A master list of sustainable, slow, and ethical fashion brands you can find at Nordstrom. Maybe you’ll get lucky and find some during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
Merry Christmas! According to the church calendar, we've still got eleven days to celebrate, so keep on eating fudge and singing carols.
Everlane's annual, post-holiday Choose What You Pay is back with over a hundred styles at reduced prices for five days. I've included my suggestions in the graphic below, mostly items made with a significant amount of natural fibers like cotton, cupro, and wool. I also included a couple leather goods despite my recent explorations on the topic because I recently broke down and bought a pair of the glove flats and realized they're exceptional quality.
Other mindful, slow, and/or ethical companies are also offering sales this time of year, which I'll be listing below and updating with new sales throughout the week.
End of Year Ethical Holiday Sales▸ Raven & Lily: 30% off select items
▸ Fair Indigo: 30% off warehouse moving sale on select items
▸ PACT Apparel: up to 60% off select items
▸ Pela Case: But one, get one 50% off plus 25% off your order with code, BD2018
▸ People Tree: additional 20% off end of season clearance through December 28
▸ Nordstrom: 50% off select items for the half-yearly sale (search by brand to find ethical brands)
▸ Swap.com: End of Year sale
▸ Tribe Alive: 30% off sitewide through December 30
▸ Elegantees: Buy one get one FREE on most items
▸ Hackwith Design House: 10% off through 1/2 with code, BoxingDay
▸ Re/Done: select styles 50% off
▸ Accompany: online sample sale
▸ The Giving Keys: extra 25% off sale for 48 hours
▸ 31Bits: extra 40% off sale section with code, BYE2018
▸ Tradlands: 15-25% off for 48 hours
▸ Accompany: 40% off everything with code, GIFTYOURSELF, through 12/30
▸ Nisolo: select styles up to 40% off
▸ Fortress of Inca: 15% off with code, EXTRA15
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HEADS UP: Check the comments for MORE sales submitted by readers. And don't miss my
. Scroll down for Cyber Monday Sales.
A constantly updating list of...
Ethical Black Friday Weekend & Cyber Monday Sales
$60 OFF any order over $250 with code: THANKYOU60
$150 OFF any order over $500 with code: THANKYOU150 + FREE SHIPPING in the US!
Po-Zu Shoes: 40% off with code, BETHECHANGE
ABLE Clothing & Accessories: 30% off with code, ABLE30
LUR Apparel: 30% off with code, GET30
30% Off Sitewide and Free Shipping on orders $50+
Purchase any 3 Month or longer Premium Artisan Box Subscription from GlobeIn, and receive a Mystery Box free
20% off with code, SALEWITHSOUL20
30% off orders over $250 with code, SALEWITHSOUL30
40% of orders over $500 with code, SALEWITHSOUL40
Au Naturale Cosmetics: 70% off all items in Sale
Encircled: 20% OFF select regular priced items + FREE shipping to US and Canada on orders over $75 with code, FRIDAY18
Ash & Rose: 15% off sitewide
Indigenous: BOGO 1/2 off select items at this link
Tamga Designs: 25% off + 25% to a reforestation charity
Credo Beauty: $100 gift with purchase of $125 or more
GUNAS New York: 40% off sitewide
Nest Bedding: 5% off any purchase
The Body Shop: 40% off, excludes gifts
Modern Vice Shoes: 50% off with code, MVB50, excludes sample sale
Raven & Lily: graduated sales 15-30% off
Soul Flower: 40% off with code, GOODVIBES
25% off orders under $100 with code, FRIDAY25
30% off orders over $100 with code, FRIDAY30
$15 off your next purchase with any Home Goods order
Sudara: 40% off pants and tops with code, LETSGO40
Sandgrens Clogs: 50% off select styles at this link
Faherty: 25% off everything with code, SUNANDWAVE
Nordstrom: up to 60% off select styles (check for sustainable brands!)
