You can’t possibly have missed the increased trend to celebrate Black Friday in the UK – something we have taken from our American cousins. However, we have a slightly different take…
We want to encourage more considered buying – being more sustainable, recycling and reusing, and reducing both waste and our carbon footprint.
What’s the background to Blue Friday?
Healthy Seas have launched a promotion called Blue Friday. In an effort to recognise brands that honour the environment and the beautiful planet we live in, they ask us to celebrate Blue Friday, rather than Black Friday.
Since 1950 it is estimated that 8.3 billion tons of plastic has been produced – that’s the equivalent of 57 million blue whales! Shockingly, only 9% of that has been recycled. A further 12% has been incinerated, whilst the remainder has ended up in landfill sites.
Meanwhile, abandoned fishing nets and tackle are responsible for the death of millions of marine wildlife each year.
Healthy Seas provide divers to retrieve tons of lost fishing tackle from many of the World’s oceans each year. And all of that waste is turned into something beautiful – including our eco-friendly carpet ranges – Maribella and Oceania.
How can you support Blue Friday?
But they also support the environment. Both ranges are made from abandoned fishing tackle, as well as carpets destined for landfill and mill scraps. These are all recycled into Econyl – a regenerated nylon – which is then woven into our stunning carpet ranges.
A percentage of the sales for every Maribella and Oceania carpet is donated back to Healthy Seas to help support the fantastic work they do.
You can find out more about the sustainable story of our carpets here: Eco-Friendly Carpet Story
Want to find out more?
And you can also read more on the Healthy Seas website: Healthy Seas