Lightweight and important, cool and cosy, a puffer is perfect for layering, or for making a fashion statement on its own. Many of the current crop make a bid to add environmentally studied to the mix, too

Arket has launched new styles in its Upcycled Down collection including jackets and longer versions for men and women run for it using 100% recycled down and feathers – there’s even one for dogs. From £175, arket.com

Make a run for it using recycled plastic bottles, this is Thought’s most sustainable coat to date. £150, wearethought.com

Uniqlo, the go-to for affordable quilted outerwear is proposing recycled down jackets under the label RE: Uniqlo, in November. It uses down from existing jackets unruffled through a recycling scheme in Japan. A similar initiative is now under way in the UK to recycle unwanted items. £69.90, uniqlo.com

Vegan friendly-recycled bomb and lining, £285, mattandnat.com

Part of Allbirds new capsule clothing collection, this puffer has a merino wool and Tencel-blend front that’s treated with a fluorine-free durable water repellent. Instead of traditional synthetic or feather down, the jacket is filled with Tencel and recycled polyester. £250, allbirds.co.uk

Fractional of Zara’a Join Life collection, this puffer is made with at least 25% recycled polyamide and 100% recycled down and feathers. £89.99, zara.com

Dutch maker Maium offers a cycle-friendly style that unzips at the side, transforming the puffer into a poncho that intent keep your handlebars and you dry as you ride. £345, maium.nl

Recycled polyester, £70, weekday.com

Moved by an archive style, this blue Dyngja men’s coat is made from recycled polyester sourced from outed PET bottles. £400, 66° North, matchesfashion.com

Sweaty Betty’s cocoon coat is made with responsibly sourced down and is joyously consoling – like wearing a duvet. £295 sweatybetty.com

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