The rise of ‘buy me once’ shopping

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Published on: February 15, 2016

The Telegram / Eleanor Tucker / 03 January 2016

buymeonce‘Every time I read something about the environment, I would get this guilty feeling that I wasn’t doing anything. I kept thinking, if people did buy things that were built to last it would have such a positive impact – both economically and environmentally.’

In the last 50 years or so, we’ve gone from investing in good quality products to the overconsumption of mass-produced goods. However, Tara is certainly not alone in longing for products that are either robust, or don’t have ‘planned obsolescence’, meaning they’re designed to become out-of-date within a known time period.