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Aisling Bea is showcasing ethical fashion brands on Instagram in retaliation to Black Friday sales

Follow her lead this Christmas.

AISLING BEA IS not here for the hysteria surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 

It’s not hard to see why.

The comedian is known for her ethical take on clothing.

That’s why, she’s started using her Instagram to recommend eco-friendly fashion and products, from now until Christmas. The hope is that her followers will think twice before they log on for fast bargains, and instead give their business to companies producing clothing and beauty products ethically, or recycling perfectly good garments second-hand.  

On Friday she posted saying she hates Black Friday, and was about to do something about it.

It’s designed to trick us, create waste & 90% of things are cheaper after today so nobody is winning.

In retaliation, she explained that she’s going to post about a socially conscious places to buy eco-fashion and products, or from businesses that help as they produce. 

So everyday between now & Xmas, I’m going to post about a socially conscious place to buy.

Her first recommendation was Oxfam, which she illustrated by posting an outfit she got from one of their shops. 

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“I buy so much stuff from charity shops. There seems to be some sort of snobbery sometimes around it but look at my cute skirt & red jacket! Let’s use the clothes that are already in existence & help out charities & your pocket”, she wrote.

Day two was an online producer, Kalamargam.

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The company, based in India, make items with vegan leather and are hand-woven by artisans from the local community. 

They work at a sustainable slow, conscious pace & they also are plastic free and only use natural fibres. They’re prices are so competitive but also the bags are hardy AF. I use mine every day and it fits my laptop & trinkets in it. Love them. 

Check them out on Etsy or Instagram. 

Day three was One Scoop Store, a second hand online shop.  

It’s a UK based website that sell ‘second hand clothes for affordable prices’, she claims.

Well, we’re sold. And yes, they ship to Ireland. 

Today, day four, Aisling recommends some soaps and body lotions from Beco, The Soap Co.

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Beco is commited to providing jobs for people who may otherwise by excluded from the workplace. 

They make such great presents & there are so many great brands like these who make delicious body products in the UK & get people who might have been excluded from the general workforce back to work. People with disabilities or backgrounds where employers don’t always pick them.

The Soap Co produce clean skincare products with an ethical commitment. 

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“I’m trying to use soap instead of body washes & lotions too to reduce plastic & so many have lovely natural things in them”. 

Follow Aisling on Instagram to keep track of all her recommendations leading up to Christmas, or with the catchy hashtag #aislingrecommendsecoorsociallyconsciousbrandseverydayuntilxmas. Ahem. 

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