Black Friday time to get out and shop till you drop

| Recycle Outdoor Gear | 28th November, 2013

Black Friday, a day when every outdoor retailer in The States is trying to get people to buy more gear.

In the middle of all this Patagonia is encouraging people to keep their wallets in their pockets and use the stuff they have.

They have releasing Worn Wear, a short film which celebrates the stuff people already own and the quality of the life people can enjoy.It takes you to an off-the-grid surf camp in Baja, Mexico; a family’s maple syrup harvest in Contoocook, Vermont; an organic farm in Ojai, California; and into the lives of a champion skier, a National Geographic photographer, and a legendary Alpinist. Worn Wear also features exclusive interviews with Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard.

Worn Wear will be released online on Black Friday and in 15 Patagonia retail stores. in The States., Show up at one of the chosen public venues, and you’ll get to sample Patagonia’s new California Route beer made by New Belgium Brewery.

Patagonia’s new gear repair program also launches on Black Friday, in partnership with iFixit. The companies are publishing a series of free repair guides, which include basic sewing lessons. So while you’re recovering on the couch from too much turkey and pumpkin pie, stitch up that old pack or jacket—and then go use them on Black Friday instead of shopping for new gear. Read more

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| Recycle Outdoor Gear | 22nd November, 2012

Friday 23rd November is Black Friday , the day after Thanksgiving Day in the USA one of the hottest shopping day of the year in The States. The start of the season for bargain hunting.

Walmart will kick off its holiday sales rush at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, its earliest start ever, and will guarantee that those who line up can buy a trio of gadgets as it places a big bet that shoppers are ready to spend this holiday season.

It is  interesting that Buy Nothing Day (BND) an international day of protest against consumerism is held the Friday after American Thanksgiving in North America and Saturday November 24th 2012 is Buy Nothing Day (UK).

On Black Friday last year Patagonia released a very brave ground breaking advertisment in The New York Times in which it asks people to buy less—of everything, including its own products. “Don’t buy this jacket,” says the headline, alongside the retailer’s fleece jacket. Copy then explains, in bracing honesty, how the jacket was bad for the environment. The ad concludes: “There is much to be done and plenty for us all to do. Don’t buy what you don’t need. Think twice before you buy anything.

The advertisement and the company was talked about in journals the world over.

What Happened? Well Patagonia have had a very good year.

The company have developed their own reuse service on eBay to encourage reuse of Patagonia outdoor clothing.

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