Grana: select items on sale via this link
Hackwith Design House: 30% off sitewide with code, PUMPKINPIE
Artemis Design Co. Shoes: 15% off with code, FLYINGCARPETSHOECLUB + free gift with purchase
Alternative Apparel: 30% off with code, THANKS30
Swap.com: 40% off select items with this link
Krochet Kids: 30% off with code, GIVEGOOD
Fair Indigo: 15% off sitewide
Under the Canopy: up to 40% off via this link
Nisolo: select offers with details on the website
Re/Done: select items on sale through this link
LA Relaxed: up to 45% off with code, RELAX45
Fortress of Inca: 10% off with code, thankya
Christy Dawn: 30% off with code, THANKFUL30
People Tree: 30% off everything excluding sale
Round + Square: 25% off everything
Ethica: 20% off the Miakoda collection with code, THANKS18
Indosole: 25% off sitewide
Bourgeois Boheme Vegan Shoes: 30% off with code, GREENFRIDAY
Kowtow Clothing: 20% off with code, ENJOY20, excluding swim and special edition
Beaumont Organic: extra 20% off sale with code, GREENFRIDAY20
NeoThread: 25% off orders over $75 with code, BLACKFRIDAY25
Nicora Shoes: Going out of business sale :(
Joon & Co: 40% off everything with code, turkeytime
In stores and online, all jewelry and ornaments BOGO 50% off
Free shipping on orders over $75 online
LACAUSA: 25% off site-wide with code GRACIAS25 through 11/25
Everlane: Black Friday Fund with $13 from every purchased donated to the Surfrider Foundation to clean up beach and ocean plastic
Green Kid Crafts: 70% off new subscriptions
Reformation: 30% off everything through 11/26
Nourish Organic Skincare: 50% off sitewide through Cyber Monday
Anchal Project: 30% off sitewide with code, GIVEBETTER30 through 11/26
MZ Fair Trade: 40% off sitewide through 11/26
Pela Case: special deals on their Amazon store
LL Bean: 25% off Bean boots (made in USA) with code, BOOT25
Mata Traders: 30% off through 11/27
Nisolo: extra 15% off with code, EXTRA15
Elegantees: 30% off with code, FABRIC
Schmidt's Deodorant: 30% off with code, 30NOW
Vetta Capsule: Sample sale, $20-30 per item
: Join over one hundred ethical brands to shop in support of RAINN, an organization fighting child sexual abuse, through a custom storefront provided by DoneGood.
Starts Cyber Monday:
GlobeIn: Buy 3 Artisan Boxes from GlobeIn and get 1 Free
Ash & Rose: 30% off sale items
Ten Thousand Villages: All orders $50 and over get 20% off and free shipping
Nest Bedding: 15% off sitewide one day only
The Body Shop: 50% off select items via this link + free shipping
Synergy Organic Clothing: 40% off everything with code, GRATEFUL
Alternative Apparel: 40% off sitewide
P.S. Just in case you're wondering, my feelings on Black Friday are complicated. I don't like the "retail theater" that obligates brands to offer enticing sales or else become invisible during a frenzied week(end) of sales, but I do think that this season offers opportunities for people who aren't always able to afford items at full price, including my family and friends, to partake in the consumer economy in a more financially responsible way and stock up on gifts for the Holiday season at more accessible price points. I think the best long term strategy may be to offer extended sales throughout the whole month, as many sustainable brands have done this year. This takes the adrenaline and anxiety out of purchasing but still provides an opportunity for discounts.
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started something like a month ago, but it's ok to be a little late to the game. June is not exactly prime time for adding things to your closet, but late July is, at least in my view.
I woke up this morning thinking I was going
back to school
soon. There's a chill in the air thanks to a cold front that blew in last night, and you can feel the calm-before-the-storm anticipation of fall. Never mind that I haven't gone back to school in eight years.
Since shopping more intentionally, I have begun to embrace off-season shopping. If you know what you like, why not buy the sweater in July?
Everlane Choose What You Pay Picks
and its the perfect weekend lounge dress that's still suitable for grabbing lunch or walking around town.
Splitneck Jean Dress, $60
This would look great over leggings or black jeans in the fall.
A classic silhouette to tie at the waist or tuck into a skirt.
, too, and it is so fashion-y. Looks great with mid and high rise denim, or swinging over a vintage dress.
Cashmere Crew, $65
Available in color-block, too, the cashmere crew is one of Everlane's earliest pieces and the fit is classic and streamlined. I own
and dappled gray.
If you want a truly warm sweater that air can't squeeze through in the winter, the wool-cashmere is for you. I have an earlier version of this sweater and its often the only sweater I bring with me when I travel in the winter.
This post is sponsored by To The Market. To The Market curates fairly made, artisan goods from preexisting co-ops that employ women who have overcome systemic and/or personal abuse, providing a sustainable distribution channel and assisting with sales forecasting, as well as providing mental health services when needed. Using pre-existing co-ops ensures that the makers have greater control over their employment and that there are adequate resources on the ground.
