I have been searching, for some weeks now, for a new winter coat. I have a specific style in mind and after scowering the internet for so long, my search was for not. The style is pretty much the coat worn by Benedict Cumberbatch in the new Sherlock series. Instead though, for my own twist I want a black coat, instead of the blue, and (the biggie) I am a vegan, so I would most definitely want a fabric not from animals. In my search the only place I have found that can custom make such a coat is overseas and the seller is saying they can make the coat from linen and cotton. This coat is something I plan to keep for years and, seeing as just today the temperature here was 24 at noon, I NEED something warm. Desperately. I am a bit skeptic that the linen will keep me warm in this very cold fall weather, let alone winter. So, my questions are: am I being skeptical for no reason? Can a winter coat made of linen keep you warm? If not, what are some vegan/animal friendly fabrics good for winter coats that I could purchase and send to the maker/seller? And where could I find these fabrics? I have also been trying to search for faux wool fabric to buy, but I cannot seem to find it anywhere unless I want 1000+ meters of it. (No thank you)
If anyone could help me it would be a blessing from the skies!
Thank you for your time.