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Gresham Blake

Meet the Pappa Maker - Gresham Blake

Meet Gresham Blake, THE guy to go to if you want bespoke tailoring whether you're a business man or woman, banker or builder.  He and his wife Fall launched the Gresham Blake brand 20 years ago in Brighton, at the height of 'Cool Britania'.  We've teamed up with Gresham for the limited edition Oh Pappa box and grabbed 5 minutes with him to find out how the brand has remained cool for the last 20 years, what Father's Day looks like in his house and more importantly...what socks does he have on?
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Post Lockdown...

Post Lockdown...

• P O S T • L O C K D O W N •                        Anyone else got the fear? As nervous as I was at the start of this whole process - the fear of contracting the virus, the worry of how we would cope, cooped up together for weeks neè months on end, what were the rules, could we go out, how far, for how long? Watching the whole thing unfold on TV like a disaster movie. Those nerves have now flipped reversed and I'm now nervous to come out. Once again, what will the...

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Pregnant through Covid

Pregnant during a pandemic

24 weeks pregnant and so far, so good, not feeling too anxious or particularly worried. I’m still early enough in my pregnancy that midwife appointments are spaced far apart, and I have no imminent jabs or scans, any worries I have are range from how much extra weight will I put on through boredom snacking during isolation with little exercise to will I be able to buy formula and nappies if this drags on? Whilst my July due date is still far off, as time goes on I do find myself wondering what things will be like by then. Will...

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Meet Clare- Founder of Made by Coopers

Meet Clare- Founder of Made by Coopers

Give us the Made by Coopers birth story...  Created by myself and my partner Darren, the brand began as an idea whilst travelling around India on a three-month yoga expedition. India was part of a personal healing journey for me and Darren. After years of suffering with anxiety disorders (and Darren with sleep problems) throughout most of the latter part of my twenties, yoga and meditation finally gave me some solace. Meditating with frankincense and regularly practicing yoga in London was just the start. I knew I wanted to delve deeper into this healing work, and was drawn to India where...

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Meet Lauren- Founder of Kokoso

Meet Lauren- Founder of Kokoso

We love a good birth story so give us the details on kokoso.. As a new mum, I was very suspicious of any hidden nasties in baby products. My little girl had super sensitive, eczema-prone skin and I wanted to find a natural solution I could trust in completely. I’d never used coconut oil before, but I was amazed at how brilliant it was for my baby’s skin whilst being so versatile and pure. I quickly became passionate about sharing its wonder powers with others, and started buying jars for friends with babies. That’s when I had the idea to create...

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