Goldie + Ace Launch The Golden Years Collection
The sun is out and the spring/summer 21 collection from our fave kidswear brand Goldie + Ace is in! The collection titled The Golden Years officially launches September 16 and it’s full of all the nostalgic references to childhoods of the 80s and 90s that we’ve come to know and love from Goldie + Ace.
The Golden Years Collection
The Golden Years collection is a memento of the classics and early childhood moments shared amongst family. From generation to generation. First steps, training wheels, board games and at-home recitals. All memories we share in those early years under the sun.
Make the most of the golden years
You might just catch a version of something familiar you wore growing up, out in the garden, or oval, playing a favourite family game.
From classic rugby sets, checkered pinafores to flowing floral summer dresses. This collection is an invitation to relive those first moments in clothing we all shared. Creating memories to cherish in this time we have together. Making the most of these golden years with your little ones.
80s and 90s come to life
Goldie + Ace Co-founders Alana Tiller and Chris Kontos love to reference the fashion trends inspired from their own childhoods in the 80s and 90s and you can see this once again come to life in this collection.
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Muluzu Pillowcase Pals: The calming sleep-support sidekick designed for kids by kids!
If there’s anything we can relate to as parents, it’s the sheer and utter torture of sleep deprivation.
We’ve all been there in one form or another over the years; probably multiple times, with multiple children, night after night… after long, arduous night, silent screaming into our pillow ‘GO TO SLEEP!!!!!!!!!!’ in the general vicinity of our children.
And while many of us use caffeine and comfort eating carbs as a remedy for the bone aching tiredness that is parenting children struggling with sleep, one (high achieving!) sleep-obsessed family were coming up with a solution instead.
Muluzu Pillowcase Pals
Enter the Muluzu crew. Four-child family and chief creators and imaginators of the Muluzu Pillowcase pal (we’ll get to that bit in a minute).
Inspired by the stress his own bedtime caused when he was younger, Kyle (13) and his older sister Samara (14), were talking about how some kids really struggle with going to bed. Kyle was a fidgeter and felt lonely at night, which made it hard for him to settle and fall asleep. Even when he managed to finally drift off, he’d sleep restlessly, often reawakening only to start the process all over again.
Like so many other kiddos who struggle with falling asleep, Kyle sought out sensory and tactile objects to help him self-soothe and relax.
Eventually, after much trial and error, Kyle and his fambam found a combination of items that helped him self-settle and transition to a peaceful, soothing, and well-rested sleep.
Wanting to help other sleep stressed sausages who just needed a little extra comfort to nod off, Kyle, Samara and their family set about creating for other kids a soothing pillowcase buddy that offers all the tactile and sensory features that helped Kyle drift off to the land of nod when he was a tired little tyke struggling to snooze.
A family affair
The creative genius behind the Muluzu Pillowcase Pal truly is a family affair, with each member of the fam taking on a different, perfectly assigned role within the Muluzu production line.
With Samara producing the initial genius prototype and product line expansion, Kyle product testing and head of market research (someone has to sus out the street cred of the product with the cool kids after all), and older sibs Jord and Cody handling shipping, social media and design respectively, the whole crew is involved. And let’s not leave out Mum, Lou, who -working around the shift work of her regular day to day- heads up the biz of managing the brand + all the other Mum related mayhem she has to sort out along the way. Phew. This is one impressive family. Probably because they get so much sleep these days!
And you can too!
The crew assures us that…
Muluzu Pillowcase Pals will:
- replace your evening battles with beautifully calm, dreamily stress-free bedtime routines
- help your little ones learn to self-soothe and self-settle so they can fall asleep with ease and comfort
- help your entire household get a great night’s sleep, night after night
- share the bedtime love with a unique, ethically made sleep product, designed by kids, for kids
You can provide the ultimate Calming Sleep Experience for your kiddo with Muluzu Pillowcase Pals!
Familiar and comforting tactile fabrics create a sense of security for your child, allowing them to self-settle and self-soothe for optimum relaxation. This encourages a no-fuss transition to a peaceful sleep, leaving your kiddo well-rested to be their best self.
Ideal for all bedtime routines, holiday travel, sleepovers with friends, or lounging around watching TV. It really is a Pillowcase Pal!
Pillowcase Pals feature:
- Warm and inviting faces set inside a heart shape to foster a sense of love and protection
- 300TC cotton pillowcase
- Big soft plush flippers to calm and promote relaxation
- Shiny patterned satin under ears for that silky touch to encourage self -soothing
- A companion Snuggle Toy for little hands
- A secret pocket for special treasures or to tuck Snuggle Toys into bed
- Encouragement Cards to create and maintain positive sleep behaviours
Each Pillowcase Pals pack contains:
- 1x Pillowcase Pal (52cm x 70cm / 20” x 28”)
- 1x Snuggle Toy
- 1x Set of Encouragement Cards
Meet the Pillowcase Pals
The practical and super cute sleep buddies will provide a sense of security and comfort for your kids.
The original Muluzu Pillowcase Pals are ideal for all kids, especially those aged between 2 – 10 years, and are most favourited by kids who:
- Require extra comfort and protection at bedtime
- Have trouble falling asleep independently
- Are tactile and sensory seekers
- Are mildly anxious sleepers
- Are learning to self-settle and self-soothe
- Are unwilling to go to bed
Tired parents can finally rejoice, this is the stuff dreams are made of… literally!
The original Muluzu Pillowcase Pals are not a purchase; they’re an investment for the entire household. Oh by the way, the unique Muluzu Pillowcase Pals are also a great gift idea for other parents facing bedtime battles; they’ll love you for helping them get a good night sleep too!
