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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.


Ethical Sale Alert: Labor Day 2016 featuring PACT, Synergy + More

guide to ethical labor day sales This post contains affiliate links. Photo courtesy of GlobeIn.

ALL WEEKEND:

Happy Fox Studio

WHAT THEY SELL: reclaimed, modern jewelry.
THE DEAL: 10% off your purchase on Etsy and Instagram with code, SEPTEMBER.

Hannah Naomi

WHAT THEY SELL: simple, minimalist jewerly
THE DEAL: 20% off your purchase with code, LABORDAYSALE. Through 9/6.

PACT Apparel

WHAT THEY SELL: organic cotton underwear and clothing for men and women.
THE DEAL: 30% off your entire purchase with code, LABORDAY. Good through 9/6.

ZADY

WHAT THEY SELL: ethical, sustainable clothing and accessories for women and men.
THE DEAL: 20% off already reduced merchandise with code, CHECKEDOUT. Good through 9/5.

ThredUP

WHAT THEY SELL: gently used clothing and shoes for women and children.
THE DEAL: 15% off your purchase with code, HOLIDAY15. Good through 9/5.

Esby Apparel

WHAT THEY SELL: made in USA clothing and accessories for women.
THE DEAL: 20% off sitewide with code, LABORYAY.

Oliberte

WHAT THEY SELL: fair trade certified suede and leather shoes for women and men.
THE DEAL: 15% off sitewide.

Indigenous

WHAT THEY SELL: fair trade, artisan made clothing.
THE DEAL: Extra 40% off clearance with code, 40MORE.

Krochet Kids

WHAT THEY SELL: fair trade clothing and knitwear for women and men.
THE DEAL: free US shipping. Good through 9/5.

NICORA

WHAT THEY SELL: handmade, vegan, ecofriendly shoes.
THE DEAL: $50 off the Sinclair boots for men and women.

Ten Thousand Villages

WHAT THEY SELL: fair trade accessories and home goods.
THE DEAL: 25% off 1 regularly priced item with code, VILLAGES25. Good through 9/5.

Synergy Organic Clothing

WHAT THEY SELL: organic cotton dresses, separates, and yoga gear.
THE DEAL: 50% off already reduced items with code, LABORDAY.

MadeFAIR

WHAT THEY SELL: ethically sourced clothing and accessories.
THE DEAL: 20% off your entire purchase with code, TAKE20. Good through 9/8.

GlobeIn

WHAT THEY SELL: fair trade household subscription boxes.
THE DEAL: $12 off 3-month (or longer) subscription to new customers with code, GLOBEIN12. Good through 9/6.

Threads 4 Thought

WHAT THEY SELL: eco-friendly clothing for women and men.
THE DEAL: 40% off sitewide with code, LABOR40. Good through 9/5.

Accompany

WHAT THEY SELL: fair trade clothing, accessories, and home goods.
THE DEAL: 30% off sitewide with code, FALL30. Good through 9/6.

Ethos Collection

WHAT THEY SELL: classic and modern ethically made clothing and accessories (my friend is related to the owner!)
THE DEAL: 20% off sitewide with code, LABORDAY16. Good through 9/5.

Alter Eco

WHAT THEY SELL: fair trade food
THE DEAL: 15% off orders $25+ with code, LDAY2016. Good through 9/5.

NUMI Organic Tea

WHAT THEY SELL: delicious fair trade, organic tea.
THE DEAL: 15% off + free shipping on orders over $60 with code, LABORDAY16. Good through 9/5.

Alternative Apparel

WHAT THEY SELL: cotton and cotton blend basics for women and men.
THE DEAL: 30% off when you spend $100 or more. Good through 9/6.

Garmentory

WHAT THEY SELL: clothes and accessories from independent designers.
THE DEAL: Up to 80% off the whole store.

Prana

WHAT THEY SELL: outdoorsy, athletic, and casual clothes for men and women.
THE DEAL: 25% off select fall styles + free shipping. Good through 9/5.

LA Relaxed

WHAT THEY SELL: eco-friendly clothing for women.
THE DEAL: 50% off sitewide, plus free shipping with orders over $75 with code, LAR50.

ARO

WHAT THEY SELL: clothing, jewelry, and accessories from artisans and independent designers.
THE DEAL: 20% off clothing and sale with code, LABORDAY16. Good through 9/7.

