Archive for June, 2013

Top Eco Tips for Preventing Clothes Moths

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The scourge of your wool and silk, clothes moth nibble your clothes to feed themselves. Actually, it's the clothes moth grubs (sweet little baby moths!) that leave those annoying holes in your wool, silk, alpaca and cashmere.

Here are our top eco tops for eliminating clothes moths courtesy of one of the loveliest children's Merino wool clothing brand, Disana.   As Disana knit thousands of pure wool children's clothes every year and store them safely, they should know!

About the clothes moth (Tineola bisselliella)

  • A clothes moth, a nocturnal butterfly, is called Tineola bisselliella. This yellow/brown moth is under a centimeter long, is thin and narrow, with a soft glossy coat. The clothes moth is peaceful and introverted, preferring a quiet living space near its food. (more…)

Ten wonderful things about cycling!

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

I love working at Cambridge Baby for so many reasons, the biggest being the wonderful people here. But one reason struck me even before walking through the front door. I can cycle here.

After years of commuting on stuffy buses I can merrily propel myself through the countryside over the commons, through the buttercups and past the cows to work. One of the wonderful things about Cambridge as a city is that so many people cycle to get around.

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Hunting down organic clothes at Bubble London :)

Sunday, June 16th, 2013
Rosy and I have just come back from Britain's loveliest trade show for children's clothes - Bubble, held in Islington. We always go to find new brands that work for us - soft wool or organic cotton, well-made lovely baby and children's clothing.  We always want genuine ethical commitment and a bonus is...  enthusiasm!  If there is someone you think we should look out for or stock next year, let us know below. It was good to see some of our favourite British ethical companies - hello Pigeon, Kite, Piccalilly and Frugi!  And a welcome addition to the British scene - Sense Organics is launching here good and proper (though we got in first and are already stocking them!). There was very little wool there but we were delighted with the made-down-the-road quirky designs of Donna Wilson - cushions, toys and blankets in gorgeously soft British lambswool. http://www.donnawilson.com/ At the moment they're not selling to online stores but if you'd like to see them on these pages, let them know 🙂 Fun, aren't they?!  I'll leave you with one more.... www.donnawilson.com

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