Black Friday : why more than 500 brands, called for a boycott
The collective “Make Friday Green Again” (in reference to the famous “Make America Great Again” by Donald Trump) wants the world to rational consumption.
Nicolas Rohr, co-founder of the collective with Frédéric Mugnier and the label Faguo, explained to les Echos : “Every day, new brands to join us in the clothing, but also the food and the furniture, welcomes it. “And not just start-ups”. Tea Coul & Bhallot, Naturalia, Nature and Discoveries, the mattress Tediber, Good Mouth… companies are increasingly many to call for a boycott.
The over-consumption and the price cuts in the viewfinder
Why boycott Black Friday ? Because of the abuse it engenders. According to figures RTL, more than 50 million banking transactions were carried out in 2018, during the black Friday. And The Parisian had also revealed that Amazon has been more than 1 400 products per minute in 2017. “60 % of French people have clothes they never wear, and the equivalent of 600 million euros is thrown away each year, there must be an awareness” has even added Nicolas Rohr.
The problem of this hyperconsumption, this are the terrible conditions of production that affect both the planet (and promotes the warming climate) that human beings employees. Outside of this great problem, Black Friday is also being boycotted because the discounts are not always that interesting. In the end, in France, prices are similar to the balances classic.