Meet Karen from Moonlit Sleep

March 07, 2016
Meet Karen from Moonlit Sleep

Tinitrader loves coming across unique and special brands made for Mums by Mums. Moonlit sleep is no exception and we were thrilled to speak with owner, Karen and find out more about her organic bedding label.

Karen is one of those unique small business people who does what she does because she truly believes in delivering something special to her customers.

After becoming pregnant she started to research everything she needed for her new baby. She had a simple mantra – she wanted products that were both safe and healthy, but also stylish.

rainbow pillow on blue

Knowing how long babies sleep and spend time in their cot initially, Karen’s mission was to search for organic cotton bedding that would keep bub free from nasty chemical residues.

When she couldn’t find anything in designs she liked, she started to investigate designing and producing her own bedding collection. And so Moonlit Sleep was born!

Karen realized that the bedding needed to be fashionable and fun as well as clean and green. Karen took particular care in sourcing fabric which is made from a sateen weave for extra softness. The fabric also washes and wears beautifully and becomes even softer as it ages. The fabric weight is also substantial to the touch without being too heavy for the summer months, making it a perfect choice all year round.

She knew all about fashionable following her 15 years in the fashion industry and went on to create a range of fun and fresh patterns. Her designs all start off as hand-drawn illustrations full of personality and little details, before being printed onto pure organic cotton. We particularly love the safari print in grey and blue.

floral tiger

Moonlit Sleep produces their fashionable and fun organic bed linen in Cot and Single bed sizes. Plus, the cot sheets have been designed to fit the Boori cot mattress. Good to know!

All sets and individual fitted sheets come packaged in a matching fabric bag, perfect presentation for gift giving and for storing treasures in later!

The passion Karen has for ensuring all kids have the opportunity to spend their sleeping hours in a safe and healthy product is her key motivation. It is important to note that kids spend 10 plus hours a day wrapped in their sheets and therefore giving the best product possible is key.

blueandstars

floral room in wood

All the Moonlit Sleep products are certified organic to the GOTS standard. This assures they have been produced ethically and sustainably to the highest global organic standards. Moonlit Sleep only use eco-friendly dyes, which are free from toxic chemicals and heavy metals. There are no nasties in these products and therefore they will help kids even with the most delicate skin to have a good nights sleep.

Karen is passionate about creating a sustainable world for her kids. She is all about creating a community and an inclusive environment. This is evident in her support for small business. Karen shared an interesting quote on her blog about the importance of supporting small business:

“When you buy from a small business, you’re not helping a CEO buy a 3rd holiday home. You’re helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a Mum and Dad put food on the table. Thanks for supporting small businesses.”

girl on bed

We are not sure where this quote originally came from, however we think it is pretty cool! We wish Karen every success with her business and hope that many families join her in the quest for safe environmentally friendly products that are a little bit cool also!

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