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  1. Bamboo softer, more eco, sustainable & then some!!

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    p&s sapphire stripe body

    In case you have not heard, bamboo is the new cotton, but better for so many reasons. We have started stocking the lovely bamboo clothing from the Panda and the Sparrow.

    Here’s a quick list of why we (and they) love bamboo:

    • First and foremost, as you would expect from a site with really eco in its name, we like bamboo because it is more sustainable than most textile fibres.
    • It is also very eco friendly as it is the fastest growing plant in the world, it can grow up to a metre per day. This happens without any fertilisers, pesticides or even much water.
    • Because it grows so fast it needs to be harvested more frequently and does not take up as much ground space as other harvested plants.
    • Once harvested it can regrow again without the need of replanting. The yield you get from an acre of bamboo is ten times greater than that of cotton!

    But it has a long list of other properties that make it the best choice for little babies.

    • Bamboo is very comfortable for young ones, with a lot of people saying it is like silk or cashmere as it feels so soft and smooth- ideal for a baby’s sensitive skin.
    • Bamboo is breathable, thermo regulating and absorbent so it helps to absorb and evaporate perspiration faster than any other fabric, which is also helpful with preventing odours and is 3-4 times more absorbent than cotton.
    • Bamboo is antibacterial so bacteria do not live well in bamboo, and therefore it naturally stops the bacteria from spreading. Bamboo is also anti static, so will sit really well next to your baby’s skin, not clinging to it.
    • Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic so is non-irritating to the skin and helps ease irritations for sensitive or allergy prone skin. It’s also anti-fungal, many people say it’s the only solution they’ve found for problem skin. It is the perfect fabric for your baby’s sensitive skin, especially for those with eczema, allergies, dermatitis or other skin sensitivities.
    • Bamboo is also UV protective, cutting out up to 98% of harmful UV rays so you don’t have to worry about sunny days and holidays. 

     

    That is an impressive list of properties but many people ask, “but what about the Pandas, don’t they need bamboo to eat?” Luckily bamboo is panda friendly because there are over 1000 species of bamboo tree however Pandas only eat about 20 of the species. So no food is being taken away from these beautiful and endangered animals. 

    Check out the lovely clothing here, and receive a 10% discount on anything bamboo you order from us until the end of July. This also includes the amazing green (how eco is that!) T-Rex made by Everearth! 

    everearth t rex

  2. Free mini chocolate

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    The sun has got his hat on, hip hip hip hooray!

    The sun has got his hat on and we're going out today!

    Open the doors, open the windows and go out in the city, the countryside, wherever you want! Bask in the sunshine and get all your vitamin D.

    We want to celebrate and share the mediterranean weather so EVERY order this week will include a mini bar of Green & Black Butterscotch for you to sample. Made with organic milk, organic butterscotch and organic vanilla, all following Fairtrade standards, It’s not a fast process but, as you can taste, it’s a rewarding one. 

    There is no minimum order amount and if you order one of our bestselling Gift Boxes, we will tuck this little addition nicely in the hamper nest.

    By the way, you don't have to do anything, just place your order before 3rd August midnight and we will include your free chocolate (while stock last).

    Enjoy!

    Baby Nest blue 3 B butterscotch Akamuti Nest 2

     

     

     

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