How we found our forever coat

How we found our forever coat

We talk about the design, materials and construction of our buy for life Hackney Coat. Plus - top tips for winter coat shopping.
November 27, 2020
6 reasons why Buy Me Once loves linen

6 reasons why Buy Me Once loves linen

Exploring the numerous benefits of linen and why exactly we want to spend 100% of our time wrapped up in it.
November 20, 2020
The Murky World Of Textiles Recycling & How To Beat It

The Murky World Of Textiles Recycling & How To Beat It

Buying durable products that last a lifetime keeps non-biodegradable materials out of landfill for as long as possible. But when we replace our unwanted clothes and shoes with better quality ones, or when the things we own just don’t work anymore, we need to be very mindful of how we go about disposing of them. Simply throwing away unwanted textiles with the usual rubbish won’t cut it.
May 01, 2020
Capsule Wardrobe Challenge: Living With Just 3 T-Shirts

Capsule Wardrobe Challenge: Living With Just 3 T-Shirts

Our product researcher puts The White T-Shirt Company's organic cotton tees to the test.
March 03, 2020
Made in the UK: The new home of fast fashion?

Made in the UK: The new home of fast fashion?

The Guardian’s Sandra Laville this week delved deeper into Boohoo and their production practices. It’s emerged that the brand produce one of their hero pieces, a bandeau dress coming in at a whopping £5, at a factory in the UK. ‘Made in England’ has always been a badge of honour and carries with it an association of quality and craftsmanship, expertise and trust. But we have to wonder: when a dress costs the consumer £5, who’s left paying the rest of the bill?
June 27, 2019
Not Your Grandmother’s Tights: Sustainable, Eco-friendly Swedish Stockings

Not Your Grandmother’s Tights: Sustainable, Eco-friendly Swedish Stockings

The phrase ‘sustainable hosiery’ has never been in anyone’s vocabulary – until now. Swedish Stockings is leading the way with their range of beautifully designed hosiery that’s also good for the environment. So without further ado, allow us to introduce you to the world’s first sustainable hosiery brand.
November 13, 2018
7 Tips for Taking Care of Your Skin in Winter

7 Tips for Taking Care of Your Skin in Winter

Here at BuyMeOnce we believe in taking brilliant care of your possessions so that they serve you well for a lifetime, and your skin is no exception. Harsh winter weather can be damaging, uncomfortable and downright painful on your skin. Whilst there are some brilliant skincare brands out there (our favourite is Neal’s Yard by a mile) many products are superfluous, and can even do more harm than good.

Hard as it might be, resist that urge to panic-buy cupboard-fulls of lotions and potions following that first gust of bitterly cold winter wind! This mix of hydrating, natural products, home remedies and top tips to live by will keep your skin healthy, happy and glowing through the whole winter.

October 19, 2018
Verdict: The Most Durable Jeans Brand in the World

Verdict: The Most Durable Jeans Brand in the World

We set out on a search to find the most durable jeans in the world. Jeans to last a lifetime rather than a year, jeans with a low cost-per-use, jeans to give you a feeling of ownership and individuality. In combing the world’s top brands we’ve separated the raw selvedge from the overcooked cotton and ended up back where we started: London.
September 19, 2018
Davy J: Strong, Sustainable Swimsuits Made from Marine Waste

Davy J: Strong, Sustainable Swimsuits Made from Marine Waste

Davy J has found a unique way to tackle ocean pollution with their range of beautiful, eco friendly swimwear that is made from regenerated ghost fishing nets and designed to take a beating. Founder Helen Newcombe recently won Women of the Future Entrepreneur Award 2017 and it’s not hard to see why, especially when you look at the astonishingly fresh approach to resources, materials and environmental impact that Davy J has taken. Exceptional business model aside, we were very impressed with Davy J swimsuits. Here’s why.  
July 09, 2018
5 Amazing Brands making Summer Shoes To Last A Lifetime

5 Amazing Brands making Summer Shoes To Last A Lifetime

Finding a pair of durable summer shoes really shouldn’t feel like a gargantuan task. All they need to be is airy enough to keep you cool, yet sturdy enough to stand up to those long summer rambles... Of course, they should also be stylish enough for you to love wearing them, versatile enough to go with everything you own, comfortable enough not to leave you hobbling home in agony and, if at all possible, ethically made.

June 05, 2018
Time to Repair: How Patagonia is encouraging you to wear worn

Time to Repair: How Patagonia is encouraging you to wear worn

Can keeping our clothes for longer and fixing busted zips help reduce our impact on the planet? It's certainly a stitch towards it.
May 22, 2018
BMO Behind the Scenes: Copenhagen Fashion Summit

BMO Behind the Scenes: Copenhagen Fashion Summit

Last Tuesday, us and other punchy startups, luxury giants and manufacturers descended on Denmark for the sixth edition of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit to tackle sustainability in one of the dirtiest industries on the planet. The event promised to get to core issues and deliver practical solutions for businesses to take away and create meaningful, positive change; turning words into action was the buzz phrase of the week. But did the event deliver?
May 18, 2018