Doodle Do are the inventors of fun and imaginative unisex clothes which are 100% organic.
Their latest range takes the kids where they’ve never been before. Up up and away into the skies above!
The clothes are designed by the help of kids for kids – who imagine crabs can fly, whisper their secrets to dogs and believe everything is possible. Doodle do looks through the windows of children, observing their interpretations and their relentless imaginations whilst encouraging a return to non-gender clothing in organic fabrics.
Doodle do appreciates and loves nature and our surroundings. They want to encourage our creative little doodlers and their parents to be aware and protect nature.
GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is an international certification for organic garments. GOTS ensure that the organic certifier evaluates all phases of production which would mean every aspect of this product from farming and harvesting of cotton to manufacturing and branding.
Fun and imagination is at the heart of their collections, whilst the logic in fabric is the cherry on the cake.1
This Gorgeous large blanket from Lala & Bea is hand-woven from 100% pure new wool which is a breathable fibre that provides instant warmth, unlike synthetic materials. It regulates itself to individual body temperature and really is warm in winter whilst cool in summer. It’s also naturally hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant!
The navy webbing handles makes it easy to carry and store and the waterproof backing helps keep the blanket dry.
The stylish but fun rainbow design has a fringe detail at each end making it perfect for days at the beach or park. 0
Check out their trendy neon sneakers range that is just bursting with summer vibes!
They are trainers with a wild and imaginative personality, something every child will love and can relate to.
These sneakers are the epitome of casual cool. The rubber soles provides grip on slippy surface, making these a great trans-seasonal choice. 0
The products are designed to be suitable for use by all the family. Not only are the ingredients natural, organic and free from parabens but a majority of the ingredients are grown and sourced in the UK.
Lala & Bea do not test anything on animals and all of the ingredients and packaging come from natural and sustainable sources. Connecting beauty, environment and well-being.
The range includes The Organic Nourish Balm which its blended Shea butter & cocoa butter to create a rich & nourishing balm to soothe & maintain elasticity of the skin while rosehip seed oil helps minimise the appearance of stretch marks. With a calming aroma of orange, bergamot & cardamom pure essential oils, The Organic Nourish Balm is also gentle enough to use on your baby.
The Sleep Tight Pillow Spray contains the relaxing and calming aromatherapy scents of Lavender and Ylang Ylang which create a relaxing sleep inducing aroma. It also has a base of Lavender filtered water for longevity of scent.
The Baby Massage & Bath Oil has been developed as a nourishing alternative to basic massage oils and it can be used as both a bath and massage oil. Baby Massage is a great way of strengthening the bond with your baby and raises levels of the ‘feel-good’ hormone oxytoxin in both baby and parent, helping both feel calmer and relaxed. It has also been proven to elevate symptoms of colic and wind.
The one ‘adult only’ product, in the range, is the Organic Nourish Oil, it contains aromatherapy oils, which are great for adults, may be too strong for babies delicate skin. Nourish Oil can be used as a relaxing and calming bath oil or as a nourishing massage oil applied directly onto the skin. Like our Nourish Balm, It also contains Rosehip seed oil which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and regenerative qualities helpful with scarring such as acne marks and stretch marks.
This really is beauty in its purest form. You can find Lala & Bea at www.lalaandbea.com0
Each pair is carefully designed to fit boys and girls, from crawling to climbing trees. Alice and Georgie soon realised that their children needed clothes that were practical, comfortable but still fun; not to mention clothes that they wouldn’t grow out of in a month! With adjustable shoulder straps and dotty turn-ups, Dotty Dungarees really do last.
Children are always looking for their next adventure. So Dotty Dungarees are designed for just that: for exciting escapades and daring deeds. They allow your child the freedom to explore whatever the weather and wherever they are.
Find us at www.dottydungarees.com or on Instagram/Twitter @dottydungarees.0
Their speciality is video production for children & families. Inspired from wanting to share special moments with friends and relatives in combination with creative backgrounds in architecture and sound design, they craft professional videos for families & family friendly businesses in a fun and imaginative fashion.
Since Autumn 2014 they have been producing weekly short video tutorials for their YouTube channel and Facebook page showing a clever crafty activity parents and children can do together at home or in school. Watch a one minute video to learn how to make a stress ball, a toilet roll marionette, musical instruments out of recycling materials and much more.
This Summer they will be launching filming workshops designed for children from 8 to 12 years old; the idea is that kids will learn about production, filming and editing in a week long full hands on workshop using simple software already embedded in tablets and computers at home.
Check out their website www.thequickbrownfox.co.uk3
The nautical trend is making it’s yearly rounds and Chateau de Sable have the cutest collection of childrenswear clothes and accessories that fit the bill.
The dress and romper are absolute classics: combining beautiful French styling with a traditional nautical theme and these sweet shoes, with a popper and bow fastening, will compliment any outfit this season.
