2017 Black Friday Sales

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Black Friday Sales

So I wasn’t planning to post Black Friday sales, but I can’t resist sharing these deals from some wonderful companies. If you’ve had your eye on a special gift from one of these sustainable brands, now is a great time to buy. You get a bargain and support change in the world.

The links with asterisks (*) denote companies with which I’ve ordered or collaborated personally, and I would be happy to answer any questions about quality and customer care.

*ABLE
15% off purchases under $50
20% of purchases $50 – 200
30% off purchases $200 or more

Accompany
20% off sitewide with code GRATEFUL20
25% off orders over $150 with code GRATEFUL25
30% off orders over $300 with code GRATEFUL30

*FashionABLE  — Recently became ABLE. See sales above!

*Liz Alig — 35% off entire store with code THANKSGUYS

Krochet Kids — 40% off with code BETTERFRIDAY

*Love Justly
On Black Friday — $25 off an order above $50 with code “Black Friday”
On Cyber Monday — 30% off any order with code “Cyber Monday”

*Mata Traders — 30% off with code SHOPFAIR17

*Naja — 25% off with code PREVIEW25

*Nisolo — Special Black Friday prices plus an extra 10% off with code THANKS10

Oliberte — 30% off sitewide. No coupon code needed.

*PACT — 30-60% off sitewide

*Synergy Organic Clothing — 40% off with code synergy40

*The Root Collective — 20% off sitewide with code HOLIDAY17

For a more extensive list of sales, see my friend Leah’s detailed compilation at StyleWise.

Shop responsibly, my friends!

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Ethical Products for the Fashionable Geek Girl

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Ethical Products for Fashionable Geek Girls

 

Geek girls, unite! With these amazing options from socially conscious brands, there’s never been a better time to let your geekiness show. Whether you love Star Wars, Marvel, or studying the skies, you’ll find a fair way to celebrate your fandom.

Space Mission Alpha Patch from MokuyobiMokuyobi creates whimsical, retro patches and pins. Add a few space patches to your favorite denim jacket or bag for an instant, geek-friendly statement. All Mokuyobi products are made in the USA. $6.

Baby Groot Earrings from RockLove  — I found RockLove through their Star Trek collection on ThinkGeek, and I’m in awe of their gorgeous jewelry designs. Licensed pieces featuring Guardians of the Galaxy, Stargate, Firefly, and more are available in hand-crafted, thoughtful designs made from recycled silver and other consciously sourced materials. Each piece is made in New York City. $70.

Wonder Woman Undies from  Naja — Get ready to conquer the day with these Wonder Woman-inspired undies from Naja. Digitally printed to reduce environmental impact, these undies are made in a factory that employs female heads of household and provides fair wages and healthcare. $22.

Constellation Tank from Krochet Kids — A cool graphic tee is a wardrobe essential, and this one shows off your science-y side with a star chart. Krochet Kids employs women in impoverished areas and provides job training, steady income, and education. $42.

Rad to the Bone Dress from Retrolicious — ModCloth received a lot of bad press when it was bought by Wal-Mart, but I think the site is still a great source for made-in-the-USA and fair trade clothing brands. This Ms. Frizzle-worthy dress is made in the United States and is available in sizes up to 4X. $90.

Stormtrooper Backpack from State Bags — While I’m not a big fan of the buy-one, give-one model of some “do-good” companies like State and Toms, I’m happy when any brand that strives to be ethical gets official licensing deals with mega-brands like Star Wars and Disney. For every backpack purchased, State Bags hand-delivers a backpack full of supplies to an American child in need. $95.

Star Wars Sneakers from Po-Zu — Speaking of official licensing deals, Po-Zu is making waves with their Star Wars collection this year. As the source for Rey’s original boots in The Force Awakens, Po-Zu quickly became popular with geeks and cosplayers. Now they’ve released their officially licensed Star Wars collection, including these amazing, limited-edition silver sneakers. Po-Zu products are made in fair trade factories from eco-friendly materials. I own a pair of their Rey boots and can attest to the comfort and craftmanship. $196.

I’m excited to find options that are sci-fi AND fair, and I love spreading the word. Have you found any geek girl essentials that are responsibly made? I’d love to hear about it!

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Good Things to Read

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Photo by Paul Nicholson

Hey, gang! Hope you all are having a good week with no hurricanes, traffic, or unexpected bills. Here’s some good stuff I found to share with you today:

You guys know I’m all about imperfection. No matter how much I seek to live an ethical lifestyle, I can never check all the boxes. Leah from StyleWise shares the quandary of the ethical consumer and examines whether more flexible standards can make a bigger difference in the world in “Why I Quit Being an Ethical Purist.

One of my favorite fair trade brands, PACT Apparel, has expanded their range to include more apparel for men, women, and children. Their kids’ clothing is now available in sizes up to 5T and includes pajamas, undies, and leggings. New arrivals for adults include Henley t-shirts, cardigans, and jogging pants.

I recently learned about The Lighthouse for the Blind from the newsletter for the  Social Enterprise Alliance. The Lighthouse operates manufacturing facilities for aerospace parts, office supplies, and plastic injection molding, providing employment, training, and support for blind and DeafBlind members of the community. I love finding social enterprises that go beyond handcrafted gifts and provide essential products for industrial and everyday use.

Have you guys been following Walk Sew Good? These adventurers walked across Asia to find positive stories in the fashion industry. You can see their research and videos at the Walk Sew Good site and follow their current activities on Instagram.

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