Beautiful Bibs by Charley and Ollie

Hello friends! Have you met Melbourne mum of twins Tracy, from Charley and Ollie? Tracy creates a gorgeous range of dribble bibs and recently released her Spring collection. As you can see from the lovely images below, these bibs provide the perfect finishing touch for an outfit, and are also made with practicality in mind. You see, when Tracy’s twins were born, she couldn’t quite fathom all the dribbling + twin parenting + the countless wet clothes… (we totally empathise with that situation). You can view the complete Charley and Ollie range here.

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Charley and Ollie make ‘bandana style’ bibs for both boys and girls and have just released their Spring Range, which now features Art Gallery, Riley Blake and Michael Miller fabrics. Oh, and they are also releasing a special collaboration with 2 small biz mummas, which ‘adds’ to the ‘Charley and Ollie’ range.

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Big Things by Lucy Kalantari

We met Lucy Kalantari with the release of her debut children’s album Pockets Full of Joy, and today we’re delighted to introduce you to her followup release, Big Things. This album will be released on 16 Sept 2016 and is jam-packed with 12 jazzy tracks. Lucy’s style is inspirational, quirky, and filled with passion. Listening to her album just makes me happy, and I love playing these songs while we’re going about our day. It adds a little extra spring to my step. Check out the music video for ‘Our Garden’ below.

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Label Love... Oomph & Floss!

I recently had stumbled across an amazing Australian children’s label called Oomph & Floss, and I thought to myself, WHY did I not know about these guys sooner? Their collection has a Scandi vibe and is all kinds of quirky and cheerful. My personal favourite is Rumba the hippo, and I must say, at $24.95 for a GOTS certified organic top, he’s every bit as affordable as he is awesome! Oh, and did I mention that KID independent readers receive free delivery? Simply enter the code FREESHIP4KID (ends 31 August, 2016).

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So, who is Oomph & Floss?

We asked founder & owner, Avanti Sachdeva, to share…

Before I tell you a bit about Oomph & Floss, I thought I might tell you a bit about me. I’m a mum to my gorgeous 2 and half year old girl and like most women in our industry she’s been the force and my inspiration behind creating Oomph & Floss. I come with a background in international marketing-communications having worked in the education sector for many years.

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The world of boardrooms and office politics was no longer my cup of tea after I had my daughter and I wanted a much slower and more meaningful life, more time to connect with her, to read books to her, to explore the outdoors with her, to do something more rewarding and just be a happier person. I said my goodbyes to the world of 9 to 5 and decided to create something that would give me the balance I was looking for, that would give me complete creative freedom, and in the middle of it all, to find a way to give back to the country I come from, India.

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Our manufacturer comes from a lovely local family based in Tirupur in South India. All our clothing is certified organic and manufactured under fair trade conditions that come with the GOTS certification. I am currently manufacturing in very small volumes as I really want to take my time with growing this business.

Oomph & Floss Organic Children's Clothing

When my daughter was born, as any new mum, I went down the road of finding her the best (but most practical) organic clothing I could lay my hands on. There are plenty of brands that have established themselves well in the organic ‘baby and infant’ market. However, only a handful have successfully captured the equally growing waddler and toddler market in the same way. Most Australian organic cotton brands work with a risk-free colour palette – white, black, monochrome.

Don’t get me wrong, it is all pretty stuff, and I’ve bought heaps of it myself but there is something missing. Most organic clothing brands didn’t have the energy, vibrancy, attitude and oomph I was looking for in my daughter’s clothing – the very attributes that reflect the personality of a typical toddler. I’m hoping for O&F to fill that gap in some way.

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My mission is to find a way to bring illustrations and details in nature into clothing just so that children feel surrounded and connected with raw beauty in nature. Our illustrations are not and will not be cute. We won’t be afraid to show children the muscle in a tiger’s legs and the strength of a hippo’s jaws but we’ll add a touch of quirkiness to it all.

Oomph & Floss Organic Children's Clothing

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Thanks for sharing your story Avanti, it’s such a pleasure to meet you.

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>> Shop for organic children’s clothing at Oomph & Floss

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Sophie's Toy Shop Showcase!

On the 26th and 27th of August, Sophie’s Toy Shop has invited three amazing small business owners to showcase their products, which are normally available online only. Smiley Organics, Munchbox, and Smallprint Silver Fingerprint Jewellery Sydney North will be at Sophie’s Toy Shop in St Leonards from 10am to 1pm. You will be able to ask questions, play around with the products and enjoy exclusive discounts. Hooray! Mark it in your diary folks! Find out more here.

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