What a great idea — buying products once so you don’t have to ever replace them — or at least, you don’t have to replace them very often. It’s a concept our grandparents would be familiar with, but I’m not even sure most of our parents would fall into this category anymore. It’s sad, but true, and we can thank many different factors for this serious environmental problem (which I won’t go into here).

If you’re sick of having to replace everything, visit Buy Me Once to see what they offer. It’s a great idea and a good way to get away from the constant replacement of goods that shouldn’t need to be replaced as often as they are, including clothing.  Buy Me Once sells jeans (admittedly pricey), that are meant to last. The website calls them “practically bulletproof.” The steep price tag – US$319 (CDN $431), might be incentive enough to help you maintain your weight. However, Buy Me Once also stocks some great clothes from Patagonia and other suppliers, including socks (!?), that are reasonably priced.

The website offers a variety of goods from kitchenware to clothing to toys. If you’re a parent of young children, you will appreciate the low-tech creative aspect of the solid wood toys on the website!

For the time-being, the products are available in the US and the UK. I hope they will ship to Canada.

:: via MNN

BEC Green

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