Encircled Clothing - The Most Grown Up Purchase I've Made | Plus Encircled Black Friday Deals & Sales! (& How To Get In On The Private Sale!)
If I am being honest, for most of my life I really never thought much about the clothing I bought other than the price. I would run from sale rack to sale rack, carrying the best coupon, and working the best deals. [Probably why I love Travel Hacking - but it's a better hobby because I collect memories and experiences now, rather than stuff ;) ] This describes the Clumsy Girl (me, of course!) version 1.0.
As time has gone by I have learned from others and grown to appreciate the value of investing in fewer pieces that I truly love and that will last longer, rather than just buying whatever I find on the sale rack that I didn't even need. An improvement! Clumsy Girl 2.0.
In 2018 Clumsy Girl 3.0 emerged. Okay, maybe I should say Clumsy Girl version 2.5 because I have a loooong way to go. Enter encircled, an ethical fashion brand out of Toronto, Canada and founded by Kristi Soomer (brave + boss podcast here) . Their clothes are thoughtfully designed, sustainable, and ethically made. I originally came across encircled because, as a traveler, I am always looking for ways to streamline my packing and find the most ideal clothing for travel - comfortable, versatile, and high quality.
About encircled Clothing
Encircled is a fascinating brand accomplishing truly impressive feats despite existing in an age where fast fashion is everywhere. Encircled designs and produces modern basics (like the wanderer sleeveless tee) and versatile multi-way clothing (like the original Chrysalis Cardi now in petite, regular, and maxi). These elements combined give you limitless possibilities so you can do "more with less" and be "more with less". Love that phrase.
Beyond the design and the streamlining, more minimalist wardrobe style, encircled is doing this ethically and sustainably. Kristi and her team are extremely conscious about the fabrics they choose, the environmental impact of creating those fabrics, and paying fare wages to the highly skilled individuals working in their sewing studios. Encircled is a Certified B Corporation - a business who balances purpose and profit.
Encircled isn't about making a high volume of low quality clothes that will soon be in a landfill just to make quick cash. They are about thoughtful, high quality, functional designs that you will actually wear all the time - at home and on your travels! This is slow fashion, and I love it.
My first encircled purchase
My first encircled purchase - the reversible pencil skirt and the wanderer sleeveless tee - is the most grown up purchase I have ever made. It was the first truly intentional clothing purchase I have ever made. I thought of, not just my personal style, but also the environment, and the people behind the clothing before making this purchase. Something I had never done before.. I wore the these items well in Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Europe and continue to do so. They helped me travel, yet again, in carry on only luggage for weeks on end. The cost was high, true. But so is the value, the longevity, and the meaning of the purchase. And at the end of the day.... isn't the cost of fast fashion actually much higher? We don't always think of that if we aren't the ones who pay that 'price'...
Encircled Black Friday Sales, Deals, and Promo Codes!
Black Friday is one of the rare sales for encircled products. When you make things in such an intentional way, you can't just mark them down all willy nilly.
So here's the deal:
Encircled Canada Website (encircled.ca)
Encircled Global Website (encircled.co)
Sale time period:
12:00AM Friday November 23rd to 11:59PM EST Friday November 23rd
20% OFF select regular priced items* + FREE shipping to US and Canada on orders over $75
Encircled Black Friday Discount Promo code: FRIDAY18
Encircled PRIVATE EARLY Black Friday Sales!
So let me guess... You're worried you'll miss the sale? You have other sales you're heading to (in person or online) on Black Friday? You wish you could still get on on the encircled Black Friday sale somehow, someway...
I am going to let you in on a little secret...
You know what they say about the early bird? Well if you want that juicy worm, sign up for the encircled newsletter because encircled is holding a private Black Friday sale for newsletter subscribers only starting 10:00AM EST Wednesday, November 21st, 2018!
Bonus: When you do sign up for theencircled newsletter you also get some cool stuff like the Minimalist Wardrobe Workbook and the Capsule Wardrobe Quiz which are really helpful and fun if you are trying to curate your closet!
What's On Sale | Encircled's Black Friday Sale?
Encircled's Day to Night Black Friday Sale is going to include some key wardrobe basics and some versatile multi-way clothing in select colors. You may see some of these items (but I'm not making any promises!)
Encircled Cyber Monday Sales, Deals, and Promo Codes!
Another little birdie told me that there will be an encircled Cyber Monday Sale going on...... Pop back over on Sunday, November 25, 2018 to find out what the Cyber Monday Sales, Deals, and Promo codes are looking like ;)
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