MADE WITH RESPECT
Me Me has been created with a purpose: To be part of the movement where buying sustainable brands is the norm, rather than the exception. Me Me makes it easier for consumers to buy from conscious brands who care about our future, our environment and our people. Me Me, an eDepartment store, brings together brands 'Made With Respect' from around the world who have an appreciation for craftsmanship, the environment and people. We are the champions and storytellers of the world's finest sustainable luxury brands created with a culture of purpose. All boutique. All extraordinary. Each brand hand-chosen for their dedication to craftsmanship, transparent supply chains, ethical sourcing, sustainable materials, magnificent quality and social impact initiatives through recycling, upcycling, zero waste policies and empowering disadvantaged communities. We celebrate the founders and everything inherently great about what they design and create - making it easier for you to find and support conscious brands who are passionate about building a better, more sustainable and respectful world.
HOW IT WORKS
Me Me partners with conscious brands `Made with Respect' from around the world. Our platform brings sustainable luxury brands together in one place, making it easier for consumers to find and support those brands that are inherently great. We all must work toward sustainable living being the norm rather than the exception. As consumers, we need to understand our part in the process. Behind the glamorous advertising campaigns, the beautiful models and the multimillion dollar businesses is a toxic addiction that is wrecking havoc on our environment. The products we buy from these big chains all contribute to this pollution. Did you know that should the global population reach 9.6 billion by 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets could be required to provide the natural resources needed to sustain current lifestyles. Sustainable consumption and production aims at “doing more and better with less”. Reducing resource use, degradation and pollution. It requires a transparent supply chain, from producer to final consumer. Independently, it is an uphill battle for our sustainable luxury brands against the mass-producing, mass-marketed companies, we are joining our voices together to make it easier to be heard, making it easier to make a difference. Me Me makes it easier for consumers to shift away from destructive consumption that has massive implications on the health of our people and planet, toward more sustainable consumer behaviours and habits. We are all part of the problem, but we can all become part of the solution. Beautiful fashion and beautiful products, shouldn’t cost the earth. Our business operates using a drop-ship model, we connect our customers directly with our brands. Every product purchased is sent to the customer from the atelier or workshop of the respective brands. As such, you may receive multiple parcels from one purchase.
WHY FREIGHT MATTERS
It’s not easy for sustainable luxury businesses to survive in the shadows of retail giants. The giants have economies of scale with mass production and vast distribution deals that enable them to offer free shipping for online purchases. Sustainable hand-crafted brands have the additional burden of higher production costs with only the best materials and ingredients used, they are making small batches or made-to-order and maintain the integrity of skill in their craft. There are no factories, large production runs or face-less makers in Me Me's world. You are buying quality pieces made to last, from brands who respect craftsmanship, people and the world we live in. Isn't it worth paying a little bit more? For boutique brands to offer free shipping, they must absorb those costs from margins that are already small. This is why Me Me charge a nominal freight fee. All purchases are drop shipped, sent direct from their atelier or workshop to customer. Our brands have the option to offer free shipping at certain purchase thresholds, this varies by brand.
UK MANAGING PARTNER & EDITOR
Shelley Groves-Robson Creative influences have been an inherent part of my life from an early age. Born in the UK in the 1960's just as the Beatles were changing popular music forever and mini-skirts and hot-pants were all the rage (first time around), I've always loved the energy, vibrancy and inspiration that has surrounded me from the people and places I have visited throughout my life. Having worked in the entertainment industry for one of the biggest movie studios in the world, Warner Bros. for almost 30 years, my work has taken me all over the world and on that journey I have had the great fortune to work with many amazingly talented creative individuals who have both inspired & enlightened me along the way. Living & working in London for over 3 decades I’ve experienced first hand how life can speed up around you before you even realise it & what has been so refreshing since leaving the corporate world in 2014 I've had so much more time to focus on what I really care about: facilitating ways of life that resonate with meaning & beauty & care. I have always been deeply appreciative of traditional craftmanship, drawn to the unique & the innovative so you can imagine how excited I was to hear about the venture, Me Me & Co, a brand new online retail space, bringing together a global community of very special brands run by people who champion all natural, traditional, small batch product, crafted authentically & with care for people & the environment; music to my ears and the very core values that resonate with my own....so much more than another online store... at Me Me it is about telling the story of our brands, their ingenuity, their ethics and how they are caring for the environment. I am excited to be able to put my media skills to good use and to have the incredible opportunity to work with such talented artisans from around the world with huge conscience hearts. This amazing global community of gorgeous luxury brands, many of whom, you will be coming across for the very first time, produce genuine, transparent & honest products, made with love, care & superb attention to detail... the way it should be... always... Our mission at Me Me Uk is to inspire people to buy better from brands who are committed to sustainability & helping consumers shop with confidence. I'm so excited to share their individual stories and connect you to like-minded people. Our hope is that shopping with us will make you ‘feel good for all the right reasons’. Enjoy & be inspired. Shelley xxxx