This Friday shops all over the world are jumping at the opportunity to give their product prices a serious reduction.
Seeing the innumerable commercial signs of “Save 70 %” and “Black Friday” can make anyone's head spin.
The once American tradition has surely spread like a wildfire to the rest of the world.
And it is no secret how masses of people jump at the opportunity at getting their share of the cake.
Just take a look at these numbers! Black Friday sure is popular and it seems like the hype is growing each year.
But when you are watching this shopping frenzy, as it unfolds, it makes you wonder. Do we really need all this new stuff?
At Yonobi we believe in taking care of the world, and this concerns the use of materials, production methods and our purchasing habits as consumers. And there are many opportunities for buying sustainable this Friday.
To put it very simple. Buy less, and buy better.
So, if you are looking to make your Black Friday sustainable friendly, we will guide you to an ideal and sustainable way to shop this fall.
Buy things of high-quality whenever possible
Yonobi believes in buying products handcrafted by skilled artisans.
Creators of handmade items care greatly about the quality of the materials they use.
Furthermore they have taken the time to develop unique pieces that can withstand time and not fall into the fast-fashion category.
Finally, a well-crafted item can be used a lifetime, and if it breaks you will be more willing to repair it due to the history and quality of the piece.
Repair what is broken
We all know the pain of drinking from a cup with a visible chip. It is neither a good look or feel.
Though pottery can break over time, there is no need to throw it away.
If the handle of your teapot breaks off by accident, you can make it whole again with a kintsugi kit.
The golden glue creates a beautiful seam, making a visible and beautiful solution to prolong the life of your kitchenware.
Get something unique
This way your gift will be one of a kind, and not something to replace in the future.
If you must buy something completely new, we recommend that you find some excellent craftsmanship, that will last for the many years to come.
In example we've come across a Japanese knive brand called Yaxell - these knives are made from old Japanese samurai sword techniques. These knives are very unique and like the mugs, vases and bowls we mentioned above - these are not some that will need to be replaced any time soon.