Fiona Byrne

  1. Christmas Calendar

    Thriftify Christmas Calendar:

    Christmas is coming early this year. No really, it feels like it snuck up on us!

     If you're like us you probably aren't one of those people who have been adding Christmas gifts to your cart since July. So, to help you make the most of your time here is an outline of the offers we will be providing this month, so you can get your sustainable gifts at great prices.

     

    Make sure to follow us on social media too, where our team will be adding even more daily offers and discounts.

    Here are the dates for your diary:

    01 December - Making our Christmas

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  2. An Open Letter on Black Friday

    An Open Letter to our Customers

    Black Friday is an American concept that gets its name from companies operating ‘in the red’ or at a loss until after November when sales and big price-cuts push them into the black.
    Makes business sense, right?

    But what started as a way to help small businesses turn a profit before the end of the year has led to serious and damaging problems for our planet. The Black Friday phenomenon is a perfect symbol for the destructive fast fashion industry.
    In many markets, clothes on the shop floor or online that haven't sold by the 26th of November will be considered effectively past their sell-by-date and many small businesses, in an effort to keep up with bigger companies and the dem

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  3. 5 Tips for a Greener Halloween

    Tips for a Greener Halloween

    Halloween is creeping up on us again, for some, it is the anchor event of their whole year, and for others, it always seems to catch them by surprise! So it’s no wonder it can be difficult to enjoy a sustainable Halloween event. Household waste increases by 25% during Halloween. An estimated 2,000 tonnes of plastic waste will be thrown away after Halloween celebrations, with much of the Halloween themed items made to last for just one use.

    The biggest carbon footprint associated with Halloween comes from the fast-fashion costumes mass-produced each year. Many of these cheap disposable costumes are of poor quality and often produced in countries with poor labour standards. 83% of mass-produced costumes contain oil-based plastic, which can take between 20 to 200 years to break down in landfill. Almost 7 million Halloween costumes are disposed of each year, e

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  4. Inspiration for a Greener Halloween

    Still in need of inspiration for your sustainable Halloween Costume? Recreate these iconic moments from the past year.

    If you are still scratching your head, staring at your Halloween mood board, and questioning how you are going to land on an idea to end all ideas, we’re here to help. Despite the very scary year, we have all had, living through a global pandemic Halloween wasn’t quite the Spooktastic event we are used to. his break from Halloween has given us a year to prepare for the season and even more importantly, has given us a year to reflect on making Halloween a sustainable event.

    This month we will be sharing lots of tips and tricks for making your Halloween as sustainable as possible. To begin with, here are some of the most iconic costume-inspiring moments from the pandemic year.

     

    Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala

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