Earlier this year, Pickle London contacted me via Instagram and sent me this Happy sweatshirt. They are raising awareness of mental health and donate £5 from every Happy sweatshirt and £2.50 from every Happy tee to Mind.
I liked the design and the cause so much that I subsequently bought two more charity sweatshirts myself. You might have seen these already on my Instagram feed.
Love, Sweat + Tees contacted me in the same way and asked if I’d like to choose one of their charity sweatshirts. I was delighted and went for the lightning bolt design. 5% of profits goes to Bowel Cancer UK.
The lovely thing about both of these companies, is that they have got the designs exactly right. The quality and fabric is excellent- organic cotton- and they are ethically and sustainably produced. I love the sweatshirts regardless. The extra feelgood factor that comes courtesy of the charity donation is an added bonus.
Skincare Products For Cancer Patients and Survivors
On a similar topic, Renew You Cancertology is a skincare brand created and formulated specifically for cancer patients and survivors, (men and women). The products were formulated those undergoing chemotherapy, radiation and other cancer treatments often experience an increase of dry skin on their face, hands and feet as well as blotchy patches or an acne like reaction. These skincare and cosmetic products are formulated to help alleviate these reactions.
For every product, sold in October RenewYOU will donate £1 to Macmillan Cancer Support.
One of my family members is currently part way through her treatment for an aggressive form of breast cancer. She has been trying some of these products and, with her permission, has let me share her feedback:
I’m feeling very much in the pink right now. Ian asked me to marry him at the weekend. It was the most beautiful of proposals on the windiest and wettest of days up in Malham, a special place for both of us. Monday evening, by contrast, was absolutely beautiful and we went for a short walk in the park. I happened to be wearing rather a lot of pink, which reflected my happy mood.
The pearl pink sweatshirt is by Asquith and the fuchsia mohair scarf is from my friends at Samuel Tweed. I’m accessorising and seeing the world through rose-coloured glasses with these gorgeous Miu Miu sunnies from Smart Buy Glasses and my favourite daytime lip colour, the Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Dubonnet Shine.