Yes, you read it correctly. Baby booties made from breast milk! They’re not that practical as they can’t be worn (no surprise there), but they were made with World Breast Milk Donation Day in mind which happens to be this Sunday. Made entirely from donated breast milk, they were created by Nick Gant and Tanya Dean who are both lecturers at the University of Brighton. They made various other creations from leftover ‘waste’ products’. If you’d like to read more about the booties then you can. Here is the full article.
When I first saw these rainbow muslins it was love at first sight. Fun, bright, practical and with endless uses.
When I had my children I always had muslins around; for changing, as an insert for my cotton nappies, after bathing, as a burp cloth, wiping up sick/poo…you get the picture. I can say with hand on heart that they made my life so much easier.
Faye & Lou’s muslins are all of the above but in colours from the rainbow. Fun, groovy and great quality cotton that is not only pleasing to the eye, but will withstand wash after wash. What’s more they come in standard and extra large size. The larger size is brilliant for swaddling, as a blanket, as a cat net, as a sheet ad infinitum! I think after sliced bread these babies are the next best invention.
One of my regular customers in the shop commented on these saying she’d been using them for 11 months and the colours had not faded and they looked as good as new. She also mentioned that the cotton was fab quality and they will not lose their shape, unlike cheaper muslins.
So if you’re looking for a baby shower gift, an addition to your hospital bag or an essential bit of kit to add to your changing table, look no further.
The original size muslins come in packs of seven.
Size – 60 cm x 60 cm
Machine washable at 40c
The extra large muslins come in a range of boy and girl colours.
We’d like to say a happy new year to all of our fabulous customers and a hello, bienvenue, wellkommen and bonjour to our new customers *big wave*
Keeping you in the loop of what has been happening at FKHQ, we’re moving units at Traders Outlet in Sale. We’ve already outgrown the one we have (after only 7 weeks!) so we’re putting castors on everything and settling in to our new place in the new year. There’s also going to be a huge overhaul of the website with more stock being added so that more will be available to buy online as well as offline in the physical store.
We’ll also be asking you, dear reader, to send in any suggestions of things you would like to see in the shop and in particular, what items you would like tos see being made up out of our funky fabrics.
Of course it goes without saying that New Year brings new stock and boy, we have some corkers for you. Lots of Swedish organic fabrics that are either GOTS or OEKOTEX certified. Many of you will be thrilled to learn that the Summer fabric from Znok will be featuring and we will be taking pre-orders on this as there were many disappointed customers when we ran out of it. It will be landing during January and will be availabe in half metres as well as fully metres. £9.95 and £19.89 respectively. You may also love to know that this time it’s organic. Woop! Drop me an email if you would like to reserve this fabric as it sells out FAST!
There have been many highlights this year business wise and we’re looking forward to expanding even further in 2013. Of course we couldn’t do it without you guys out there. On that note, we’d like to wish a very happy new year to you and yours.
Some of the eagle eyed amongst you will already know that we’ve acquired new premises for our actual physical shop. Yep, a real one with shelves and real people and everything.
After a lick of paint last week (eye popping raspberry) and some funky decals to go on the walls, we’re almost ready to wow the good people of Cheshire (darling) with our take on funky wares for the small people. It’s all been positive so far (from fellow traders and passing customers) both with comments on the design of the shop and the fact we’ll be doing something a bit different.
If you are passing by Sale or Altrincham then swing by and say hello. You can find us at Traders Outlet on Tatton Road, Sale (by the Town Hall). We officially open to trade on Monday 12th November.