We’re calling on local people to ditch Black Friday and instead join others across the country to show support for the more sustainable and affordable Buy Nothing New Day, also held this year on 25 November.

In contrast to Black Friday, which sees customers rushing to make impulse purchases as retailers slash their prices for one day, Buy Nothing New Day aims to raise awareness of consumerism and encourage customers to shop more ethically, using their spending power to have a positive impact.

Second-hand doesn’t necessarily mean second-best

The organisers of this national campaign estimate that in the UK over £427 million can be saved by buying reused instead of new items.

Emmaus North Staffs sells a wide-range of good-quality pre-loved items at our two charity shops. The Emmaus charity shop in the Potteries Centre in Stoke-on-Trent specialises in quality second-hand clothing, shoes, books, music, film, bric-a-brac and various items of furniture for the home.

Our Furniture & Home Charity Warehouse on Josiah Wedgwood Street off Etruria Road, Hanley sells a huge range of quality second-hand furniture, plus brand new divan beds, mattresses and white goods. We also run a popular eBay shop, selling second-hand goods online at bargain prices.

Funds raised at our two charity shops and our eBay store, help Emmaus North Staffs continue to tackle furniture poverty in the local area. Each year our charity partners with local councils and housing associations to offer free items to more than 800 households who are without access to essential furniture and appliances. We’re also working on plans to provide accommodation in Stoke-on-Trent, for people experiencing homelessness.

Please support the campaign on social media, using the hashtag #BuyNothingNew