Wow, I cannot believe we are almost in November, where has the year gone? I am super excited about this “Pay It Forward” as we were extremely lucky to attend an “Under the Sea” themed birthday party way back in February ( it seems many moons ago) and much to our surprise, we received a Shark tail outfit from Schooza as Jasper’s party favour. I nearly fell over myself after seeing the label, realising I was going to be writing a blog feature on this brand later in the year.
Grids, monochrome, stripes and geometric design, all of this gorgeousness encapsulates the work of Inkibabinki. A fellow mama and lover of all things handmade, Indri is a beautiful mama based in Melbourne, who I discovered through our mutual love of monochrome.
Indri produces stunning cushions, softies, onesies and t-shirts. All created with this utterly perfect geometric design. They are timeless, classic design pieces that won’t fade with trends. You can mix things up a bit like I do and add some pops of colour to your kids room to soften the look. With a quality to match, I have been blown away every time we buy a product from Indri.
Today, I have decided on a new name for my boys, they are no longer Jasper and Hudson but rather the… “Café kids”!! Yes, I have to admit, it may be partly my addiction, ahem, obsession with coffee that has made me make a beeline for a café, when I am out and about with the boys.
Last week, we went to have a look at the Bahai temple, a place we travel past daily which is a house of worship for the Bahai faith. As we came outside, Jasper asks “So where is the café mama?” “ Ahh Jasper, it’s the equivalent of a church here, there is no café!”
Oh dear what have I created….
Gosh I don’t quite know where to start with this feature. I have just finished watching “The True Cost”, a documentary about the horrific and detrimental effects of “Fast Fashion” on the environment and most importantly on human beings. It was recommended by an inspiring mama Kathryn, who owns the eco-friendly kids fashion label “The Smallest Tribe” and who I wrote about last week in regards to her brilliant Kickstarter campaign.
We are all aware of Fast Fashion and most of us would have a basic understanding of what this means, but did you know that the fashion industry is the 2nd most polluting industry after wait for it, oil. Oil! That statistic shocked me I have to say. With an annual turnover of $3 trillion annually, large corporations are putting profit before the environment and before their workers. There are approximately 40 million garment workers in the world today who earn less than US$3 a day.
If you are a regular reader here, then you will know I am a HUGE supporter of Kickstarter and helping people realise their dreams. I get emails almost weekly from FAB upstarts and wish I had the time to blog about all of them, as ALL of them have done such a brilliant job in getting themselves a campaign going and fingers crossed success!
It was with serious excitement the other week that I find out via email that “The Smallest Tribe”, an inspiring Australian kids fashion label which I discovered at Finders Keepers last year in Sydney, had a Kickstarter campaign starting.
I love this time of the month as it when I get to be inspired by wonderful handmade fabulousness through my “Pay it Forward” initiative. This month is the utterly gorgeous Chykaboo. A stunning baby and kids decor brand based in the UK. Since I first saw the name “Chykaboo” I have been intrigued by it and I have wanted to discover more about its maker, Louise, her story and divine products.