Mothers mean Business!
In these challenging times, small businesses are being hit hard at the moment. It is particularly difficult and uncertain being a self-employed parent at the best of times. Now, with all children at home it is tough to stay imaginative, keep the cool and the business going.
We think every day should be Mother’s Day, so to all Mothers we are taking this moment to salute you and recognise you, we see what you do and we applaud you. Below is our list of some of our favourite Mum-Run Businesses with a child led focus. What are yours? Let us know, we love being introduced to new brands.
Organic clothes, Tootsa Macginty
We have long dressed our children in Tootsa, we love their style and ethics. Mum and designer, Kate Pietrasik has shot even higher in our estimation since announcing their bold and brave decision to halt wholesale and concentrate on developing sustainably with a more ethical approach to manufacturing. They will not be create more clothes, for now, in the name of sustainable fashion rather than fast fashion, but rather focusing on those that they have.
Organic Knitwear, Mrs Hendersons
Mother of 4, Jessica Henderson launched her knitwear business, Mrs Henderson’s, last year. We have been kept warm all winter in her organic hand knitted woollen hats and matching mitts, next stop the Spring gilets, the weather is ready for us!
Organic Pyjamas, Bright Company
We have long adored these organic, design led pyjamas, making them sustainable as well as fabulous! Alienor Falconer, mother and owner of the Bright Company, is committed to ethical design.
Family Recipes, Mums Know Best
This brilliant website brings together family recipes from around the world, it encourages families to connect and inspire each other to cook simple meals from scratch on a daily basis. Created Natasha Corrett, 4 time cookery book author and mum, Natasha knows food!
Wyld Cookery, Fran Wyld
The dream team of Fran Wyld, Emma White and Heidi Skudder make up all that is good about Wyld Cookery, this trio offer a winning combination of professional cooking, baby weaning workshops and behaviour. Three for the price of one – yum!
Bamboo Plates, BubbaBoo
Mother of 2 Maria launched Bubbaboo as the eco-friendly solution to baby weaning, brilliantly designed to transition from baby to toddler, those are some firm suckers that keep the bowl safe! Made from sustainable bamboo, which as we all know, we love you!
Personalised Prints, Camilla Vickers
Freelance illustrator Camilla Vickers creates colourful and fun children’s prints, perfect for any nursery or bedroom. Camilla paints, draws and illustrates on paper and furniture – we want them all!
Emma Ross, Mamalina
Yes, you will want to be her – she gives you dungaree envy and wafts an aura of zen and grounded calm amongst her reusable nappies. Emma’s writing is quick as a whippet, smart, funny but crucially relevant and realistic. She will make you want to do better for the world and your children.
Little Spree, Sarah Clark
OK, so this is a bit of a cheat as Sarah styles primarily women’s clothes but she does look out for kids too and the baby category is particularly divine! The absolute truth is this Mother of Twins has a natty and watchful eye and our wardrobes are all the better for it. It doesn’t need to be high end to be stylish, my collar game has been upped no end.
Fashion Consultant – Ginnie Chadwyck Healey
OK, last cheat – Ginnie is absolutely all about women’s fashion, albeit sustainable fashion and naughtier still, is a columnist rather than a blogger ooops!. Mother of three, most recently to the sweet Walter, Ginnie featured PomPom, not once but twice in her style column in the Telegraph, so it’s only fair to say, she supports children’s designs as well. Have you seen her daughters? Beautifully dressed, go and be inspired.
Captain Bobcat, Eva Katona
An early supporter of PomPom, Eva is a London dwelling Hungarian lifestyle blogging, green living, adventurous, campaigning super mum. We love her blog, Captain Bobcat and follow her religiously on Instagram, as she always gives us something new to think about whether it’s a recipe, plastic free periods, circular economy or the best in kids toys.
London Mummy, Lucinda Robbins
Looking for things to do, see. buy, explore in London? In better times, the London Mummy is IT and in the meantime while we are indoors, she will look after us with sensible and practical advice about how to keep going. Yes.We.Can.
EditbyEmily, Emily Dawe
A self proclaimed crafty mum, Emily Dawe creates beautiful and inspiring features and transforms all that she touches; paints, styles, designs, illustrates, teaches – she is an inspiring mother with original and fun ideas.
The Muddy Mummy, Emily Salvesen
When it comes to interiors inspo, Emily is the one to go to. She has a killer eye and makes a house a home. She is also the queen of the juggle. Three little kiddos keep her busy in the Scottish countryside. We love her for a candid views on all things parenting. We really are all in it together!