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The last 10 years & party plans!

As you heard from Joy yesterday, Nappy Ever After turns 10 years old on 28 March 2013.

Nappy Ever After shop

Nappy Ever After shop in the early days

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.

Nappy Ever After Nappuccino postcard

Nappy Ever After Nappuccino postcard

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 alice@lcrn.org.uk for details.

Arthur Potts Dawson supporting cloth nappies at a Climate Week nappy fashion show

Arthur Potts Dawson supporting cloth nappies at a Climate Week nappy fashion show

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

A Message from Nappy Ever After’s Founder

Joy, Founder of Nappy Ever After

Joy, Founder of Nappy Ever After

I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since I started Nappy Ever After.  It’s been a great experience, bringing me into contact with so many people.  I’ve made so many friends and been responsible for so many babies’ bottoms!  It’s been an honour.

I can’t say thank you to everyone individually but all of you who have worked, volunteered and been customers have been a part of this 10 years of success.  I have to thank a few people by name.  Tim, who helped decorate the shop (and worried about how it would ever make any money!) and more importantly helped me buy and run the electric van.  Also Philippa, who was a recycling officer at Camden Council when I called up and asked her what Camden was going to do to promote real nappies.  She asked me what I was going to do and Nappy Ever After was the result.  I also have to thank Su Wilson who ran Natural Nappies, the laundry that washed our nappies for the first seven years.  A big thank you too to Betsy and Shirley at Bummis in Canada who put their faith in us and let us distribute their wonderful organic cotton nappies in the UK.   A big thanks to Nacho, Ru and Danielle who cycled the nappies around and Liam, our driver who has worked for Nappy Ever After for eight years and never had a day off sick!  I also have to thank Katrina who ran Nappy Ever After for several years.  Unfortunately she can’t come to the party as she’s now in Toronto.  If it wasn’t for her, Nappy Ever After would have closed back in 2008.  Most of all thanks to Gareth Maeer, my husband, and my girls for all their patience and support.  There are so many more of  you that have helped in many different ways.  Thank you!

We are looking forward to the next 10 years.  My hope is that finally Nappy Ever After will get its own laundry so we can expand the laundry service again.  Perhaps it’s time to decorate the shop and put up a sign.

Meanwhile you are all welcome to join us for our 10th birthday party next Sunday 24 March at 11.30 at Coram’s Fields.  There will be a real nappy fashion show at noon.

Joy

Save with free pick-up!

We recently added ‘free pick-up from the shop or Nappuccino’ as a drop-down delivery option from our online shop – not sure why we hadn’t thought about it before!

Save yourself the £3.95 delivery charge, order your nappies and accessories online, then we can pick and pack for speedy collection.

Our shop is very easy to access from most of London and indeed outlying counties.

Nappy Ever After shop

If you’re coming via bus, then we are accessible via many bus routes: 10, 18, 30, 45, 46, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 214, 253, 390, 476. (Let us know if we’ve forgotten any!). Get off at Euston or the British Library (depending on where you’re coming from).

If you live within the London tube lines, then you can get to us from King’s Cross and Euston tube stations: Northern, Victoria and Picadilly lines. And also from Euston Square (longer walk or bus trip required): Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.

If you’re coming into London via mainline train, then we’re less than five minutes’ walk from St Pancras Station (so access from the East Midlands, Yorkshire and the Kent Coast or even Europe if you’re arriving via Eurostar), less than 10 minutes’ walk from King’s Cross Station (so mainline from Scotland as well as the north and east of England) and less than five minutes’ walk from Euston (so that’s Scotland as well as the Midlands and the northwest of England).

We haven’t forgotten the cross-London overland trains but we can’t keep up with them –  if they stop at Euston, King’s Cross or St Pancras, then you’re very close! 🙂

If you’re making a day of it, why not take a tour of the lovely gardens at the Calthorpe Project

258-274 Gray's Inn Road. London WC1X 8LH

and/or if you’re visitng with little ones, head to Coram’s Fields, always a hit (no unaccompanied adults allowed).

93 Guilford St, London WC1N 1DN

Hope to see you in the shop soon!

Nappy Ever After