In Poland, where I grew up, Nov. 1 (or thereabouts) was that magical time of the year when winter coats, hats, scarfs and gloves would sprung up all around.

It’s getting colder here in DC too so it’s time to dig up my winter gear … including this #upcycled coat I got from Green with Envy (, a brand of Amerex Group ( An added bonus, they’re a member of 1% for the Planet ( - a business network whose members donate at least 1% of sales to nonprofit partners vetted for participation in the 1% for the Planet network.

And here’s a bit more in their own words:

Imagine wearing a style that made you the envy of everyone. Imagine that same style was better for the planet. It’s time great design and green design come together. It’s what’s new and and now for the young contemporary fashion-forward woman.

Green With Envy represents the essence of bold, sexy, tailored fits, with a refreshing twist on cutting edge classics.

Eco-friendly outerwear company Green With Envy uses recycled materials colored with environmentally sound dyes. Green With Envy also donates a portion of proceeds to the 1% for the Planet charity.