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 out there in 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!
14 Sustainable Brands On Sale This Black Friday
The shop: Nordgreen is a Copenhagen-based company that creates clean, beautifully designed watches with sustainability at the forefront of everything they do. All Nordgreen watches exude cool, minimalist style with unisex designs for both men and women. Their watches can also be redesigned with interchangeable straps to match your outfit. Of course, there are vegan options, too.
This sustainable watch brand is carbon neutral, and plants thousands of trees to offset its. carbon emissions. Their packaging is made of FSC-certified cartons and upcycled plastic bottles, and all their watches are made in factories of the highest standards, which are checked by partnering with Danish Facilities abroad.
The brand also helps consumers to play it forward in a big way. Every time you make a purchase, you automatically become part of Nordgreen’s Giving Back Programme. This allows you to donate to one of three noble causes:
But that’s not where Nordgreen’s generosity ends! The brand is offering shoppers a whopping 35% discount on their Black Friday watches. Whether you’re looking to buy a watch for your father, partner or yourself, now is the perfect time to make that investment – and grab a discount!
Simply use code ELUXE35 between 21st November – 1st December to get a whopping 35% off. That’s a bigger discount than the brand itself is offering on its site! Just click here to get the deal.
Best for: Treating someone special to a luxurious watch for Christmas.
Brilliant Earth’s offering isn’t not really a sale for you, as much as a benefit for others! Which is pretty sweet, right?
Diamonds That Care, a new responsible jewelry brand, is benefitting people in need. DTC designs are made of recycled gold and natural brown-toned diamonds ethically mined in Yakutia. Diamonds That Care’s beautiful, minimalistic jewelry pieces were inspired by spiritual idealism, sacred geometry and new trends, such as societal disruption.
Every purchase donates 10% to the Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund. Diamonds That Care also raised ove $338k at Christie’s auction house, with all proceeds going to the families of healthcare professionals who lost their lives in the COVID-19 fight.
Want to buy a diamond that truly gives back? Virtual appointments are now available at Brilliant Earth here.
The shop: This organic and wildcrafted brand has it all. Annmarie Skin Care is full of skin-nourishing nutrients in all their skin care products. Check out their unique products, holiday gift sets, and lifting tools. Every product is as close to nature as you can get, eco-friendly, and ethically sourced.
The deal: This Black Friday, Annemarie Skincare has put together an awesome Pure & Proven package with a huge discount! For only $19.99, you’ll get:
Charcoal Cacao Mask, formulated with gentle clays and nourishing botanicals like organic aloe vera, raw cacao, and coconut charcoal, visibly improving texture, tone, and radiance.
Kaolin Micro Exfoliant, a revitalizing cream treatment formulated with re-mineralizing green kaolin clay, sage, and lemongrass for calm, polished skin
Illuminating Pearl Mask, a spa-worthy mask formulated with hydrating wildflower honey, soothing organic turmeric root, and brightening pearl powder.
FREE shipping* US & Canada
A money-back promise, if you do not fall in love
- The price reflects a huge discount of 50% (normal price: $40)
Best for: Stocking up on gift sets for your friends and family!
The shop: Gardens of the Sun believes all that glitters should be guilt-free. They use recycled silver and 100% ethical gold sourced directly from indigenous women miners in Borneo. Going beyond conflict-free, they make it a point to source from locations that aren’t involved in child labour, forced labour or modern slavery; war economies, armed conflict and terrorism; and financing criminal networks. In short, they keep it clean!
The deal: No matter what you buy – be it a stunning ring, sweet earrings, or a gorgeous pendant – you’ll get a sustainable surprise! Yep, that’s right: all purchases come with a surprise bundle gift (such as that pictured below). No code needed!
Best for: This is one of the best sustainable brands on sale this Black Friday for getting a gift for yourself, and one for a friend!