I wanted to let you know about To The Market's really good After-Christmas sale, going on now. For a limited time, a selection of products are 40% off.
Indigo Toiletry Case, $17.40 with discount
August Long Scarf, $17.40 with discount
Midi Crossbody Bag, $72.00 with discount
Oxblood Paper Beaded Clutch, $30 with discount
Leather Tote in Caramel and Black, $150 with discount
If you shop the sale, let me know what you end up getting!
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A running list of ethical Black Friday sales with new discounts added every day. Comment if you know of others and I'll add them.
- PACT Apparel: 30-60% off sitewide
- Accompany: Take 20% off sitewide with code GRATEFUL20; Save 25% off orders over $150 with code GRATEFUL25; and Take 30% off orders over $300 with code GRATEFUL30
- Nisolo: Daily sales. Check site for details.
- Krochet Kids: 40% off sitewide + free US shipping on orders $60+ with code, BETTERFRIDAY through 11/24
- Smockwalker Vintage: 30% off. No code required.
- Kissing Tree Vintage: 30% off. No code required.
- Nicora Shoes: Most items on sale. No code required.
- Tonle: 30% off everything with code, GivingWeek30, through Tuesday
- LUR Apparel: 20% off with code, Thanks20, through 11/26
- Alohas Sandals: Additional 30% off with code, black30, through 11/26
- Grana: 20% off. No code required.
- Tea Collection: Select styles $15 and under
- Maggie's Organics: 25% off + free shipping through 11/28
- Jamie + the Jones: 35% off Blank Canvas tops through Cyber Monday with code, SLOWFASHION
- Joon + Co: Email subscribers get 40% off
- Liz Alig: 35% off with code, THANKSGUYS
- Happy Fox Studio: 10% off with code, THANKS, and 10% of proceeds donated to racial and social justice orgs, through Cyber Monday
- Glad Rags Pads: 30% off Day Pads and Night Pads with mismatched holders and inserts + graduated discounts
- Curator SF: 30% off clothing with code, GOODKARMA, through 11/28
- Esby Apparel: 20% off through Cyber Monday with code, GIFT&GIVE20
- ABLE (FashionABLE): Spend under $50, save 15%; spend $50+, save 20%; spend $200+, save 30% + FREE SHIPPING on all US domestic orders
- Soul Flower: 35% off sale Friday-Cyber Monday with code, darkstar
- Beaumont Organic: Extra 20% off sale with code, EXTRA20
- Bourgeois Boheme: 30% off with code, SUSTAIN, through Cyber Monday
- Kowtow: Up to 50% off
- Synergy Organic Clothing: 40% off with code, synergy40, through 11/28
- Belvele: $50 off purchases of $100 or more with code, thankful
- JORD: Save up to $100 on watches for 24 hours
- Love Justly: Get $25 off any order above $50 with code, Black Friday
- Nourish Organic: Use promo code 40OFFBFCM to get 40% off of your entire order Black Friday thru Cyber Monday with FREE U.S shipping on orders over $69
- Malia Designs: 30% off site wide (Friday through Tues) with code, FAIRISTHENEWBLACK
- Fortress of Inca: 10 to 50% off all styles. Through Cyber Monday.
- Manos Zapotecas: Buy one, get one free.
- Hazel & Rose: 25% off site-wide, plus a free gift with purchases totaling over $100 with code, MANYTHANKS Through Cyber Monday.
- Everlane: Purchases go toward the Black Friday Fund
- Ember & Aura: 40% off + free shipping with code, blackember
- Janessa Leone: 30% off hats and handbags through 11/27
- GlobeIn: Free Handblown Glassware Set (Pitcher & Two Glasses) With Purchase Of 3-Month Or Longer Premium Artisan Box Subscription.
- 31 Bits: Graduated sales based on total purchase price. See blog for details.
- Deux Mains: Warehouse sale, 15% off everything, free gift with every purchase + free shipping over $100.00
- Made Jewelry: 30% off through Cyber Monday
- Encircled: 20% off select basics + FREE shipping to US and Canada with code, FRIDAY
- Ten Thousand Villages: Buy One, Get One 50% off on jewelry and ornaments, online and at participating stores
- Mata Traders: 30% off clothes and accessories with code, SHOPFAIR17
- IMBY: 20% off with code, GIVINGTHANKS
- Neo Thread: free gifts with purchase
- Bead & Reel: 60% off sale with code, ETHICALBLACKFRIDAY, and 35% off pre-loved with code, REUSERECYCLE
- Oliberte: 30% off everything
- Amour Vert: 20% off with code, GREENFRIDAY
- Alternative Apparel: 30% off with code, THANKU30
- Solo Six: 40% off with code, TREATS
STARTS CYBER MONDAY
- Love Justly: Get 30% off any order with code, Cyber Monday
- Anchal Project: 30% off your entire order + Free Shipping on orders over $200
- GlobeIn: Buy One Artisan Box, Get One 50% Off. No coupon required. Through 11/30.
