For many, Black Friday is a highly anticipated day. As promotions and discounts bombard shoppers through email marketing, text messaging, and in-store advertising, it’s easy to understand how almost 1/3 of consumers find it hard to ignore the temptation of a good deal every year.
This year, shop your values and make a conscious effort to support sustainable and ethical companies on Black Friday. Don’t know where to look? We’ll get you started with five of our favorite responsible brands and non-profits - check them out!
Slow Yourself Down
Slow Yourself Down’s entire clothing line is made from 100% GOTS organic cotton, which not only means ultra-soft quality but ensures environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing processes. They are a small, passionate group of people looking to make a positive impact on the world and they are on a mission to spread the mission of slowing down. Slow yourself down this year and consciously shop their Black Friday sales here!
Switch up your Black Friday routine and join CARE in standing with the world’s most marginalized communities. With just the click of a button, your donation combined with others from around the country will help send CARE Packages to people in need.
Polished Prints is a lifestyle goods line created by a mom of three for women and kids everywhere. Their intention is simple: to create purposeful designs that resonate, reflect your values and inspire you to feel your best each and every time you wear them. They believe that wearing a graphic t-shirt is making a statement, so they created a line of tees that reflect the values they hold near and dear - compassion, kindness, love, and equality. Shop their best sellers here!
Together We Rise
Everyone deserves to celebrate their birthday. By providing children in foster care Birthday Boxes, you can help them feel special and recognized on their big day. Every Birthday Box comes with a birthday card to give a child a special message on their special day. To help each child celebrate they include a gift card for a treat, 6 count party streamers pack, 6 count assorted paper stars, 5 count paper hats, colorful confetti, 5 count assorted latex balloons, 1 box of 24 candles, and a festive birthday banner. Support a foster child on their birthday for Black Friday with only a $30 donation!
Literally Outside is one of the very few Black-owned outdoor lifestyle companies in the US. They want to promote diversity and inclusion by challenging outdated stereotypes of outdoor activities and outdoor apparel. If you have felt excluded from the active outdoor community, Literally Outside wants you to feel welcome and empowered. From activewear basics that bridge the gap between street style and functional outdoor apparel to workhorse accessories that feel at home both on a hike and at daycare drop-off, the brand strives to create products for everybody and any journey. Support this responsible brand on Black Friday here!
Sustainability is one of the buzziest words of the year. But we can’t do better for our planet unless we know better, and that starts with determining exactly where we stand.