Black Friday is the day when we massively bestorm the shopping streets and webshops in search of the best deals. Black Friday encourages overconsumption. However this has a huge impact on our earth, such as draining of our natural resources, pollution and oceans full of plastic. At Bambook we prefer to give back to the earth. So, sorry to disappoint you if you came here looking to get a good discount, but we’re happy to explain why we consciously choose to not participate in Black Friday.
Fortunately, there is also an alternative in the form of Green Friday, yay! Instead of ‘shopping til you drop’, we encourage you to shop mindfully and sustainably and to give back to nature by planting as many trees as possible on this day. Let’s be thankful for nature and give back. That's why we plant one extra tree for every purchase placed via our webshop this weekend. But we are not the main one in this story, you are!
On Green Friday we are going to make the world a little bit greener. And you can contribute to that! Curious how?
Black Friday is all about getting as many products as possible for as little money as possible. All the irresistible deals encourage overconsumption: buying more than you actually need.
If you as a consumer are only paying the stunt price, then something or someone else is paying the real price for it. For example, think about the working conditions of the maker or the environmental impact it leaves behind.
We are slowly being blinded by facts & figures that show what Black Friday actually costs and who pays the real price for it.
Of course we understand it’s nice to get a discount. However this is short-term thinking. Overconsumption has a big impact in the long run. By making conscious choices on these days when we are overly tempted, we ensure that we do not put extra pressure on nature, but make a positive contribution instead. The best for you and for the planet! That’s also what we strongly believe in at Bambook.