Our 2021 Guide to Holiday Sales on Sustainable and Ethical Gifts
- by EcoCult Staff
- Dec 10, 2021
- No Comments
Image credit: Mono B
This post contains some affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase, EcoCult receives a small percentage of the sale price. Some brands may have paid a small fee to be featured. We only recommend brands that we truly believe in. Support our editorial work by supporting them!
There’s a bit of an anti-Black Friday and holiday sales movement that exists within the ethical/sustainable world, with some brands choosing not to participate in the tradition. Honestly, we get it. Sales have gotten ridiculously out of control, and it’s reflective of much larger, very important issues of consumerism, capitalism, and how we’re taught by society to find our value in more stuff. So if the idea of offering holiday deals goes completely against a brand’s ethos and they decide not to participate, no hard feelings.
At the same time, there’s an element of holiday campaigns that we support. Not everyone has the means to purchase ethically-made gifts at full price, especially when they have multiple people to shop for around the holidays. The way we see it, holiday shopping doesn’t have to be excessive, and the holidays can be a really great opportunity for income-constrained people to purchase a few ethically made goods at more accessible price points, plus introduce your loved ones to some of your favorite brands. Because you know they’ll love them! Hopefully, with these sales, you’ll have a little extra money in your pocket to donate to a non-profit.
Plus, there’s a reason why so many brands participate — it’s good for their bottom line! Sustainable fashion businesses need to be sustainable in terms of revenue as well. So we don’t begrudge them at all.
Here you will ethical and sustainable brands that are offering discounts beyond the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. As more details come in, we’ll be adding to this list, so bookmark and circle back! Note that the bold text denotes EcoCult exclusive promotions that you’ll only find here.
From Our Partners:
Based in Los Angeles, Mono B is a female-led, minority-owned brand known for its fashion meets functional athleisure collection. The brand prides itself on its size-inclusive designs with unique fabrications, futuristic designs and prints at an affordable price. Mono B offers a Recycled/Eco-Conscious Selection, constructed using either 100% recycled polyester or 100% recycled nylon. Shop its sale section for sports bras, tops, leggings, jackets, swim and more.
Nisolo is an impact-focused lifestyle brand that ethically sources products in a manner that positively impacts consumers and producers. Nisolo offers skills training and safe working conditions, facilitates international market access, and ensures beyond fair trade wages. Check out this sale page for high-quality, long-lasting boots and accessories.
Get 15% off all items (including sale) with code ECOCULT15. The discount does not include Trees Please Tee. Now-3/31.
TAMGA is committed to transparency throughout its entire supply chain, from the farms where its cotton is grown to the factories where everything is sewn together. The TAMGA team takes great care to operate with ethical and sustainable processes and operates under a strict code of conduct. Plus, each purchase gives back to efforts to replant the rainforests. You can shop for dresses, jumpsuits, bottoms and more.
DoneGood is offering a bonus Shop For Good Sunday sale from 12/11-12/13. Shop For Good Sunday is a day during the holiday shopping season where people are encouraged to support ethical and sustainable businesses and use their holiday shopping for good. You will be able to shop for 40+ brands and hundreds of products on sale from 20-40% off.
On a mission to make shopping ethically easier, DoneGood is a marketplace that curates brands that create unique, high-quality products made in a way that’s good for people and the planet. For the retailer, “good for people” means empowering workers, paying fair wages free of trafficking or child labor and unsafe working conditions. And “good for the planet” means using eco-friendly production processes, non-toxic, organic or recycled materials, and taking other significant steps to keep our land, air and water clean. You can find an extensive selection of sale items of sustainable bedding, apparel, personal care and more.
Founded in 2018, Made Trade is a woman-owned and family-run curated online shop with a large selection of ethical and sustainable clothing, shoes, home decor, and furniture. On each product page, you can find information about the brand’s values and ethical practices, materials used, etc., so you can be an informed consumer (without spending a bunch of time researching). You can read more about Made Trade and why we love it here. And click here for sale items, including home, apparel and baby items.
Melissa Joy Manning
Receive 10% off its jewelry, excluding fine and third party, with code EcoCult10.
Melissa Joy Manning is a sustainable American jeweler. Everything is handmade in her studios in New York City or California. The Berkeley studio is green-certified, and the NYC studio, though not certified, employs the same methods. The jewelry is made using recycled precious metals from a Green-Certified refiner and packaged in recycled packaging. The brand also carbon offset all its shipping.
