With Mothering Sunday almost upon us, here’s my pick of the brands that celebrate mama life…
1 DO IT LIKE A MOTHER branded fashion is a by-product of Southend and Upminster-based hypnobirthing business of the same name.
Sweatshirt (grey), £28; Oversized T-shirt, £16: www.doitlikeamother.co.uk
2 ESSEX MAMA, was originally based in Harlow but is now established in Southend. Started by a full-time mummy Liz Cadman who was desperate to put her twitchy creative hands to use.
Girl gang/boy gang T-shirts, £15: www.essexmama.co.uk
3 FRED & NOAH is a hugely successful baby legging company based in Rochford (created by Natalie and Dan Reynolds – parents to two little boys) which makes mama leggings of select styles to twin with their tot creations.
Penguin leggings (child), from £13.50; Penguin leggings, (adult) from £30: www.fredandnoah.com
4 BLOSSOM AND BEAR was founded by mum-of-three Sarah Parker. These are the perfect solution for a mum with teething tots who likes to wear jewellery (BPA free silicone beads and firmly secured onto a strong cord with a snap clasp)
Hexagon mumma beads teething necklace, £10.99, www.blossomandbear.com
5 BETTY RATBAG aka mum-of-one is Charlie Hansell a Leigh-on-Sea based creator of postpartum inspired illustrations, printed on T-shirts, totes and pins.
I’m Fine Tee (Fitted), £19: www.bettyratbag.com
6 DAISY BELLE DREAMS was set up by mum-of-two Julie Robinson and also offers unique children interiors items and toys.
Mama, You Got This Enamel Pin, £5.99: www.daisybelledreams.com
7 CALON B is the brainchild of mum-of-one Nicola Williams who also creates unique and hand-printed personalised new baby gifts and pretty home furnishings and well as mother-message tops.
Tired (but so worth it!) hand printed sweatshirt jumper, £22.50: www.calonb.co.uk
8 THE FMLY STORE – SELFISH MOTHER was created by Molly Gunn with input from husband Tom Mangan. They have two boys and a little girl boys and their #GoodTees have raised more than £617K for charities including Women for Women UK, Save The Children and Mothers 2 Mothers.
The Black WINGING IT Oversized Tee, £30: www.thefmlystore.com
This fashion round-up has also been published in the March 2018 issue of Essex Living magazine