Looking to make your Christmas giving list greener this year? These sustainable brands on sale this Black Friday give you no excuse not to! We’ve got a few exclusive sale codes, too!
By Chere Di Boscio
Ok, I have to admit – I was of two minds with regards to posting this article. On the one hand, we’ve written about the merits of Buy Nothing Day many times in this magazine, and I’m a strong proponent of only buying what you need, when you need it. On the other hand, many readers of Eluxe Magazine have told me or written to me to say they’re bummed out that they can’t afford sustainable fashion or organic beauty products.
Well, maybe the fact that there are several sustainable brands on sale this Black Friday can help.
That’s not to say I’m suggesting you should go into a consumerist frenzy and buy, buy buy! I’m just saying that if you can’t normally afford ethical fashion or clean beauty brands, or if you want to stock up on eco-friendly basics or buy your loved ones sustainable gifts for the holidays but don’t have much budget, now is your chance.
Here’s my pick of some of the best sustainable brands on sale this Black Friday. Happy shopping!
Sustainable Brands On Sale This Black Friday
1. Lark & Berry
The shop: Think fine jewellery is only for a special occasion? Nope! Lark & Berry is made to be worn whether you’re wearing a pair of jeans or a ball gown. The jewellery fuses together traditional craftsmanship with the cutting-edge tech of creating diamonds to produce timeless designs inspired by nature that are cool and easy to wear.
The deal: The ethical jewellery brand is offering a super generous 50% off promotion from selected collections. Furthermore, if you spend £300, you’ll receive a free luxury fine piercing gift box, which includes 14k gold jewellery, 3 Lark & Berry perfumes, a tote bag and some gorgeous chocolates!
Best for: Gifting to multiple people! You can shop for gifts with the discount and then gift the free piercing box as a secondary gift.
Based: UK, delivers worldwide
2. Julie May
The shop: What you put next to your skin is important. Especially when we’re talking breasts. That’s why Julie May only makes their bras and underwear from eco-friendly materials. These include: silk, TENCEL and organic cotton. Choose from non-wired, sports bras, and other styles.
The deal: Get 40% off practically everything on the site!
Best for: Stocking up on non-toxic lingerie for yourself, or for a loved one.
Based: UK, delivers globally
The shop: When it comes to skincare, Annmarie is a brand that not only carefully selects high quality, pure and organic ingredients, but is also mindful about being sustainable, too! From herbs to high vibration plant extracts, their skincare range is curated from wildcrafted and organic ingredients that your skin will truly thank you for using.
The deal: Extending way beyond Black Friday, Annmarie Skin Care is giving customers an exclusive offer by discounting their skincare starter set by 44% off! The set includes a cleanser, serum, facial oil and a FREE full-size Antioxidant Lip Balm. All for $19.99! Plus, there’s free shipping, too. You can grab this offer from November 1st, 2022 – January 1st, 2023.
Best for: Know someone that loves skincare? This is a fabulous opportunity to gift them gorgeous, clean beauty.
The shop: As their name suggests, The Ayurveda Experience is a clean beauty brand whose ethos is centred on producing authentic and traditional beauty and wellness products with roots in the 5000-year-old science of Ayurveda.
The deal: From 18th November – 29th November you can get up to 50% off the entire store. This includes everything from body oil, every face elixir, hair oil and face packs. They’re also giving away free gifts worth $72 on all orders above $100.
Best for: Those wanting to learn more about Ayurvedic beauty can get a beauty bargain with a generous discount!
The shop: When it comes to sustainable fashion, Frank & Oak is a brand using innovative fabrics from nature to craft thoughtfully made products that are designed with the modern nomad in mind: to live better, to enjoy more and to feel good in everything you wear.
The deal: From the 18th November – 29th November the brand is offering 30% off seasonal essentials.
Best for: Grabbing some wardrobe staples. Frank & Oak sell everything from everyday essentials to sportswear and even workwear. There’s stuff for men and women both, so now’s the time to do some sustainable Christmas shopping!
Based: Canada, delivers worldwide
The shop: Tentree is a brand that understands the importance of small steps. If you’re looking to overhaul your wardrobe, Tentree is a great place to shop for replacing garments. They’re made from sustainable textiles, cater to all body sizes and are super comfy! Beware: once you wear Tentree clothing, you’ll never want to take it off.
