Have you started to think about how to dress for the slopes this winter? Here’s our guide to this season’s trends.
Winter is on its way. You can almost feel those bright, crisp mornings with a quietness in the air. It’s the first sign that a ski holiday is also on its way. And that means a new skiwear wardrobe! But with so many options out there how do you choose?
Fur the right reason
Fur is back on the slopes. The winter warmer ensures that little extra ounce of cosy-ness to any jacket. But, as the origin and ethics of the fabrics we wear becomes more and more of a headline, there’s one overriding element to this fashion trend – any fur must be faux.
Eider is one of skiwear’s biggest brand names to announce it is no longer using real fur in any of its products. The news is great to hear, but it’s even better when you realise how soft and comfortable its faux version is. Look for Eider’s The Rocks Jacket or Squaw Valley Jacket - both of which show it off to the max.
In fact, environmental credentials across the board are becoming more and more of a permanent ‘trend’ for not only skiwear brands, but outdoor clothing providers as well. They recognise we’re outdoor people, enjoying the countryside and for that reason we want to protect it.
Since 2013, Eider clothing has come with a full lifetime warranty covering all defects. This means they will attempt to repair it before replacing it. And if you return an end-of-life garment to their After Sales Service and they can’t repair it, they will up-cycle instead.
This winter 68 per cent of Eider’s new collection is certified “low impact”. Up from 30 per cent last season. And the brand-new Eider Mission hoody, the perfect throw on for après ski, is made from Polartec Thermal Pro fleece – a fabric that’s manufactured from 100 per cent recycled plastic, woven into a material which produces the same feel and features as traditional fleece.