01 Nov 12 Eczema is rising rapidly in Australia with as many as one in four children developing the disease before the age of two. With the first signs of eczema surfacing between 2 and 6 months, new mums already challenged by night time sleeping have the added strain of baby being woken by a need to itch and scratch as well as the visible damage to delicate skin.Kelly Northey is the creator of the Bamboo Bubby Bag™ which assists eczema suffering babies in two ways: firstly the all natural bamboo-cotton fabric doesn't irritate the skin, is breathable and adapts to climate changes, and secondly the unique Adjust-a-Sleeve™ design covers the hands, preventing harsh scratching and with the sleeves designed to grow it is suitable for toddlers too.
Wearing environmentally friendly fabrics is one of the best things you can do for the planet, as well as the people who produce them. 300,000 Indian Farmers are said to commit suicide every year due to the slave labour demanded by the cotton trade. As a shopper, we have lots of power to help in these kinds of situations.
With tribal prints making their cyclical comeback this spring/summer, *rYico and *www.Shop4Rwanda.com, a charity set up in the UK in order to fund raise for projects in Rwanda, has launched its new range of skirts, dresses and accessories that reflect the bold colours and graphic prints seen on the catwalks of spring/summer 2012. And with prices that are far cheaper than high street copies you can ease your purse strings as well as your conscience.
Created in 2006 by designer Nin Castle, Goodone was born out of a love for great design and a resistance to the wasteful impact the fashion industry has on the environment. Specialising in ‘Up Cycling’ Goodone combines unrivalled design, with innovative use of new British and sustainable fabrics and reclaimed textiles gathered from textile recycling factories, end of roll and off cuts from cashmere and textile mills.
Natural fibres are incredible against the skin, and once you try them you won't want to wear anything synthetic. The problem with most natural fibres is the ranges are usually quite plain and simple, but not so anymore! Emma Nissim's designs are colourful and have cute embellishments to make her clothes anything but boring!