- Encircled: 20% off select multiway clothing + FREE shipping to US and Canada with code, CYBER
- Ten Thousand Villages: Deals on select items
- Oliberte: Extra 10% off + free shipping with code, CYBER10
- Bhava Studio: BOGO half off. Coupon applies automatically.
- Ethos Collection: 40% off clothing
STARTS GIVING TUESDAY
- GlobeIn: 50% Off Your First Artisan Box With Any Premium Subscription.
Geo-Earth Planter, $7.50
Succulent Embroidery Art, $2.25 each
Cold Cave Tealight Holder, $6.25
Urban Garden Planter, $6.50
Urban Peasant Alpaca Tunic, $56.25
Zig-Zag Mug, $7.12
Zig-Zag Plate, $7.12
Sweltering Tropics Necklace, $4.38
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3 Sample Size products with code, American Beauty, when you spend $75 or more.
Synergy Organic Clothing
New markdowns + free shipping.
20% off with code, 4th.
Fortress of Inca
New styles added to outlet.
40% off entire site with code, FOURTHSALE.
15% off regular priced items with code, Fourthofjuly.
Hazel & Rose
30% off with code, HBDUSA.
25 items over 5 years for $25.
40% off everything, applied at checkout.
25% off everything with code, July4.
Raven + Lily
40% off with code, FIREWORKS
New items added to Choose What You Pay.
Freedom Soap Co.
20% off Cleansing Oil and Toning Water with code, FREEDOM2017.
New items added to sale.
25% off with code, USA25.
40% off with code, summerlovin.
25% off with code, longweekend25.
20% off with code, Freedom.
Mawu Lolo Sandals
20% off with code, SUMMER20.
Free tee with any purchase of the Pursuit Top or Everywhere Jacket with code, fibrefourth.
An incomplete list of Memorial Day Weekend sales. If you know of any others, please comment and I'll add them to the post. This list contains some affiliate links.
Synergy Organic Clothing: 25% off with code, twentyfive, through 5/29.
PACT Apparel: 25% off with code, hellosummer, through 5/30.
ARO: 25% off with code, memorial day, through 5/30.
Accompany: Up to 30% off sitewide through 5/29. See site for details.
Threads for Thought: 40% off sitewide with code, memorial40.
Ember & Aura: 40% off sitewide through 5/29. No code needed.
Eileen Fisher: 15% off sale items with code through 5/29. No code needed.
$25 off your order with code, efdress, through 5/29.
Hackwith Design House: 20% off sitewide with code, memorial20, through 5/29.
Alter Eco: 15% off with code, memday15, through 5/29.
Indigenous: 20% off with code, 3daysale, through 5/29.
Garmentory: Up to 70% off select items through 5/29.
Schmidt's Naturals: 30% off your order with code, anniversary, through 6/3.
LA Relaxed: 30% off select items with code, memorial30, through 5/29.
FashionABLE: Free shipping with code, summer, through 5/29.
If you've got some money to spend, why not go for a few ethical items?
Below, a non-exhaustive list of post-Holiday sales (thought this Episcopalian would like to remind you that Christmas is actually 12 days long, so you've got plenty of time to keep celebrating). This post contains some affiliate links.
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Why I Do Ethical Sales Roundups: I don't want to promote mindless over-consumption, but I recognize that ethical clothing can be cost prohibitive, especially when you're just starting to consider your consumer choices, so I want to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to purchase ethical fashion at a price point they're comfortable with. I trust you to use your best judgment.
THE DEAL: 20% off your purchase with code, LABORDAYSALE. Through 9/6.
THE DEAL: 30% off your entire purchase with code, LABORDAY. Good through 9/6.
THE DEAL: 20% off already reduced merchandise with code, CHECKEDOUT. Good through 9/5.
THE DEAL: 15% off your purchase with code, HOLIDAY15. Good through 9/5.
THE DEAL: 20% off sitewide with code, LABORYAY.
THE DEAL: 15% off sitewide.
THE DEAL: Extra 40% off clearance with code, 40MORE.
