Choosing ethical and eco-friendly products can save you money over the long-run. The big name brands design their stuff to break down quickly through a strategy known as planned obsolescence. Fast fashion loves this strategy—the major fashion brands are making FOUR TIMES as many articles of clothing than they were in the ‘90s! They’re making stuff shoddier so that it will wear out quickly and trap us into buying more stuff. Brands paying their workers well and using organic materials are making their goods with greater care and higher quality, so they’ll last longer.
So shopping with ethical brands is already often a better deal overall, and we think feels a lot better anyway. But if you’re looking for some icing on the guilt-free cake: the mission-driven brands DoneGood partners with provide exclusive discounts for our users as a way to help build the movement of people using their purchasing power to create change. Here are some exclusive discount codes for 12 really cool ethical and eco-friendly brands (dozens more discounts like these can be found when you use DoneGood).
What They Make | Women’s Clothing
Price Range | $68 – $160
Discount | $20 off orders $100 or more. One time use, no cash value. Use discount code ‘DONEGOOD20‘
Encircled‘s eco-friendly women’s clothing is designed, sewn, and shipped from their home-base in Toronto. They focus on using high-quality fabrics, an impeccable fit, and creating versatile designs that you can wear every day of the week. Kristi the founder started the company after feeling frustrated that there weren’t many good options for women who travel often and wanted to pack a few items that could be used many ways as part of an ethical capsule wardrobe. Their slogan “be more with less” kinda says it all.
What They Make | Men’s Clothing
Price Range | $35 – $115
Discount | $20 off orders $100 or more. Use discount code ‘DONEGOODPL‘
If you’re a minimalist guy living an active lifestyle and looking for something that’s ultra-functional, Pistol Lake is where it’s at. Their clothes are ethically made in LA and include henleys, hoodies, and a performance tee made from an eco-friendly fabric that they created called eudae. It’s the first fabric that is equally as awesome at the office as the bar, in the mountains, or at the gym. The customer service at Pistol Lake is no joke either. William, the company’s cofounder, sends a hand-signed note with every shipment and follows-up shortly after you receive your package to ensure you’re 100% satisfied.
What They Make | Bags & Laptop Sleeves
Price Range | $30 – $300
Discount | 20% off first order. Use discount code ‘DONEGOOD‘
Portland-based Looptworks is fighting climate change and working toward a circular economy by making super durable, great-looking travel and tote bags, backpacks, apparel and accessories—out of 100% upcycled material! They have one set of bags that are made from Southwest Airline seats (pictured) and laptop cases made from the excess materials used to make wetsuits. They’re keeping tons (literally) of useful material from going to the landfill or incinerator, and their production processes use a lot less energy. And, they have the Loopt4Life Guarantee to help make sure you’ve got a product you can use… forever! It’s the complete opposite of planned obsolescence.
TO THE MARKET
What They Make | Bags & Accessories, Jewelry, Home Goods, Kids, Bath & Body
Price Range | $8 – $280
Discount | 20% off first order. Use discount code ‘TTMDoneGood20‘
Beautifully curated artisan-made goods from around the globe made by survivors of abuse, conflict and disease. Jane, the founder of TO THE MARKET, travels the world meeting the amazing women behind their collection. Shop ethically-made products by cause or by country to find unique gifts with purpose. And you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find how affordable their collection is!
What They Make | Kids Clothes & Accessories
Price Range | $20 – $120
Discount | 20% off first order. Use code ‘DONEGOOD‘
After having her first child in 2007, Alyssa Kerbel noticed a lack of ethically-made, simple and comfy basics for infants and kids. Drawing upon her decade of experience in the fashion industry, she decided to start mini mioche. Translated as “little one” in French, the Canadian-based brand uses super soft fabrics knitted locally from organic cotton, and then dyed locally using low impact, non-toxic, re-usable dyes. And it’s all made in Toronto with folks earning a fair wage. You’ll find pretty much whatever your child needs, from onesies, to rompers, to toys and books. NOTE: they also carry some big name brand stuff, so be sure to shop the mini mioche collection when visiting their site.
