then here is my round-up of some of my favourite ethical gloves. As an added bonus, I’ve also included the ethical winter hats and scarves that I’ve come across in my search.


seasalt snood

Ethical retailer Seasalt – the first fashion company to achieve Soil Association Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification back in 2005 – has a great seasonal range of ethical hats, gloves, and snoods, rather than scarves made from natural fibre blends.

Seasalt now ships its products plastic-free, which is also a great move.


devold ethical gloves and hats

Devold is a Norwegian brand that specialises in wool-based jumpers and accessories, such as hats, gloves, and mittens that keep you warm in winter, even when the mercury is plummeting. Ethically made in Norway, from 100% organic merino wool that is free from mulesing,

Buy Devold’s ethical hats and gloves in the UK via Alpinetrek.

Colorful Standard

colorful standard ethical scarves

If it is an ethical scarf that you are looking for, then do try Colorful Standard. With more colour options than you could shake a stick at, their scarves are made from recycled merino wool.

What’s more, the wool has been dyed using environmentally friendly dyes that are Oeko-Tex Certified. This means that they have been independently verified as being free from harmful chemicals.

I keep this page updated as I come across more great ethical finds. It was last updated in January 2023, so it’s bang up to date.

If you are looking for more cold-weather inspiration then look no further! I also have a guide devoted to ethical hats and ethical coats and jackets to help keep you warm this winter.

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