The little ones can row, row, row their boats into the sunset with these gorgeous pieces from www.chateaudesable.co.uk2
Crushed Fruit Snacks is a new company set up by two English mums inspired by their love of French fruit pouches. “We love spending summers in France as a family, and always head straight to the hypermarket to stock up on healthy snacks. My kids love all the different fruit compotes you can get in France, and it drove us mad that you couldn’t get fruit pouches for older children in the UK” explains Jenny Salmon one half of the Crushed team.
Along with her old University friend Deborah Ewing –Chow, Jenny spent a year researching tastes and textures for the UK market. With Deborah’s experience in marketing and Jenny’s in sales, they designed a fruit pouch for older children, and approached Waitrose with the concept.
Crushed was launched in February of last year in 220 large Waitrose stores in two flavours, Apple and Strawberry, and Apple and Banana. Found in the Healthy Eating section in Waitrose in boxes of 4, they are perfect for lunchboxes, (you can freeze them and use as an ice block!) and but also great for the gym or office.
“We are so happy that we have managed to bring these healthy snacks to the UK. They are one of your five a day, 100% fruit, low in calories and as indispensible to French life as teabags are to Brits. We would love to see them become a staple in the UK as they are in France. French have the pouches as children and continue using them as they grow! We hope with new listings in both Ocado and WHSmith Travel shops, that as they increase in availability we can add to the range, and add new fruit flavours. We have updated the design slightly in response to the increased number of customers saying that they were taking them into the office/gym, so look out for the new designs”
Why Cold Pressed Juicing is the new hot trend!
Whether you’re a fan of juicing or not you will at least be aware of the new trend that is cold pressed juicing! New cold pressed juice bars have popped up all over the city including the new premium cold pressed juicer CPRESS on Fulham Road.
CPRESS explain to us what makes cold pressed juicing so superior to other regular juices and take us through the incredible health benefits their fresh organic ingredients contain.
Cold pressing is a process that involves a slow and gentle squeezing action to extract the juice. No heat and minimal friction is used, ensuring the fruit and vegetable vitamins, minerals and enzymes remain intact during the extraction. Meaning you get more of the good stuff in each and every bottle!
In order to maintain the integrity of their cold pressed juice, CPRESS do not pasteurise their products either through heat or pressure methods. That’s why their juices have a relatively short shelf life; it means they can ensure your juice is fresh, nutritionally packed and full of goodness, just as nature intended.
CPRESS recommends swapping your morning coffee for a stimulating and nutrient packed juice called Charged Up. The key ingredients within it help to promote better energy levels and focus, everything you need to kick start your day!
The CPRESS Charged Up Contains:
Turmeric – Turmeric is the new super food kid on the block. The active group of compounds known as curcuminoids have been linked to supporting the immune system and detoxification systems, making it a wonderful addition to promote all-round health!
Carrots – Most people associate carrots with better eye sight due to their high beta carotene content, which gets converted to vitamin A in the body, but they are also a natural source of potassium, important for the healthy functioning of nerves, muscles and the heart. Beta-carotene is also great for boosting the immune system, so carrots are the perfect diet addition during winter months to give us better defence against the common cold.
Pineapple – Pineapple is great for supporting digestion due to its bromelain content, a natural enzyme that helps to break down protein and also acts as a natural anti-inflammatory. Some studies have shown that bromelain can even help to reduce swelling, bruising and improve healing time.
Orange – Oranges are well known for their vitamin C content, optimising immune function and keeping colds at bay, however, they also contain a group of compounds called bioflavonoids, which can assist in strengthening blood vessels and fighting inflammation, as well as boosting our detoxification capacity.
Lime – These citrus gems contain calcium and folate, two nutrients that are important for post-menopausal women and women of child-bearing age. One fresh lime contains 22 milligrams of calcium and over five micrograms of folate. Not bad for a tiny little fruit!
Lemon – The humble lemon is packed full of therapeutic properties, from relieving indigestion to benefitting our detoxification system and alkalising the body, there’s more to this little fruit than what meets the eye.
CPRESS are proud to be the only stand alone juice store in London with products certified by the Soil association, UK’s largest certification body for organic products.
This means that CPRESS undergoes a strict audit process from their organic suppliers to the way in which their food is processed in their kitchens and the packaging used to transport their products. This assures the highest quality, integrity and nutritional status of products for their customers.
Prices start from as little as £6.50.6
Get Fruity is a new fruit bar with a difference as they are vibrant, moist and taste extremely fruity-fruity by name fruity by nature. Get Fruity bars come in three fabulous flavours, Scrumptious Strawberry, Moist Mixed Berry and Juicy Apricot Orange & Ginger. Davina Whiteoak, founder has had a very successful career in the food industry. Davina developed Get Fruity bars to fill the gap of what a fruit bar should be, tasty, nutritious and moist.
Get Fruity bars are made with quality ingredients, fruit, fruit juice, oats and the new super oil-virgin coconut oil. These delicious bars have no added cane sugar-sweetness comes only from fruit, no artificial flavours/colours, low in salt and are a source of fibre. Perfect to pop in your pocket/handbag or a nutritious snack for the children’s lunchboxes.
Now available through Ocado RRP of £2.80 for a pack of four, Amazon and www.getfruitybar.co.uk5