We do love a good deal and a hunt for a bargain but also we believe that there is an alternative to the ruthless policy of the big retailers to push you into purchasing a deal. Especially when most of the time, we would suggest, the item may not actually be needed...
Black Friday has an incredible negative impact on our planet, it is the biggest sales days of the year thanks to the crazy discounts that generate an incredible amount of waste worldwide.
What we are going to do instead!
We do not support black Friday, it will be very hypocritical if we were considering that here at The Hiden Collective we stand for Ethical & Locally source seasonal flowers, hampers and gifts from local independent business and 100% Eco-wrapping.
Our goal is to generate a small positive impact without costing the Earth.
We would like to offer you for 4 weeks (commencing on the 30th October) unique product discount that is different each week but valid to be used within the next 12 months whenever you wish to!
Unique discounts by week:
30/10-05/11 - Gift Card
- 30% discount on Gift Card from £100
- 20% discount on £80 Gift Card
- 15% discount on £50 Gift Card
06/11-12/11 - 20% discount on all our Hampers
12/11-19/11 - 20% discount on all our Plants
20/11-26/11 - 20% discount on all our Flowers
27/11 - 20% of every sale goes to the Woodland Trust, the UK's largest woodland conservation charity
#takebackblackfriday - #greenfriday
#takebackblackfriday is a growing movement started by Global Fashion Exchange and Eco-Age and they are calling on our communities around the world to celebrate a slower, more sustainable ways of living.
#greenfriday is campaign where companies are trying to coax the public out of the shops and away from their computer and mobile screens (where they are spending so much money!!), to instead spend time outdoors, with friends and family, enjoying the wonders that our world has to offer.
They want us to keep buying as if there is not tomorrow, and Black Friday or Cyber Monday are just another way of wooing us into keep spending money and buying “stuff".
When consumers demand more, more needs to be made which increases the negative impact on the environment. Our consumption habits are already taking a toll with increased emissions, increased land-use and deforestation, which is accelerating climate change.
We need to change the way we shop
As global sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday increase year on year, the phenomenon of frenzied festive discount shopping is growing exponentially.
To move towards a more sustainable future, we need to change attitudes in order to positively impact the way we, as a global community, think and act; changing the way we shop is just one small factor in this.
The Hiden Collective sustainable value:
At The Hiden Collective we are trying to do the right things for our planet and we think that we are on the right path.
So far this is what we manage to do and we still improving every day:
- We only source Ethical & locally grown British flowers
- We also buy only what we can sell and if we have any spare blooms, we donate and brighten the life of the residents of an elderly home close to our studio
- Our supply chain is very simple, trackable and energy efficient.
- All our packages are biodegradable or recyclable
- We guarantee that all our delivery are Carbon neutral
- We are protecting a parcel of land in the Nicaraguan cloud forest on the Isla de Ometepe
- All the above should be more than enough to offset any Carbon that we may produce, but just to play safe we plant a tree every 100 order
- Also, we donate every order £1 to our current charity
Would you like to know why it is important to buy Ethical & Sustainable British Flowers for your home or for your flowers delivery UK?
Read more here on our blog Best Blooms - British Blooms