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Beyond Black Friday

28 / 11 / 19
Black Friday. A day when unbridled consumption is fetishised and celebrated. When what we buy isn’t about need or utility, but bargain basement prices. When crowds brawling over heavily discounted goods goes viral and is treated as entertainment. A refuse truck dumps waste at a landfill site ©Leigh McAlea As awareness of the climate emergency grows, the gap between the…
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I was talking to a dear friend of mine recently about how I would be guest blogging for TRAID to raise awareness of buying second hand and the buzz surrounding #Secondhandfirst Week. We got to talking about her sartorial purchasing habits, and she admitted that she had never actually bought anything from a charity shop. She did, however, say she…
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