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When the weather turns cold, the smart get cozy. Instead of turning up the thermostat, do your part to contribute less carbon to the environment and toss a throw over your toes.

And of course, the socially- and environmentally-conscious among you are going to choose to get cozy under sustainable throws. Whether your concern is having a gentle footprint on the environment, choosing cruelty-free goods, supporting artisans and using fair-trade materials, or all of the above, we have got you covered with some of our favorites.

Cozy Sustainable Throws

Cozy Sustainable Throws

The perfect weight to grace the foot of the bed or the arm of the sofa year round.

1. Supersoft Organic Cotton - Coyuchi

A lightweight cotton throw is the workhorse of the cozy throws. It’s perfect for the bottom of the bed or on the back of the sofa when you just need a little bit of extra warmth to cover your toes or shoulders. Bonus points for choosing Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) organic cotton for a sustainable choice.

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Cozy Sustainable Throws

Animal Friendly Warmth

2. Faux Fur Throws - West Elm

Faux fur combines the warmth and luxe of fur, but keeps the fur where it actually belongs--on the bodies of the animals to which it belongs. Keep your home animal-friendly, but super cozy even when there’s the latest winter storm raging outside.

Get it for $100-$200 at West Elm. 

Cozy Sustainable Throws

Handwoven in Peru

3. Diamanta Alpaca Throw - The Citizenry

Are you sensitive to wool, but appreciate its insulating properties? Consider hypoallergenic alpaca wool instead. A fair trade handwoven throw, like this one handmade by the Weavers of Huancavelica in Peru, can be as cozy as it is beautiful.

Get it for $155 at The Citizenry.

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Cozy Sustainable Throws

4. Faux Sheepskin - Pottery Barn

On the other hand, faux sheepskin is the perfect choice for those who opt to go wool-free for animal cruelty reasons. Made from man-made textiles--hence the faux--the fleecy texture provides a similar feeling to real stuff without harming any animals. Perfect for hibernating on the couch with a mug of tea or a glass of wine.

Get it for $119 at Pottery Barn.

Cozy Sustainable Throws

Hand Woven in Peru - This ultra thick throw is made from luxe, unspun wool.

5. Nublado Wool Throw - The Citizenry

For the ultimate indulgence, there’s nothing quite like a chunky knit throw to lounge under. This one is hand knit by a Peruvian master weaver using unspun wool and each one is one-of-a-kind and takes a full day to make. It’s also made exclusively in a fair trade environment.

Get it for $395 from The Citizenry

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