THE DEAL: free US shipping. Good through 9/5.
THE DEAL: $50 off the Sinclair boots for men and women.
THE DEAL: 25% off 1 regularly priced item with code, VILLAGES25. Good through 9/5.
THE DEAL: 50% off already reduced items with code, LABORDAY.
THE DEAL: 20% off your entire purchase with code, TAKE20. Good through 9/8.
THE DEAL: $12 off 3-month (or longer) subscription to new customers with code, GLOBEIN12. Good through 9/6.
THE DEAL: 40% off sitewide with code, LABOR40. Good through 9/5.
THE DEAL: 30% off sitewide with code, FALL30. Good through 9/6.
THE DEAL: 20% off sitewide with code, LABORDAY16. Good through 9/5.
THE DEAL: 15% off orders $25+ with code, LDAY2016. Good through 9/5.
THE DEAL: 15% off + free shipping on orders over $60 with code, LABORDAY16. Good through 9/5.
THE DEAL: 30% off when you spend $100 or more. Good through 9/6.
THE DEAL: Up to 80% off the whole store.
THE DEAL: 25% off select fall styles + free shipping. Good through 9/5.
THE DEAL: 50% off sitewide, plus free shipping with orders over $75 with code, LAR50.
THE DEAL: 20% off clothing and sale with code, LABORDAY16. Good through 9/7.
THE DEAL: 60% off sitewide.
THE DEAL: $20 off sitewide.
THE DEAL: Free shipping sitewide and up to 30% off items in the Novica Bazaar
THE DEAL: 25% off tops with code, 3DAY.
THE DEAL: Up to 60% off.
THE DEAL: 15% off sitewide with code, ENDLESSSUMMER.
THE DEAL: 20% off new arrivals with code, STATEFAIR. Good through 9/5.
THE DEAL: Free shipping with code, LABORDAY (Monday only).
My name is Leah and I'm a MadeFAIR addict. From the time I first heard of Tavie Meier's ethical shop, I haven't been able to get enough. Tavie is a welcome addition to the ethical consumer community, with her wealth of insight and no-nonsense approach to changing the industry for the better. I've featured her essays several times and even reviewed one of MadeFAIR's products, the Sseko Designs' Gold Loafers, when the shop first opened.
MadeFAIR is offering its first big clearance sale, with pages and pages of beautifully crafted, well curated ethical items at the lowest prices on the market.
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Here are my picks:
1. Chanda Boat Neck Crop Top, now $28.79
2. Double Chevron Necklace, now $30.00
3. Blue Mist Nomad Bootie, now $90.99
4. Small Vegan Leather Purse in Marble, now $23.09
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Check out the 2017 roundup here.
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving chowing down on your favorite foods. I've never been a big Black Friday shopper, but so many ethical brands have gotten involved this year that I decided to put together a list of things I'm on the hunt for to see if they pop up during sales this weekend.
Here are just some of the sales going on this weekend (for many, many, many more, check out this Ethical Sales Guide curated by the Ethical Blogger Network).
Cyber Monday updates marked in Bold.
- MadeFAIR* // Black Friday through Cyber Monday
- 50% of shawl purchase donated to Made in a Free World
Holiday Weekend Sales
- Paisley & Sparrow // Black Friday and Cyber Monday // no code needed
- 1 item, 10% off
- 2 items, 15% off
- 3 items, 20% off
- 4+ items, 30% off
- Purse and Clutch // Black Friday through Fair Tuesday
- Extra 20% off clearance with code, EXTRA20
- $5 coupon for every $50 spent, no code necessary
- PACT* // Cyber Monday
- 30-70% off Everything, no code required
- Krochet Kids* // Cyber Monday
- 40% off sitewide plus free shipping with code, GOFORIT
- Fair Anita
- Thanksgiving through Fair Tuesday // free shipping with code, SHIPFREE
- Fair Tuesday // $10 off orders $50+ with code, FAIRTUESDAY
- Ash & Rose // Cyber Monday
- 30% off Outlet items with code, CLEARTHERACKS
- LOVE GOODLY* // Black Friday through Cyber Monday
- 20% off your purchase with code, CYBERLOVE
- Seamly.co // November 24 through December 24
- 30% off with code, CHEER30
- Coyuchi // Now through Cyber Monday
- 20% off robes and PJs
- Sseko Designs* // Black Friday through Cyber Monday
- 25% off sitewide with code, GiftsThatGive
- WeWOOD Watches* // Cyber Monday
- 30% off with code, CYBERMONDAY