SquidKids, a London design brand established since 2008, create fully waterproof rainwear with a twist – when wet, white sections of the design magically transform into brightly coloured pictures.
SquidKids use only the softest cotton and Oeko-Tex 100 dyes are hand printed onto the material. The company founders, Viviane (Swiss) and Emma-Jayne (British) studied product design at the London College of Fashion and have previously worked for fashion houses such as Chloé, so quality and functionality is taken extremely seriously.
They are often asked where they get their inspiration from. The answer is simple, they were fed up by the rainy weather in England and wanted to bring a bit of fun and colour into little lives.
Since then the brand has gone from strength to strength. In 2015 they have won the best ‘Baby and child product of the year’ award in the United Kingdom.
The design-duo hope you love the collection of rain jackets, wellies, brollies and drawstring bags as much as they do!
You can find their amazing range at Kids One Stop Shop.
The weather has definitely turned and its colder out. Its time to wrap up warm and keep out the cold.
We have a gorgeous selection of clothing and blankets to keep you and your family warm and snuggly.
The cooler weather is on its way and in the UK it’s normally accompanied by the rain. Don’t worry we have you covered! You can all stay dry and stylish at the same time with Kids One Stop Shop.
We have a gorgeous selection of Emma Bridgewater rain wear
Don’t let the rain get you down we have some rainy day activities for you to try out.
On Tuesday we gave you our top tips on staying safe in sun. Luckily for you we sell the most brilliant products to help keep your family safe in the sun.
Here at Kids One Stop Shop we are really passionate about sun safety. In 2011 13,348 people were diagnosed with Skin Cancer in the UK. That’s really scary and we need to protect ourselves and our children more from the sun.
Here are our top tips for staying safe in the sun.
Keep your body protected with a t-shirt, hat and sunglasses. If you are at the beach or playing the paddling pool use UPF protective swimwear.
Slap on the Sun cream
Sun cream should be used in partnership with your clothes not instead of. Ideally it should be at least SPF30 and have a 4 or 5 star UVA rating.
It should go on at least 20 minutes before you are exposed to the sun and needs topping up during the day. It becomes part of our morning routine in the summer; we slap SPF50 on before we get our clothes on.
Find the Shade
Try not to sit in direct sunlight find a shaded area or use a parasol or sun tent to protect you. Babies and young children should be kept out of direct sunlight.
You can get sunshades for babies prams which will keep them protected from the sun.
The peak time for the sun is 11am to 3pm so make sure you keep in the shade so you don’t burn and put yourself at risk from skin cancer.
Take a drink out for yourself and your children and keep hydrated in the sun.
What are you tops for sun safety?
Spring is here! It’s time to hide the winter clothes and embrace the warmer weather.
This of course means some new clothes for the children. We know that clothes shopping can be painful so we have pulled together some of our clothes to make it easier for you.
We thought we would start with t-shirts; you can never have too many t-shirts.
Summer is on it’s way - get in the holiday mood by entering our competition to win £50 worth of Mitty James vouchers to spend on kidsonestopshop.co.uk!
Mitty James offers a large range of children’s beach and swimwear, cover-ups, hats, swimsuits, romper suits, all in ones and towelling goodies that are all designed to keep your VIPs stylish and safe in the sun!
We’d like to give one lucky winner the chance to win £50 worth of Mitty James swimwear – in order to enter:
To increase your chances of winning ‘Like’ our Facebook page and let us know you’ve done it!
And/or tweet (copy/paste) the following line:
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It won’t be long before the sun has got it’s hat on.. so please do enter and share – good luck!
Open to UK residents only. Competition closes at 12.00am Monday 11th June 2013. Winner chosen by randomorg.com. Winner will be contacted by email and will have 7 days to reply or a new winner will be chosen. Prizes will be sent within 28 days of being excepted. One entry per household. The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook
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Introducing Lucas Frank a brand exclusively for boys….
Linden Kitson Founder & MD Sarah Beveridge Sales & Marketing Director Alan Simpson Creative Director
Why and when did you create Lucas Frank? January 2011
What’s your mission?
Our mission is to keep Lucas Frank at the forefront of Boys British Fashion. We are ‘Boyish and British’ – this is our brand. Our focus is to deliver the Lucas Frank ethos and message to each and every customer.
What do you wish people knew about Lucas Frank?
We have always been and are classic in our style, smart in our thinking, and cool in our character. People should know about the LF journey. They should know & explore the quality of our garments – they should know how we pay incredible attention to the little stitches, the little seams, the littlest of details.
What’s Lucas Frank’s secret to success?
Our secret to our success is simple – We listen. It is through listening, we recognised the gap in the market. It is through listening that our quality & message has risen above others and it is through listening that we consistently exceed our customers’ expectations, pleasantly surprising them in our typical ‘Boyish and British’ fashion.