Cool design for Monkey

Before I became a Mum I worked in Export Sales and one of my regular trips was to Gothenburg in Sweden.  I loved the area, the people, the fantastic food and depending on my flight times I sometimes got a few minutes to wander around the shops close to my hotel in Molndal.  I’ve always been taken by Swedish design, but in those days it was all about me!  I never looked at anything relevant to children on my visits.  So recently, when I came across me&i, a Swedish clothing company offering some wonderfully designed clothes for both me and Monkey I wanted to know more, especially when a cool design for Monkey was mentioned!

me&i is a Swedish clothing company that makes clothes with a unique design and comfortable fit. We use high quality soft materials and manufacture clothes in a responsible manner in Europe. With colour and design we create the style which is typical for me&i.

me&i was founded by Susan Engvall and Helene Nyrell in 2004 in Barsebäck – Southern Sweden, which actually is not that far away from the area of Sweden I know myself.  They have recently launched their Autumn Winter collection for 2013, and offered us a cool design for Monkey – Moody Cars (perfect for my nearly 4 year old son who is very up and down with his emotions at the moment!)

cool design for MonkeyI love this design, to me it is typically Swedish and has a retro feel to it.  You can see happy cars, sad cars and cars gritting their grills!

I couldn’t wait for Monkey to come home from Nursery School  so we could see what he looks like in his Moody Cars top from me&i – a cool design for Monkey!

All me&i clothes are produced in Europe and no child labour is used to produce their products – which is always nice to know, when you hear horrific stories of sweatshops and child labour in far-flung corners of the globe.

cool design for Monkey cool design for Monkey The fabric is specifically designed to ensure it won’t irritate skin, and is labelled OEKO-Tex, it’s made of 95% cotton/5% Elastine, so it has a stretchy feel to it.

 

 

What I really like, is that little details have been considered! You can turn the sleeve cuffs over and the fabric is double-sided – a lovely touch, if your child’s arms are a little short for the size of top.

cool design for Monkeycool design for MonkeyI think you can see how much Monkey likes his new top from me&iMoody Cars – a cool design for Monkey.

 

 

 

We bought the size 110/116 which is suitable for children aged 4-5 years, and offers some growing space for Monkey over the winter.  This Moody Cars top is priced from £18-20 depending on size, is beautifully made and washes well.

There is a wonderful range of clothes for children this Autumn/Winter – the tops especially as designed to be unisex with the choice of colours.  A great idea, as not all girls are into fairies and everything in pink!  There are some really cute designs for babies too – sadly a phase we are well past.

I have my eye on some of the Ladies Autumn/Winter range too, think I might be going shopping for myself rather soon.

disclaimer:  we were sent the item mentioned for the purpose of review, our comments however remain our own, honest opinions

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

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