Here's How to Support Local Businesses this Green Friday
Posted by THE COLLECTIVE
It’s Time to get Excited about Green Friday
This year, we’re using Green Friday as an opportunity to shine a spotlight on our innovative and eclectic creative corner here on Drury Street and it’s safe to say, we’re excited!
Undoubtably, Black Friday offers will have throngs of bargain hunters scouring the city looking to save on their Christmas bill. So how can small businesses and independent makers fly a flag for our little shops and the kind of intentional gift buying we want to encourage?
Why Shopping Local Matters
With many of us having fallen into the black hole of over-consumption and panic shopping that happens this time of year, now is the time to take a breath and consider how we can do things differently.
We all want to see our local businesses thrive and know how important it is for consumers to have alternatives to big brand buying. With over €50 billion estimated to be spent this year over the Black Friday weekend, we cannot underestimate the positive impact we can have as consumers to choose to buy even one local gift this Christmas.
There is always a demand at this time of year for handmade gifts that tell a story and stand the test of time. These are some of the reasons why The Collective houses such a wide variety of jewellers and craftspeople from all over Ireland and beyond, nurturing our home-grown talent as well as offering our customer a wide variety of styles and tastes.
Green Friday at The Collective
Here on Drury Street we are proud to be surrounded by a community of independent shops that share our values. To show our appreciation to our wonderful customers and show our support of our fantastic neighbours. This Green Friday, we have decided to offer 10% off to any customer who presents a receipt from one of the shops in our creative quarter on the day.
The Creative Quarter includes:
The Irish Design Shop (@irishdesignshop)
Hang Tough Gallery (@handtoughcontemporary)
We firmly believe that by supporting our small businesses we keep the heart of our city’s creativity alive and kicking for many generations to come. So check out our wonderful neighbours on Drury Street and don’t forget to come visit us here at The Collective where we have gifts galore for the conscious consumer who can choose from over 30 of our independent makers and designers.
PLEASE NOTE: The receipt presented must be from a purchase made on 25/11/22