Tag: Eco

TEAM FAVOURITES
Team Favourites: The best eco earth-saving products
While I think we all agree that every day should really be Earth Day, this year the day to celebrate our planet falls on this Sunday, the 22nd of April. So with Earth Day fast approaching, we thought we'd share our team's favourite earth-saving products.  From handy food containers to reusable beeswax wraps, we've narrowed ...
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BABY ESSENTIALS
Organic baby scarves (or drool catchers/bibs/burp cloths!)
Wilkie turned six months old last week, and suddenly he's doing all sorts of new 'tricks' -- like getting teeth (drooling a lot) and eating three meals a day (constantly making a mess of his clothes). These organic cotton baby scarves from Hauptli Haus Kids have become a wonderful staple in our house. Not only are ...
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BABY
The sweetest selection from A Gifted Baby
A Gifted Baby is a NY-based web boutique specialising in baby clothing, toys and accessories from socially and ecologically responsible designers. Amelia, the founder, has carefully curated a selection of small, independent brands and designers which manufacture ethically and use organic, non-toxic fibers and dyes.  The result is a beautiful selection of products which are as ...
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FASHION
TWOTHIRDS -- a discount (and free shipping) in time for Christmas!
TwoThirds is a Spanish brand of men's, women's and children's clothing and accessories. This Barcelona-based brand is devoted to sustainability and our environment with all products crafted in Europe and the majority made from organic or recycled materials, making them entirely or partly recyclable and or biodegradable. There is also a surf and ocean-inpsired vibe ...
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BABY
Yoli & Otis, a darling brand from Byron Bay
Byron Bay is not just a surfer's paradise, it's also a hotspot for loads of inspiring people and businesses. I was blown away by the creative talent we discovered in this community during our month-long stay. We met talented musicians, film producers, artists, photographers, magazine editors, graphic designers... and the list goes on. Okay, we ...
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BABY
Our New Earth
I was recently introduced to Hugh Dinning and his lovely brand Our New Earth through the Australian father-in-law of my friend Elke. It's funny how we sometimes get to know people on the other side of the world just like that! Our New Earth is a completely organic line of baby clothes and accessories, and Hugh ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Tube Toys!
So cool and so innovative and so eco-friendly! These clever Tube Toys are a series of vehicles to assemble (car, tractor, fire engine, train) where the packaging (the tube) becomes the toy.  Using the packaging considerably reduces the amount of material you throw away after buying it and the extra cost that traditional packaging involves. ...
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KIDS
Fournier -- so beautiful, and so socially conscious
Now that Ava is finally taking her first steps (see photo on our Facebook page!), I can go crazy with all the cute little dresses around (dresses just don't work well on a crawling baby). One of my favourites is from Fournier -- a darling little dress, hand-knit in Bolivia from the finest baby alpaca you can ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Biodegradable Beach Toys
I don't know about you, but it seems that every single beach holiday we go on, we end up buying a new set of plastic beach toys to keep the kids happy in the sand. We end up leaving the toys behind us... and then who knows whatever happens to them. I try to tell ...
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BABY
Win! A Smiling Planet Plate and Bowl set from E-Side!
I LOVE the Smiling Planet dishes! The whimsical designs are so, so sweet. Plus they're made from 100% recycled BPA-free plastic, they're dishwasher safe and scratch resistant. Perfect for your little ones! E-Side, the new eco webshop, is now kindly offering this Wonderful World Plate and Bowl Gift Set to one lucky reader. How cute! ...
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BABY
Doudou Veilleuse -- a Glow-in-the-dark bunny
Alessia from the newly launched eco shop, e-side, recently sent me this Doudou Veilleuse -- a cute little rabbit, made from fairtrade and organic cotton, that glows in the dark! I'll admit I was skeptical, but sure enough it works really well -- looks like a normal little 'doudou' until the lights go out and ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Natural Paint Kit from Shak-Shuka
The lovely Joslyn from Shak-Shuka recently sent this Natural Paint Kit for me to test out, and after spending over an hour today with the kids in an eco paint session, I can give it my full approval.  The kit comes with everything you need including 6 color packets, 6 compostable jars, and two bamboo ...
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BABY
Cozy Christmas Blanket from Hopsan
Sometimes you just have to see and feel a product to really appreciate the quality. This blanket from Dutch eco brand Hopsan is like that. The quality of the (organic) cotton is wonderful, it's nice and thick but still soft and supple, and the pattern is beautiful. Remember that adorable jacket I wrote about a ...
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BABY
Hopsan, sweet eco baby clothes...
It's an early September evening, and I'm listening to the storm raging outside. It feels more like winter than summer! Depressing, maybe, but somehow this little jacket I received for Ava makes me long for cold, winter evenings -- drinking hot chocolate by the fire, cozying up to my baby... Hopsan is a new Dutch ...
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BABY
La Queue du Chat -- organic children's clothing
There's something about cute, crisp underwear for kids. I just can't stand old, over-washed knickers and I admit to throwing out those once-white undies that were accidentally washed with the dark load. (If only I were as picky with my own underwear, but it seems that for myself I prefer those old pieces!) I find ...
