Although Black Friday is typically associated with excess, it doesn’t have to be, it all depends on how you choose to shop. To make it easier for you to be a conscious consumer this holiday season, we’ve curated a list of 5 ethical clothing brands to shop while you’re on the hunt for your Black Friday deals.
This socially responsible brand offers a variety of versatile tops, pants, shorts, and outerwear pieces. It is wallet friendly as well since almost every piece is under $100. With a link to information about their factories on their homepage, this socially responsible company is serious about transparency. Everlane believes, “customers have the right to know what their products cost to make and where they were made.”
Black Friday Deal Alert: While Everlane may not have the biggest price cuts on Black Friday, they are a wonderful business to support on Black Friday because of how they use this day to give back! They use profits from Black Friday sales to support the garment workers at their Los Angeles t-shirt factory. Kudos.
Some of our favorite picks from Everlane are this black foldover pouch and this white Japanese GoWeave Sleeveless V-Neck Dress.
Ethical from your undies up. Back to the basics. Socks, tanks, and leggings, PACT knows what women want. They also know the most conscious way to make their products is with their super soft organic cotton. PACT uses non-GMO, organic cotton and non-toxic dyes for the pieces they produce in their sweatshop-free, renewable energy factories.
Some PACT must haves are their super soft organic women’s wrap dress, available in multiple colors and patterns, their super soft organic women’s cropped leggings, and these super soft organic men’s sweatpants. Now your Netflix & Chill just got a whole lot greener.
ZADY may be last in the alphabet but it is first in our hearts. ZADY is a, “lifestyle destination for conscious consumers.” They recognize the systemic issues with garment worker mistreatment and toxic chemical use and they’ve built their ethical clothing company on the belief that there is a better way.
Any ethical clothing brand with a collection inspired by Emma Watson gets an A+ in our books. We love the ZADY Cable Knit Sweater, the ZADY Silk Skirt, and the ZADY Pencil Skirt from the collection.
Okay, ladies, now let’s get in formation. Reformation, that is. Popular in its own right because their style is oh so great, not many people actually are aware that Reformation is huge in sustainable fashion space. This fashion forward brand, with a luxury feel, will help you channel your inner Beyonce as you shop.
Black Friday Deal Alert: They typically offer 20-30% off for Black Friday and Cyber Monday on their site.
Date night, holiday party, and everything in between. Here are some of our favorite Reformation finds: The Gemma Dress in Gold, The Coppola Dress in Garnet, and the Adeline Dress in Virgo. Slay.
With the stylish likings of Kate Middleton and Princess Di hailing from across the pond, it is always a good idea to look to our dear British friends for some fashion advice. This UK-based fashion company is both fairtrade and eco-friendly and offers a variety of fashion forward budget-friendly finds. They have some great sale selections and make sure to follow their social media sites for fun giveaways that they often have.
We’ve curated the perfect holiday look for you with this Lara Pencil Skirt in Red and these Star Drop Earrings in Brass. Royalty approved.
Raven + Lily
Raven + Lily is an ethical fashion and lifestyle brand dedicated to empowering women through design. They currently help employ over 1,500 marginalized women at fair trade wages to give them access to a safe job, sustainable income, health care, education, and a real chance to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families. #girlboss.
We’re coveting this Okello Cropped Mohair Short Sleeve Sweater, this Lucy Wool Jersey Wide Leg Pant in Camel, and this Sofia Silk Tie Shirt Dress in Black.
Collaboration with local Peruvian artisans from design brainstorming through product execution? You betcha.Nisolo provides fair wages and full-time employment to their artisans who are the heart and soul behind the brand. Plus free shipping, double win.
Their Austin Noir heels and JoAnne Tote are must haves.
Bonus Black Friday Deal Alert
Outdoor retail giant REI is closed on Black Friday, as part of their #OptOutside campaign, because they want to encourages shoppers to connect with nature, instead of focusing on consumerism. We love their conscious consumer sentiment and plan to buy some sustainable Patagonia and prAna brand products from them on Saturday, Sunday, and all the other days. Cute clothes and connecting with nature? #winning.
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