Black Friday + Buy Nothing Day = Buy Thoughtfully

Happy Thanksgiving! After a day spent feeling grateful for the nonmaterial (and edible) things in life, don't the excesses of Black Friday feel a little... excessive?  Still, if your credit card is jumping out of your wallet in anticipation, there is a happy medium: below are four great companies from the Folk Ark Directory offering a beautiful, handmade alternative to climbing over each other for a factory-made handbag, and which you can enjoy from the peace of your own home — while munching on leftovers. Or, in the case of Ibu Movement, surrounded by lovely people and quaffing champagne!

In addition to these Thanksgiving-related sales, many other companies across the Directory have ongoing sales and offer initial discounts when you sign up to receive newsletters etc, so have a good browse and savour quality over quantity this holiday weekend. Your credit card will thank you.

MINZUU is offering up to 25% off purchases, plus free shipping and returns, Nov. 26-30. SHOP MINZUU

Indego Africa is offering 30% off site-wide with code HOLIDAYCHEERS, until Nov. 30. SHOP INDEGO AFRICA

Ibu Movement are welcoming revellers into their Charleston store on Friday 27th, 12-7pm, with holiday champagne and snacks! STOP BY IBU MOVEMENT

Proud Mary is joining the #goodkarmaisthenewblackfriday movement by taking 30% off across their webshop through Sunday 29th, using code 'goodkarma'. 10% of sales will go to the International Rescue Committee. (That's their gorgeous Rainbow Blanket Shawl in the banner.) SHOP PROUD MARY