Cyber week has begun and Black Friday is just around the corner. Each year brands from all over the world slash their prices. There are great deals to be found left, right and centre. So good in fact, we often get a bit trigger happy and spend more than we intended and buy a lot more than we need. This leads to unnecessary waste.
This Black Friday, I urge you to think before you buy and try to shop sustainably. With that in mind, here are some of the best deals of brands that rank well on the sustainability scale*.
Adidas – Up to 65% off
Converse – Up to 40% off
H&M – 20% off everything
Levi – 30% off everything
Nike – Extra 30% off Sale items
Reformation – 30% off everything
Zara – 50% off
Function of Beauty – Up to 30% off
Inglot – 30% off everything
Kylie Cosmetics – 40& off lips and 30% off eyes and face
KKW Beauty – 30% off sitewide
Urban Decay – 25% off and free shipping
Irish Owned Companies
Ava Rose Leggings – Up to 50% off
Bellamianta – 50% off everything when you buy 2 or more products. Use the code BLACKFRIDAY
Carter Beauty – 44% off everything with code PURPLEFRIDAY
Fallers Jewellers – They have a sale across many of their lines on their website and instore.
Love Lift – Buy one, get one half price
Scratchable Maps Ireland – Scratchable Map Ireland are doing their own twist on a Black Friday/Cyber Monday offer. Instead of discounting, the good people at Scratchable Map Ireland are promising to plant a tree for every order made between Wednesday the 27th and Monday the 2nd. Save 10% using the code SLICEOFCIARA10
Tough Mudder Ireland – Use the code BLACKOUT for €10 off your entry
Shoutout to TALA. They issued a statement explaining that they would close their store on Black Friday to ‘encourage you to really think about what your money is supporting’.
Tala are a workout apparel brand owned by Grace Beverly. She is big into sustainability and to show how serious she is, she is willing to take the hit on what they realise to ‘potentially be their biggest season in terms of sales’ to help people ‘shop more sustainably and make better choices’.
What does it mean to shop sustainably?
Shopping sustainably means that you are aware that everything you buy has a social, environmental and economic impact. Things you should try to do are:
- Shop locally or support Irish owned brands
- Support brands that create a lot of employment in your locality
- Do not shop from fast fashion brands
- Try to keep Orla Sheridan’s #30wears in mind. This philosophy states you should only buy something if you can see yourself getting at least 30 wears out of the piece
* All the brands mentioned are either Irish owned or have ranked as ‘it’s a start’ or higher by Good On You
Happy Shopping everyone 🙂