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aden + anais, the babycare brand widely known for its iconic muslin swaddling, sleeping, feeding and bath time products, is delighted to announce the launch of its new snug fit sleeved sleeping bag this summer, an innovative and stylish sleeping bag designed to help babies (and parents!) enjoy an uninterrupted sleep.

The snug fit sleeved sleeping bag features a modern quilted design with a 1.5 tog comforted weighted cotton fabric with ¾ length sleeves. It mimics the secure feeling of being inside the womb by encouraging a sounder sleep without overheating. Designed with comfort and breathability in mind, the sleeping bag opens from bottom to top, to ensure speedy night-time changes while the innovative sleeved design snugly fits the upper body and arms, making baby feel safe and secure, thereby preventing the startle reflex. The sack structure of the sleeping bag also provides ample leg room for easy movement. 

It's available from www.adenandanais.co.uk as well as selected retailers nationwide including Harrods, Selfridges and Natural Baby Shower. 

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This Autumn, take a stroll through the deep dark wood with the award-winning London based baby and toddler clothing brand MORI and its collaboration with the much-loved children’s character, The Gruffalo. This collection has been designed using MORI’s very own secret Gruffalo crumble recipe in celebration of the book’s 20th anniversary year. 

Written by renowned children’s author Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo has won countless awards and sold over 13.5 million copies, delighting readers - young and old alike - for two decades.   

MORI strongly believe in the benefits of reading and creating special memories at bedtime, which is why they embraced the opportunity to work with The Gruffalo. Studies have shown that reading builds the bond between a parent and child, increases language and reading skills, aids concentration, and helps to develop imagination, creativity and empathy.

The Gruffalo by MORI collection will be available from September 2019 at babymori.com and in selected retailers nationwide.

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Farhi.co.uk has been around for 15+ years with more than 200 indulgent products, however the company has just launched its new chocolate recipe which is richer and doesn't include palm oil.

The company's best seller is the £15 hand painted Bonbonniere which are hand crafted papier mache made by a small family in Kashmir. Each individual piece is one of a kind and completely made and painted by hand with a variety of traditional and intricate designs. The beauty of the bonbonniere is that once you've eaten the chocolate inside , you can use it as a decorative piece of art to place in your home or even use it as a trinket box.

They can be filled with either assorted chocolate raisins, assorted chocolate almonds, dark chocolate coffee beans or dark chocolate ginger.

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Blade & Rose has launched its autumn / winter 2019 Collection bringing together its bestselling classic designs with fresh new styles incorporating new characters, colour combinations, and textures. Best known for its iconic children's leggings, the British built brand has focused on creating new characters to continue to capture the imagination of parents and children alike.

Blade and Rose has always considered both fashion and comfort when designing collections and this year's is no exception. The Blade and Rose Autumn Winter 2019 collection focuses on texture as well as design. With 14 new styles, four of which feature a fluffy bottomed character: Betty Owl, Deer, Llama, and Outer Space. All the styles have been designed with coordinating tops and fluffy socks that complement each character.

New Characters from the Autumn Winter 2019 Collection include Betty Owl, Chameleon and a Deer – a Fluffy deer face on the bum with delicate flower patterned leg, to name just a few.

For further information, please contact Lisa McPherson, +44 (0)1539 730 880, lisa@bladeandrose.co.uk.

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ExaClair has launched two new Clairefontaine Kraft ranges of Christmas gift wrap with a Dinosaur and Sausage Dog theme, and including its award-winning 'Tiny Rolls' half-size rolls.

The 'DinoVation' designs include green dinosaurs dressed up for winter on ice skates and hugging dinosaurs cleverly disguised as Christmas trees. All six designs centre around the green, black, white and gold colours set off by the natural Kraft background. Bags in three different sizes and ribbons complement the range.

The sausage dog papers, named 'Generosity' use red, brown, white and brown to create cute, fun and modern Christmas wrapping options.

Clement Rouillard, Marketing Manager at ExaClair, says they have been overwhelmed by the success of the Tiny Rolls: “Following their double-award win at the Stationery Show, we have received unprecedented interest. We are very pleased to extend the smaller-sized rolls into these new, on-trend Kraft papers.”

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British baby and children's footwear brand, Poco Nido, is thrilled to unveil its first Leather Midi Shoe micro-collection. Bridging the gap between their Mini and Mighty Shoes, these barefoot friendly shoes are ideal for the most curious of tiny toes, doing a perfect job of nurturing little one's early steps and building their confidence, indoors and outdoors in dry weather.