The deal: Tentree has several promotions going, all with a huge 50% off:
- Nov 21 – Nov 29: up to 50% off everything
- Nov 28: up to 50% off everything PLUS free shipping
- Nov 29: up to 50% off everything plus 10% of sales donation where Tentree will donate 10% of all sales to Monarch Joint Venture, a non-profit working to protect monarch butterflies.
Best for: This is one of the best sustainable brands on sale this Black Friday to shop gorgeous shirts, comfy loungewear and non-toxic sports wear. There’s something for everyone on your Christmas list. PLUS you can give back to nature with their Giving Tuesday.
Based: USA, delivers worldwide
7. GOT BAG
The shop: Turning trash into treasure, GOT BAG offers timeless, vegan accessories. All of their bags, backpacks and wallets are part of a circular economy. Specifically, they create bags from sea plastic. They’ve even paired up with Sea Shepherd, and provide their ocean-friendly backpacks!
The deal: From Black Friday (Nov 24) to Cyber Monday (Nov 28) GOT BAG is giving 30-50% off selected bags.
Best for: Purchasing a cruelty-free bag while ridding the sea of plastic, hurrah!
Based: Germany. Delivers worldwide
The shop: Doshi vegan bags prove how cruelty-free fashion can still embody glamour. The sustainable brand is focused on making your daily life easier by offering ways to stay organised while keeping it stylish, too.
The deal: Doshi has a pre-Black Friday deal offering a free belt or wallet with every briefcase purchased, just use code BOGO4. Doshi is also offering 25% off EVERYTHING. Just use the code: BLACKFRIDAY25.
Best for: Investing in a stunning vegan handbag that will take you from work to weekend getaways.
Based: USA. Delivers internationally
The shop: If you love luxury fashion you probably already know about Matches. Many designer brands refuse to cut their prices, but their stockists will, so you can shop the brands for less on Matches than you would by shopping the brand’s own websites. The fashion site stocks a host of incredible sustainable designers as well as some smaller artisan brands.
The deal: Lots of items on the site will be part of its seasonal sale where you can get as much as 70% off! If you spend over £200, you’ll get free delivery across the UK. Want it within the hour? Those within London can get their Black Friday bargains delivered within 90 minutes for just £12.
Best for: If you love sustainable designer brands, but can’t afford them normally, great bargains can be had this BF!
The shop: Everything about this Copenhagen-based company is cool, from its clean aesthetics to iits classic designs for men and women. Furthermore, they feature something unique, not offered by most other sustainable accessory brands: interchangeable straps. This makes it easier to adapt the watch to suit your outfit, mood, personality, and even ethics, since they offer vegan watches.
The deal: Nordgreen is offering many deals this Black Friday, from 25% off jewellery, to 40% off eyewear, and up to 30% off selected watches. Plus a real bargain can be grabbed with their 2for1 on their archive sale.
Best for: Buying a sustainable watch for yourself or a loved one. This is one of the best sustainable brands on sale this Black Friday to shop at for Christmas gifts!
Based: EU. Delivers globally
11. Made Trade
The shop: Being ethically minded doesn’t just mean our clothing, it extends to our home, too! Made Trade is an online marketplace that makes it easy to shop for all aspects of your life in one convenient place. From responsibly sourced clothing and footwear to ethically made home accessories, you can shop with the confidence that each item is mindful of the planet.
The deal: From Nov 20 – Nov 30 the discount code GREENFRIDAY will get you 15% off everything, plus the brand already has 60% off sale items.
Best for: Finding some sustainable, cosy additions to your home and wardrobe!
The shop: Sometimes, shopping sustainably can come with a hefty price tag. So we’re thankful to brands like PACT who make being more eco-conscious affordable. All PACT garments are made with organic cotton and made using Fair Trade-certified factories, so you can stock up on your basics with confidence!
The deal: No discount is needed as all of PACT’s organic cotton is automatically marked down for BF. Simply shop and checkout.
Best for: Super affordable organic basics you can use every day.
Based: USA, delivers globally
13. REN Skincare
The shop: This clean beauty brand is famous for its Evercalm redness-combatting line, its absolutely delicious-smelling Moroccan Rose Otto bath oil, a Bio-Retinoid anti-ageing range, and much more. Founded in London, REN is now a global brand loved my many for its ability to take care of your complexion effectively and naturally.
The deal: Save 35% off REN’s specially selected skincare sets.
