Black Friday is an inherently consumeristic "holiday", but that doesn't mean we can't still shop responsibly.
Eco-friendly items are usually more expensive (they pay their worker's fair wages, use sustainably sourced materials, etc), so now is honestly a great time to take advantage if you NEED something.
You can learn more about the impact of Black Friday in this video
First, ask yourself,:
Do I really need this item?
Can I find it second-hand instead?
How am I going to use this item after I buy it?
Will I use it for a long time?
Where am I going to store it?
How am I going to use it?
Am I just going to toss it in a few months?
If so, take advantage of some of these amazing eco-friendly brands in 2021:
Lilova period underwear, 3 pair is 40% off and 6 pair is 50% off through 25 November 2021
ModiBodi period underwear, 30% off through Cyber Monday
Thinx period underwear, 3+ pair is 20% off, 5+ pair is 25% off, 7+ pair is 30% off
Reel toilet paper and paper towels, 15% off sitewide with code "HOLIDAY15" through Black Friday
Dropps laundry and dishwasher tabs, 30% off sitewide with code "BF2021" through 28 November 2021 and get 25% off with code "CYBER25" through 30 November
TruEarth, laundry sheets, 20-37% off though Black Friday
Zero Waste Online Stores
Brightly, running several discounts through 27 November 2021
EarthHero, 20% off sitewide through 1 December 2021 with code "BF2021"
Greater Good, running several discounts through Black Friday AND you get to support a charitable cause of your choice. Use code "SHIP49" to get free US standard shipping on orders over $49
Etsy, up to 60% off select items through 1 December 2021
Package Free Shop, 40% off order with code "BLACKFRIDAY"
Pela compostable phone cases, Black Friday prices AND use code "EMMA" for an additional 40% off
Pact, eco apparel, entire site on sale through 27 November 2021
Ana Luisa, eco jewelry, buy one get one 60% off though Black Friday
Ten Tree, eco apparel, 50% off everything through 1 December 2021 (and shop on Giving Tuesday for a 10% donation with purchase)
Girlfriend Collective, 20% off everything through Black Friday
Conscious Step, eco, organic, and Fairtrade socks, $10 off select gift sets and some marked down to $10
Wolven, recycled activewear, 40% off sitewide until 29 November 2021
Made Trade furniture and other home goods, use codes "GIVE10" to give 10% of your purchase to plant orchards or "GET10" to get 10% off for yourself from 26-29 November 2021
Avocado Mattress, running several different sales through 6 December 2021
Tushy Bidets, save $90 on a Tushy two-pack through Black Friday
Buffy, eucalyptus comforters, 20% off sitewide through Black Friday
Need more gift ideas still? These items might not necessarily be on discount, but you can check out my 2019 gift guide here and my 2020 gift guide here. Be sure to subscribe and stay tuned for my 2021 gift guide coming 1 December 2021!
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Thanks so much for reading! As always, remember that your small changes have a big impact in the long run :)