My life mission: To rid the world of man’s ugly, pilly, baggy track pants and thigh-high polyester shorts

It’s fathers day in little over 8 days in Australia. Time to celebrate the men in our life.

Father's Day in the sorella-hood

And if your dad is anything like mine (sensitive, grumpy, a little needy, a lot argumentative, and always right…. But also generous, kind-hearted, supportive, totally lovable, and worth enduring the annoying first listed traits) – then might I suggest you avoid risking the ordinary this fathers day?

The ordinary being, an ordinary blah blah father’s day gift.

My dad always says he doesn’t want anything. But I’ve never seen him turn down a box of Darrell Lea Chocolates come the big day (He has to rely getting those from one of my sisters’ these days though as there are questions whether they ethically source their cacao…. Poor dad).

So this year (like the last) I’ll be sporting Dad out in some sorella men’s pieces.

Yes he already has a draw-full, but he has secretly told my mum that they are the comfiest dacks going ’round. And he’s been around a while my dad – so he’d know.

And that’s why I think you should get a pair for your dad too. Or maybe for hubby from the kids!

A happy Dad is… well… a happy dad. And let’s be honest, we really do need to rid the population of ugly, pilly, baggy track pants and shorts.

 Fathers Day Gift - owens short in evening skyOwens Short – $44. Available in Evening Sky (shown), Vintage Black, and Feather Grey Continue reading

You want it? You got it.

While we are still only a baby of a label finding our feet, those that have found us have been devoted since their first restful night sleep in our soft organic Pjs. And they keep coming back for more.

And it’s these dedicated fans that shaped our plans this year, and will continue to do so into the future. We have already managed to fulfill one big fan-based request – to launch a mens line. So it is with a big smile and a stack of excitement that we announce the launch of the 2nd big request from our awesome customers this year….The request was clear:

“WE WANT IT IN BLACK”

So it’s with much pleasure we can now offer all your favourite pieces in beautiful black! And it’s a lovely earthy black that goes in line with our organic goodness.

Our best-selling organic singlet. Wear as sleepwear, loungewear, or out & about!

Our best-selling organic singlet.  Sleepwear, loungewear, or out & about

sorella & me organic singlet – wear through pregnancy as your belly grows and after as a perfect nursing top with its snap button opening ($54.95)

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Always the best Mother’s Day Gift

Every woman will tell you a new pair of Pjs, a sleep in, and perhaps a meal cooked by someone else, all make the perfect gifts for Mother’s Day.

Lucky for you we can help with one of those things on her list – sorella & me’s best-selling sleep & lounge pant is back in stock just in time for the Aussie winter and also just in time for Mother’s Day!!

sorella and me sleep & lounge pant (right) shown in evening sky. $59.95

sorella and me sleep & lounge pant (right) shown in evening sky. $59.95

You can’t go wrong with soft organic cotton (fair trade too of course), lace trim detail, and comfy drawstring waist. This pant also comes in a rollover band waist for those who like a loser fit or are expecting.  Available in 2 colours – evening sky and pink blush.

sorella & me sleep & lounge pant in pink blush $59.95

sorella & me sleep & lounge pant in pink blush $59.95

Unsure about size or colour? Give the gift of choice with a sorella & me gift card.  You can purchase an e-gift card which is sent directly to your loved one’s email, or we can pop a gift card in the mail.

We wish our Mum and all Mums a very Happy Mother’s Day!

~ anna & alisha

A sweet Easter treat! 25% off storewide at sorella & me

We all know how much I love chocolate (hey, who doesn’t?). But really is there anything sweeter than a sale?!!!

Enjoy 25% off the entire sorella & me collection over Easter! Plus free shipping for all orders over $100.

Why? Just because we can!

