Three Brussels fashion brands that will keep you warm this season

Does the thought of your energy bill send chills down your spine? With winter approaching, it's becoming increasingly tempting to turn on the heating. But there's a better way to avoid the cold, get yourself a nice, thick jumper! Not only are jumpers an eco-friendly option, they're also a lovely, soft solution. These Brussels fashion brands will keep you warm when the colder weather sets in. 

Graphic knitwear by Valentine Witmeur Lab

Brussels-based Valentine Witmeur's one-size-fits-all woolly jumpers are made in Portugal from Italian wool. They are chunky, with fun designs. Editions are limited as Witmeur only works with high-quality raw materials. You can wear your knitwear happy in the knowledge that every stage of its production is sustainable, from the design table to the wardrobe.

Super soft ponchos from Wehve

Looking for something wooly that isn't a jumper? Then Wehve's super-soft scarves, ponchos and blankets are an excellent investment. The founder of this Belgian knitwear brand is Gesine Holshuh, who works and lives in Brussels. At Wehve, it's all about sustainability and a fairer way of doing business. Admittedly, it's not cheap. But the quality is well worth the price tag. Top tip: in the outlet on their website, you can find woolly treasures at a fraction of the usual price.

The sustainable colours of Facon Jacmin

La Cambre alumna Alexandra Jacmin, together with her twin sister Ségolène, launched the successful Belgian label Facon Jacmin. The fashion brand focuses primarily on sustainable denim but extends its eco-conscious production process to other materials. A naturally coloured, thick jumper? Yes please.

Would you rather help reduce consumption? Find your thick jumper in one of Brussels' many great second-hand shops.