Best for: Kick-starting your Christmas shopping with sustainable sets with a Black Friday discount.
14. Ulta Beauty
The shop: This is your one-stop-shop for all your beauty needs, from toothpaste and bath products to makeup and fragrance. Not everything here is non-toxic, but there is a wide range of clean beauty brands, including Herbivore, Eminence Skincare, REN and many more. You’ll find plenty of sustainable brands on sale this Black Friday at Ulta!
The deal: It depends on the brand, but some great bargains are to be had! Some clean beauty deals are 40% off of Juice Beauty Kits, 30% off Pureology and 30% off Pacifica. The sale runs from November 19-November 26.
Best for: Gift boxes. The store has a huge selection of gift boxes from all your favourite non-toxic brands that your friends and family would love to see under the tree.
The shop: We love everything about Mejuri, especially the fact they specialise in delicate, fine, ethical jewelry at highly affordable prices. The brand is based on the ethos that jewelry is an expression of self, and Mejuri encourages you to wear it when you want to, buy it when you feel like it, and keep it forever. Gotta love that, right?
The deal: Mejuri’s Black Friday promotion is easily their best sale, ever! You can enjoy 20% off EVERYTHING with a minimum spend of $150. The discount runs from November 23-28. But that’s not all! Email subscribers can shop Mejuri’s private sale from November 22-23.
Best for: Treating yourself or someone you love to a gorgeous piece of ethical jewelry. Perfect for Christmas gifting!
Based: USA, delivers worldwide
The shop: This online department store offers a wonderfully curated selection of sustainable brands that care about materials, production processes and people. You’ll find a wide selection of sustainable designer clothing and jewellery from brands like Maggie Marilyn, Mother of Pearl, Mara Hoffman, Pippa Small, Stella McCartney and so much more!
The deal: If the Farfetch BF safe is anything like last year than you can expect up to 50% off almost everything on their site!
Best for: Luxury clothing and accessories you may not be able to afford otherwise.
Image credit below: Stella McCartney
17. 100 Percent Pure
The shop: A leader in the clean beauty space, 100 Percent Pure is one of our favourite sustainable brands on sale this Black Friday. The brand lives up to its name with its wide variety of natural beauty products including makeup and skincare. Not only is everything they create free from artificial colouring, fragrance, and synthetic preservatives, but they work wonderfully, as well! Tip: their coffee bean eye cream and fruit pigmented lipsticks are huge favourites here at Eluxe.
The deal: It’s good, but it’s a bit complicated! Basically, they’re offering a bunch of their best selling products for just $10!
But first, you must add $45+ of merchandise to your cart to unlock those Beauty Deals. Beauty Deal products do not qualify towards the threshold, and there’s a limit 6 per item. This is their most popular sale of the year, and stuff sells out, so be sure to hurry and grab a bargain while supplies last!
Best for: This is one of the best sustainable brands on sale this Black Friday for gathering all your beauty basics for the coming year.
Based: USA, delivers worldwide
The shop: From satin sheets to cozy throws, the Ethical Bedding Co. offers all the sustainable textiles your home needs. Every item is ethically made from natural (and often, organic) fibres, including cotton, and silky eucalyptus. No matter what you choose, it will be beautifully boxed, too!
The deal: Get 20% off loads of bedding, for a limited time only.
Best for: All-natural, biodegradable homewear that will last for decades.
Based: UK but delivers internationally.
The shop: Looking for ethically made jewellery that has been created using upcycled gold and silver? Look no further! Linjer will be one of those sustainable brands on sale that you’ll be super excited about. The brand makes delicate rings, pendants, earrings and more.
The deal: You’ll find up to 60% off everything!
Best for: Perfect gifts for all the women on your Christmas list. And yourself!
The shop: Social Supermarket is the UK’s leading marketplace to shop for social impact products. This shop is ideal for gifting. They do hampers of all kinds; food & drink gifts, home & living products, and of course, clothes and accessories. Everything is 100% sustainably and ethically made.
The deal: If you hate the idea of more consumption on Black Friday, you’ll love this deal! This year, Social Supermarket is teaming up with non-profit One Tree Planted to give back by planting trees in the Amazon rainforest. Yep, that’s right! For every order placed between Friday 25th – Monday 28th November, Social Supermarket will plant a tree.
Best for: Doing some Christmas shopping while giving back to the planet.
Main image: Matt and Nat