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Saturday, 31 December 2016

Our First Pin Is Coming! (And you can pre-order it now!)

What better way to start the new year than with new products coming? I've been wanting to dip my toes into the sea of enamel pins for a while, and we've had quite a few requests to turn our popular 'Mamas Lactate' patch design into a pin over the last few months.

Mamas Lactate Embroidered Patches by Lucky Sew and Sew

I sketched the design up one afternoon whilst in the midst of working on the launch of the Lucky Muthah nursing bras. I'd been hearing on social media a lot of stories regarding women who were breastfeeding their baby in public being ridiculed and verbally abused, and even asked to leave establishments for indecency. What the fuck is indecent about a baby being given milk. Milk from their mother. Milk that was MADE by NATURE for them to drink. What the hell?! It's the most natural thing in the world to see a mother doing, and yet in this day in age, some people seem to think it's wrong. I could go on about this subject as it's something I feel incredibly passionate about, but I'll save that for another day and another post, as I've digressed. Back to my nub...Whilst reading these incredibly shitty stories about today's dire society, I got angry. And the phrase 'Haters Gonna Hate, Mamas Gonna Lactate' popped into my head. Because to me, no matter what anybody else says, I'm gonna go ahead and give my baby the milk that my body has made for them WHENEVER and WHEREVER they want it, because that's my right (and pretty much my job) as a Mother. To make sure my baby is fed and looked after. And yeah sure, sometimes Mum's can't breastfeed or don't want to and that baby may get their milk from a bottle, and that's cool. But if that Mum can grab a bottle in the middle of  Primark to stop her babies hunger cries, then why the heck should I be frowned upon for giving my baby the boob in the same shop? A bottle is where milk comes from. So's a boob. And a boob was around a long time before a bottle was.

Mamas Lactate Badge by Lucky Sew and Sew

We have the Haters Lactate patch in 3 colour ways, and we also have it as a badge. For the enamel pin we decided to go with the black background and gold accents, because black and gold FOREVER. I literally can't wait to get the pin here, it's estimated to arrive between the middle and end of  January. The excitement overtook me so much so that I did spill the beans over on Instagram that the pin was being made when I was trying to keep it a secret...

Much to my relief our followers were really excited about it and wanted to buy one like, right now. So we went ahead and made it available in the shop on pre-order and they've sold like hotcakes over the last 24 hours (if it keeps going at this rate they'll be sold out before they even arrive!)

Haters Lactate Enamel Pin by Lucky Sew and Sew








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