Inspired by the raw beauty of Canadian winters
and as a response to the climate storm we face together, Olmsted was founded in a quest for sustainable solutions.
High in conscience,
our parkas are made without plastic to ensure they will safely return to the earth after years of fulfilling their harsh weather protection duties.
In every small detail, we choose to stay away from polymers, selecting natural organic fibres to promote biodegradability, protect biodiversity and contribute to natural land preservation.
Ethically made in Canada
with 100% responsibly sourced natural fibers.
Insulated with sustainably harvested eider down from the St. Lawrence Estuary and made with GOTS certified organic waxed cotton proofed in Scotland since 1864,
Olmsted Outerwear is,
- Alive and Warm -
According to the Greenpeace Report;
Fashion at the Cross Roads
« The use of synthetics continues to grow, mostly due to polyester - which currently makes up 60% of the fibres used in clothing. This has serious consequences for the climate, perpetuating the demand for fossil fuels as a raw material and using large amounts of energy for production, with polyester generating 3 times more CO2 emissions than cotton. »
Olmsted stems from the desire to fight the wasteful,
careless culture that characterizes many industries today, namely fashion, by creating high-quality winter coats using only sustainable materials and ethical practices.
Built to withstand harsh weather conditions, designed to become a timeless staple in any minimalist wardrobe, our coats are meant to be cherished and preserved through time.
Our values align with the
principles of “true materialism”
a term coined by Fashion Academic Kate Fletcher to describe a movement that “encourages a new and deeper reverence for material goods like clothing”.
Caring for things the way we should care for the environment, knowing their origin, protecting and cherishing them for years instead of buying into the fast fashion illusion is what Olmsted is all about.
 katefletcher.com/tag/true-materialism, translated from a November 2017 in Marie Claire Spain