The award-winning brand has already established itself as the go to experts for high quality, unique pull on shoes for babies and toddlers. They are now excited to introduce an iconic collection of luxurious leather shoes for the smallest members of the family.

Exclusively for toddlers, available in sizes UK 2- 5, the 100 per cent leather Midi Shoes are ideal for little explorers, crawling, walking or jumping. The eco conscious chrome free leather is a wipe clean surface which is easy to care for, and the suede sole offers grip and protection while still maintaining that important barefoot feel.

Commenting on the launch, founder Catherine Lobley, said: 'We are so delighted to expand our collection to feature leather options. I'm incredibly proud of the quality of our new footwear, the classic colours and shapes are sure to become a staple in children's wardrobes. The collection may be small but that just means we have room to grow.'

Available from https://poconido.com/ , wholesale contact salesandpress@poconido.com

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British homewares designer Sophie Allport is about to launch a new children's Space collection that will be available from 12th August.
Fuelling dreams of interstellar adventures, Sophie's latest children's design is out of this world! Colourful planets are orbited by satellites, rockets and moons, whilst brave astronauts float amongst the stars on a deep blue background. This fun space design will delight aspiring space girls and boys, with an array of children's decor and dining gifts available.

There are 21 products in the new collection with retail prices starting at £2.50. Fun shaped backpacks and lunch bags complement a wide range of dinnerware including plates, bowls and cutlery. There's a children's apron plus fun cushion, blanket and doorstop – perfect for decorating a little space adventurer's bedroom. New products include a set of children's bibs, knitted mittens, snood, hat and a children's jumper.

A timely collection to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11s famous expedition and astronauts walking on the moon for the very first time.

The collection will be available from the Sophie Allport trade team on +44 (0)1778 428 210.

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Since it was founded in 1903, SodaStream has grown exponentially – trading in 45 countries and becoming the world's leading sparkling water brand.
Despite the company's size, SodaStream continues to maximise its environmental credentials by reducing the consumer need for single-use plastic.
The company's signature machine, the SodaStream Spirit Sparkling Water Maker, is a cost-effective and stylish solution to cut down on plastic at home, with each machine having the potential to save households up to 1,282 bottles per year.
Using the machine couldn't be simpler – and it doesn't require electricity either. Simply twist the 60L recyclable gas cylinder into place, secure the carbonating bottle in one single-push motion and enjoy sparkling water within seconds.
The Spirit retails with an RRP of £99.99 and SodaStream currently trade with Argos, Amazon, Robert Dyas, Lakeland, The Range, Currys, Ocado, Selfridges and more.
The product is available in: Black, White, Red, Pink and Icy Blue.
To get in touch, please contact: Customer.Care-UK@sodastream.com

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Madlug was founded in 2015 by Dave Linton. A man whose only experience in the luggage industry was bags of enthusiasm. Dave, a Youth Worker was heartbroken to learn that most children in care transport their worldly belongings in a bin bag. In that moment, he set out to do something about it. With just £480, Dave started Madlug and came up with our 'Buy one Give one' approach: with every bag you purchase, one will be given to a child in care.
The Classic Backpack (featured) is the bag that started the movement. It is designed in Belfast and styled to meet your travel needs along with really helping you stand out as someone who cares. It's your perfect everyday backpack for shopping, travel, school, college, university, hiking and commuting every day to the office.
For further information, visit https://madlug.com

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The Isle of Harris Distillery's story is one of love for the Isle of Harris, its land and its people, aiming to give back much more than it takes. The distillery was the brainchild of the now chairman, Anderson Bakewell, connected to the island for more than 50 years and anxious to address issues surrounding the fragile local economy and a declining population. What better way to share the magic of this place, he thought, than by capturing its essence in a bottle and sending it out into the world.

The Isle of Harris Distillery shop create carefully crafted lowball tumbler Gin and Martini glasses, the perfect way to ensure a sophisticated serve. Made in collaboration with Wrzesniak Glassworks, each handmade piece is one of a kind, having been blown, shaped and polished in traditional fashion at this exceptional workshop brought to our attention by Peter Kwasniewski, one of our staff in Tarbert. After working closely with their glassmiths, the resulting gently rippled contours provide a beautiful and tactile way to complement your Isle of Harris Gin bottle.

Isle of Harris Gin glass has an RRP of £10; and gift sets are available with two glasses and a bottle of Harris Gin at RRP £62.

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