7 Made in America Gift Ideas

7 Made in America Gift Ideas

When picking out lasting gifts, do you often wonder if where the products were made should be a priority? We believe it should. There are so many reasons to support locally-made manufacturers, and here are just a few.

December 04, 2019
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
How to Excel at Buying Recycled: An interview with the founders of Cuniform

How to Excel at Buying Recycled: An interview with the founders of Cuniform

Cuniform changes the way people dress themselves. They envision a path away from fast fashion and toward one that is affordable, individual, beautiful, and sustainable. Their mission is to teach ethical wardrobe building skills to anyone who struggles with overstuffed and under-curated closets, regardless of income. Read on to discover the incredible founders behind this initiative.
February 22, 2019
H&M accused of burning 60 tonnes of unsold clothes

H&M accused of burning 60 tonnes of unsold clothes

The fashion world was rocked this morning to find out that Swedish clothing giant H&M has been accused of burning 60 tonnes of unsold clothing since 2013. According to a report from Retail Gazette and the Danish television programme Operation X, who performed the investigation, H&M have sent “over 1500 kilos of unwanted garments to be destroyed.

October 18, 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
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

t 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 and machine wash and iron items per the recommended temperature.

May 26, 2017
The Only Shoes You’ll Ever Need to Buy

The Only Shoes You’ll Ever Need to Buy

The average woman owns in excess of 20 pairs of shoes, with only a quarter of this collection (in most cases the comfortable and practical pairs) being worn regularly. It’s not just the thrill of the shop that leads us to purchase more than we need – a comfortable, durable and stylish shoe is the holy trinity of shoe design and finding a pair is one of life’s holy grails. So how do you go about buying fewer shoes, but buying the right shoes?

July 28, 2016