Put a zero waste hat on your head, to keep yourself warm in chilly weather. Freedom for Animals and Ages Apparel both make organic beanies, with profits helping animal charities.
Although babies’ heads need to be kept warm, NHS say to remove hats and other warmer clothing if going to warmer temperatures like indoor rooms, cars, buses and trains (even if it means waking your baby). This may help to prevent crib death.
We lose most heat through our heads, so wearing a hat is a good idea. These hats are not just zero waste, but also vegan-friendly. Although wool is natural, many producers use mulesling (a painful technique to remove flystrike without using painkillers). And many sheep are killed at the end of their life, when their wool is no longer good quality. So these jumpers in organic cotton are a lovely alternative.
These hats from Isle of Wight company Rapanui are made from recycled organic cotton, rather than wool. Pair with one of their circular snoods and jumpers, and you’ll feel tucked in, and ready for anything.
Organic cotton is far better for the planet and wildlife, and is also nicer for farmers, as they can pick the cotton, without need to wear protective clothing in very hot weather. Around a quarter of the world’s agricultural chemicals are used to make cotton, so try to find organic or recycled cotton garments, rather than new. Unlike synthetic fibres, cotton is safe to launder without breaking off microplastics into the ocean, and safely biodegrades at end of life.