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Our Halloween Nursing Top sale starts TODAY

 

WOOOOAAHHHH – our spooky Halloween sale starts TODAY

It’s only on for the next 3 days (until HAlloween is over) so make the most of it; You can even grab some of our new nursing tops for the super special price of £22.99 which is CRAZY !!

Our pretty Maggie Nursing Tee is in the sale , it’s a new design breastfeeding tee too so quite unusual to fins it reduced – i was guessing because it’s Halloween i would reduce some of the red breastfeeding tops as it’s blood coloured ! OK weird kinda logic behind that but hey thats how i roll !!!

Our High 5 nursing top is a classic and looks cool whatever the time of year – Yeah High 5 all you ghosties !

ok so we thought we’d have a break from the red and bring some love back in the room ! Our One Love breastfeeding top is really pretty , with a great message.

SO do you love halloween ? I really like it, brings back loads of really cool memories of trick or treating with my sister ; we didn’t do it for all the sweets and money we got (we did get quite a lot i can remember) but we just loved the dressing up. It was never really done very professionally, back then (i’m talking 1980’s) you couldn’t get the costumes found in the big supermarkets you can now ; so it was dyeing things in the sink and loads of cheap make-up , it was WICKED !

Any whooooo enjoy the sale – have a safe halloween

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How we hang – Our Autumn collection of breastfeeding tops

It’s been so much fun creating our new range of nursing tops for the Autumn line ; i genuinely love all these new breastfeeding T-Shirts and if i had to pick 1 which was my favourite i’d say it changes from day to day.

Our Maggie 3/4 length sleeve nursing top is one of new designs ; it was such a laugh doing the photoshoot with Nat our Model and Laura our photographer that i bodged up the shirts and ended up taking a picture of our mid length nursing top rather than the 3/4 length sleeve one ! Not too much bother as we can actually sell both nursing tops but i was like “man i am SO dumb sometimes”

This picture here shows our mid length sleeve Maggie breastfeeding top. The darker red print works really well on our pink red tee.

If you are remotely interested in the printing process for our nursing shirts to the left of Nat in this picture is all the screen used to print our shirts. I’m going to do a blog post on how we hand screen them all (which i am super proud of , but i am a T-Shirt geek so be warned the blog post will be a bit on the geek side ha ha).

We wanted to keep things real in the pictures, this is where we work in Bristol  with all the equipment needed to produce our tee’s (thanks to Ben & Paul for letting us shoot our shirts here) , we are really proud of the nursing tops we produce and we just wanted to share with you what we are about. I find being an indie retailer has it’s real benefits, we can offer something that bit different from the masses ( i’m not saying this because i am biased but i find the big retailers really boring sometimes especially with breastfeeding clothes) , choice is always a good thing and offering women more breastfeeding friendly clothes is cool. We truly care about our customers and when i see on instagram pictures of mums breastfeeding in our nursing tops i get really chuffed (don’t worry i’m not a stalker) .

I would love a big retailer to approach us and say “you know what your nursing tops totally rock” but i guess in this day and age you have to go out and grab them. I just want to bring a little something different in the maternity market to more women who i think might like them. SO ladies if you like our nursing tops don;t forget to tell your friends ! Spread the word and we can start our mission of making breastfeeding funky .

You can find our new range of breastfeeding T-Shirts here 

 

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Neneh Cherry Me & Nursing tops !

ok so that s a really weird title , i’ve never actually had the pleasure of meeting Neneh Cherry but this weekend i was listening to my iPod and Buffalo Stance came on and it’s amazing what memories and emotions music can bring back.

During the late 1980’s – well 1989 to be precise i had an amazing time; it was a year i look back on with great affection and to me it was super special. I was 15 and was really into clubbing , purely for the music and to dance; When i say clubbing i mean real clubs and not the open till 10.30 clubs for teens. I guess now looking back at this with children of my own 15 was really young , but one of the benefits of having a sister who was 4 years older than you and whom you got on with really well was she would take me out with her and look after me. Plus if you looked alike you could tell the bouncers you were twins and hence old enough to get into the club !

