Our Choice Brands
These are items which I have stumbled across by accidentally and I love it so much I want to share it with you!
Please give a Big Warm Welcome to my sister, Jitara!
She is one cool sister and a heck of an artist designer! As you can see she is well into her element painting her own designer bag. Her artistic passion began at a young age, she then went on and studied Interior Design at University. Since then she has been working as an interior designer and a landscape garden designer in private homes. Her love for fashion accessories became recently clearer about two years ago when she learnt that she had both brain tumour and lung cancer at the same time. An immediate operation took place and then radiation treatments thereafter. A year later her treatments have not improved, now she is going through the excruciating pain of chemotherapy treatments. But as always, she is cheerful and playful all the time. Her spirit is high and nothing will deterred her from finishing off her first handmade collection. She see this not as a job, but as a personal therapeutic therapy sessions where she can combine her love for floral nature and fashion together. Her work is very neat and elegant in so many ways.
My sister Jitara also happens to be little Ethan half-God Mother too. Here they meet when little Ethan was 8 months old. I love this photo of them two together.
Our third choice brand is Millhouse at home. They are a new and exciting venture for Millhouse Manufacturing Design Ltd. Born out of a brilliantly simple concept, Millhouse began in 1980 in a garden shed in rural Lincolnshire when our company founder started making traditional wooden toys for his children. Their high quality children's toys such as baby walkers and toddler trikes were soon on sale in many major UK retail outlets. They then moved into the education market where our sustainably produced, ethically sound products quickly made us the premier choice for educational toys and Children's Furniture for schools and nurseries in the UK. Now Millhouse at Home brings the same lasting quality for Pretend Play and Children's Furniture into your home to delight your children for years to come!
Designed to Delight
Play is so important in every child's development, building self confidence and giving free rein to imagination and creativity. Millhouse fantastic wooden toys are designed to foster those essential life skills, to take your children happily from tinies to teens. They are one of the very few UK manufacturers still making the Children's Furniture and toys you remember from your own childhood, heirlooms of the future. They're all designed and crafted in Lincolnshire. Now you can buy direct from a low carbon footprint UK manufacturer, committed to ethically sound products and environmentally friendly packaging.
Our second choice brand is Hippychick. Hippychick was founded by Julia Minchin in 1999. Her first product was the innovative back-saving Hipseat - now a multiple award-winner and a 'must-have' for all parents with babies 5-24 months. Julia was joined after two years by her husband Jeremy who left a career in the Metropolitan Police to help run the business. The early days were tough – working from home, juggling children, couriers, deliveries and using virtually every room in the house!
In 2003 they have moved to warehouses in Bridgwater which made life a lot easier. Today, they employ 16 people and supply a wide range of products to over 500 retailers throughout the UK, including John Lewis, Tesco, Mothercare, Amazon, Boots, Sainsbury’s and Harrods.
Their products have won many high profile parenting awards and they were Exporter of the Year for Somerset and the South West in 2006. In 2010 they have won the prestigious Company of the Year title at the MumandWorking Awards in recognition of their family friendly working environment.
About: P'kolino from Gander Kids, Winner of Best-Start Up Mumpreneur UK
We are delighted to introduce to you our favourite range of toys. Our very first choice is P'kolino from Gander Kids.
Maxine Lewis founded Gander in 2010 following a successful career in financial services.
As a busy working parent of young children Maxine was looking for good quality, reasonably priced children’s products, with high standards of design. Disillusioned with seeing the same products from the same shops she wanted to ensure that the design revolution happening in children’s products around the world could also be enjoyed by parents in the UK.
Supported by a network of professionals in fields including Retail Marketing, PR, and logistics and staffed by parents, Gander’s knowledge and experience spans not only the business world but that of being parents with a queue of willing little testers.
In the UK Gander is authorised to distribute the fantastic products produced by P'kolino (pee-ko-lee-no). P’kolino was founded to improve play at home by two dads with a passion for creating great products. With the help of friends, family and a global network of designers, P’kolino has created play products that are beloved worldwide for their playful style and smart functionality.
Their innovative line of toys, play furnishings, art supplies, décor and more offer children of all ages playfully smart solutions to improve play at home. P'kolino was founded in 2004 and is located in Florida, USA.
All items prices includes free delivery courier next day or day appointed.
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