Last week, as Carlings released their digital collection I wrote about how I've minimized and am trying to minimize all consumption. Wether it's clothing, furniture, anything plastic or food waste I'm just trying to minimize everything that destroys this world in any way.
When Black Friday reached Europe people went crazy since everything was on sale that one Friday. Then it became Black Weekend since the companies noticed it was even more profitable and that people kept on buying more and more. NOW here we are on a MONDAY and it's BLACK WEEK. Companies are just doing everything to maximum this mass consumption that comes with the "Black Friday" concept. This is literally the time where companies do most profits during the whole year.
So can we please say no to Black Friday? Can we just NOT get swept into this mass consumption week and buy tons of unnecessary stuff just because it's on -50%?
I joined this Facebook event that was something like "Boycott Black Friday" and it made me super happy that so many thousands of people are joining this. Also, I've decided that I'm not gonna buy any christmas gifts this year. And I'm gonna make sure to tell everybody I'm celebrating with not to get me anything either! Because I think we use like less than half of the gifts we get on christmas. How often do you get clothes in the wrong size that you just put in the back of your wardrobe? Or some ugly socks that you immediately throw away? Or something else weird that you just never use...
Instead I'm gonna do something myself, just something small creative like a scratch book. Okay, I'm actually super bad when it comes to doing things myself (I can't even make a bday card!) but the thought is what matters and I’m sure all your friends and family will appreciate a homemade christmas gift (like homemade cookies!! I just came up with this now you know what I’m gonna make for everyone this year haha...) as much or more than something you’ve bought.
Point being, boycott Black Friday.
(Ps. Important thing I want to point out: I’m still not even close to where I want to be with my consumption, I still buy stuff on a regular basis and I still have more than I need. So this is not me trying to say I’m perfect when it comes to taking care of mother earth, I’m as flawed as the rest of us. I’m just activly trying to do what I can!)