Black Friday has arrived. Now, you could battle a bunch of bargain hunters for a budget 50-inch telly in the aisles of the local supermarket. Or you could set your alarm to wake up at the crack of dawn to land that fitness-tracking watch when the price drops for one hour only.
But there is another way. Throughout the weekend, The Big Issue Shop is slashing prices with exclusive deals and massive discounts that will let you support great causes in the UK and across the globe, without feeling the pinch in your pockets.
In total, more than 92,000 people have sold The Big Issue since 1991 to help themselves work their way out of poverty – more than could fit into Wembley Stadium.
Wrap up warm as winter gets into full swing with GLOW’s woollen delights. Their selection of snoods and beanies (below) are all handmade by disadvantaged women in London and for one day only, they are a bargain at 10 per cent off.
For every hat sold, GLOW provides women with work skills, a supplementary income and a community they can be a part of. Not only will their products warm up your head but also your heart as the temperatures begin to plummet.
Hopeful Traders’ ethically-made T-shirts and jumpers (below) are also 10 per cent off. Each innovative and intriguing design has been produced in conjunction with an artist affected by homelessness or mental illness.
And the money earned returns to the streets with homelessness charities benefitting from each purchase.
It might not be beach season but what better way to prepare for next summer’s holiday than with Ruby Moon’s swimsuit collection.
Get 30 per cent off the vibrant, high-quality and affordable swimwear (below) and do your bit for the earth too – each suit is ethically-manufactured from cutting-edge sustainable materials that produce 42 per cent less emissions than the rest of the high street.
As well as making women look and feel great, the profits from each sale also empower women to grow their own businesses through small loans. So far, they have helped transform the lives of many women with more than 170 loans across 11 nations.
You can also get behind The Big Issue itself with savings to live up to the name. There is 20 per cent off all of our custom-designed T-shirts and hoodies.