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Lovely Little Things: The Reach pyjamas

We love ‘proper’ pyjamas at SM. From The White Company’s flannels to Boden’s pull-ons, from Olivia von Halle to Rosie at Autograph – so were delighted to hear about The Reach, who launch their luxury cotton pj range on Kickstarter on 31st August. 

With gorgeous, timeless fabrics and a range for men and women which can be customised in terms of fit (if, say, you’re a different size for top and bottom) and details in the finish such as mother of pearl buttons and that all important top pocket…

In their own words…

Liberty print fabric
Liberty print fabric

On 31st August 2016 we shall be introducing a collection of beautifully cut, luxury pyjama sets, trousers and shirts on Kickstarter. Perfect for slipping into for a wonderful night’s sleep or for lounging on lazy weekends.  We have an uncompromising approach to quality so our pyjamas will be produced by the most experienced British manufacturer, a small London factory who supplies some of the world’s top luxury brands including Gieves & Hawkes, Burberry and Victoria Beckham. The quality of craftsmanship will clearly be evident in our pyjamas with their French seams, piped trim and hand tailoring. 

Tea Print PJ
Tea Print PJ

Only the highest quality materials make the cut for our pyjamas. We have sourced the finest and most luxurious cottons:- Pima Cotton Lawn with its extremely long fibres that produces a beautifully soft yet durable fabric, so smooth it feels almost like silk; Tana Cotton Lawn named after Lake Tana in East Africa where the original cotton grew, again woven from specially selected ultra-fine long staple cotton resulting in a delightfully fine, luxuriously soft fabric, the fabric of choice for Liberty of London for its iconic prints; and the most high-end cotton twill, as supplied to London’s finest shirt makers on Jermyn Street. All our pyjamas are finished with ethically sourced mother-of-pearl buttons.

And, in addition to being effortlessly chic, our pyjamas are still practical in that they are all machine washable.”

Find out more www.thereachlondon.com

Eat Grub

If dried fruit snacks and good-for-you gumdrops just aren’t exciting your kids, then check out the Eat Grub bar – made from protein, calcium and iron rich crickets!

Yup, those chirruppy countryside beasties that either make or ruin (depending on your dispensation) an alfresco experience with their leg rubbing racket are apparently jolly good for you.

So good that Grub – the edible insect innovators – have put together a Kickstarter campaign to part-fund their new bar and they hope to have the product in stores by next Spring. Eating such insects is sustainable and already enjoyed in many parts of the world (where the taboo around entomophagy is – frankly – just not cricket…)

Image: Grub

So if all goes to plan for the Grub guys, the next time your little ones threaten to go down the garden and eat worms, you’ll be able to pull one of these bars out of your handbag and watch the awe on their faces…