You may be familiar with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but we’re participating in Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday instead.
Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to support small businesses. As you’re probably already aware, the impact of shopping small is so much greater, and has far more positive effects than buying from large multinational corporations. This can translate to higher worker wages, better working conditions, and improved income equality. At Vegan Yarn, we work primarily with other small businesses as suppliers, so the effect is much farther reaching than you’d expect. Most of our suppliers have strong ties to their communities and operate charitable or humanitarian organizations alongside their businesses, so doing business with them, means supporting their community’s most vulnerable too. Of course you may already know this, but if you’re anything like me, hearing things like this over and over again reinforces my desire to make choices based on my values, and gives me an extra burst of joy when I choose small. All orders over $75 CAD will get free shipping worldwide. Midnight to midnight Saturday PST. Coupon code: SMALLBIZ
On Tuesday December 1st, 25% of purchases will go to Vancouver Humane Society and Happy Herd Sanctuary, so if you’d like your purchase to have a huge impact for local animals, that’s a great day to do it!
Having said that, I support keeping your holiday preparations focused mainly on enjoying experiences with your (chosen) family or bubble. Nothing says holiday cheer quite like opting out of capitalism altogether am I right? After all, they say the greatest gift we can give is our presence. (I wouldn’t say no to another piece of chocolate though too! Haha!)
Much love from our family to yours!