Eco fashion: Braintree Alva Rose Waterproof Anorak 15′

  
It’s only in the past few years that I started to take a deeper interest in sustainable fashion. However I had stopped hoarding clothes a long time ago, and I do my best to carefully select items that I genuinely love and know I will wear, i.e I stopped buying pieces
for occasions that won’t happen anytime soon.

The Alva rose waterproof anorak from Braintree, was a birthday gift to myself and an investment as it’s definitely a pricier anorka (retailing for £120) than the ones you can find on the High Street. The quality is outstanding, so I don’t regret it a single bit. I also stepped out of my comfort zone. I’m the navy/black-coat kind of girl and I went for floral khaki – I don’t recognize myself anymore –  but I immediately fell in love with the anorak as soon as I saw it. A good thing I ordered it quickly, because after checking the website, it seems like it’s now sold out.

Excuse the serious face and rather strange pose lol! Turns out the ones where I’m smiling are either wobbly or very juvenile-looking. I also wanted to show you the anorak under different angles. There was no inbetween, but now you also understand while this blog could have never been a full-blown fashion blog 😉
For size reference, I’m 5’1 (155 cm) and wearing the size S. I asked Braintree for advice, since I was hesitating between xs and s, and they recommended me to size up if I liked wearing layers, which I definitely do, so I ordered S. And rightfully so: XS would have been too tight on the arms and shoulders. S is really roomy and the inner waist coat falls a tad longer down my body than shown on the model which I don’t mind.
While this is more of a mid-season product, I was surprised by how warm it keeps. I could wear a simple shirt or light jumper underneath it without a problem until November. It feels very cosy and for outdoorsy people, this is an awesome clothing piece. If you enjoy light and more tight-fitting clothes this might not be your cup of tea, but if you’re looking for a versatile water-proof and windproof coat this one is just awesome. Under pouring rain, I don’t look like a wet dog anymore, the fit keeps me warm and protected.

Here are more specific details about the jacket:
  • 100% organic cotton canvas – waterproof coating.
  •  Detachable hood
  • One inner pocket, one outer pocket
  • Protective storm flap
  • Taped seams
  • Adjustable waist cord
  •  Ribbed cuffs with thumbholes
  • Waterproof up to 5m, including outer zips
  • Cosy organic cotton jersey lining
This
is just to show some of my favorite items from Braintree clothing. Do
you notice the navy blue domination in this picture? I told you I was
into blue 😉

All the prejudices I had towards eco fashion are entirely dismissed thanks to fantastic brands like Braintree. I really look forward to exploring more sustainable fashion.

Have you tried Braintree? What are your favorite eco brands?

Take care,

Liz

Liz

Green hunter, wellness junkie and pun maker on the website, I’m on a journey towards a kinder and healthier life. @lizthegreenspirit on Instagram.

2 Comments
  1. What a gorgeous coat and I think the floral khaki really suits you! When I finish getting fat with baby green then I plan on an ethical style overhaul and Braintree is on my list to try! 🙂 Xx

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