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Finally getting ready to launch!

Oh my, how long it has been since we've caught up. Far too long!  Sometimes if feels like the last 2 years have been a repeat of the same steps: search for a suitable manufacturing partner, find a manufacturer, lose said manufacturer, start all over again. You'll remember from our last update that manufacturing woes plagued us, and I'm a little sorry to report that the last few months have been a continuation of  that. But finally, with what feels like a pure stroke of luck, we finally managed to find what is shaping up to be the perfect partner for us! And so with measured excitement, a little trepidation perhaps, and heaps of hope, we are very excited to update...

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An update on our brand launch

By golly, have things been quiet around here! An unplanned hiatus to be perfectly honest, but only online. In the background, it has felt like nothing really stopped. The relentless onslaught of emails, factory and fabric wholesalers visits, and telephone calls to potential business partners has not slowed down at all. What has felt a little slow perhaps, is finding the right fit for everything. The right manufacturer with an ethical stance towards their treatment of workers, the right fabrics with eco-conscious accreditations and sustainability credits, the right production prices that mean we can actually afford to bring this brand to launch at sensible retail prices to you, our sole reason for doing this in the first place! Part of...

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The true cost of fashion - natural fabrics vs synthetic fabrics

One of the things most lamented when the topic of the impact of the fashion industry on the environment comes up, is the contribution of the fibres used to make our clothes. Both in terms of the harmful chemicals used to make the fabrics, as well as the biodegradability, or lack thereof, of the garments once they reach end of life and potentially end up in landfills.  Natural fibres, like wool and cotton, may often be preferred over synthetic fibres like polyester that do not biodegrade, and could apparently take up to 200 years to break down (still leaving micro particles in the environment). So why then do we use these synthetic fabrics? Well, they may be relatively cheaper to...

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In conversation with Lorraine Barlow

Welcome to Coeur et Maman, thank you for joining us today. If you had an opportunity to write your own bio, how would it read? What do you want to be known for? Hi my name is Lorraine and I’ve a diverse career background which includes Market Research, Graduate Recruitment and running my own online business. Currently I am a full time mum and without a doubt this is my most rewarding job to date! My biography would probably make quite a read, it’s almost soap opera worthy but as I hit my mid 40’s I am proud of what I have achieved in my life thus far. I persevere at things, I pick myself up and carry on. On...

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In conversation with Jess McLish

Welcome to Coeur et Maman, thank you for joining us today. If you had an opportunity to write your own bio, how would it read? What do you want to be known for? Thank you so much for having me! My name is Jess, I'm a super busy mum of 2, and owner of Coventry Rocks - a website made especially for families to find things to do in Coventry and the surrounding areas. I launched the Coventry Rocks business in December 2019, just before having my second daughter, and I am so glad I did! It's my passion, I call it my third baby! :-)   What is the best part about the town you live in, and why...

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