White Monday – Conscious Consumerism

In Britain alone, it’s estimated that we’ll spend £7 billion over Black Friday weekend. In a world of over-stuffed wardrobes, un-used tools and useless trinkets, do we need to keep mindlessly consuming? Many of the people who spend on Black Friday will be getting themselves into debt – for a bargain. All for what? To…

Participate in a More Ethical Black Friday

Black Friday is not my favourite time of the year. To me, it signifies everything that conscious, ethical consumerism is against. Mindless greed in the pursuit of money from corporations and retailers, often selling cheaply made, sweatshop produced goods, to consumers who don’t really need many of the goods on offer, but are convinced by…

Random Causes… Giving Tuesday

A global event, new to the UK this year, Giving Tuesday is the chance to give back, after spending and splurging on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Did you save any of your budget this weekend? Did you cut back on what you purchased and only buy what you needed? Perhaps you resisted the urge…