Hop in the shower, hop out again. Cleanse, tone, moisturise. Grab your makeup kit, put your war paint on. But wait. Have you stopped to think about what you’re actually using putting on your face and body? What do these lotions and potions contain? How were these products made and what’s their long-term impact?
Choosing an engagement ring is a much more emotional rather than practical decision. The rings we wear symbolize so much and are the ultimate BuyMeOnce purchase since many of us wear our engagement and wedding rings our entire lives.
WASHING TIPS It sounds like common sense, but the first thing to do is to separate dark clothing from the whites to prevent colour bleeding. Garments often come with their very own garment laundry recommendations sewn into their seams, so it’s best always to follow the laundry recommendations.
Protect and condition - these are the two main things you need to know when it comes to leather shoes and bags.
The stalwart BuyMeOncers among you may remember that back in the autumn we tackled the sustainable wardrobe. For part one of our series we looked at building a sustainable capsule; for this next installment, we want to take it a step further (or several hundred steps… but maybe that’s just how it felt to me) by combining the principles of building a sustainable capsule and wardrobe de-cluttering in one terrifying experiment involving my very own shoe collection.
April 24–30th marks Fashion Revolution Week. This is the fashion industry’s chance to show what it’s made of and champion meaningful change. Fashion Revolution and its message extend beyond brands and their responsibility to operate in a fair, safe and sustainable way; the idea is to galvanise us – the human consumers of the world
It’s important to put on that sunscreen and protect your skin from those harmful UV rays, but what’s in that cream? Certain ingredients in sunscreen have the potential to not only damage your skin but the environment too.
This week saw the close of London Fashion Week Men’s and we wanted to take this opportunity to cut through the glamour and the endless celebrity and street-style coverage and hold a BuyMeOnce magnifying glass up to what should be the star of the shows: the product.
In our quest to galvanize the clutter free revolution, team BuyMeOnce has been obsessing over all things capsule. We’ve been poring over what makes a garment great enough to deserve space in our closets and, more importantly, our lives. Here are our findings: Said item must look awesome.
Dressing in a way that does minimal damage to the planet can be difficult. Sometimes a sustainable alternative to our favourite product doesn’t exist yet, sometimes we’re tired and time-stretched and sometimes our budget simply cannot accommodate ideal-world ethics.