Save Green By Going Green
Flash sale websites committed to making “Eco” stylish are popping up left and right. Going green is an expensive endeavor! Luckily the three great websites: Pure Citizen, Loving Eco and JP Selects offer a variety of money saving deals, vegan friendly tips, and ecofabulous clothing and accessories, all while giving back to the environment by choosing planet conscious products, and donating portions of their profits to a variety charities. Who knew that shopping for YOU could be charitable for others!
Pure Citizen is a daily deal site with savings up to 90% off, devoted to featuring companies who are dedicated to providing employment to the underprivileged, using eco-friendly materials, reducing global pesticide use, and overall being proponents towards making the world a better place. After signing up, Pure Citizen is easy to navigate and has specific stamps under products, depicting whether they are handmade, fairly produced, cruelty free, organic, etc. Fun, organic products are typically featured, such as today’s artisanally made and organically produced MeSoap ($3.85), offered in an array of luscious scents such as lavender blossom and oatmeal cookie. Mata Traders is also featured this week, which is a brand of super cute (especially for $35!) fair trade clothing, handmade by a women’s cooperative. Another fun fact about Pure Citizen is that they allow each featured brand to select a charity of their choosing in order to contribute a percentage of the savings to a nonprofit organization and also offer an option to donate one day’s wages to relief funds.
In keeping with the charitable giving vibe, Loving Eco donates $1 to charity after the friends you invite make their first purchase and in addition, 3% of every purchase you make is donated as well! Loving Eco’s goal is to create a healthier planet by selling ethically produced goods from brands such as Eberjay, Novica and Alternative Apparel at up to 70% off. I am loving the fantastic, mineral based makeup Modern Minerals (vegan-friendly!) that is featured today and ending on 10/23. Their eyeshadows come in a fantastic array of colors such as Willow, Burlesque, and Oasis – all for $6.30! Don’t forget to check out the Ms. Betty ($75) vintage handbag, made from 100% vegan and recyclable materials, also on sale!
My favorite site of the trio listed is by far JP Selects. The sleek design of the site is attention grabbing, reminding me a bit of Guilt Group, while being an eco-learning experience. JP Selects features the widest selection of eco-friendly products, ranging from fashion, accessories, handbags, health & beauty and home & lifestyle. The 72 hour sales are on average 40% off, and are all supported and enhanced by a special video on each particular product, featuring either the designer or an eco-expert. For example, Calleen Cordero speaks about her handmade handbags and handcrafted footwear and how they are all made from recycled or sustainable material with vegetable tanned leather from Italy and utilizing glues that are 80% environmentally non-toxic – ecofabulous at its best! Calleen Cordero’s amazing Sancha Shoulder Bag retails for $429 but is on sale today for $214.50! JP Selects features the best and widest variety of environmentally fashionable clothing each week, such as the Bahla Moroccan Pant ($75) by EA Apparel.
So don’t let cost get in the way of doing your part for the planet, instead give back by treating yourself! Browse these fabulous websites and sign up for their daily deal email blasts – you’ll start small by going green the ecofabulous way!
By Caitlin Colford
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