Mindful Consumption on Black Friday / Cyber Monday

November 24, 2017

Not your average Black Friday - Pela Case Take 5 Give 5

It goes without saying, if you need a phone case, we hope you'll choose a sustainable alternative like Pela to help fight plastic waste. If you have a phone case that you love and serves you well, then no deal is worth tossing out a perfectly working phone case. This weekend, we decided not to slash our prices but rather, pay forward a portion of our sales to Save The Waves Coalition, a partnership we love and are thrilled  to raise money for. 

Use Code: TAKE5GIVE5 to save $5 off your order and help support Save The Waves.

Here are some key tips for mindful consumption on this world-renown shopping weekend.

#1 Deal does not equal Necessitiy

It's not a good deal if you don't need it

This. This is important.

#2 Shop Small, Shop Local 

Small Business Happy Dance

Big brands can afford big deals for a reason...you probably don't want to think about it but it's because of cheap labour and mass production. If you have a small and local business you love, show up and say hello (and if they're online - send them a little message to let them know you're cheering them on!) 

#3 Planet over profits

Consider supporting businesses that give back to their community and to the planet. No business can exist without our beautiful planet and its bountiful resources -- but if all we do is take, the planet is going to have a hard time bouncing back. Pela is proud members of 1% for the Planet. 

#4 Log off

Go outside

Green Friday, it's a thing. If you're not shopping, unplug. Go for a hike. Make a coffee date. Live in the moment.

Sure you might miss a great shopping deal, but I can't think of a better deal than time well spent.