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Binky celebrates her ‘1st Xmas as Mummy’ with her latest collection for My1stYears.com

Whilst we doubt that Binky will either be dressing down or peeling sprouts on Xmas day – if she were, she’d definitely be wearing this tee from her latest collaborative collection for My1stYears.com.

Her range includes Santa bathrobes, gift sacks, tree decorations and stockings – all of which can be personalised, as is the My1stYears trademark.

We’re loving the ‘Mummy Deer’ sweatshirts, which can be matchy-matchy with ‘Daddy Deer’ and ‘Baby Deer’ – perfect for branding your team when it comes to after-lunch charades.

Shop the collection here.

Frank Water and the Global WASH Crisis

Frank Water works to improve access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in India and Nepal. Since 2005, through the sales of their bottled water – of which 100% of the profits are invested into their charity work – Frank has funded safe water for 330,000 people in over 300 communities.

Their significant work is alas only the tip of the iceberg as 1 in 10 people in the world currently have no safe water and 1 in 3 have no toilet.

image: Frank Water

As well as seeing their bottles in stores, you might have also come across Frank’s ingenious water Freefill stations at festivals like Shambala and Cornbury; the concept is that you buy one of their refillable bottles and then can have a free supply of clean, cooled water for the festival duration (a godsend if you are at the event with children, and the bottles are really durable too…) Again, the profits from this are ploughed back into research and clean water supply.

If you’re stuck for a gift idea, Frank have some imaginative (and affordable) ones that even young children will engage with; for example £48 will buy a rainwater harvester, allowing a family in the slums of Islam Nagar to take control of their own water supply, instead of relying on the polluted river or expensive ‘water touts’. Explaining to a child that – for example – instead of sending Christmas cards this year you are opting to change a family’s lives in this way is a lot simpler than trying to put into context why someone stops Mummy outside the supermarket asking for a £2 per month direct debit…

image: MAHI

If you’d prefer to support Frank Water’s work with an elegant style piece, we have fallen in love with the understated craftsmanship of MAHI’s unisex leather satchels and holdalls, which are handmade in India. From the sale of each, $1.50 is donated to Frank.

Find out more about Frank Water and their work here.

Get 25% off at French Sole

We’re huge French Sole fans at Slick Mummy.  From providing stylish salve to sore pregnancy tootsies to fabulous simple school run chic, nothing beats a pair of their ballet flats and jeans…

So we skipped for joy at the exclusive discount code we can offer our readers – just use code SLICKMUM for 25% off when you shop online!

Be sure to check out the adorable children’s range – like the jaguar calf hair leather love heart shoes pictured (right) – as well as some of the new arrivals and classic colourways.

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We’re loving the striking metallic blue India flats from the new collection and the Jane Winkworth Lavinia bucket bag from French Sole’s handbag collection.