About Big Blue Cuddle
Founded in 2010 by Lara Soetekouw, Big Blue Cuddle is born from the improbable combination of a love for imaginative and colourful children clothes, a hate for waste and a deep desire to do something to help children around the world have a better life.
Big Blue Cuddle is not a regular online shop, it is a wonderful win, win, win scenario:
We work with carefully selected suppliers of the nicest, brightest children clothes who give us great deals on a limited selection of their stock, current or from previous collections, bringing you a wonderful and eclectic choice of clothes to buy for newborns to 10 year olds. Because of the generosity of the amazing people behind these brands who share our desire to help improve the life of disadvantaged children, Big Blue Cuddle can donate between 15% and 50% of the value of each sale to a children charity.
So the result is that everybody wins:
- Suppliers get noticed in the UK market, build a reputation as a "good" brand in a relevant and understated way and have a good solution for potential excess stock
- Customers discover new brands, buy great clothes which are truly different from anything else available on the high street and have the satisfaction of having helped raise funds for a good cause without spending anything extra
- Charities receive funds which can make a big difference and raise awareness about their projects and work
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In the press
Simple. You shop normally, when you are ready to check out you get to choose the charity that will receive the donation on your behalf.
After you’ve paid Big Blue Cuddle for your purchase, we’ll send your lovely clothes to you and the donation to the charity you chose. We will not give your details to the charities and you will not be contacted by them.
Big Blue Cuddle makes sending gifts to babies and children even more special as the recipient will know which cause you chose to support with their gift – so they can feel good too. Tell us it’s a gift and, for a small additional charge of £2, we’ll wrap it (in recycled brown paper!) and hand write your message on a card. Our card also has its own way of saying which cause you chose to support.
Big Blue Cuddle Hour
Find more information about our Twitter event, #BigBlueCuddleHour,.
Minimising waste in our packaging
As we said, we hate waste so we thought we’d use up some of the packaging material other business don't need anymore and minimise the use of new plastic bags. So as much of our packages as possible are sent out in reused material we collect with some help from friendly local businesses.
For international deliveries, please note that customs might charge you Local import duties when the parcel entries your country payable on receipt. We have no control over these charges and can’t be hold responsible for paying them
See also our more detailed Terms & Conditions.
Big Blue Cuddle is a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 7344760 and registered for VAT under number 995416084.