Looking to make your Christmas giving list more ethical this year? These sustainable brands on sale this Black Friday give you no excuse not to! We’ve got a few FLASH 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!
15+ Sustainable Brands On Sale This Black Friday
The shop: The RealReal is an authenticated luxury consignment marketplace where you can buy and sell luxury goods from top designers, both past and present. Selling everything from women’s and men’s fashion, fine jewellery and watches, this is a perfect online example of wardrobe recycling.
Best for: This is the perfect place to hunt for that Stella McCartney bag you always wanted but could never afford.
The shop: Looking for basics like underwear, tee shirts and socks made from eco-fabrics like organic and Pima cotton? Look no further. The fashion at Alternative Apparel isn’t necessarily ‘alternative’ – its more sustainable choices of fabrics are.
Best for: Men and women’s basics that make great gifts and stocking stuffers.
3. Net Sustain
The shop: A wonderfully curated selection of sustainable brands that care about materials, production processes and people. There’s a wide selection of clothing, jewelry and beauty products from brands like Maggie Marilyn, Mother of Pearl, Pippa Small, Melissa Joy Manning, Bamford Organics, French Girl Organics and so much more!
Best for: Luxury goods you may not be able to afford otherwise.
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.
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.
Best 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.
Best for: Getting stuff to gift to all your beauty-addict friends and family members.
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.
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.
8. 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.
Best for: Amazing deals – plus you get a free gift with purchase in many cases, too!
The shop: This British based shop delivers internationally and carries all the beauty brands you need to look, well, fantastic! Whether you’re after a vegan brand like Urban Decay or the Ordinary, men’s skincare like Aesop or Bulldog, a beauty subscription box, or an organic label like Trilogy, NEOM or Aveda, you’ll find it here.
Best for: Finally investing in those high-end natural skin creams you always wanted to use but could never before afford. We especially love their Beauty Advent Calendar!
Bonus! FLASH SALES
Pre-Black Friday Sale! 20% Get off sitewide from 11/27 6PM EST – 11/28 11:59PM EST with the code BLACK
Get 20% Off Caudalie and other clean beauty brands with the code BLACK from 11/29 12AM EST – 11/29 11:59PM EST
25% Off everything for the countdown to Black Friday from 11/29 12AM EST – 11/29 11:59PM EST with code BLACK
Get an extra 15% off Jurlique from 11/29 11AM EST – 11/29 5PM EST only! Click here for the deal
10. People Tree
The shop: A pioneer in the sustainable and ethical fashion realm, People Tree cares not only about the fabrics they use, but also the people who create those fabrics. With several ethically run workshops in India, this label is very strict about using only the softest organic cotton, hemp and linen to create comfy PJs, sweaters, sweats and more.
Best for: Stocking up on organic undies, tees and other basics – which also make great Christmas gifts!
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.
Best for: Everyday items for yourself, and Christmas gifts everyone will love!
The shop: Give yourself the gift that keeps on giving with a subscription box from Birchbox. Lots of clean beauty and organic products to choose from, AND there’s nothing that beats that excitement of trying out new, gorgeous beauty products every month, am I right? Get 25% off your boxes today!
Best for: Serious beauty addicts – and a box subscription also makes a great gift!
13. Matt & Nat
The shop: Vegans unite! Your favourite bag and shoe brand is having a massive sale! Now’s the time to stock up on Christmas gifts for your vegan friends, or maybe treat yourself to that investment-handbag you always wanted, but could never afford.
Best for: Handbags, of course! But lately, the brand has extended itself into vegan outerwear and shoes, too.
14. AnneMarie Gianni
The shop: This beauty brand has it all: organic skincare, gorgeous makeup, gift sets and makeup application tools. Every product is natural, eco-friendly, and ethically sourced.
Best for: Stocking up on gift sets for your friends and family!
15. Frank & Oak
The shop: This Canadian brand has made a name for itself not only thanks to its sustainability, but also for its inclusivity: they specialise in eco-friendlier denim, sweaters, undies and outerwear for men and women of all shapes and sizes.
Best for: Stocking up on reasonably priced wardrobe classics that you’ll wear for decades.
16. Thought Clothing
The shop: Organic cotton coats, sustainable socks and ethical everyday wear are what Thought Clothing does best, for men and women both.
Best for: Doing good! For the fourth time in a row, Thought will be donating 50% of all their Black Friday sales to the Woodland Trust charity in an effort to raise awareness around the need to rewild and preserve our natural habitat. But that’s not all! They are also launching a Buy One Gift One campaign for all their socks for December in aid of Crisis.
Main image: Matt and Nat
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