Forget Black Friday – Think Ethical Sheffield!

This Friday the 24th of November marks the annual consumer horror show that is Black Friday. Early Christmas shoppers will be literally trampling over one another to grab a ‘bargain’ from high street retailers. But is it really a bargain if it’s not needed in the first place? If you really do need it, do you need to buy it brand new from a high street chain? Shop ethically this year – celebrate #BuyNothingDay on Friday the 24th of November, then choose from the suite of local, eco-friendly events Sheffield has to offer in the weeks before Christmas! Get in touch at if you or your team would like to contribute to the Green Impact blog.

Heeley City Farm Repair Cafe – This Saturday the 25th of November, Repair Sheffield are holding their last Repair Cafe at Heeley City Farm. Learn how to fix stuff you might have otherwise thrown away like clothes, toys, tools, shoes, furniture and electricals. Then you won’t need to buy, or be bought, a needless replacement!


Christmas Craft Market – Sheffield is a hub of creativity. That creative spirit is perfectly showcased at the annual Christmas Craft Market held at the Millennium Galleries this Saturday the 25th of November. Buy your friends and family some lovely, thoughtful, hand-made gifts. Ditch the high street chains this year and buy local – your money stays within the local economy and you’ll be getting your moneys worth!


Trafalgar Warehouse Zero Waste Market – This Sunday the 26th of November, Heartcure Collective are holding a Zero Waste Market in Trafalgar Warehouse. Handmade, local and eco-friendly products will be available as well as a selection of vegan treats from local suppliers! There will be talks on zero waste culture and music throughout the day. Can you have a Zero Waste Weekend?


Winter Clothing Exchange – On Saturday the 9th of December, Common Thread is holding a Winter Clothing Exchange at Union Street. Take a bag of unwanted, clean clothes and come away a nearly new bag. If items need repairing, make use of the Repair Station. Scratch that itch without spending a fortune!


Sheffield Christmas Market – From now until Christmas Eve, Sheffield’s annual Christmas Market is back, selling Christmas gifts, many of which are locally produced or sourced, and seasonal food. Check markets like these for gift ideas before you spend your cash online or with the big chains.


Think ethical, Sheffield!

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