It seems that more and more people are now interested in products that are made to last and that come with lifetime guarantee. So, we decided to put a list together of 40 brands you can find at buyittolast.com.au.
Myssyfarmi is an award winning organic farm in Finland where their Finnsheep, a kind that is genetically similar to the wild sheep, is reared twice a year, and their wool is used to make their soft, durable products.
One thing that makes the Finnsheep wool so special is that after it is lightly washed, the yarn still has 5% of lanolin, which makes it extra soft and good on the skin.
Myssy (beanie in Finish) products are handmade by the local grannies. They get together at knitting circles and enjoy life. Every garment has some granny wisdom knitted in it.
All Myssy garments are handmade in Finland of a high quality yarn and all their products come with a lifetime warranty.
Oneida originated as an utopian community in the mid-nineteenth century. It became one of the first joint-stock companies by late 1880’s.
One hundred years later, by the 1980’s, Oneida was producing at least half of all flatware made in the United States. The company’s reputation for excellence has remained unchanged by time, which is justified by Oneida’s limited lifetime warranty on all stainless steel items.
Osprey started when founder Mike Pfotenhauer developed his first backpack at the age of 16. In 1974 Mike then opened up a retail shop and hand-made backpacks to order for travelers and backpackers who had heard about his superior product.
From its humble beginning, Osprey has now grown into a large scale manufacturing company with distributors across the globe. However Osprey has not stopped making a superior product, and founder Mike Pfotenhauer personally inspects and ensures the quality of every single product design that Osprey produces.
Osprey has an extensive range of packs and all come with a lifetime warranty. The warranty is not limited to the lifetime of the product and the packs are covered even if they were purchased in 1974. Osprey states that if they cannot repair any defect or damaged to your pack, they will happily replace it. What a great provision!
24- Outdoor Research
Outdoor Research was founded by scientist/adventurer Ron Gregg after an event in which a failure in a pair of gaiters caused his partner to be airlifted off the glacier that they were on due to frostbite.
Ron decided that he could improve the current outdoor gear that failed so dismally and so founded Outdoor Research. A company which focuses on the journey, the adventure, and aims to provide the best gear possible to make it more enjoyable.
With such a beginning and with principles like these it is not surprising that Outdoor Research offers an infinite guarantee on their quality products.
Since its humble beginning as a boutique shop providing good quality climbing gear in 1973, Patagonia has grown into an industry leader with an extensive range of outdoor clothing and gear. Over the years Patagonia has maintained its goal to produce the best product without causing harm, and to help our beautiful planet by encouraging and implementing “greener” solutions.
Patagonia makes an effort to produce high quality gear and clothing, that is made to last and can easily be repaired. This results in a reduction in wastage, needless consumption and manufacturing, as well as encouraging customers to think about purchases as a long term investment.
Patagonia offers a lifetime guarantee on their products.
Setting the standard for mills around the world, Peugeot has a long history producing spice and coffee mills that dates back to the mid 1800’s. Based in the region of Doubs France, and founded upon the core values of excellence and pleasure, the company has built a name that is well known and renowned for its quality.
The environmentally friendly mills are not only made using sustainable PEFC certified wood (where wood is used) and painted with solvent free paints, but come with a lifetime guarantee for the mechanisms.
After listening to his wife’s comments about her clothes pegs not performing as expected and often breaking, rusting or leaving stains on her laundry, Monsieur Violet, in 1969, a very skilled metal worker in the petrochemical industry in the South of France, invented his first stainless steel pegs.
Needless to say that she loved her new pegs, word spread and orders started to come through, leading to Monsieur Violet setting up his own company.
Today, Monsieur Violet’s son leads the business, and the pegs are made using industrial-grade stainless steel and a modern metal press.
You can buy with complete confidence knowing that these pegs really will be the last ones that you will ever need to buy.
Since 1969, not a single PINCINOX stainless steel clothes peg has ever been returned with rust or breakage in normal use. And Madame Violet still uses the very first pegs hand-wrought by her late husband 49 years ago.
Things that last don’t need to be expensive. Raco has been producing stylish affordable, dependable and high quality cookware since 1948.
The Australian Brand is well known for its quality and durability and has been used by generations of Australians since appearing on the scene.
Raco offers a lifetime guarantee on its cookware.
29- Saddleback Leather Co.
While living in Mexico as an English teacher, Dave Munson, founder of the company needed a strong bag to carry school books. As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention, and so in 1999 Saddleback Leather‘s very first bag was born.
A while later, in the United States, his well-loved bag caught a lot of people’s attention. Dave then returned to Mexico to have new bags made. He began selling them on eBay, and soon after that from his own website.
Saddleback pride themselves on using full grain leather, which is the natural surface of the leather that often comes with marks and scars. It will only become more attractive and beautiful as it ages. It is the best quality leather, and therefore the only one good enough for Saddleback.
Click here to know more about their 100 year warranty.
30- Snow Peak
Founded in 1958 by Yukio Yamai an experienced mountaineer unsatisfied with the selection of products available to him at the time, Snow Peak outdoor gear aims to provide the outdoorsman and woman with an extensive range of high quality products that will hopefully be passed on to the next generation and stir up passion for the great outdoors and help preserve our beautiful planet.
