September 2010 entires
Tuesday 28 September 2010
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Pyjama Drama to give away a fantastic Pili
One lucky person will
win either a complete girl’s outfit (brown velour organic bloomer trousers,
matching brown velour hoody and organic cotton butterfly logo long sleeved
t-shirt) or a boy’s outfit (brown velour organic slash neck jumper with
matching trousers and organic cotton bird print long sleeved t-shirt).
To enter, drop them an email, send them a tweet or add a comment to their Facebook page. Be
quick though, the competition closes on October 8th.
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Friday 24 September 2010
The nights may be drawing in and
there may be a nip in the air but the call of the great outdoors has never been
louder. With piles of leaves to run
through and shiny brown conkers to collect it’s a great time to pull on some
wellies and get out there! Building a
den or playing hopscotch on the pavement - hurtling around in the fresh air gets
the blood pumping and blows away the cobwebs!
Playing outdoors is hugely
beneficial to the physical and mental health of children of all ages yet
there’s increasing evidence that we’re doing less of it. We’re therefore lending our support to the
Love Outdoor Play campaign – a great initiative which encourages people to get
together within their communities and look for ways in which we can all help
children play outdoors safely.
Daniel Raven-Ellison, one of the
Love Outdoor Play’s organisers explains the aims of the campaign: “We are asking people to take a very simple action.
Make or get a Love Outdoor Play sticker and put it up where you live or work.
Research shows that in many communities we’re afraid of what other parents will
think of us if we let our kids out to play or walk to school. By putting a
sticker up you not only show that you support outdoor play but can start a
conversation about how play can be improved for children where you live”.
come on, get involved, sign up,
make a sticker and get out there and explore!
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Tuesday 21 September 2010
Win! Your name on the door! We’re thrilled that Inc, our fantastic local bookshop in Aberystwyth, has kindly provided the prize for our competition.
In addition to a wide range of books, Inc also has a fantastic range of Welsh gifts - from slate frames and handcrafted notebooks through to trendy mugs and screen printed tea towels, there’s something for everyone! Check out their website or call in to see Angharad and the team at the shop on Bridge Street, Aberystwyth.
For your chance to win a name plate from a wide range of shapes, and with the name of your choice, simply send your name and the name of your child to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by the 30th of September.
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Friday 17 September 2010
chutney. Baked apples. Apple
bobbing. Apple pie. Apple juice. Cider! The autumn is a fantastic season. One of our
favourite activities is going out and collecting apples from a friend’s
garden. We’re lucky that we go out with empty baskets and bags and come
home with a bountiful harvest of apples – almost too many to know what to do
Of all the things we could do
with our autumnal treasure, our favourite is crumble. Soft, juicy tangy apples topped with
the deepest, crunchiest topping. We
then add a generous dollop of cinnamon cream on top. Scrummy!
Drooling yet? If
the thought of our big bowl of crumble is causing you to search for your
wellies and a bag for your apple collection then we can save you some time in
searching for a recipe and strongly recommend Jamie Oliver’s crumble and our cinnamon
cream. We sometimes throw
in some blackberries if we’ve been lucky enough to find them (or clever enough
to freeze some from our earlier hedgerow shopping trip!). To make our cinnamon cream simply mix
together 150ml of whipping cream with a teaspoon of powdered cinnamon and a
tablespoon of icing sugar. Serve
with the crumble and we bet that you’ll be in apple heaven!
If you’re looking for suitable clothing for your kids to keep warm
and cost on your apple hunt then our velour hooded top and velour jumper are both great with their handy
pockets for hiding the extra apples!
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Friday 10 September 2010
Hot off the press!!! Pili Pala's latest photo shoot for Spring/Summer 2011 finished on Saturday.What is it that they say....never work with children or animals!!?? Of course it rained right in the middle of the out door shoot and there were a few emergency trips to the loo's, split juice boxes and a bit of mud flinging...let's just say the kids had a blast and the grown -ups needed an extra glass of wine that night...but on the whole....we got it...the clothes look picture perfect. Thanks kids! For a bit of extra fun..we also filmed some behind the scenes which we will share with you very soon.
Model Matilda wears Pili Pala organic T shirt in red and navy with matching leggings and organic dungaree dress in raspberry red.
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Saturday 04 September 2010
celebrating Organic Fortnight at Pili Pala Childrenswear. The two week campaign organised by the Soil
Association runs from the 3rd to the 17th of September
and aims to highlight the benefits of going organic. Being a company which produces organic
childrenswear we’re ready to party!
we set up Pili Pala we were keen to ensure that our environmental impact as
clothing manufacturers was kept to a minimum.
We’ve therefore been very careful to select organic cotton and recycled
fabrics for our clothing ranges – all of which are produced in the UK. We believe that fashionable clothes shouldn’t
be produced in sweatshops or compromise the health of the people or the places
involved in producing them. If you’d
like to learn a little more about the benefits of organic cotton take a look at
like us, you fancy marking the fortnight with a bit of a celebration, the Soil
Association has a few handy
ideas about how you can turn a deeper shade of green! We’re going to town and baking a cake made
from organic ingredients (not that we need an excuse to bake mind you!).
pass me another organic chocolate to go with the organic wine!
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