Tag Archives: organic

Rylee & Cru

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It’s a slight step away from all the sparkle and talk of Christmas at the moment, but I wanted to post this new brand Rylee & Cru.

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 19.04.12Founded by Kelli, inspired and named after her two children.  I love the soft tones of this collection, and the supersoft, pre-shrunk jersey it’s made from.  The prints are all hand drawn and it’s all made in the U.S.A.

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Nom Nom Organic Skincare

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A few weeks ago, we went to an opening of a local yard to meet some small local businesses that will be based there. One of which was Nom Nom a company that produces organic skincare products for pregnancy and babies. Founder Jayne, has twenty years experience working with women, pregnancy and babies as a massage and nutritional therapist.


Nom Nom uses therapeutic oils, are free from chemicals, free from animal products (apart from beeswax in the perineum balm), and of course organic. The company launched in December 2013, and have already been given TIPS awards for a couple of their products.

The products smell delicious, and feel gorgeous on the skin. The baby oil with starflower is great for cradle cap and the baby balm butter is great for any parts of the body that need a little kiss of TLC.

There are a few lovely children’s skincare brands around at the moment, but be sure to try this one and add it to your list.

Rebel Kitchen goodness

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Rebel Kitchen are an exciting new food brand, with a range of dairy free ‘mylk’ drinks.  Aimed at kids (but you will love them too), there are 3 flavours choco, banana, and orange choc.  A base recipe made from coconut milk, spring water, date nectar and cacao, create great shakes, purely innocent to satisfy a sweet tooth.  A healthy treat/snack that should seem naughty, and as we all know it’s usually the naughty, wrong things that appeal to little ones.

Founder Tamara has 3 children, and herself found it hard to find healthy products that would appeal to children and good for packed lunches.  So set about creating Rebel Kitchen.  More flavours will be on their way along with plans for a range of snacks.


We had a little play date and tested all 3 flavours of the mylk shakes.  As you can see by the pictures, straws didn’t leave the mouth until the carton had been emptied.  They were totally loved, inside and out – did I mention the great packaging.  You can taste the coconut, but the flavours come through and you don’t feel like you’re drinking a health drink.  The favourite was choco, which was very chocolatey.

At the moment you can buy the mylk drinks online from Rebel Kitchen’s shop, they have a shelf life of 6months and need consuming within 3 days of opening (this will not be necessary, believe me!).  These are going to be showing their faces in our fridge on a regular basis.

Thank you to our lil’ taste testers x

Nico Nico Hand Me Downs

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We love Nico Nico’s boys and girls SS14 collection.  The bright clothing is all made in the USA using the softest organic cotton and is perfect for summer!  They take pride in ethically manufacturing stylish clothing as well as designing clothes that are sustainable enough to be handed down!  Love some hand me downs …

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In the UK you can find Nico Nico at Little Hanbury!

Hope you have a happy hot weekend x

Images Nico Nico

Thief & Bandit love

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We are so in love with these dresses and unisex leggings.  I have been an admirer of Aime’s brand Thief & Bandit for a long time, and now we are over the moon that we will be having them on our lil’ beans kids store.  The fabric is organic jersey and all hand screen printed and made to order.  The prints are bold and colourful and I have seen there are leather goods on the horizon!  Big love for this Canadian brand.

Where do you live and with whom?
I live with my husband, Johnston and my two boys Wolfgang (3) and
Dutch (7 months) and of course my beast of a dog, Leroy.

What influences and inspires your fabric designs?
My influences range greatly. I do a ton of ink drawing in my
sketchbook and I source my drawings from historical patterns,
wildlife, vintage imagery etc. Some of my favorite prints are from
little random sketches in my sketchbook. Usually it’s when I’m not
trying that the good stuff appears.

What is your favourite time of day with your boys?
My favourite time of day with my boys is morning time before we take
Wolf to preschool. Here we hang out in our living room and watch
cartoons or listen to music. Johnston and I work at night a bunch so
this is our time to hang out, drink coffee and admire our beautiful

image. Thief & Bandit available from Lil’ Beans store in August

cute basics from ‘Broken Tricycle’

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Broken Tricycle was launched in 2010 by Patricia Murphy.  The company is based in Australia and prides itself on the organic cottons they use for their clothes, provided by their farmers.  The essentials are modern, with cute illustrations, for ages 0-2years.  The brand isn’t stocked in the U.K, but you can buy online.

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great basics

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I love these moon pj’s from Popupshop.

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Popupshop.net is great for organic basics that are totally affordable.  Popupshop.net was founded in 2007, with collections for women and kids (0-12yrs).  The clothes are great mix and match comfortable basics, for boys and girls that will never date – so stock up.  I also love the fact that in their sizing chart they encourage you to buy a size bigger, so the clothes last longer instead of just trying to get you to spend, spend, spend.

images. Popupshop.net

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