Black Friday can be a shit show. Long lines, brawls and the bloody aftermath that is your credit card statement can leave you feeling icky, gross, and just a pawn in the giant wheel of consumerism. Whether you live zero-waste, like to dabble in green living, or want to shop for a cause, here are some alternative sites and stores to check out this Black Friday and Cyber Monday that will eliminate any buyer’s remorse.
Package Free Shop
Package Free Shop, based in Brooklyn, is the first ever zero-waste lifestyle store. Zero-wasters Lauren Singer (you might know her from her mason jar) and Daniel Silverstein opened the store to celebrate products that empower consumers to be more sustainable. This is your one-stop holiday shopping choice for all things eco-friendly and sustainable.
Meow Meow Tweet
Meow Meow Tweet is a small-batch skin care company that creates vegan products with pure, all natural, and organic ingredients. They develop all of our goods as if they were modern culinary dishes, from the sourcing of ingredients to the beautifully scented, healthful, and efficacious final products. They are the perfect gifts for the women in your life.
Albatross Designs razors are a great gift choice for dad, grandpa, or your significant other. In launching their shaver shop, they identified a daily habit that represents substantial plastic waste and devised the solution of offering high quality all-metal safety razors. Making the switch from a plastic cartridge razor to their double-edge safety razor provides fantastic benefit to both the shaver and the environment.
Everybody poops, so TUSHY is a no-brainer when it comes to what to buy everyone on your list. TUSHY is an eco-friendly alternative to toilet paper use. If every US household removed even one roll of virgin fiber toilet paper from their routine, 423,900 trees would be saved. Plus, who doesn’t love a clean butt!