Nordstrom, surprisingly, has quite a few sustainable and ethical brands!
Ah, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! It’s gotten bigger and bigger each year, with a more “exclusive” angle each year that leaves bloggers and buyers feeling the need to shop RIGHT AWAY or it will all be gone. Urgency is the name of the game in marketing, and Nordstrom has executed this flawlessly each and every year. Rather than choosing to ignore it, I had the idea to do a round-up of all the sustainably and ethically made items that are included in this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019. My hope is to encourage anyone shopping the sale to shop intentionally, and to really think about whether their purchase is a necessary one. I’m not perfect by any means, and no longer exclusively shop from ethical and sustainable brands. This is hard to admit for me, but I’ve found freedom in not being as strict with myself. However, if I do buy from a traditional retailer, I think through whether or not I really need that item, and intend to keep it for years to come.
Turns out, there weren’t as many brands as I had hoped included in the sale. However, this led me to search for popular sustainable and ethical brands I love such as Reformation, Outdoor Voices, and Madewell Fair Trade denim. I discovered that many of these brands had beautiful items ON SALE that weren’t necessarily part of the Anniversary sale, but were still an amazing deal!
So, this post will be split into two categories. First, my sustainable Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks, and second, my sustainable “on sale” Nordstrom picks that you can shop right now (even if you aren’t a cardholder). To shop the first section before July 19th, you need to be an active cardholder or apply for a card.
*SUSTAINABLE Nordstrom shopping TIP:
Nordstrom just released a section called “Sustainable Style” where you can filter by Sustainably Sourced, Ethical Manufacturing, and Gives Back. This is an incredible step forward for Nordstrom, and makes shopping for ethical and sustainable brands easy, quick, and simple! Way to go, Nordstrom!
Sustainable Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks
Brands include Eileen Fisher, Levi’s, Patagonia, and Madewell.
(I included a pair of Zella leggings. They aren’t necessarily ethically made but are my FAVORITE leggings ever. So soft, incredible quality, and not see-through at all. They’re a staple in my closet and will last for years!)
Ethical + Sustainable Brands on Sale at Nordstrom
Brands include Eileen Fisher, Madewell, Matt & Nat, Reformation, Levi’s, Outdoor Voices, and Alternative Apparel.
If you aren’t in a season of needing new clothes, great! Please don’t feel the need to purchase from this post. My hope is to educate shoppers about new ethical and sustainable brands that they can easily access at traditional retail stores! Have you tried any of these brands? Which are your favorites?