I’m not encouraging you to buy stuff just to buy stuff. My struggle with wanting to buy stuff but wanting to pare down is the reason I started this blog. However, if you’re in the mood for shopping and looking for ethically-made, (hopefully) long lasting items, here are some brands I like (or have been curious about) with Cyber Monday or holiday sales.
Carol Young | Undesigned – Carol Young is a former architecture student and self-described urban nomad who uses sustainable or recycled fabrics to create her clothes. All of her pieces are made in Los Angeles. 20% off with code GETBIZY through today, November 27. Plus $20 gift cards with in-store purchases over $200.
Erin Templeton – I first discovered Erin Templeton on a trip to Vancouver. She makes bags, some (but not all) out of recycled leather. I love that the style is minimalist and without much hardware. She’s also a vintage clothing fan and her physical storefront and workshop in Vancouver Chinatown is stocked with cute vintage finds. 20% off with the code BLACKFRIDAY20.
Grana – Haven’t tried them yet, but I’m intrigued by this Hong Kong-based brand which, like Everlane, seems to be about high-quality wardrobe basics made with fair labor practices. 20% off everything through the end of the month, or 30% off when you spend over $200. They’re also having flash sales for Cyber Monday.
Ilano Design – Roseli Ilano partners with weavers, cobblers, and leathersmiths in Mexico and the Philippines to create her sandals and bags. 40% off sitewide — and she’s also donating proceeds to immigrant rights and net neutrality. Win-win! Use code FREEINTERNET to donate to the Center for Media Justice or the code CLEANDREAMACT to donate to United We Dream.
Nisola – I’ve had my eye on this shoe brand, though I haven’t tried them yet. They work with a factory in Trujillo, Peru, paying their workers a fair trade wage and healthcare. They’ve marked some items (like these oxfords) on sale for Cyber Monday. Also, 10% off with code BLACKFRIDAY10 (which hopefully still works?)