Capsule Wardrobe: Gloves

Gloves are a winter essential for me - my hands really suffer from the cold weather so I try to keep them wrapped up whenever I’m outside. When I dug out my gloves from last year I realised that they’d worn out on one of the fingers and a big hole was just one wear away. Time for a new pair!

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It would have been really easy to head straight to the high street but I decided that I wanted to buy a pair made from environmentally friendly material and by an ethical company. A lot of hours of research later I managed to find a pair that I wanted and quite a few alternatives. It turned out to be really hard to find proper gloves from ethical companies - there were a lot more hand warmers out there or fingerless gloves than gloves. I thought I’d share these with you in case you’re on the hunt for a new set this year:

  1. Cashmere Fingerless Gloves from Poetry - £39. These gloves look so soft and cosy and come in Dove Grey, Taupe Grey and Blue Black.

  2. Merino Wool Gloves from & Other Stories - £23. Made from a a 75% merino wool blend I love how long these gloves look and the dark grey colour.

  3. Grey Check Knitted Lambswool Gloves from Catherine Tough - £40. Catherine Tough is a new find for me. The company is lead by Catherine Tough and they manufacture their products in the UK where possible with a mini factory at their studio in Hackney. These gloves are made from 100% merino lambswool in Scotland and the pattern is really fun.

  4. Shea knitted mittens from Weekday - £18. These are made from boucle yarn and they look super cute and cosy. There are also some gloves on Weekday’s website that are only £4 if you’re on a tight budget.

  5. Cashmere Wrist Warmers from Turtle Doves - £24. This was my favourite find and I ended up buying a pair of the wrist warmers in the Black & Grey mix (all photos are of my new pair). They are so soft and cosy I could wear them all the time. Turtle Doves is a British design and manufacturing company and it uses post-consumer textile waste to create their garments and accessories.

I hope this helps you stay that bit warmer this winter!

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Note: all opinions expressed are entirely my own. My wrist warmers from Turtle Doves were paid for in full by me and none of the content of this post is sponsored in any way. Photos are also all my own.