Numi is a brand that sells elevated basics that are easy to wear and care for, stain-resistant, and machine washable. It recently launched a button-down made out of Sustainable Silk™, a material made in Canada with fabrics imported from Italy. The collection incorporates a blend of 29% Silk and 69% Naia™, a sustainable rayon made from pine and eucalyptus trees. You can save up to 40% off its seasonal styles here.
ECYA22 for 22% off through December.
YesAnd sells eco-friendly, sustainable and affordable woman’s clothing. Its modern basics are GOTS-certified and made using 100% organic cotton and low-impact dyes. The brand is also committed to fair wages, empowering female farmers, sustaining their local communities, and no child labor. Shop its wonderful selection of holiday gifts here.
EcoCult readers receive 20% off and free shipping on orders over $100 with code ECO20.
Delilah Home is a 100% vegan-certified and organic home textile company. It carries a collection of GOTS organic cotton and non-toxic hemp sheets and towels. The brand’s 100% organic hemp sheets won the Good Housekeeepings 2021 Best Bedding Award. They are soft, lush and cooling bed sheets that don’t require any pesticides or fertilizers at the farm. Everything is made in Fair Trade factories, where the workers are paid above a living wage and work in safe environments. Delilah Home also gives back 10% of its profits to various environmental and community non-profits.
- Spend $70+ and receive a free full-size Follain Ultra Hydrating Mask ($34 value) & free shipping. 12/6-12/10.
- Spend $60+ and receive a free deluxe ILIA Fullest Mascara ($13 value) & free shipping. 2/15-12/19.
- Spend $120+ and receive a free full-size One Love Organics Botanical C Body Polish ($48 value) & free shipping. 12/20-12/22.
- Spend $50+ and receive a free deluxe RMS Beauty Tinted Daily Lip Balm ($10 value) & free shipping. 12/23-12/26.
- Free Shipping on all orders at Follain. 12/26 only.
- Spend $70+ and receive a free full-size Follain Firming Serum ($38 value) & free shipping. 12/27-1/2.
Follain is a clean beauty retailer and brand. It blends naturally-potent botanicals with high-performance clean synthetics to create daily essentials and targeted treatments that deliver visible results. The brand’s ingredients are hand-selected based on years of experience testing the latest innovations in clean beauty alongside continued advancements in green chemistry.
44 Promotions (and Counting):
ABLE (women’s apparel & accessories): $20 off orders of $75 with code WONDER.
Ably (travel clothing): Free two-day domestic shipping on orders over $25+.
ADAY (women’s apparel): Use code SOFT for a free Overseas Scarf on orders $350+.
Amour Vert (women’s apparel): 30% off sitewide. 12/9-12/13. 25% off gift cards. 12/14-12/16. Extra 50% off sale. 12/17-1/2.
Another Tomorrow (women’s apparel): Take $150 off purchases of $500+ with code HOLIDAY50. Take $250 off purchases of $1000+ with code HOLIDAY250.
Comrad (socks): 25% off sitewide with code JOY25.
Conscious Step (socks): Take $10 off select gift boxes, and get some of its classic pairs for $10.
Girlfriend Collective (recycled athleisure & activewear): Take 20% off your order of $150+. No code needed.
Guardi (ready-to-wear luxury): 30% off everything.
Grund (organic bedding & bath): Free rug with orders over $200.
Hanna Andersson (matching pajamas): Pajamas Starting at $20: Valid on select pajama styles. Now -12/18. Up to 50% off valid on select apparel and pajama styles. Prices as marked. Now-12/18.
Mono B (sustainable athleisure): Shop its sale section for sports bras, tops, leggings, jackets, swim and more.
Numi (elevated basics): You can save up to 40% off its seasonal styles here.
prAna (travel & yoga clothing): Use code HAPPY25 for 25% off your entire order + free expedited shipping. Now-12/13.
Shaina Mote (women’s apparel): 20% off outerwear. No code needed.
TAMGA Designs (vibrant clothing): Get up to 30% off and TAMGA will donate 20% to restoring the Sumatran Rainforest. 11/26 – 11/29.
Tradlands (effortless & refined clothing): An additional 20% off already reduced styles with code WINTER20.
Whimsy + Row (easy and elegant clothing): Take 20% off with code: BYE2021.
YesAnd (modern basics): ECYA22 for 22% off through December.
Accessories & Jewelry
behno (handbags): Up to 50% off sitewide.
