We were recently sent two children's t-shirts from u Squibble. I had never heard of the company before and, after a little research on their website, was eager to try their t-shirts on my children. U Squibble came about from a simple idea, that of encouraging children to support other children around the world who are more vulnerable than them. Which seems like a pretty good idea to me. We were sent a Hello Sunshine and a Smile t-shirt. The boy decided the smile t-shirt was for him and the girl luckily chose the hello sunshine t-shirt. We were sent two in size 3-4. They fitted my son who is four and a half, but he is quite skinny for his age. It was a bit too big for my daughter though, who is two and a half. Luckily this means she will probably wear both of them next summer!
What they say
Hello Sunshine & Smile Unisex Tee
* 100% GOTS certified organic t-shirt.
* Manufactured solely using sustainable energy generated from wind and solar power.
* 100% Water based inks.
* All packaging recycled or eco-friendly.
* The sale of this tee will support 1 child for 5 days.
We wanted to create a unique culture by encouraging children to get involved in creating their own design (giving them a voice) and then seeing their ideas spring to life and in the process give something back.
Holding regular contests, we encourage design submissions which will be sold online and at our selected retail outlets. From this at least 25% of our profits will go to worthwhile causes for less fortunate children. These contributions will focus on nutrition, shelter and education, which we hope, will give these children a better life and a more promising future.
We use only 100% certified organic fabrics and water based inks, so as not to cause harm to workers or pollute the environment. We work with suppliers and manufacturers who are powered by solar energy. We have also made all of our packaging recycled or eco friendly and we are largely a paper free company.
Beautifully packaged. The attention to detail is fabulous. Who wouldn't want to receive such a gorgeous parcel?
The t-shirts feel fantastic. I think the organic cotton definitely feels so much nicer on skin and you know that it is good against your children's skin. This is especially important if, like my son, your child suffers from eczema.
U Squibble also make sure that the workers making the t-shirts are not harmed, nor is the environment.
You are helping another child by purchasing a t-shirt.
Sizes of t-shirts are slightly awkward. No size 4-5 for example, it goes straight from 3-4 to 5-6.
Would I buy it?
I think this is a fabulous idea which is incredibly well executed. The whole process is simple and easy to follow. It is also great fun for your children to enjoy designing their own t-shirts. If you want to do just that then you can download a template from their website.
For more information about U Squibble, have a look at their website.
Disclosure: We were sent two t-shirts for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.