There’s no denying it – Christmas is a fundamentally consumerist event, which sees us spending hundreds of pounds on festive food and gifts for our loved ones, the pressure to part with our cash starting as early as October. I’m not immune to the pull of capitalism, nor do I think it’s a bad thing to want to treat ourselves and others during the celebrations. There are dark sides to it, too, though – not everyone can afford to spend any money on gifts at all, and the excessive spending does feel somewhat grotesque with social issues such as homelessness and food poverty looming alongside it.
Whatever we can do to spend more consciously, and shop more ethically, in my opinion, is a good thing, and with that in mind I’ve rounded up some of my top picks of vegan and ethical wares, currently on sale or included in site-wide discounts. Periods of extreme sales can strike some as obscene, but for others it may be the only time they can afford to splash out a little. Vegan and ethical products are not always cheap, so shopping the sales for investment pieces can be wise.
Let me know what you think of these picks, and if you’ll be treating yourself to anything in the sales!
L-R Barefoot SOS Repair & Renew Nourishing Cleansing Cream | Tropic Skin Care Super Greens Nutrient Boost Serum | PHB Ethical Beauty Brightening Body Butter with Neroli & Ylang Ylang | Odylique Spot On Serum
*The Reformation dress contains 20% silk so is therefore not vegan-friendly. It is, however, ethically made with the environment in mind.
I hope you found this sales guide helpful! Happy bargain hunting!