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Ethical Sale Alert: Black Friday + Cyber Monday Sales and Campaigns

ethical and fair trade black friday and cyber monday sales and coupon codes

Check out the 2017 roundup here.

Cyber Monday Update:

Many sales have been ongoing since Black Friday. Those sales and coupon codes are listed below.

Give-Back Campaigns:

  • Braintree Clothing: 50% of proceeds donated to Refugee Council and second, crowdsourced option announced 11/23. Black Friday only.
  • Patagonia: 100% of sales donated to grassroots eco-organizations. Black Friday only.
  • Ethical Black Friday (MadeFAIR + Bead & Reel): 50% of sales from single item donated to Dressember Foundation. Black Friday through Giving Tuesday.
  • Belvele: 20% off with code, GIVEANDSAVE, and 20% donated to Natural Resources Defense Council. Black Friday-Cyber Monday.
  • Favor Jewelry: 15% off with code, SHOPSMALL, and 15% of sales donated to Raphael House Women's Shelter. Expiration date not specified.
  • Teeki: 30% off + 10% of proceeds donated to Standing Rock with code, TEEKICASH20. Black Friday-Cyber Monday.
  • Everlane: Proceeds benefit a Helmet Fund for employees at factory in Vietnam. Black Friday only.

Sales + Coupon Codes:

This list contains affiliate links.
  • The Body Shop: miscellaneous sales. See website for details.
  • Jacob Bromwell: 50% off with code, SAVE50. Black Friday-Cyber Monday.
  • Raven + Lily: 30% off with code, SOTHANKFUL. Now-Cyber Monday.
  • Meow Meow Tweet: 20% off. Black Friday-Cyber Monday.
  • FashionABLE: 20% + free shipping with code, HOLLYJOLLY. Black Friday-Cyber Monday.
  • Threads 4 Thought: 40% off with code, T4THOLIDAY. Ongoing.
  • lemlem: 25% off with code, GIVETHANKS. Ongoing.
  • Nisolo: 10% off sitewide with code, BLACKFRIDAY10, up to 40% off in total savings. Ongoing.
  • Causebox: $15 off + free mystery jewelry with code, BLACKFRIDAY16. Now-Cyber Monday.
  • Indigenous: 25% off the gift collection with code, GOODGIFT. Now-11/27
  • WeWOOD: 30% off full priced styles. Use code, WWBF, through Black Friday and WWCM on Cyber Monday.
  • Freedom Soap Company: 30% off with code, SHOPSMALL16. Expiration date not specified.
  • Ethica: up to 65% off on select merchandise. Now-Giving Tuesday.
  • Raven and Lily: 30% off + free shipping.  
  • Mercado Global: 25% off the Fall/Winter Collection with code, BLACKFRIDAY2016. Now-Sunday.
  • Enrou: 15% off. Now-Giving Tuesday.
  • Glad Rags: miscellaneous sales. Now-Cyber Monday.
  • Thistle Farms: free shipping. Now-Cyber Monday.
  • The Simply Co.: 25% off with code, BUYBUYSTAINS. Now-Cyber Monday.
  • Ethos Collection: 24 hour flash sales. Black Friday-Cyber Monday.
  • Gunas: 25% off with code, HOLIDAYLOVE. Black Friday only.
  • Mata Traders: 25% off, + free shipping on order over $100. Expiration date not specified.
  • Fortress of Inca: up to 78% off. Now-Cyber Monday.
  • Sseko Designs: 25% off with code, GIVEBETTER. Now-Cyber Monday.
  • Nudie Jeans: 30% off on seasonal items. Expiration date not specified,
  • Veja: up to 60% off. Now-Black Friday.
  • Tribe Alive: 40% off with purchase, GRATITUDE.
  • Alohas Sandals: select sales. See website for details.
  • Synergy Organic Clothing: 30% off with code, BLACKFRIDAY. 
  • Lur Apparel: 20% off with code, GIVETHANKS. Black Friday-Cyber Monday.
  • UKonserve: 20% off with code, PURPOSE20. Black Friday-Cyber Monday.
  • Hannah Naomi: 25% off with code, EARLYBIRD, + free gifts. 
  • Bourgeois Boheme: 40% off with code, TAKEITSLOW1, with additional sales through the weekend. Black Friday only.
  • Made: 20% off. Black Friday-Sunday.
  • Krochet Kids: 40% off with code, GIVETHANKS. Black Friday-Sunday.
  • Ekata Designs: 50% off with code, BLACKFRIDAY16. 
  • Oliberte: 30-60% off. Black Friday-Sunday.
  • Ten Thousand Villages: Buy one, get one 50% off on jewelry through Sunday. Select sales Cyber Monday.
  • Elegantees: Spend $25, get a $25 gift card; spend $50, get a $50 gift card. Black Friday-Cyber Monday.
  • Pact Organic: 30-70% off.
  • Amour Vert: 20% off with code, GREENFRIDAY. Black Friday-Cyber Monday.
  • Accompany: miscellaneous sales. See site for details.
  • Malia Designs: 30% off. Black Friday-Giving Tuesday.
  • Hazel & Rose: 30% off (some exclusions) with code, BLACKFRIDAY2016. Black Friday-Cyber Monday.
  • Alter Eco: 25% off with code, FAIRTRD25. Black Friday-Sunday.
  • Ash & Rose: 20% off with code, GIVETHANKS. Black Friday-Sunday.
  • Madison Street Beauty: up to 60% off. Black Friday-Cyber Monday.
  • Yellow 108: 20% off with code, SMALLBIZ. Saturday-Cyber Monday.
  • Anchal Project: 30% off with code, CYBER30. Cyber Monday only.
  • Hipsters for Sisters: 35% off with code, THANKFUL.

