29 November 2019
01 December 2019
10:00 – 12:00
XR Boycott Fashion
This year, Black Friday takes place on November 29th – the same day as the Global Climate Strike. Extinction Rebellion Boycott Fashion is once again taking to the streets. We call on artists and creatives, designers and activists to join us as we gather in Oxford Circus in silent protest with a clear message: “OUR FUTURE IS NOT FOR SALE.”
WE ARE USING RESOURCES EQUIVALENT TO 1.7 PLANETS – BUT WE ONLY HAVE ONE.
The devastating effects of climate and ecological breakdown are happening right now and although it will effect us all, it does not affect us equally.
While the Global South experiences catastrophe, the Global North manifests its denial by celebrating mass consumerism.
Each year, on Black Friday, brands and retailers promote cheaper-than-ever bargains and discounts, encouraging the mindless consumption that contributes to this crisis.
This year, Black Friday takes pace on Friday 29th November – on the same day that citizens all over the world will be taking to the streets in the Global Climate Strike to demand climate justice.
This is our last change to call on politicians, governments and world leaders to take immediate action on the climate and ecological crisis, before they attend the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) next month.
On 29th November, XR Boycott Fashion will take to the streets with a clear message: “Our future is not for sale”. We will walk in solidarity with those paying the highest price for our habits of consumption.
We ask everyone: brands, retailers and citizens, not to discount the earth, but instead to invest in a future for all. We ask everyone to refrain from Black Friday and instead use their platforms to raise awareness of the climate emergency and those who suffer – and will suffer – its cruellest effects.
Love and appreciate what you have, don’t buy anything you don’t need and kindly consider donating money to those groups who work for climate justice, for the preservation of nature and for the rights of the world’s workers.
See you in the streets.