Did you hear? It’s Black Friday this week, a sale day that we stole off the Americans and is kinda having a wobble this year. Whatever you think of sales, I wanted to pull together another alternative list in support of indie business instead of the big high street chains that really don’t need your money. When you shop with a small or indie creator or maker, you’re making it easier for them to continue with their dreams and therefore you’re supporting creativity and art as an industry.
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Many thanks to the In Colourful Company Facebook group who helped me compile this list, as I wouldn’t have had time to do it completely on my own, thank you. It also means that I’m featuring a lot of sellers for the very first time, so enjoy discovering something new!
Let me know what you think, feel free to share your indie biz in the comments or via social media using #IndieLove or #IndieFriday if you have a Black Friday offer on. If you’re lucky enough to have some spare money to spend this week, I hope you’ll choose to shop indie as much as you can. You can discover more in my #IndieLove blog series and I’m sure many of the sellers I’ve featured before will be running some promotional offers over the weekend and in the run up to Christmas.
Ink and Bear: 25% off Friday-Sunday
Screenprinted designs on paper, cards and fabric pouches. I really love the constellation theme and there’s some lovely pastel colour combos. I really dig the ombre screen-prints.
Samantha Enyon: 15% off when you spend over £5
Cheerful, colourful and often pun-tastic illustrated wares in the form of enamel pins, cards and prints. I really loved this Aloe Vera themed design.
Dizzy Miss James: Clearance Sale
Stationary, banners and tote bags featuring cute, simplistic animal designs. I really love the panda and fox designs especially. This shop is closing down, so everything is reduced to clear.
To Be Adorned: 10% off everything until 20th December
If you’re looking for an unusual, vintage inspired accessory to complete an outfit, these crocheted beauties could be just the thing. I really love these netted versions for a vintage style wedding outfit.
Jade Boylan: up to 30% off with code FRIDAY17.
Jade is an expert is flawlessly executed 90s nostalgia in the form or enamel pins, patches, stickers and more. I absolutely adore her My Little Pony and Polly Pocket homages in particular. Who else remembers these cuties?
Bekbek Makes: 25% off when you buy 2 items.
Bekbek makes all sorts of cute, animal and nature themed items from felt brooches to cross stitch pendants. I really love her Sloth tea towel which would also make an awesome gift!
The Unicorn Room: 20% off Popcorn The Unicorn book – plus a FREE temporary tattoo sheet of the book characters, with the code BLACKUNICORN
There’s some awesome illustrated prints, cards and t-shirts on The Unicorn Rooms, plus this awesome illustrated book which is an ideal gift for the little ones and unicorn fans in your life. Beautiful website too!
Magical Thunder Press: 25% off on all ready to ship items on Friday using the code BLACKFRIDAY25
Disney fans need to check out Magical Thunder Press, a range of tees and pins inspired by Disney, movies, TV and more. Stunning website with some bright, cheerful designs.
VelvetVolcano: 15% discount using INDIEFRIDAY until the end of Monday.
In need of some knitted cuteness? VelvetVolcano is where you need to head! From fruit themed hats, gloves and leg warmers to rainbows and monsters. This handmade brand offers quality and lots of colour.
Robotic Cookie: 20% off for a week and FREE UK postage when you spend £20.
Super cute polymer clay designs with a sprinkling of geek too. I love Robotic Cookie’s bird necklaces especially, super cute on their faux pearls.
Pink Coat Club: 15% with the code PINKFRIDAY.
A newbie to the Etsy community, Pink Coat Club are making adorable felt brooches from sparkly hearts to classic emojis alongside enamel pins. Purse friendly from only £5 too, a lovely stocking stuffer.
Snowbird Artworks: 15% off embroidery and 20% off paintings Thursday to Monday.
Another new find for me. I always admire those who have the patience for hand stitching, embroidery or cross stitch so Snowbird quickly got my attention with these high quality, minimalist styling.
House of Wonderland: Lots of sale items to choose from.
These cuties sell all sorts of things from stationary to enamel pins to nail transfers. Everything features their cute, pastel hued illustrations and there’s plenty of choice to suit every style. Their mystery stationary boxes are a complete bargain at under £10.
Adventures Tea Parties: On sale until 1st December
This Etsy shop has a lovely selection of accessories from handkerchiefs to custom bow ties to keyrings and coaster. Awesome cheerful colour palette with some traditional English flavour. I really liked these little coin pouches for only £10.
Stationary Addict Co: 10% discount from Friday until Monday.
Who doesn’t love cute stationary? This store is the place to be for your washi tape needs, with prints from metallic pineapples to Studio Ghilbi kawaii. I really love these dog shaped sticky notes too.
Little Miss Delicious: 10% off everything.
Specialists in super cute, cuddly food inspired merch you’ll find cushions, bunting, cards, stickers and more in bright colours and kawaii style.
A Rose Cat: 10% off with discount code until 27th November.
As you know I love illustration, so it’s only natural that I dig A Rose Cat. A shop full of designs inspired by books, feminism and cats with a stunning style available on prints, cards, wooden brooches and stickers.
Hope you liked my list, there’s tons of other awesome brands on Etsy and other platforms to check out this Black Friday, you can check out #IndieFriday on social media to discover more for yourself.
@wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.