Feelgoodz

WHAT THEY SELL: ethically sourced sandals.
THE DEAL: 60% off sitewide.

BonLook

WHAT THEY SELL: fairly ethical glasses for women (on par with Warby Parker for ethical manufacturing).
THE DEAL: $20 off sitewide.

Novica

WHAT THEY SELL: home goods, accessories, and clothing from independent artisans.
THE DEAL: Free shipping sitewide and up to 30% off items in the Novica Bazaar

National Picnic

WHAT THEY SELL: handmade clothing for women.
THE DEAL: 25% off tops with code, 3DAY.

NAJA

WHAT THEY SELL: bras and panties.
THE DEAL: Up to 60% off.

DOEN

WHAT THEY SELL: feminine, vintage inspired domestically produced clothing.
THE DEAL: 15% off sitewide with code, ENDLESSSUMMER.

Hazel & Rose

WHAT THEY SELL: contemporary, ethically sourced clothing.
THE DEAL: 20% off new arrivals with code, STATEFAIR. Good through 9/5.

MONDAY ONLY:

FashionABLE

WHAT THEY SELL: ethically made jewelry and bags
THE DEAL: Free shipping with code, LABORDAY (Monday only).

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Have you heard of a sale not mentioned here? Let me know in the comments and I'll add it!


Pssst, Early Access to Purse & Clutch's Housewares Collection, ...and Such

purse and clutch early access and such
Purse & Clutch, purveyor of fine fair trade bags and leather goods, is launching their first Housewares collection tomorrow. The decision to expand their product offerings arose out of a desire to fill a gap in the marketplace. In their words:

At Purse & Clutch, we're obsessed with buying ethically, but have been disappointed with the selection of items from home decor to tableware that fit our design aesthetic. It seems that the overlap between our style & ethically sourced items is so small. We've already been hard at work for the past four years making finding an ethically made handbag that you love super simple & we're on the cusp of launching something new that will expand beyond our current product offerings. Purse & Clutch is becoming Purse & Clutch …and Such!
fair trade housewares sale

That's exciting enough as it is, but you can get access to the collection one day early by using the link below!

Get Early Access to ...and Such here!


The ...and Such collection employs a small batch, small curation strategy and will be available for one day only on the first of every month, so early access is a helpful incentive.

ethical sale alert: proclaiming my undying love for MadeFAIR

MadeFAIR ethical shop sale

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.


Here are my picks:

(contains affiliate links)

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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Shop the entire sale here. See all of my posts featuring MadeFAIR here


ethical sale alert: Everlane's "Pay What You Want" Sale and more (updated)


* denotes affililate links.

Read on for tempting ethical sales. I've got my eye on the Everlane Wool Trench and basically everything at Sseko Designs.

  • Everlane
    • My go-to online shop for everyday basics made transparently and ethically is doing their first ever sale. For the next 5 days, select items are offered at "Pay What You Want" prices up to nearly 50% off. Click here to sign up with my referral link. Click here to shop the sale.
  • Sseko Designs*
    • My favorite place for ethically made shoes is offering up to 70% off select items in their sale section, including steep discounts on several of their loafer styles. Click here to shop.
  • Elegantees
    • Comfortable, every day knits-with-a-twist brand, Elegantees, has an end of the season sale going on. Click here to shop. 
  • Fair Indigo
    • Fair trade ornaments on sale, up to 60% off original price. Use coupon code, ADORN, for the additional 30% off. Click here to shop. 
  • People Tree
    • Unique, fair trade clothes and accessories from the UK. Select items up to 50% off. Click here to shop.
  • Buy the Change
    • Get 40% off everything with code, GOODBYE2015, until 1/1/16. Click here to shop.
  • LUSH
    • All natural skincare. BOGO on select items while supplies last. Click here to shop.
  • ZADY*
    • Up to 60% off coats, hats, sale, and menswear items. Click here to shop. 
  • Krochet Kids*
    • 15% off orders $50 or more with code, 15OFF. Click here to shop.
  • FashionABLE*
    • Free hammered stacking ring with purchases $25+ purchase with code, NEWYEAR. Click here to shop.
  • Fair Indigo
    • 30% off everything through January 3 with code, NEWYEARS. Click here to shop. 

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If you know of any sales I haven't mentioned, let me know in the comments and I'll add them!