Black Friday Blues

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I’m pretty sure that no one has escaped the Black Friday emails. Those ever so tempting offers that aren’t all that they seem ( like finding that the oven we’d been looking at has just been increased in price so that a Black Friday discount can be applied? That’s not a great deal, and that’s a business that I won’t buy from again)

One thing that Black Friday does well is promote a sense of missing out. It makes it seem like there are amazing deals to be had and they’re going to vanish if you don’t grab them straight away. If there’s something you’ve been waiting for then it’s possible you might get it for a little less with a Black Friday deal – and that’s great. Money is tight for lots of people and savings help.

We wanted to do something that went against the “grab it now because it’s a bargain” mentality of Black Friday. So we’re celebrating White Friday instead.

Until midnight tonight (29th November) we’re donating 50% of all our sales to charity. That’s 50% of everything we sell, whether it’s yarn clubs, bags, yarn, show samples or goods already in the sale shop. So you don’t get offered the bargain of a lifetime – but you do get to know that two awesome charities will benefit.

The money will be split between two charities.

The Trussell Trust are behind many of the UK foodbanks. Their mid year round up shows the need for emergency food parcels up by 23% – read their report here

You can donate direct to the Trussell Trust here

The second charity we’re supporting is Refuge. Refuge supports women and children experiencing domestic abuse. One hideous result of austerity measures is that refuges have closed. There’s less support available at a time it’s needed more than ever. You can find out about Refuge here – and they have some brilliant resources about recognising abuse and getting help.

You can donate to Refuge here

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