Snow Peak pride themselves on quality and put their products through extensive testing to ensure that they withstand the test of time, therefore Snow peak can promise a lifetime ownership warranty.
Solidteknics is the only cookware produced in Australia. It was designed and created by mechanical engineer Mark J. Henry, and is made with Australian materials. The quality is of such high standard that their cookware comes with a multi-century warranty. Each beautiful piece comes with the date of production cast/engraved in it, so you can pass it down to future generations as an heirloom.
Although they are non-stick, Solidteknics pans have no synthetic coating. So they are good for you and for the environment too!
32- Stanley Rogers
Stanley Rogers journey began when an English silversmith from Sheffield came to Australia and formed the company Stanley Rogers & Son in 1930.
Stanley then opened a family run retail store in the city of Melbourne.
From its beginning until today, some 80 plus years later, the family has maintained an emphasis on producing high quality cutlery. This has brought respect and recognition to the brand, and made Stanley Rogers one of the most well-known and trusted brands in Australia.
This history is important to consider when you are purchasing cutlery that is guaranteed to last 50 years.
33- The Eternity Rose
Apart from being beautiful and having a lovely aroma, the rose has been culturally significant for hundreds of years and is recognized across the globe as a symbol of love. It is given in admiration or as an act of romance.
The Eternity Rose takes the symbol of love and preserves it so that it can be admired for years to come, and can even be passed down as an heirloom from generation to generation.
Every Eternity rose is real, unique and grown in a nursery. It is then picked at the optimum moment when it is at its most beautiful. After that the rose then undergoes a series of processes which involve coating and electroplating so that the final product is a beautiful natural rose that is either plated in 24k gold, silver, platinum or natural glazed with gold trimming.
The Eternity Rose procedures and standards ensures that a high quality product is the end result and provides a lifetime warranty.
34- The North Face
Built upon a passion for the outdoors and a dedication to providing the best possible gear for its enjoyment, The North Face has been making good quality clothing and outdoor gear for over 50 years.
The North face guarantees its products against defects in material and workmanship for the lifetime of the product.
Tilley Endurables, a Canadian company, was founded in 1980 by Alex Tilley who designed his first hat in his early 40’s.
Tilley makes a range of beautiful hats and clothing that are suitable for a range of activities.
Tilley hats are made in Canada using durable, high quality materials, which is why Tilley hats are guaranteed for life.
That alone is a great reason to buy a Tilley hat, but it does not end there, because Tilley promises that should your hat ever wear out, they will replace it at no charge, and if lost or stolen Tilley will replace your hat at 50% cost.
Tonka toys began as a side line product to Minnesota garden implement manufacturer Mound Metalcraft in 1964. It quickly developed and in 1955 Mound Metalcraft became Tonka Inc., a dedicated toy manufacturing company that is known and renowned around the world for their quality metal toys.
The word Tonka comes from the Dakota Sioux word “Tanka” or “Tonka” meaning “great” or “big” which is quite fitting for a company that makes a range of metal toys that come with a lifetime guarantee.
37- Vermont Teddy Bear
Handmade in Vermont, USA, since 1981 when Vermont Teddy Bear‘s founder opened a cart on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont, and began selling Teddy Bears that he made in his garage.
Today, their Bears continue to be best friends, a part of the family and beloved heirlooms. Each one of our meticulously-designed, artisan, handcrafted Bears using the softest fur they can get their paws on and 100% recycled stuffing. They are all guaranteed for a lifetime.
And if you ever encounter any problems with your bear, or your dog decides to love it too, you can send it to their “Teddy Bear Hospital“. If the bear can be repaired, they will do it, but if not, they will replace it for FREE!
38- Victorinox Swiss Army
Renowned for its quality Victorinox has been supplying its multi-purpose knives to the Swiss army since as far back as 1891 and is now the only supplier of multi-purpose pocket knives to the Swiss army.
Today Victorinox is the world’s largest pocket knife manufacturer. And its knives are exported to over 100 counties. The multi-purpose knives are even part of the standard equipment of NASA astronauts.
Victorinox stands behind the quality of their knives and as a result all their knives & tools come with a lifetime guarantee.
39- William Bounds
With a long list of industry firsts and with more patents than any other competitor, William Bounds has transformed the way food is spiced in many households around the globe.
What began in the 1960’s in response to the question “how can I make this better?” after picking up a pepper mill, William Bounds has been perusing and producing excellence ever since.
William Bounds hand operated mills come with limited lifetime guarantee on all mechanisms.
Zoggs is an Australian brand that is now making its mark around the world with a creative collection of market leading swim goggles.
Fueled by a passion for innovation and swimming, Zoggs doesn’t just stop at goggles, but offers a full range of products that includes accessories, equipment and swimwear.
Buy it To last has included the impressive 100% chlorine proof Zoggs “Aqualast” swimwear range, which is designed to be comfortable, quick drying, retain its shape and resist fading.
To add to that, Zoggs offers a lifetime guarantee, which we think is fantastic because it means less overall manufacturing, less pollution and less waste.
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