As you heard from Joy yesterday, Nappy Ever After turns 10 years old on 28 March 2013.
We started as a very local cloth nappy laundry service in 2003, with the Chalton St shop premises taken on in May. As our customers moved to home-washing, we added more nappy brands and accessories to the shop, always on the look-out to stock ethical and organic items. In 2008 we started distributing Bummis, a Canadian ethical brand of cloth nappy, in the UK. In 2010, we launched our online shop. We’ve run Nappuccinos in Hackney, nappy demos all over Camden and Islington and started a nappy agent scheme for Londoners. And in the past year, we’ve begun to offer casual yet informative parenting classes for Londoners.
We promote waste minimisation, green initiatives and familial parenting – all this while continuing to provide face-to-face cloth nappy and parenting advice every week.
Over the last 10 years, we’ve adapted and changed our offering to meet the needs of the parents who come through our shop door or who we meet over the phone. In doing so, we’ve bucked the trend and continued to service the cloth nappying needs of Londoners and indeed some further afield.
Come and celebrate with us on Sunday 24 March from 11.30am to 2pm at Coram’s Fields. There will be a cloth nappy fashion show at 12noon; email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Bring yourself and your children, something to sit on and some food to share. There will be food and drinks but any contributions of salad and cakes will be welcome. Please let us know if you’d like to run an activity session for children such as football, yoga, music-making, circus skills, etc.
We have booked the band room so there will be lots of space for games and if the weather’s good we can play outside too.
We would love to see as many of our lovely supporters from the past 10 years, especially our almost 10-year-old real nappy babies!
If you can’t come, we want to thank you for your support. Without you, we couldn’t have done it!
Joy and the NEA team