VIJA DESIGN garments were developed by Fashion Utility Designer Vivianne Brault who was inspired by her own experience of Kangaroo Mother Care and Skin-to-Skin Contact with her preterm baby. She developed the garments in collaboration with ergonomists and neonatal care specialists, nurses and paediatricians.
All of our garments are manufactured ethically in Canada and are fabric tested to ensure zero heavy metal contamination.
VIJA DESIGN in the UK
At VIJA DESIGN (UK) we are committed to our mission of creating a stronger, smarter and better bonded society through the promotion of Kangaroo Mother Care and Skin to Skin Contact for all parents and new borns in the UK.
VIJA DESIGN (UK) is run by:
Director of Retail and Customer Service– Nicole Hastie
Nicole started her career as a Cambridge educated Special Educational Needs teacher. In motherhood Nicole became extremely interested in natural parenting practices including Kangaroo Mother Care, Skin-to-Skin Contact, Breastfeeding, Baby Led Weaning and Baby Wearing. She is the former Chair of Trustees of the Gloucestershire Breastfeeding Supporters Network, and currently co-runs the Cheltenham and Gloucester Sling Library and Natural Parenting Group. She is a qualified Babywearing Consultant trained by School of Babywearing UK (OCN Accredited) and with Slingababy, and is a Director of Babywearing UK (CIC) and Blue Skies Natural Parenting LTD.
You can contact Nicole directly by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call her on 07442491002
Director of Neonatal & Maternity Sales – Leigh Dumighan
Leigh gave birth to Warwick James in August 2008, 11 weeks early. Since Warwick’s birth Leigh has invested her ‘spare’ time into volunteer work for the charity BLISS (for babies born too soon, too small and too sick) including setting up support groups for parents of preterm infants, giving educational talks and providing advisory feedback to many committees. Leigh also lectures at Birmingham City University. Leigh is a parent representative for the Central Newborn Network, is actively involved with the charities Tommy’s and The Grace Research Fund and co-chairs an annual Bliss Fundraising Ball in Warwickshire. She is extremely committed to the promotion and implementation of Best Practice Neonatal Care for all infants in the UK and is especially passionate about the smallest of our new arrivals, who need the most help.
You can contact Leigh directly by email – email@example.com
Or call her on 07970216085
Our UK Offices are based in Cheltenham:
VIJA DESIGN (UK)
5 Holmer Crescent