Gentle Parenting and Breastfeeding

5 Reasons to include Breastfeeding in your Birthplan and How

Fail to plan, plan to fail! Ok, that’s a rubbish phrase in this context but has credence none the less. Often when we fall pregnant we read all the books, make all the plans. For pregnancy – what to eat, how to exercise, growth rates. For birth – where, when and with whom. After birth – baby clothes, baby wearing, co-sleeping, attachment theory. But often we overlook breastfeeding – maybe because it’s natural and assumed

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Behind the Scenes

Business update – Conscious Breastfeeding wear, coming very soon!

Well, it’s time for a proper update! I have been pretty quiet since I launched the website and got you all excited about MAMAKU Breastfeeding wear – but trust me, behind the scenes I have been a busy bee! I finalised the perfect designs for a summer breastfeeding tank top and tank dress, and a cotton loose top and dress. I mocked up many, many prototypes perfecting hem lengths, scooped hemlines, necklines, breastfeeding access and

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Behind the Scenes

The journey so far – behind the scenes of MAMAKU Ethical Breastfeeding Fashion

MAMAKU came to life, albeit unnamed, early in 2018 when I finally jumped in the deep end and enrolled in a course ‘How to Start Your Fashion Business’ with consulting industry experts Fashion Equipped. This course really did what it said on the tin and as I worked my way through the course I simultaneously researched and wrote a business plan. I conducted market research, SWOT analyses and competitor analyses. I created range plans, inventory

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Ethical Fashion

7 things you should know about VISCOSE – is it natural or not?

I’ve done a lot of research when deciding on the most ethical and sustainable choice of fabric to make your clothes out of. Can you believe there are pros and cons of each option? There is seriously no clear answer to the question “what is the most ethical fabric?’ especially when you also consider accessibility, affordability and function. I have certainly yo-yoed in regards to viscose. I have summarised my findings for you. Viscose (also

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Ethical Fashion

How to choose breastfeeding clothes whilst still pregnant– 5 styles to get you started

When you’re pregnant you tend to spend loads of time (and money!) getting READY. We research, we compare, we agonise, and we stock up on the things we need. For me personally, I bought lots of ‘dual purpose’ maternity wear and congratulated my self that I was going to be able to wear them for years breastfeeding, then the next baby, then breastfeeding again. And sure, I got lots of wear out of them when

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Gentle Parenting and Breastfeeding

10 Fun ways to find your MAMA TRIBE

When I was 6 months pregnant with my first, we bought our home and moved an hour and a half north of Sydney. We knew absolutely no one. We were confident we would stay good friends with all our Sydney mates, and we have. My gorgeous midwife would visit for prenatal appointments and every time would ask me ‘how about your support network, who are they, where are you going to find them?’. I would

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