Are you an Aussie sorella?  It’s time for you to experience our best-selling luxuriously soft loungewrap for the cooler nights ahead…

sorella & me organic lounge wrap ($63.70) - not only for pregnant sorellas (see below)! Matched here with our lace trim singlet - wear with your favourite jeans or when relaaxing in our drawstring pants

sorella & me organic lounge wrap in gardenia ($63.70 with your special Easter saving) – not only for pregnant sorellas – I wear mine ALL the time! Matched here with our lace trim singlet – wear with your favourite jeans or when relaxing in our organic sleepwear (see below).

sorella & me lounge wrap shown here in feather grey.  A lovely layer for relaxing at home. Matched here with our organic lacec trim singlet and cute drawstring short

sorella & me lounge wrap shown here in feather grey. A lovely layer for relaxing at home. Matched here with our organic lace trim singlet and cute drawstring short

And don’t forget some new PJ pants for winter! Don’t miss out! We are almost sold out in all sizes!

our organic drawstring pants are available in evening sky (shown here) and pink blush. Just $44.95 with your 25% off easter saving

Our organic drawstring pants are available in evening sky (shown here on the model on the right) and pink blush. Mix and match with tops from the sorella & me range. Just $44.95 with your 25% off Easter saving

Are you an over-the-high-seas (aka an international) sorella looking forward to everything that the summer sun has to offer?

Enjoy our lightweight organic cotton sleepshirt, sleepshorts, tees and shorts – and relax in style. International shipping is FREE for all orders over $100 (and just $15 under $100).

The sorella & me organic sleepshirt is $59.95 with your 25% Easter saving.  A lovely nightie for both sleeping and lounging.

The sorella & me organic sleepshirt is $59.95 with your 25% Easter saving. A lovely nightie for both sleeping and lounging. (Also available in feather grey)

sorella & me organic tshirt is coral $41.20 with 25% off

sorella & me organic tee in coral ($41.20 with 25% off!). Also available in gardenia.

On sale for a limited time. Shop now at www.sorellaandme.com.au

Have an eggggg-cellent easter!!! (cringe?)

~ anna x

This organic T-shirt comes with a WARNING: You won’t want to take it off!

Just a little call out today to let you know about our promotion for this week only: the sorella & me organic modern t is on sale for $29 (rrp $54.95).

Haven’t heard the buzz about the super soft T-shirt? Well…this is no ordinary t!

Originally designed for women who were resorting to wearing their hubby’s oversized & ugly T-shirts to get comfy during pregnancy, this t has become a firm favourite for both pregnant and non-pregnant women who love a t, but love a cute & comfy t even more.

A great basic for your everyday wardrobe – wear with jeans, leggings, or to bed with your favourite pj short or pants (and it’s long enough so you can get away with just knickers!).

The softness of the 100% organic (GOTS certified) and fair trade cotton is amazing against your skin. Our customers say it feels like silk! And with the lovely scoop-neckline, you will look feel fab at the same time as feeling super comfy.

For women who are expecting, it also makes for a stylish t for the hospital and gives you the coverage you need when the visitors arrive.

Available in 2 colours (gardenia & coral) and for one week only – ends midnight Friday 20th July or until stocks last.

We surely don’t need to tell you to hurry to snap one of these babies up!!

Enjoy!!

~ anna & alisha

Australian fashion is loaded with toxic chemicals – Organic & Natural fibres are the way to go, says Choice

It’s no surprise for us here at sorella & me to read a report this week by independent consumer watchdog Choice on the toxic chemicals found in Australian clothing and the damage they are doing to our health as well as our environment.

In Choice’s report, Andreas Schimkus, a Senior Advisor from the Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia (TCFA) states:

The most dangerous way for a toxin to enter the body is not through the digestive system, but through the skin

Therefore, any garment in contact with the skin can easily transfer the toxic chemicals used in its manufacture and finishing through to the individual.

Toxic Chemicals are found in garments

Image via Choice ‘Chemicals in Clothing’

Further, and perhaps even more alarming, Schimkus says:

“Products that are made in China for the Australian market could not even be sent back to China, as many of them would not meet the Chinese product safety standards but are acceptable here.”

This is terrifying!

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New designs coming soon from sorella & me maternity sleepwear

Just a brief post today because alisha & I are up to our eyeballs in fabric samples, lace, Pantone colour cards and lots of sketches! After an incredible response to our launch collection, alisha and I are really excited to be back in design phase – Yep! We are in the midst of adding a few new swanky pieces to the collection. Yay!

anna & alisha of sorella & me maternity sleepwear

We have had an incredible start to life with our new ‘baby’ – with the sleepless nights and teething problems to boot! But the smiles she brings us every single day makes all the hard work worth it! (sound familiar mummas out there??) Continue reading