Melissa Joy Manning (ethical jewelry): Receive 10% off its jewelry, excluding fine and third party, with code EcoCult10.
Nordgreen (watches): Up to 15% off gift sets & extra free strap. Now-12/20.
Proof Eyewear (sunglasses): 25% off + free shipping on orders over $70 with code HOLIDAZE21.
Beauty & Wellness
Beauty by Earth (natural skincare): Buy One Get One Free + free gift on orders $25+ with code TREATYOELF.
Follain (clean beauty retailer and brand): Spend $70+ and receive a free full-size Follain Ultra Hydrating Mask ($34 value) & free shipping. 12/6-12/10. Spend $60+ and receive a free deluxe ILIA Fullest Mascara ($13 value) & free shipping. 2/15-12/19. Spend $120+ and receive a free full-size One Love Organics Botanical C Body Polish ($48 value) & free shipping. 12/20-12/22. Spend $50+ and receive a free deluxe RMS Beauty Tinted Daily Lip Balm ($10 value) & free shipping. 12/23-12/26. One Day Only! Free Shipping on all orders at Follain. 12/26 only. Spend $70+ and receive a free full-size Follain Firming Serum ($38 value) & free shipping. 12/27-1/2.
Dear Sundays (nail care): 15% off with code GIFTING15.
Pacifica (vegan beauty): Free Shipping on all orders with code: FREESHIP.
Avocado (mattresses): Save $125 on its hybrid and latex mattresses with code HOLIDAY. Save $300 on its organic luxury plush mattress with code JOYFUL. Save $50 on its City Bed Frame. Save $150 on its Eco Plus and Eco Pro Adjustable Base and Mid-century Modern Bed Frame. Save $300 on its Malibu Platform Bed Frame. Save 10% on its organic bath towels and mats. Save 10% on its wooden bath collection. Save 15% on all Hass products. Save 14% on all Reed + Gwen products. Save 20% on organic pillows. Save 15% on bedding. Save 15% off pet beds and bolsters. Now-1/10.
Awara (mattresses & bedding): $200 off any mattress (even the Premier!). Cotton sheet set + 2 latex pillows + mattress protector FREE Now-12/14.
Brooklyn Bedding (mattresses): 20% off mattresses, 50% off sheets with code GIFT20. Now-12/14.
Caraway (cookware): Up to 20% off sitewide.
Coyuchi (bedding & apparel): 40% Off last-chance items. Plus, 20% off cozy gifts. Now-12/19.
Delilah Home (sustainable bedding): EcoCult readers receive 20% off and free shipping on orders over $100 with code ECO20.
Eco Terra Beds (mattresses): Enjoy $175 off mattresses with code CM175. Now-12/12.
Latex For Less (natural mattresses): Save $175 on all latex mattresses with code BF175. Now-12/12.
Lumens (lighting, fans, furniture, and accessories): Enjoy up to 75% off on lighting, furniture, and more than 85+ brands during Lumens’ Home for the Holidays Sale. Plus, receive a free gift with a qualifying purchase. While supplies last. Now-1/3. And receive a free Dartmouth LED Flushmount with any qualifying $350 Kuzco purchase. Use code: KUZCO. free shipping. While supplies last. Now-12/31. Save 50% on all products by Alder & Ore + free shipping & low price guarantee. Now-12/31. And lastly, save 15% on all products by Avenue Lighting with code AVENUE. Now-12/31.
PlushBeds (mattresses): $1,250 off all bedroom mattresses + receive $269 in free bedding with purchase. Also, receive 25% off all toppers, pillows and bedding. Now-12/13.
Saatva (mattress & bedding):
Nisolo (leather goods): Check out this sale page for high-quality, long-lasting boots and accessories.
SUAVS (comfortable shoes): Get 20% off 2 or more pairs with code TMTM21.
Accompany (artisan and fair trade lifestyle goods): Take 30% off already reduced styles. Now-12/12.
DoneGood (fair trade, organic products): DoneGood is offering a bonus Shop For Good Sunday sale from 12/11-12/13. Shop For Good Sunday is a day during the holiday shopping season where people are encouraged to support ethical and sustainable businesses and use their holiday shopping for good. You will be able to shop for 40+ brands and hundreds of products on sale from 20-40% off.
Made Trade (sustainable goods): Click here for sale items, including home, apparel and baby items.
The Narativ (ethical boutique): 15% off any online order by using Code: ECOCULT15.