Black Friday

REI Wants Its Employees to #OptOutside on Black Friday

Photo by Susan Montgomery/Shutterstock Looks like REI is choosing family over frenzy this Black Friday. Instead of herding lines of customers and hawking cut-price promotions, the…

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Everlane is Giving Its Black Friday Profits to Its Factory Workers

Everlane is starting a new Thanksgiving tradition. Instead of shuttering its virtual doors on Black Friday as it has in years past, the “radically transparent” online…

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Twice as Many People Showed Up on Black Friday Than Midterm Elections

Photo by Shutterstock November was a win for American retail. For American democracy? Not so much. Only half the number of people who stormed brick-and-mortar stores on Black Friday…

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Cyber Monday 2013: The Best Eco-Fashion and Green Beauty Deals Online

Photo by Shutterstock Gave Black Friday a wide berth? Continue to eschew big-box chains this Cyber Monday by opting for well-crafted, planet-pandering goods you’ll cherish for years,…

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"Black Friday Death Count" Website is Exactly as Advertised

‘Tis the season to stomp, maul, pepper-spray and otherwise cause egregious harm to your fellow man. Don’t believe us? Check out Black Friday Death Count, a website that has…

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Retailers Are Lying to You About Those Black Friday "Discounts"

Stores across the country will be offering what appear to be massive discounts on Black Friday, but industry insiders know that these sales are just a grand illusion. Most of the deeply…

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"Worn Wear": Patagonia's Short Film About the Clothing We Wear

Bracing yourself for the flagrant display of American consumerism that is Black Friday? Consider Worn Wear a little mental palate cleanser. Presented by Patagonia, the short film is a…

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Forget Black Friday, Shop Locally on Small Business Saturday

Let the big-box stores have their Black Friday. Leave Cyber Monday to the titans of e-commerce.This Saturday, think small: small business, that is. For the third year, American Express…

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Threatened Black Friday Strike at Walmart Could be a "Game-Changer"

A walkout by Walmart workers on America’s biggest shopping event of the year could be a “game-changer” on many levels, according to labor experts from Cornell…

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The Story of Stuff: Choose Family Over Frenzy This Black Friday

Chow down on Black Friday. Go on a hike on Black Friday. Knit a sweater on Black Friday. In fact, do whatever you want on Black Friday as long as it’s not waking up before dawn to…

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Matt & Nat's Vegan Bags Are 60% off at Ethical Ocean Until Tonight!

The Faithless, on sale for $95 (originally $245) We’re not usually ones to give into Black Friday deal madness, but we couldn’t help but share an amazing discount we just…

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Cyber Monday 2010: The Best Eco-Fashion Deals, Sales Online

If you’re hankering for a good deal you can’t pass up, there’s no better time than the Black Friday-thru-Cyber Monday sale-a-palooza that’s become an annual…

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