Fashion, Infant Toddler Products, Natural Products

Simply Chickie USA Made, certified organic cotton baby and toddler products

Comment: I have partnered with Simply Chickie with this 2020 FALL-ing for Baby event. I was sent product and all opinions are my own

Simply Chic USA Made, certified organic cotton baby and toddler products

When baby arrives so many small moments begin to happen. Within those small moments we always seek the best of everything for them. Here is a small moment and a ‘best of everything’ that came full circle with my son who is now 12.

Honey Bee onesie

When my son was a newborn it took a bit to realize that what was a comfort to me I was manifesting onto him. I always have cold feet and hardly ever walk around without socks. I even sleep with socks on. My husband could never understand how I could sleep with socks on, but cold is so uncomfortable for me and if my feet are cold my entire body is cold. I was always keeping socks on my son. Even at times my husband may pull them off of him telling me it is warm and before long I would manage to put socks back on his poor little feet. Today, at 12 years old, he always wears socks. You will rarely see him without. He will even wear socks with sliders. I created a sock-wearing kid! I don’t know if I should feel proud or ashamed!

The point is that we want the best, we think and assume we are doing the best and our choices effect more than just ourselves or our child. Aside from wanting cute onesies, fun bibs or even the coziest socks buying a fabric that actually makes a difference means we are giving baby more than just quality. This is where buying organic cotton clothes like the products at Simply Chickie makes a world of difference in so many ways.

train bib

They are adorable and humorous like this Train bib above or the seasonal onesie below. Simply Chickie offers American made, certified organic cotton, funny baby and toddler products.

Why certified organic cotton clothing?

Besides it being the softest feeling apparel you have ever held in your hands, no synthetically produced pesticides or fertilizers are used in the process. Simply Chickie only uses GOTS certified organic cotton.

Halloween onesie

In a nutshell, conventional cotton uses more pesticides and is known to leave trace amounts in the cotton fibers, At least 7 of the 15 most carcinogenic chemicals known to man are used to grow conventional cotton. Allergic Contact Dermatitis is also a symptom for many and develops after repeated allergen exposure to dyes and other chemicals and metals. It also takes so much more water for standard cotton and irrigation is required and that is not healthy for the local rivers and town supply.

Certified organic cotton uses natural predators and hand soil care instead of pesticides. Organic cotton will not have trace chemicals left behind. Organic cotton uses rain water and not irrigation. It is better for you and the environment. It does not have to cost a fortune either!

Simply Chickie has affordable organic cotton products for babies and toddlers. The onesies and bibs have funny and adorable designs. The gift sets are cleverly wrapped and even include a plush chickie. The extra care is more than just the cotton used, but the printing and packaging. Shop Simply Chickie certified organic cotton clothing for your baby gifts! Also visit the Simply Chickie Amazon store!

Brands with a Cause, Fashion, Travel

Backpacks and Apparel from Sustainable Scandinavian Brands

Conducive to exertion, exploration, and relaxation is a Nordic style built in Europe and made for all weather and lifestyles. We may differ a lot in style from Scandinavia, but we are the same in our love of the outdoors. But in many parts of the US we have many more sunny days to rely on in the year.

So, on the days where the sun is absent and temperatures drop we may want to stay inside and relax or we may be eager to hit our slopes and clothing will be the difference in a long, cold day or an enjoyable one.

Aktiv style- Sustainable Scandinavian Brands

Aktiv style- Sustainable Scandinavian Brands

AktivStyle.com is the website and brands you once could only find in Europe are now available to us here in the USA. The brands Aktiv makes available are sustainable and made for the worst of weather. You will find the jeans to run errands in but stay warm and the backpacks to take hiking to keep things dry. Those sustainable Scandinavian brands we want are now available to us!

Thule has always been a European brand I love especially for the outdoors. I have (and love) the women’s Stir Hiking Backpack 28L by Thule of Sweden I can order from Aktiv. It has pockets in all the right places to easily access my phone, water bottle and more. It only weight 1.61 lbs empty making it lightweight to start. For extreme hikers and climbers, it even easily secures trekking poles or ice axes on loops that stow away when not in use.

Below are the Bjork reDEW8 jeans for women, another of the sustainable Scandinavian brands. For men, the Ravin are a perfect, every-day denim in stunning colors that deliver the style of a straight leg jean with the comfort of a relaxed fit. The Råk is a skinny jean that has so much built in stretch that it feels like you are wearing sweat pants.

For women, the Örn has the stretch of the Råk with a more feminine cut, a true skinny jean. The Bjork is a straight jean with a heavier construction and continued comfort and fit. These jeans, no matter the style are made for comfort above all!

reDEW8 contributes 25% of all profits to projects designed to foster environmental responsibility and sustainability.

