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Sleepy Nico - Made in Britain

Posted on October 03, 2015 | Posted under Baby Carrier, Blog post, Buy British Day, Collection, discount, Made in Britain, SleepyNico Carrier, special offer | Leave a Comment

It's Buy British Day today and Sleepy Nico Carriers are made here in Britain.

 

Sleepy Nico had a very international start, with its founders both being from Russia and living in London. I met Maria and Nico at a number of multi cultural events in London where parents from around the world got together and swapped parenting tips and styles.

 

 

Many years on and Sleepy Nico carriers are still made in Britain but all in Suffolk. Sleepy Nico has three dedicated seamstresses, Kerri and Sarah both work on your custom made toddler and baby carriers and live locally. The online collections are made by Ana in Bury St Edmunds and overseen by the amazing Jane. I like to be able to work with a team of people who are passionate about what they do and because we are all close it means our lines of communication are open and easy (usually!). It's also great to be adding to the local economy.

 

 

The materials used to make Sleepy Nico are all bought from within the UK. Our quality corduroy from Brisbane Moss, a textile mill in Lancashire and all the lovely patterned fabrics from UK suppliers – although of course your good taste brings in designs from around the world. A couple of our organic designs are made and printed by a fair trade co-operative in India. I hope by having Sleepy Nico carriers made in Britain that in a small way we are helping to keep valuable skills from dying out on our doorstep!

 

Sleepy Nico may be homegrown, but its popularity is widespread and there are fans in Belgium, Sweden, Morocco, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. I have also seen lovely holiday pictures of your SN's in action in Mexico, the US and all over Europe and of course there are just a few in Sheffield ;).

 

 

With International Babywearing Week coming up (4-10 October 2015) I would love to see photos from around the world please send them in.

 

For other British made brands visit www.makeitbritish.co.uk

 

For 10% discount on baby carriers on Buy British Day please use BBDAY at the checkout (this applies to the online collection only).

 

Angeline x

 

 

Autumn/Winter Collection 2015

Posted on September 23, 2015 | Posted under Baby Carrier, Blog post, Collection, Designs, Discount, Fabric, Made in Britain, Sleepy Nico Carrier, SleepyNico Carrier, special offer | Leave a Comment

It's that time of year again and I'm delighted to introduce you all to Sleepy Nico's latest Collection.

Four beautiful carriers that we hope you will love as much as we do.

 

Oliver

We just loved these fun geese and knowing how much parents and children like animal and bird prints this was a must. The fabric is by Cloud 9 so it's a gorgeous organic print from the US. It's namesake is my brother-in-law who is a keen rower and makes moving across the water look like an effortless joy. He is also witty and a bit silly so I thought this suited him perfectly.

 

Abigail

Teal is an autumnal colour and a favourite of mine, my Mum's and my sister Abigail! We often turn up to see each other to find we are all flaunting a new teal item. I've already named a carrier after my lovely Mummy (Judy) so I thought it was time my fabulous sister got a mention. She is very stylish and lives a glamourous life in the US, there isn't an autumn where she lives but I'm sure if there was she would be enjoying a beautiful teal print like this one.

 

Bryn

Bryn is Sleepy Nico's charity carrier of the year and this beautiful print was chosen by Bryn's parents in his memory and for their charity – Bryn's Helping Hand. More details about Bryn and the importance of feathers can be found here on his product page.

 

Maggie

This is a first for us, a limited edition design sold exclusively by Rosie from the Sheffield Sling Surgery. It turns out Rosie loves teal too and her youngest is called Maggie. To purchase a Maggie please visit Sling-Spot

 

We hope you like them and the meanings behind their names. There is a 10% discount on all carriers purchased from our website till midnight on Sunday 27th September with the code BLOG10.

Angeline x

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