So we use to hit the Bristol nightclub scene fridays, saturdays and a mid week visit to The Studios’s too and around this time the music was amazing to dance to. I remember going crazy to Stetsasonic “talkin all That Jazz” and” It is time to get funky”  by D-Mob ha ha  , wow good times ! Soul II Soul were massive ( infact me and my sister nearly ended up in one of their videos – long story, maybe for another day) . Buffalo stance by Neneh Cherry was around too and just such a great song.

SO where i am going with this story …. well this weekend i went on to You Tube to watch the buffalo stance video and i remembered seeing Neneh Cherry singing on TOTP being like 8 months pregnant and some people at the time were saying “thats not right” etc etc. Neneh herself in interviews said some people were actually saying she was a bad person because she could have been harming her child – i mean HOW crazy , she’s just singing on stage! It got me thinking what a trail she blazed for all mothers at that time ; what a strong person she must have been to stand up to these people and say no , i know i’m not hurting anyone , this is something i believe in and i’m gonna do it.

 

She loved her children she loved making music and why shouldn’t she do both? I know it can’t have been easy for her but i didn’t realise at the time (hey i was only 15 and motherhood wouldn’t be for me for a least another 15 years!)  what a big deal it was , and what went with being a mum & working too.

So this is how i feel about making our nursing shirts, when i had the initial idea to start Mama FeelsGood certain people were really negative ; i wanted to provide women with a better choice and clothes that would help them breastfeed in public or wherever they wanted that made them feel more comfortable and to feel “yeah you know i can totally do this” . The feeling i had when i took my baby daughter out and i needed to feed her in public i found quite overwhelming ; but then i thought no i’m not going to hide in a loo or feel bad about doing it ‘ i want to go out and enjoy my family so i found wearing clothes that could keep me covered helped lots ; i just didn’t like the choice that was out there.

So thanks Neneh Cherry for being a role model for me; Even today she is still holding true to what she believes in and and making great music ; plus i have to add on a total superficial level she is totally gorgeous (in the Manchild video she had just given birth to her 2nd child and she was back in Lycra cycle shorts ! Some people have fantastic genes!!)

 

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New Autumn Nursing Top collection

I am so pleased to be able to show you our new graphic nursing tee collection ; it has taken much longer than i had wanted but working as a team with some of THE most awesome people i think we’ve produced our best line yet.

This is our Unicorn nursing tee, we did it in our last collection but on a different nursing top and with different colour inks ; so putting it on our slate grey breastfeeding top really works. Nat our fabulous model shows how the nursing shirt can be worn higher or as shown in the pictures below it can be pulled out a little more and wore longer – cool for wearing with jeans or leggings .

We hand screen print the majority of our breastfeeding T-Shirts here in Bristol, it’s so cool because Paul & Ben who print our shirts are super passionate about screen printing , they have so much knowledge and if you are a T-Shirt and printing geek like me they teach me tons . Screen printing is a real art and employing people like Paul & Ben who are real artisans helps keep the craft going and supports small business here in Bristol . When you work with people who want to produce the best and have the same work ethic as you it totally rocks and you know your customers will be getting the best product ever 🙂

Our Monster Stan breastfeeding tee is also hand printed here in Bristol too. It is SO cute, there is a little baby monster stan poking around the corner, plus we can introduce our new colour nursing top….GREEN – yeah we now do green woo hoo !

It’s SO difficult when choosing a new colour as you try to get advice and everyone likes a different colour or shade – it’s like dudes we only can get 1 new one not 15 ! Shame as i would love to add 15 new shades into our nursing top collection but we are only small !

Nat (our model) is so funny, it made our photoshoot an absolute hoot . I have some crackers of her (photo wise) but don;t think she would like me to show you ha ha !

We’ve introduced 6 new prints (i think it’s 6 ! ) and each of them i honestly love ; i’ve put so much into this collection that it’s so rewarding to see all the breastfeeding T-Shirts have worked out really awesome . I really love making our nursing tops and it never gets old selling them or seeing people wear them – high 5 ladies x

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