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Cuddle + Kind dolls at Mini Clem
Beautiful hand-knit dolls that help feed children in need
Beautiful children’s boutique, Mini Clem, has officially launched as the first and original Australian stockist of cuddle+kind; lovingly handcrafted dolls that help feed children in need.
For the uninitiated, cuddle+kind was created by an aspirational family with a heartfelt goal – to create a business that gives back. Their mission was to provide a million meals per year to children in need. So for every cuddle+kind doll sold, they give 10 meals.
Every cuddle+kind doll is handmade, stitch by stitch with passion and pride in Peru. They are lovingly hand-knit, hand-loomed, embroidered and crocheted by artisans using knitting expertise that has been handed down for generations.
A tremendous amount of love goes into each handcrafted cuddle+kind doll. Every step in the process is carefully considered: from the unique, detailed designs to perfecting the on-trend colour selection and choosing the finest, natural cotton yarns.
Every beautifully crafted cuddle+kind doll is knit with such a high level of quality and care, they’re suitable to be heirlooms handed down from one lucky baby to the next.
Cuddle+Kind at Mini Clem
Online children’s boutique, Mini Clem is the first and currently only store in Australia to stock cuddle+kind dolls with owner Annabel Gray saying she is so excited to be making these dolls accessible to Australian Mums and bubs.
“We know [these dolls] are so sought after and have previously only been available in America/Canada”
“The brand itself is incredible” she goes on to say. “They are a family who have made it their mission to provide meals to vulnerable children in need – thereby increasing their chances at a healthy, happy and successful life. Every single doll purchased provides 10 meals to these children. Every doll also features a small wrist band saying 10 meals – so parents can explain the concept to their children and give them a sense of connection to the good they are doing by owning their new friend.”
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Cungelella Art x Kind is Cool
When Amber Wilkinson from change-making Aussie-brand-gone-global Kind is Cool
first discovered Mt Isa based Indigenous artists Dale, Juanita, Cheryl and Glenda from Cungelella Art
on Instagram she loved their story, their art and their vibe and knew she wanted to find a way to work together.
With a desire to promote awareness and education to both children and adults, Amber approached the sisters about doing a collaboration and photoshoot – and it became so much more.
“The reason behind wanting to do a collab with Indigenous Artists is that I believe the way to create the change the world needs, is to educate” said Amber. “I hope that this collaboration sparks conversations with children and adults and we educate each other and ourselves”
Cungelella Art was founded in 2019 by Glenda McCulloch as a vehicle for sharing her culture through modern Aboriginal art. It soon expanded as a collaboration to include Glenda’s sisters – Jaunita, Dale and Cheryl. Not only was the opportunity for business expansion presented as the demand for their art increased – the sisters were able to create a venture that allowed them to work closely together and spend quality time together as a family creating a legacy through their artwork.
Traditional knowledge creating modern art
They’ve taken traditional knowledge to create a unique modern take on contemporary Aboriginal art that reflects the rugged ranges and native fauna and flora that surrounds their Kalkadoon home. They take inspiration from the ancient rock faces, red dirt and spinifex covered hills of the country and colours of the sky painted a peachy orange at sunset and beautiful old rustic gum trees that flourish in this harsh country are reflected through their works.
Kind is Cool x Cungelella Art
The range from the collaboration includes tees and sweats for both adults and children, with designs representing the rough and rugged Kalkatungu Country, the heat that has twisted and folded back on itself and the ochres pushed up from the depths with gold and silver and many other minerals that create the most unique mineral belt in the world. The peach covered skies mixed with the blues, pinks and purples, pointing to the well known Kalkadoon sunsets.
$2 from each ally-friendly tshirt from the collaboration sold is donated to Gunawirra, an organisation which strives to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
“This is our tribe, we come in all shades, but most importantly what is being portrayed here is that we should embrace the colours of all humanity like children do, who see no colour, just kindness, love and friendship.”
GOLDIE + ACE: The Corduroy Collection
Think cute, think cosy, think CORD. These are the threads you’ll want your kiddos to be wearing this winter!
We ALWAYS love the styles from super cool Melbourne based kids clothes brand Goldie + Ace, and they’ve just released the corduroy collection from their 2021 winter edit – The Weekender.
The Corduroy Collection
Keep kiddos cosy in these super cute Goldie+Ace vintage inspired corduroy pieces in the most gorgeous neutral tones perfect for the winter season.
Choose from vintage cut overalls, hooded jumpers with matching track joggers, cropped smock dresses, patchwork shirts and mini chinos all made from a soft cotton corduroy.
Cute & Cosy Cord
THE WEEKENDER COLLECTION
The Goldie + Ace AW21 Collection, The Weekender, draws on the spirit of childhood trips to small Australian towns back in the ‘80s. For the brand’s designer, Alana Tiller, warm layers in lively colours and fun-loving patterns were always packed in the overnight bag for family adventures, and these pieces are lovingly reflected in this joyful collection.
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Nature Play SA launches “Where birds sing and wildflowers dance”
The team at Nature Play SA have announced the June 17 launch of ‘Where birds sing and wildflowers dance’ and we can’t wait to pour over this beautiful guide to exploring the outdoor wonder of our great state.
The new book, written by Nature Play SA’s Jason Tyndall, is the perfect companion for exploring South Australia’s National Parks and looks to further inspire, stimulate and support children and adults in their exploration of the natural world.
Connecting to nature and ourselves
This guide is a renewed narrative of connecting to nature and ourselves. Drawing upon art and science, it crafts a beautiful and compelling story of South Australia’s wildlife, plants, and ecosystems.
Nature Play SA says the book explores notions of self – such as love, belief, doubt – while entwining ecological concepts of habitats, symbiotic relationships, fire, environmental clearance, species behaviour, extinction, and recovery.
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