In building our print issue of Orange and Blue Magazine, we have chosen to feature brands and vendors that ebb against the grain of traditional manufacturing and retail models. Although advertising campaigns from large-scale brands may seem enticing with their exceptionally cheap prices this season, it is important to consider how our purchasing behaviors affect the environment, the people behind the manufacturing processes and our own health. From labels that place a higher emphasis on sourcing organic materials in their manufacturing processes to artfully curated vintage shops, here are a few sustainable brands that are offering great deals for Cyber Monday.
This shop has accrued a selection of enchanting delicate pieces that exude romantic femininity. Delicate lace dresses and rose-printed blouses make up just a few of the antique items available on the site. Shopping vintage is a delightful way to conserve resources and infuse originality into a wardrobe. Take advantage of the site’s Black Friday/ Cyber Monday deal, 30 percent off all products, through midnight today with the code BF2017.
The Body Shop
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The Body Shop has lived on as a household name for nearly four decades, and is it hard to see why? Each product smells absolutely delightful. From British rose to pink grapefruit, a lovely array of floral, warm and citrus scents infuse the all-natural products. All of the ingredients used to make these products are traceable and sustainably sourced, according to the site. Today, you can restock on a few go-to items or try something new for 50 percent off; discount applied at checkout.
Kiel James Patrick
This brand practically oozes the nostalgia of the Kennedy days while promoting American manufacturing. Scrolling through the Instagram feed of founders Kiel James Patrick and Sarah Vickers, you can practically hear the pops of a crackling fireplace in a cozy New England home. From pearl bracelets to flannel shirts, each KJP product is made in the USA. You will get 25 percent off with the code Setsail until midnight.
Krochet Kids Intl.
This fair trade fashion company employs women in Peru and Uganda with a livable wage while supplying them with an education program that equips them for even bigger futures. Curious about how this works? Then read more about this awesome company in our print issue, which will be hitting stands soon. For now, you can enjoy 40 percent off your purchase and free shipping over $60 with the code HOLIDAY. If you love your product, you will even be able to thank the woman who made it.
Matt & Nat
These sleek handbags looks so luxe that one may mistake the items for real leather. However, the label does not use any animal products in its manufacturing, and much of the materials used to make these clutches, backpacks and totes are recycled fabrics. For instance, all of the linings are made of 100-percent recycled water bottles. Today, selected bags are 25 percent off.
People Tree received the first World Fair Trade Organization’s Fair Trade Product Mark. Founded in 1991 by Safia Miney, the brand follows fair trade standards in every sense, from providing a nurturing workplace for its employees to earning the certification as the first integrated organic supply chain in the developing world. Aside from the ethical production of the clothing, the brand offers trendy yet classic pieces, from corduroy culottes to fringed jumpers. Enjoy 30 percent off of regularly priced items courtesy of the brand’s Fair Friday campaign.
Another sustainable fashion label, this brand offers a wonderland of feminine dresses, delicate blouses and cool denim pieces. The company provides complete transparency on its manufacturing processes, from water usage to the welfare of its workers. Whether you wish to achieve the je ne sais quoi of a French girl or simply want a flattering pair of frayed jeans to match your vintage band tee, this site will have exactly what you need. Once you land on the site’s pale pink pages, you may find it difficult to restrain yourself from adding everything to your shopping cart, but at least you will know that your spending will be going toward a good cause. After all, everything on the site is 30 percent off, today.
You may have seen these shades grace the likes of Taylor Swift and Olivia Palermo with their nuanced wayfarer shapes. The company developed a snow leopard collection in which each pair of sunglasses purchased will help fund conservation efforts in snow leopard habitats. Snag a pair of these trendy frames for up to 75 percent off. As a bonus, you will receive a $50 gift card with any purchase through Dec. 31.