5 Ways the Sharing Economy Supports Sustainable Fashion

5 Ways the Sharing Economy Supports Sustainable Fashion

The fashion industry bombards us with the latest styles: what’s “on trend” this season, what we should be buying, what celebrities are wearing… But this culture of conspicuous consumption is starting to grate. People want to know who made their clothes, from what, where and under what conditions.
August 25, 2017
Blogger Spotlight: What Katie Sews

Blogger Spotlight: What Katie Sews

Do you want to make your own clothes but don’t believe you have the skill? Maybe you want to step away from unethical production chains and the environmental damage caused by the clothing industry. In a warm, friendly voice, Katie Marcus chronicles her journey crafting beautiful clothes with easy-to-follow tips and tutorials.
August 18, 2017
Get an Ethical Glow with This Summer’s Top 5 Beauty Products

Get an Ethical Glow with This Summer’s Top 5 Beauty Products

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?

July 21, 2017
Putting a Ring on It: How to Find Your Perfect Ring

Putting a Ring on It: How to Find Your Perfect Ring

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.

July 07, 2017
Make Your Clothes Last Longer

Make Your Clothes Last Longer

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.

May 26, 2017
What you need to know about leather care

What you need to know about leather care

Protect and condition - these are the two main things you need to know when it comes to leather shoes and bags.

May 26, 2017
The Sustainable Wardrobe Part 2: A Capsule Case Study

The Sustainable Wardrobe Part 2: A Capsule Case Study

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. 

May 25, 2017
Who Made Your Clothes: A Fashion Revolution

Who Made Your Clothes: A Fashion Revolution

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

May 25, 2017
3 Sunscreen Brands that Protect You & the Planet

3 Sunscreen Brands that Protect You & the Planet

 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.

May 25, 2017
Function, Fashion & the Future: 4 Sustainable Men’s Brands from London Fashion Week

Function, Fashion & the Future: 4 Sustainable Men’s Brands from London Fashion Week

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.

March 03, 2017
The Essential Little Black Dress: The Ava By Bianca Elgar

The Essential Little Black Dress: The Ava By Bianca Elgar

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. 

 

March 03, 2017
The Sustainable Wardrobe Part 1: Building a Capsule

The Sustainable Wardrobe Part 1: Building a Capsule

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.

September 22, 2016