Green (Black) Friday
The last coupe of years, Black Friday has grown to become the most popular shopping day of the year and is a day which many have different feelings about. Overconsumption, sustainability and class differences are some topics that often are discussed in connection with the American trend. No matter what camp you belong to, it may be worth thinking twice about how and what we consume during Black Friday.
Overconsumption, sustainability and class differences are some topics that often are discussed in connection with the American trend.
If you, just like us, want to go in a greener direction on Black Friday there are a lot of things you can think about. We guide you to a few ways in which you can turn Black Friday to Green Friday.
Only get what you need 🤚
Avoid overconsumption and buy only the things you actually need. As long as we continue to shop, companies will continue to produce more – which is harmful for the environment.
Drive green with us 🚘
An easy and straightforward choice is to choose to take a Green instead of a petrol car when going shopping. You contribute to lots of good things, such as reducing pollution and congestion in the city.
Support your local 🇸🇪
Support local producers and entrepreneurs by choosing products that are made in Sweden or your local area. The environmental impact from transport is then significantly lower.
Think circular, always ♻️
Say no to plastic bags and bring reusable tote bags when you are out shopping. If you shop mostly online, you can choose delivery from Budbee or other green solutions.
Look for certificates 🔎
Look for brands like GOTS, oeko-tex and fairtrade to find the products that are produced in a sustainable manner. It is often worth paying a little more for organic products. See more here.
Shop second hand 🛍
Extend product life-cycle and choose to shop second hand when you can. Books, clothes, games and ceramics are often in its best condition when little is used.