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!


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!


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.