Black Friday and Cyber Monday (and the holiday discount season) represent a sore spot in an industry that runs on overproduction. And this is especially observed in the fashion industry which is one of the major polluting industries in the world. And when we buy into the seemingly good deals, we send messages to brands that it’s okay for them to produce more, at the cost of people and the planet resources. And also during this period, people make the rashest and impulsive purchases that leading to overconsumption and environmental pollution.
So we can recommend you several ways to take care of the planet and save your money:
– Unsubscribe from online store newsletters.
– Meet friends in the park, not in the shopping malls.
– Remove online store apps.
– Choose items that fit what is already in your wardrobe.
– Buy one thing, give another.
– Don’t buy if you can borrow from your friends/ neighbors.
– Check a Thrift and Second-Hand store.
– Realize that the desire to buy is just one of the possible behaviors and not an order that you need to follow implicitly.
If we learn to reduce the continuous flow of consumption, our life will change for the better. This does not mean that you must strive for complete asceticism. The main thing is that the number of things in your life is optimal.