One of the many wonderful things about social media, is the creative online community that I have discovered. To those people (like my husband!) who don't use social media, it can appear a strange world, one where you share aspects of your life with complete strangers...I can understand why it may appear more than a little odd! But delve a little deeper into that online world and you will discover wonderful creatives sharing their work, connections and friendships being made with genuine like minded people and a supportive and generous community.
Diana Bardega has established a unique and dedicated community of creatives, all with one thing in common...they are Mothers! The Mamahood aims to encourage mothers to meet, make, share, create, talk and trade together. It celebrates the transformative power of motherhood that enables women to unleash their creative potential and redefine themselves as entrepreneurs.
As part of the Mamahood, Diana has most recently created a pop up shop in Dulwich, London. She has filled an otherwise empty retail unit with gorgeous items for babies, children and Mums from over 70 Mum run small brands. The shop is open for a month, closing on 10th July. For those unable to visit the bricks and mortar shop, you can shop all the brands available online here. I am absolutely thrilled to be one of the brands included in this, and have chosen some of my favourite brands to share below.
Acorn and Pip - A carefully curated online store, selling beautiful ethical and sustainable gifts for babies and children. All the items are super stylish, and having met Lucy in real life, I can honestly say that she is the most lovely person who sources all items with great care and attention.
Faune - Absolutely stunning and timeless night wear for children, with an emphasis on slow fashion, so products are designed to last and be passed to future generations.
KIKI - Based on traditional Japanese kimonos, the style and loose fit of these handmade items mean that they are perfect for play. Akiko has brought together distinctive colours and patterns to form beautifully unique products.
Make and Wonder - Creative design kits, inspired by artists which encourage children to play and explore. Each kit encourages children to create, explore and lead their own play. A great and original gift idea.
Our Story Time - Such an incredibly beautiful store. Taking the every day and making it magical, is the belief that drives this online shop to showcase such wonderful products for your home and you. Decorative items for your home, bags, accessories and ceramics to name a few things. Do go and take a look. You will not be disappointed!
For more details about the Mamahood and to see all the brands available, then do head over to here.
Until next time,