25 Nov '15, 5pm

REI to shut all 143 stores and pay employees to #OptOutside on Black Friday

REI to shut all 143 stores and pay employees to #OptOutside on Black Friday

Every year on Black Friday , stores across the United States post deep discounts to encourage consumers to buy more unnecessary stuff – and every year Americans make a terrible spectacle of themselves. This year, REI says enough is enough. The co-op is shutting every single one of its 143 stores across the country and paying their staff to go outside. “REI believes that being outside makes our lives better,” the group posted on their website with the hashtag #OptOutside. “That’s why this Black Friday, we’re closing all 143 of our stores and paying our employees to head outside.” The outdoor gear provider is encouraging other Americans to join their campaign to skip the stores and head for the great outdoors instead. At the time of writing, nearly 262,000 people had already shown their support for the idea. Related: Will you celebrate Buy Nothing Day or Black Friday? “For 7...

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/rei-to-shut-all-143-stores-and-pay-e...

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