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BABY
Eco Nursing Pads from Itzy Ritzy
Although breastfeeding is in my opinion the easiest and cheapest way of feeding a baby, it does require some necessary investments to keep up appearances. Like a sexy maternity bra -- Elle MacPherson does it for me. And, trust me, good nursing pads are an absolute must too. These glamourous Glitzy Gals nursing pads from Itzy ...
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BABY ESSENTIALS
Beco Potty -- the eco-friendly potty!
Potty training is one of the most frustrating moments of motherhood as far as my experience goes. But when it's done and over with, it's in fact one of the most rewarding!!! I LOVE the concept behind this Eco Potty from Becothings. It's a potty, in its very basic shape, but the material it is ...
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LONDON
Eco party bags for kids
For my son's birthday party last month I walked to my local party store and hastily grabbed a bunch of little plastic toys and party favors, grabbed a bunch of paper bags, and threw them all together to make 20 different party bags. I'm sure they were a hit with all the kids... but certainly ...
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Pretty Easter eggs dyed with onion skins and with herb prints — the how-to is on our blog. Thanks for the photo @kimmyandbear ! 🥚
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Beautiful hand-blown Easter eggs... have you ever tried this with your children? It is the perfect activity for the days leading up to Easter! Lara has made these since her childhood and is sharing her best tips on the blog today. The link is in the profile! #babyccinocrafts #babyccinokids #eastercrafts @laraoflondon
3 days ago
Look at this adorable Easter bunny cake! We simply LOVE this clever idea from @laraoflondon !! Hop over to our blog for the how-to. #babyccinoeats #eastercake
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On the blog, an interview with the beautiful and talented Laura Egglof of @velveteenclothing: ‘Having grown up determined to become a fashion designer, my teenage memories are riddled with tattered copies of Elle and Vogue, and notes scribbled in a sketchbook of women’s designs….’ We loved the peek behind-the scenes of this bohemian and magical kids fashion brand! (link in profile) #babyccinokidsboutiques
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The sweetest summer shoes! Shop our favourites in the new product guide up now. ️
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Attention!! Delicious fennel + bacon ragu recipe up on our blog! This hearty dish takes only 30 minutes to prepare and will fill your house with the most glorious smell. Toss through pasta, mix with beans, or mop up with crunchy bread . Link in profile! @ieatmypeas #babyccinoeats
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The hills are alive... On our blog, Lara is taking us with her to Wales! Read about the perfect family getaway in a cosy and relaxing eco-lodge, with a hike in Brecon Beacon National Park and the gorgeous antique stores in the picture perfect village of Hay-on-Wye. Best of all? It’s only a three hour drive from London! Link in profile @laraoflondon #babyccinotravels
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‘That took long enough!’ Black ballerinas finally get shoes to match their skin. We love this!!! Thanks @guardian (the link to the article is up on our profile if you want to have a read)
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Our hugs are our home... 🧡 @annakovecses
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‘Tad’ is a delightful picture book about the tiniest little tadpole who is the slowest one to grow up in the pond... But she has a brave and big heart!! 🧡 Beautifully written and illustrated by UK author @benjidavies . Hop over to our blog to read Esther’s full review! #babyccinoreads @estherbabyccino @harpercollinsuk
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Here’s a video of our latest ShopUp in East London (shot and edited by our lovely and talented friend Nadine Brandt). It encapsulates the ShopUp atmosphere really, really well, and it makes us so excited for the next one!
9 months ago
Our beautiful new book, '9 months: A month by month guide to pregnancy' for the family to share, is AVAILABLE NOW! You can order it here: UK: http://amzn.to/2n6eCT7 / US: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo / AUS: http://bit.ly/2nDYggy
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Check out our new book! 9 months: A month by month guide to pregnancy for the family to share. PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY HERE: UK: http://amzn.to/2n6eCT7 / US: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo / AUS: http://bit.ly/2nDYggy
2 years ago
Check out the cool vibes of our Shop Up event in London in December!
2 years ago
Our 2nd live shopping event in Brooklyn was amazing! Great shopping, delicious treats, tons of kids activities and a super cool family photo booth!
2 years ago
Esther shows us her recipe for delicious mint syrup.
2 years ago
Our live shopping event in London at Chelsea Old Town Hall in 2015 was a big success and so much fun.
2 years ago
Here we show you how to harvest rhubarb from the garden, and make it into a delicious compote. If you make oatmeal at the same time, you have made a delicious and nutritious breakfast that your family will love! (Ours do!)
2 years ago
This gym bag is such a fun and easy project, also for beginners this is a nice sewing project. Esther, Emilie and the kids had so much fun going to the market choosing all the supplies. The fabrics from Little Cube are the cutest!
2 years ago
Our first live shopping event in Brooklyn was a great success. We loved seeing the best boutiques under one roof, combined with great food and fun activities...and some dancing! Hope to see everyone this year again on September 18th & 19th at 501 Union, 501 Union Street in Brooklyn.
3 years ago