What They Make | Men’s & Women’s Footwear
Price Range | $80 – $200
Discount | 20% off order. Use discount code ‘DoSomeGood‘
Carolina Rodriguez, cofounder of Mamahuhu, returned to her home of Colombia and met Rozo, an unemployed master artisan, repairing shoes in a stall. With mass production moved to Asia, 80% of the workers at a nearby shoe company were laid off, including Rozo. Upon hearing the story, Carolina asked him to make a shoe based on her design. One week later, the very first Mamahuhus were created, handmade in beautiful red leather. Mamahuhu not only pays fair wages, but also empowers artisans to become owners of their own shoemaking shops. They also use vegetable tanning methods, free of gross toxins like chromium, so you can feel good knowing your footwear has a lighter carbon footprint.
What They Make | Greeting Cards & Original Art
Price Range | $7
Discount | 20% off greeting cards. Use discount code ‘DONEGOOD20‘
Founder Denise got into NYU for dance but couldn’t afford it. So she started teaching dance when she was 17 to pay for school. After graduation she started thinking about how to empower young artists so they can afford to bring their dreams to life by creating one-of-a-kind greeting cards. Wunderkid cards are printed on tree-free paper, using byproduct waste from textile manufacturers instead. This creates a high-quality texture for the cards that’s worthy of the young people’s designs… and the loved one that will be receiving your message.
What They Make | Leggings & Yoga Apparel
Price Range | $40 -$90
Discount | 20% off your order. Use discount code ‘donegood20‘
Yoga provides great physical exercise. But it’s always been about more than that. For centuries it’s been about realizing one’s meditative and spiritual core. So it makes sense the stuff yogis wear should have some soul too. That’s what Yoga Democracy brings in abundance. Made in Cave Creek, Arizona, their vibrant designs scream individualism in an otherwise homogeneous industry. Their production processes stand apart too with 95% of products made from recycled fibers and dyed using a waterless transfer process. The zen on the nirvana cake is how people rave about how comfortable and affordable their apparel is compared to the typical big-name competitors.
What They Make | High-performance shirts
Price Range | $35 -$90
Discount | 20% off your order. Use discount code ‘ataynedonegood‘
Consistently named a Certified B Corporation Best for the World for the Environment, Atayne is making shirts in the U.S.A made from recycled plastic bottles and without harmful chemical color dyes. The founder, Jeremey Litchfield, is so serious about reducing waste that his company only makes a shirt once the order is placed — so there’s no excess inventory, which means no excess waste. Headquartered in Brunswick, Maine, this activewear brand is a favorite for runners and cyclists who want to wear messages in support of issues they care about during their workout.
Under the Canopy
What They Make | Bedding & Bath
Price Range | $25 -$170
Discount | $25 off orders $100 or more. Use discount code ‘DONEGOOD‘
We spend a lot of time in the bedroom—like, one-third of our lives. It’s where we retire after a long day, kick back on the weekends, and where, y’know, the stork delivers the baby. It’s pretty important to love the spot where we spend the most amount of our time! Under the Canopy bedding looks and feels great, and you can rest easy knowing that getting between your sheets is good for the earth and good for your (and whomever else’s) body. What you don’t get: formaldehyde, carcinogenic dyes, heavy metals, and an alphabet soup of other chemicals the big guys use. Eck. What you do get: 100% GOTS Certified Organic cotton, reduced water use, production powered by renewable energy and Fair Trade wages, and, it’s affordable!
What They Make | Bassinet to Beach Blankets
Price Range | $42 – $88
Discount | $10 off first order, minimum $50 purchase. Use discount code ‘DONEGOOD‘
On the list of things to have total piece of mind about, the baby’s blanket is probably at the top. Babies4Babies‘ swaddling blankets are made entirely from GOTS certified organic cotton and dyes that are 100% toxin-free. They’re also beautiful, covered in original works submitted by artists from around the world. Can’t find that at the Big Box store. They’re long-lasting too, expertly sewn by an all-woman workforce earning a living wage in Portland, Oregon and crafted to live on as a family heirloom. And each purchase provides a safe birth kit to a refugee mother in need!
The Refill Shoppe
What They Make | Bath and Body Products
Price Range | $
Discount | $10 off orders $50 or more with discount code ‘donegood10‘
Ventura, California-based The Refill Shoppe is on a mission to reduce the amount of plastic we keep (and discard) in our bathrooms. They work with their customers to create their own fragrances for their bath and home products and then refill the containers once the supply runs low. At last count they’ve refilled 24,601 bottles (they have a running tally on their website) since the company’s founding in 2010. Michelle, the company’s founder, says “hot bubble baths, good smells, and less plastic in the world” makes her happy. Us too!