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5 Amazing Conscious Brands Helping You To “Give Back” On Black Friday

DanielleAlvarado

November 23, 2021

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What do you think of when you hear Black Friday? Coming to my mind are images of people trampling each other, carts full of “deals” and piles upon piles of boxes to be delivered over the coming weeks. And all for what? While we are all driven to shop for different reasons; possibly checking off boxes next to each person we know, obligatory gifts for neighbors for relatives, or maybe the pressure to ‘get the deal’- for a typical shopper, few if any of the purchases made will bring lasting joy to them or the recipient.

To make things worse the statistics around Black Friday shopping are horrific:

  • Consumers spent $9 billion dollars online shopping in 2020, up 20% year over year and estimated to be about the same for 2021. (Think about how much debt this adds to the average family!) (Source: Adobe Analytics)
  • 80% of all Black Friday purchases in 2020 end up thrown away after only 1 use (if it even got used- can someone say landfill)! (Source: Building a Circular Economy By Green Alliance and Resource Recovery from Waste Program).

We can change it….

Just because this is how it has been, doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. This year we can choose to shop consciously, for only items that are needed. While doing so, choosing to support sustainable brands that are out to do good, and there are many! To shed some light on this overconsuming day (or week) these brands (ones that we love here at SKL) are going above and beyond with giving back to deserving charities! As you make your shopping choices this year, make sure to know where your items come from and what impact they have- with this list, you can make an even more positive impact.

p.s. for our full list of SKL Favorite Black Friday Deals, Click Here!


5 Conscious Brands in 2021 Helping You To “Give Back” This Black Friday!

1. KOTN

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Rooted in a desire to improve the lives of the people who create products, KOTN has a wide range of clothing and home goods. It is a win to support this company with its timeless designs and a positive impact on people and the planet!

Black Friday Give Back: 100% of the proceeds from each order, up to $120,000 CAD, go to build three more schools in the Nile Delta and Faiyum, Egypt—where the cotton for the KOTN collections is grown!!

Dates: Friday, Nov. 26th – Monday, Nov. 29th

Shop KOTN Here


2. Baukjen

Baukjen Black Friday Give Back
Image by Baukjen

Advocating for slow fashion, Baukjen puts people and the planet at the top of their priorities. Their carefully crafted designs and sustainable practices make them a brand you can be proud to support.

Black Friday Give Back: Donating 100% of profits to the following charities: World Land Trust and Strut Safe!

About the Charities: World Land Trust, an international conservation charity working to save, protect and restore critically threatened habitat for wildlife, supported by patron Sir David Attenborough. Secondly, UK-based Strut Safe, a volunteer and free phone service set up by two Edinburgh university students; designed to help women get home safely at night.

Dates: Friday, Nov. 26th – Monday, Nov. 29th

Shop Baukjen here


3. Organic Basics

Organic Basics creates some of the most amazing organic basic pieces to suit any wardrobe. I personally love the Tencel bras and panties, workout pants, and recycled wool line.

Black Friday Give Back: Donating €10 of every order (on their 40% off sale) to WWF© that will enable 5m2 of the cotton field to be converted to regenerative practices!

Dates: Tuesday, Nov. 23rd – Monday, Nov. 29th

Shop Organic Basics here

4. Isabella Oliver

Isabella Oliver maternity wear
Image by Isabella Oliver

Isabella Oliver is a sustainable London-based maternity brand that focuses on environmental, ethical clothing. In addition, they ensure the pieces are stylish and comfortable during pregnancy, and beyond. Bonus they host a pre-loved section to help ensure their quality pieces see as much life as possible.

Black Friday Give Back: Donating 100% of profits to the following charities: World Land Trust and Strut Safe!

About the Charities: World Land Trust, an international conservation charity working to save, protect and restore critically threatened habitat for wildlife, supported by patron Sir David Attenborough. Secondly, UK-based Strut Safe, a volunteer and free phone service set up by two Edinburgh university students, designed to help women get home safely at night.

Dates: Friday, Nov. 26th – Monday, Nov. 29th

Shop Isabella Oliver Here


5. The Citizenry

The Citizenry
Image by The Citizenry

Offering handmade goods, crafted with the highest quality materials, The Citizenry helps to support local artisans around the world improving their lives and the communities surrounding them. This company truly celebrates the people behind the products and dang, they have a great collection of goods for the whole house!

Black Friday Give Back: All profits from Black Friday will be donated to Education for All. This donation will fund a year of operations – building and running high-quality boarding houses in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, providing meals, hot showers, cozy beds, computer access, and dedicated local housemothers.

Dates: Friday, Nov. 26th – Monday, Nov. 29th

Shop The Citizenry Here


Did you enjoy this list of Sustainable Brands Giving Back this Black Friday? Check out our other posts below!

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  1. Hanna says:

    FANTASTIC post! Love the round-up of those brands! DI will be looking to purchase some stuff. Thanks x

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