Just Keep Swimming…
Founded by Hong Kong mum Angel Tsang, Aurein Swim is a new swimwear brand designed for baby – and post-baby – bodies. Grownup suits come in a limited-edition range of colours and designs, all made to flatter and move with you (good news when you’re tearing round after a toddler; they’re faster than they look). There’s also a matching range of swimmers for little girls up to five years, giving you endless totes adorbs photo ops on your next holiday. The brand is donating US$5 for every swimsuit sold to local charity Changing Young Lives Foundation, which supports underprivileged youths in Shek Kip Mei, making this a splurge that benefits society.
Adult swimsuits $920-$1,170; kids swimsuits $220-$605. Buy online at aureinswim.com.
Who Run The World?
Celebrating positive female role models and encouraging girls to take risks and embrace their strength, Sisu Girls’ adventure programmes are all about fearless female fun. Derived from a Finnish word that broadly translates as determination, courage or resilience, Sisu’s six-week skateboarding mentor programme kicks off on October 25 and will see six girls from 5-14 years old working on their skills, their strength… and of course, their Sisu! If your daughter would rather pop an ollie than play princesses, get her on (a) board.
Costs $2,800, including materials and equipment. For more information visit sisugirls.org.
Selling beautifully handcrafted kids’ toys that are safe, educational and fairly traded, Betterworld Toys sources its dolls, puzzles and games from across the world. As a result it offers a unique and interesting selection, such as the Batsiranai Mom and Baby dolls, handmade by an artisan group of Zimbabwean mums who support their own special needs children with the proceeds. Also offering something different is the Peaceable Kingdom range of board games, designed to encourage cooperation, sharing and trust in young players. Stock up as ethical stocking fillers, or add a thoughtful twist to family board games night.
Toys range from $130-$455. For more information and to buy, visit facebook.com/betterworldtoys.