Feel free to add sales and events in the comments of this post. THANK YOU to everyone who has already commented with sales info.

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Make Your Black Friday an #ethicalblackfriday

ethical black friday, MadeFAIR + Bead & Reel

What would an Ethical Black Friday look like? 


Because it seems to me that it can't just be about diverting our crazed shopping to ethical companies (Did you know that from 2006-2014, there were 7 deaths and 98 injuries that occurred as a direct result of Black Friday shopping?) Conscious consumerism means taking the time to be more thoughtful: to slow down, look up, and make the best choice we can (and improve lives instead of stampeding over them).

MadeFAIR and Bead & Reel* believe that, too, so this year they're co-hosting #ethicalblackfriday. On Black Friday, both sites will redirect to ethicalblackfriday.com, where you'll be able to purchase just one item - the handwoven, fair trade Linda Scarf - with 50% of proceeds benefiting the Dressember Foundation, which raises money for antitrafficking efforts around the world.

Read the full Press Release below:

Independently owned ethical and sustainable fashion retailers MadeFAIR and Bead & Reel are teaming up for an Ethical Black Friday initiative supporting Weavers Project and the Dressember in a joint statement addressing overconsumption, labor exploitation, and unsustainable fashion practices. 
This Black Friday, both online stores will be offering a new way to shop, shutting down for the day and redirecting to www.ethicalblackfriday.com, where conscious shoppers will have the opportunity to support fair trade practices and this year’s chosen charity—the Dressember Foundation—with the purchase of the limited edition Linda Scarf. Visitors to the site will be encouraged to spend the day investing in experiences with family, friends, or by themselves.They can join the movement by sharing said endeavorson social media with the hashtag #ethicalblackfriday. 
The Linda Scarf is handwoven and fair trade, manufactured in Cambodia by the Weavers Project. It’s 100% unbleached cotton, with charcoal stripes that were hand-dyed using actual charcoal. Half the proceeds will go to Dressember, a 501(c)3 collaborative movement leveraging fashion and creativity to restore dignity to all women and end modern day slavery.  
Transparency is at the center of Ethical Black Friday, and a complete cost breakdown of the scarf is available so shoppersknow what their money is supporting. The price of the $50 scarf accounts for: $25 donated toDressember,$6 towards shipping, $9 profit split between the participating stores, $4 to the individual artisan who wove the scarf, and $6 to be re-invested in education, healthcare, and impact investments in Takeo Province, Cambodia.  
Last year, Ethical Black Friday sold out, offering 100 scarves that raising $2,000 for Made in a Free World. This year, the campaign has grown to include its own websiteand will have 200 scarves available until November 29th (or until they are sold out). Supporters can expect to receive their scarves on December 5th, and flat rate international shipping will be available.  
Both stores will remain closed through Cyber Monday and reopen on Fair Tuesday

While it's inevitable that we'll shop this season, even if just for simple gifts for family and friends, we can start off the shopping season with a meditation on what we need, what we want, and how our purchases affect others. I'll share a list of sales and discount codes over the weekend, but I plan to get outside as much as possible and enjoy the good things this Holiday weekend brings, like family, food, and autumn mountain views.

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all. See you on the other side.

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Check out more info on Ethical Black Friday here.


sale alert: Sseko Designs

fair trade shoes sale at sseko designs, a company that empowers women, stylewiseblog.blogspot.com

Sseko Designs is offering 20% off sitewide with code, bemerry. Their stuff is pricey because it's ethically produced and high quality, so this weekend is a good opportunity to buy yourself some ribbon sandals or a tote bag. I wore my ribbon sandals almost every day last summer!

To shop other fair sales, check out Let's Be Fair's ultimate guide here.

the moral wardrobe: black friday

everlane ryan pocket tee with vintage skirt personal style post on stylewiseblog.blogspot.com
everlane ryan pocket tee with vintage skirt personal style post on stylewiseblog.blogspot.com
SAD winter time outfit post on stylewiseblog.blogspot.com
Ethical Details: Top - Everlane*; Skirt - vintage (thrifted!); Leggings - old

After two terrible winters, I'm convinced I have seasonal affective disorder. And I don't say that flippantly, like someone saying they're "sooo OCD." The depression was numbing by the end of last winter; I was so deeply absorbed in the sadness that I'd forgotten my potential for joy. But as soon as the sun started shining and the days grew longer, I found myself laughing raucously, skipping, enjoying life again. It was a happy time, but I never forgot that feeling of sadness-for-no-reason and I never stopped worrying about the winter to come. Well, that winter is here and I'm desperately trying to hold onto the happiness, but I'm already getting restless. I'm already grimacing at myself in the mirror and sleeping in too late. 

Speaking of grimacing, please just don't do Black Friday. The good deals at big box stores, for the most part, are right in retailers' profit margin comfort zones. Sure, you may get an item at the lowest price you'll find it all season, but you're really just succumbing to retail theater. Let's stick it to the man and shop Fair Tuesday instead. 

*Everlane is using today's profits to build a better recreation space for on-site workers at their China factory. Items aren't reduced, but you can do a bit more good if you shop there today.