Black Friday is now widely considered the busiest day for shopping across the globe with 84.2 million shoppers hitting the stores in 2019 [Source]. After a dip in sales during the pandemic last year, 2021 is predicted to break previous records with consumers hitting the stores and surfing the web for the best bargain they can find, and often without a thought about the planetary impacts.
As part of the “ECONYL® in conversation with” series, Alec Leach, Founder of Future Dust and Beatrice Turner, Ethical Fashion and Sustainability Influencer, took part in an Instagram Live on Thursday last week, discussing tips on how to buy better when you do need to buy, starting with where to buy.
In the Live, Alec and Beatrice discussed ways of developing healthier shopping habits, including what materials and brands to look for, what it’s like to shop entirely second hand, and how to think purchases through so you’ll really love them for years to come.
Alec and Beatrice shared their thoughts and tips on how shoppers can think more widely about their shopping choices and consider how they can be more responsible and be kinder to the planet through their consumer habits.