Extreme temperatures call for extreme measures, but you don’t need to pull a Nanook of the North to jam with Old Man Winter. We’re hooking up one lucky U.S. reader with the “Alicia” peacoat from Vaute Couture, a Brooklyn-by-way-of-Chicago label that constructs its 100 percent cruelty-free toppers from recycled and recyclable fabrics, right here in New York City. To keep your ears extra-toasty (not to mention looking freakin’ adorable), we’re throwing in a pair of Vaute Couture’s critter-friendly earmuffs, available in myriad fun colors (navy, magenta, citrus, petal pink) and insulated with fibers derived from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Enter now to win!

TO ENTER THIS FABULOUS GIVEAWAY

1. SIGN UP FOR THE ECOUTERRE NEWSLETTER. (This is important because we’ll be announcing our winner there.)

2. LEAVE A COMMENT and tell us what your green New Year’s resolution is. Although it doesn’t hurt to get fancy, we’ll be picking a winner at random.

Note: This contest is only open only to residents of the United States.

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We’ll announce the winner in our newsletter on Wednesday, January 11. The deadline to enter is 12 midnight ET on Tuesday, January 10, so ENTER NOW for a chance to win!

ABOUT VAUTE COUTURE

Vaute Couture (spelled for “haute couture” with a “V” for vegan but pronounced like “vote”) by Leanne Mai-Ly Hilgart is the first apparel line to focus on developing high-style, high-performance fashion with one major challenge: no animal-derived materials. Vaute Couture believes in collaboration, improvisation, and Ellen Degeneres. Celebrity fans include Alicia Silverstone, Emily Deschanel, Ally Sheedy, and Ginnifer Goodwin.

+ Alicia Coat (in “Bittersweet”) $398

+ Signature Earmuff $60

+ Vaute Couture

Originally published on Dec 30, 2011.