Bjork jeans

There is so much at the Aktiv Style website for your outdoor (or indoor) adventures from any corner of the world. But for here in the USA, you get to shop Aktiv! Sending a child off to college and want them to go with quality apparel and gear for all weather conditions? This is your online shop of sustainable Scandinavian brands!

Fashion

Finding A Good Quality High School Uniform Store

Finding A Good Quality High School Uniform Store

Nothing quite says team or brand like a well-tailored, thought-out high school uniform, the sophistication, and elegance of individuals representing their sports or firms in well-made clothes is a sight for sore eyes. 

If you have ever seen a military parade where even the recruits and newbies looking pristine you will know what it means to give that little bit extra when it comes to clothing, see some stunning military uniforms around the world here: https://www.youngisthan.in/business-specials/military-uniforms-from-around-world/66913

Realizing how harmonious it all flows there is no way you would want anything less when it came to your employees advertising your company, you know how the old saying goes, you have to give to get, the same goes for spending money to make money. A simple theory that works, nonetheless.

As someone who comes from a hospitality background, the departments were unmistakably different in their attire, and rightly so. Yes, chefs wear head to toe gear to prevent hot splashes or scalds jumping onto your skin and front of house management are decked out in suits, but if we all wore the same who would customers know whom to approach?

The creation or ‘invention’ of uniforms was first established back as early as 1222, although not much documentation is evident there have been a few written recordings showing that a school in England around 1552 first implemented school uniforms which then sparked the nation and soon bubbled over into collegiate institutions.

An interesting and factual piece to read about in this link when next you have your tea break with 2 or 3 biscuits if I don’t mind myself. But essentially the uniform represented not only the educational academy you attended but soon categorized and segregated society by status or opulence. Simply wearing certain styles and colors gave you privilege.

school uniforms

When I went to school back in the hay day things were pretty much black and white, you bought your uniform from one shop and went next door the get your iron-on school badges or name tags, and off you went, oh how thing have changed.

Times have changed.

Nowadays we have the efficiency and convenience of everything being under one roof, essentially a clothing store, with a design team behind the scenes, and machines to embroider your every desire. 

If you’re like me with a house full of kids then you know all too well the drama of having the ‘perfect fit’ of a high school uniform for your up and coming teenage high school daughter and the toughest material on the planet for your son who believes living life by rolling around in the dirt with his friends at every chance he gets.

Sounds like your life? Then you need a high school uniform store to lend a much-needed ear and advise you on the best options available to suit your budget and family dynamic. While you’re at it, getting their sports kit and team gear sewn is just as easy as dropping it off when you head in for your consultation. What more could you ask for? 

school sports

When you’re part of a sports team, yes the freshly washed and ironed kit gets you mentally ready to tackle your opponents, seeing everyone in the changing rooms all matching and gearing to go is like a scene from a movie.

I used to love looking around as the coach gave his pre-match speech and plays, and although it may seem so small of a detail, you feel an overwhelming sense of pride to be part of something much bigger than just yourself. Who knew a set of garments had such a wonderful impact on a life. 

 Benefits of wearing a uniform.

  • Awareness. Whether it be your school choir performing at the grand theatre or your staff members going out and marketing your products, seeing a well-designed and strategically placed logo can make people aware of who you are and where you’re from.  
  • Protection. Companies usually provide safety gear for employees working on construction sites or building areas, having more than just a shirt branded and extending your brand to hard hats or high-viz vests you can be sure that the staff gets the job done and passersby or customers will be sure to remember who completed the task.

There are plenty of advantages not only to the above-mentioned points, see what others have to say about it here https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-advantages-and-disadvantages-of-wearing-a-school-uniform and even more so when referring to schools.

Simply putting everyone in the same outfit can significantly reduce bullying and racism, which unfortunately is still a factor in schools today as big as a shame as it is, it’s the truth. We want our children focused on education and making a future for themselves, not worrying about what is or isn’t ‘in fashion.’

  • Cost-effective. We all know the costs of the latest trainers or the brand blowing up social media platforms can cost parents an arm and leg, taking these out of the school equation makes life with 1 less thing to worry about.
save money on uniforms

The younger generation may not realize it, but with everyone in the same boat discipline is silently instilled, knowing what needs to be worn and when gives a sense of purpose and an unspoken set of rules are adhered to. 

We are never too old to understand why things are the way they are, read this article for a quick insight into how a school uniform can help improve a student performance and behavior at school.

Times are changing, life is getting busier, one less thing to think about when it comes to schools is having a business who understands this and provides the customer care and service you deserve for your high school uniform or at any grade level or team.