Last week, I was very lucky to be invited to the Cosatto HQ in Bolton, to go and have a nosey around their new Spring/Summer 2015 range and meet the crew at their Press Launch. I've heard lots about the Cosatto building, the team and the famous Cosatto slide, before but had never had the opportunity to visit before.
It was my first time going on a train on my own (I am a bit of a hermit and hate going places alone) and being 7 months pregnant, I was a little apprehensive, but actually it was simple to get to and the lovely people at Cosatto had organised a lift from the train station in Manchester, to pick me, and a couple other bloggers up, and take us to them.
After having a little catch up with a few of the team and chatting to some lovely bloggers, our day started. First up, Cosatto’s CEO, Andrew Kluge, talked about how he started in the baby business and how Cosatto evolved into the brand it is today. He is a very inspiring man and talked so passionately about his life and the brand, you could tell that it was something he loved immensely.
We met the rest of the team and had a chat to a few of them, talking about social media, designing, making, safety etc and how Cosatto goes above and beyond when it comes to every aspect of designing and making their products,
Having a tour of the building I noticed that everything was bold and bright, as you'd expect from Cosatto, even the toilets were fancy, with bright green toilet roll and bird tweets playing in the back ground. Everyone else then went down the world famous slide, to get to the showroom. Since I am so heavily pregnant, I wasn't allowed to go down, as it's a super fast slide. Yes, they may make baby products, but I don't think they'd be wanting to shock anyone into giving birth early haha!
Then, after a manicure and some food, yummy canapés and cakes went down a treat, we got down to the business of fawning over Cosatto's new designs.
Hipstar (top left) is a gorgeous retro style take on the All Star design which I love, and Firebird (top right) just suits for the cold Autumn and Winter months, the gorgeous greens are lovely and the bright orange contrasting birds stand out in style. Fable (bottom) is still a stunning design which is why I took a photo of it. I love the colours and the simplicity of it.
The design that stood out for me, was the Ooba in the brand new design, Charleston. The monochrome design stands out as a Cosatto product as it's not as 'in your face' as the usual designs they do. I absolutely love it.
Flamingo Fling is one of their main new designs, available on most of the Cosatto range of products. I love it because it's not the usual stand out pink for a girl type design. Yes, it does have a bright pink colour on it, but this goes so well with the green and black to create a stunning design that is not overly girly.
Pitter Patter is my favourite design for the Giggle 2. With green tubing on the pushchair and a gorgeous raindrop, multicoloured design over the material, it's such a beautiful style.
Loads of other new designs too, not only on the Giggle 2 but most are translated over to the car seats and highchairs too so that you can buy all matching products.
I love looking at the bright designs of the Cosatto products, but one thing they were short on, was designs for their Story cot-bed, before only having Babushka and My Robot which were very bright indeed. Now they have gone with a totally new design for their Story cot-bed, the Owlet. A stunning turquoise/green colour with a cute owl on the ends.
The best thing about the Cosatto cot-beds, is that they come with everything you need, an extra end so that it can easily transform to a bed once your child is older, a drawer underneath for storing bedding and a changing unit on top. I love, love, love this cot-bed and think it is meant to be as we are currently designing bumps room and are going for a cream, green and owl design.
I had an absolutely amazing day at the SS15 Press Launch, getting to see some amazing new products, designs and meeting some fab people too. Hopefully, I'll be invited back again and this time will be able to try out the slide!
The SS15 range will be available to buy from early December 2014 with some designs coming out in the beginning of 2015 so keep an eye out on the Cosatto website.