The shop: Evereden is a beauty brand that creates 100% non-toxic skincare for moms, mommies-to-be and families. Their products are crafted with two beliefs: that everything that touches your family’s skin has the potential to create a lasting impact on its health, and there’s no such thing as being too safe. Which is why the brand has the longest list longest exclusion list of any skincare brands – leaving out over 2,000 harmful ingredients!
The deal: Evereden sells everything from belly serums, firming lotions to baby body lotion, baby face creams and much more! This Black Friday Evereden is offering 25% off sitewide from 25th-30th November.
Best for: The perfect treat for a mom who deserved some pampering. Also a great gift if you know someone who’s expecting.
The shop: Moods are such a beautiful and important thing. When the right mood is set, it changes the way you approach life. Lifetherapy is helping you to create an environment that allows you to live your best life through their range of 100% all-natural, sustainable, vegan-friendly aromatherapy products. From body lotions and hand creams, candles and perfume rollers, they’re designed to allow you to choose the mood you want to evoke from your senses when using the products,
The deal: Lifetherapy is offering 50% off all handcrémes for Black Friday, and for Cyber Monday they’re giving customers a $150 gift card for $100 (customers will use a promo code to get $50 off a $150 gift card).
Best for: Anyone who needs a little relaxation!
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 designer clothing and jewellery from brands like Maggie Marilyn, Mother of Pearl, Mara Hoffman, Pippa Small, Stella McCartney and so much more!
The deal: Farfetch is offering a whopping 50% off almost everything on their site!
Best for: Luxury goods you may not be able to afford otherwise.
Image credit below: Stella McCartney
The shop: Whether you’re looking for gorgeous aromatherapy oils, shampoos, creams, toners, you name it, Pangea has it. All their products rely on organic, non-toxic, plant-based ingredients, are suitable for any gender, and are even vegan friendly, too.
The deal: Pangea Organics is offering 10% off on many of their staple products, including their best selling hand wash trio.
Best for: Stocking up on beautiful, non-toxic Christmas gifts for those you love.
The shop: A leader in the clean beauty space, 100 Percent Pure 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.
The shop: Most of Sephora’s stock is pretty doused in chemicals, but they do carry a few great clean beauty brands, including Vapour Beauty, Axiology and Kjaer Weis, making this an easy online stop for clean cosmetics.
The deal: You’ll find up to 50% off all kinds of great skincare, hair care and makeup brands.
Best for: Getting stuff to gift to all your beauty-addict friends and family members.
Image credit: mysubscriptionaddiction.com
11. 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.
The deal: It depends on the brand, but some great bargains are to be had! For example, you can get 50% off all hair styling products, and 30% off Hempz Skincare and Juice Beauty. Sale runs from November 21- December 1.
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.
12. 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, its 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: Get 20% off REN’s Zero Waste skincare line
Best for: This is one of the best sustainable brands on sale this Black Friday fro those wanting to save money, and the planet!
13. Doshi Vegan Bags
The shop: This chic vegan bag maker offers everything from luggage and briefcases to backpacks and clutches. They use all kinds of innovative vegan leathers to make their goods – including (very sturdy!) paper!
The deal: Okay, grab a pen and mark your calendar with the dates below. No codes are needed and the discount will work automatically:
- Thanksgiving Day: 4pm-midnight: 40% OFF SITEWIDE
- Black Friday: midnight to 10am: 35% OFF SITEWIDE
- Black Friday: 10am to midnight: 30% OFF SITEWIDE
- Saturday – Sunday: 25% OFF SITEWIDE
Best for: Getting that vegan bag you’ve had your eye on for awhile, but couldn’t afford before.
The shop: This is your one-stop-shop for all your sustainable fashion essentials, from sweaters and denim to coats and shoes. Everlane carries collections for both men and women, and their threads are either all natural (think: Pima cotton), or recycled, ensuring every piece sold is better for the planet.
The deal: You’ll find up to 50% off loads of shoes, clothing and accessories. Which is great, because Everlane’s items are already reasonably priced every day!
Best for: This is one of the best sustainable brands on sale this Black Friday for providing everyday items for yourself, and Christmas gifts everyone will love!
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