Black Friday....Its not happening here....

Posted on November 25, 2015 by Georgia Wyatt-Willsmore | 0 comments

As a small business, that also sometimes deals with bigger businesses, the pressures to participate in enormous sales and marketing strategies are HUGE...

But heres the thing...

When it ends up being something that means people are becoming frantic about purchasing things, whether they actually need them or not, its time for us, as a company to step away....

I understand that money is tight for the majority of the population, so I do, as the founder of Wyatt and Jack, have to make a call that I believe in.

I always said, that if this business ever got to the point that the ethos behind it changed, i would step away... very quickly... 

The Isle of Wight has a MASSIVE population of artisans, musicians, skilled crafts people... all with their eyes down, grafting to bring customers bespoke and unique products, often at the expense of time with their families...

To offer MASSIVE reductions on those products, would be entirely disrespectful and undermine those labours of love..its also just not viable in many circumstances and can make a difference as to whether a small business actually survives or not...

We hope you won't mind, but that means [especially after last years horrible scenes of trampling and punching of other human beings] that Wyatt and Jack WILL NOT be participating in anything Black Friday or Cyber Monday related...

We will however, be supporting Small Business Saturday, [which hardly even gets a mention] and continuing to bring you considered discounts and surprises that mean something to us, as and when we can... We will also be at the I Love Wight Christmas Market from this Friday- all weekend...

 

 

Here are some links to some BEAUTIFUL Isle of Wight businesses that you may like to support this Christmas...

http://www.honeybournejewellery.com

http://www.bembridgeflowershop.co.uk

http://signshopiow.co.uk/contact-uss

http://www.hollyvmaslen.com

https://www.facebook.com/Jodie-Dibbens-Jewellery-198588310173849/

https://www.etsy.com/uk/people/designtree

http://www.bluelabelle.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/thesundialcafe/

http://www.thebeachshack-isleofwight.co.uk

http://flowersbynic.co.uk

 

 

 

 


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