PreemieCme

SUSTAINABLE, FUNCTIONAL AND CLINICALLY-PROVEN GARMENTS FOR PREMATURE BABIES

The project

To provide sustainable, functional and clinically-proven garments for premature babies, in the right size and without compromising the garment’s life-saving functionality. The collection includes specially-designed functional garments for premature babies that provide them with identity and safety, made from breathable, organic and natural materials. The functional design will consider the baby’s comfort by using seamless constructions and biofibres, while providing the medical care staff with telemetric one-hand pockets that allow tubes, wires and needles to be inserted where necessary. The design will also include a range of bright, neutral colours with different prints which helps the parents feel at home, and able to bond through an everyday task like dressing their baby.

PEEKAPOO (Sweden)

Founded by Diana Svensson, a fashion designer & PR expert based in Stockholm, Sweden. She has 12 years’ experience in retail and solid background in luxury fabrics and materials. Diana also works as a fashion & trend writer for Swedish magazines and as a marketing manager for the world’s largest art lifestyle brand. 

RAPIFE (Spain)

RAPIFE is a family business established in 1964 with extensive experience in knitwear. The company has several clothing lines and they offer pattern making and sewing services. The company covers all market segments: knitwear for men, women and children and baby clothes, all made of brushed cotton and certified by Öekotex to ensure they are free from harmful substances. 

STORYTELLING

THE IDEA:

When my daughter was born late 2014, my friend also gave birth to a baby girl during week 24. The survival chances were minimal, but she beat all odds and is now a happy 5-year-old who has grown up to be a good friend of my daughter. After seeing the way her mother struggled to find garments for her when she was at her smallest, the idea came to me to create functional premature garments for babies born as early as week 24! I couldn’t stand seeing her frustration where she had to buy expensive doll toys to cut their garments off to use for her baby. It was insane. And after all the research we have done – the conclusion is that our project is needed more than anything! Considering that 7000 babies are born too early in Sweden alone!

THE BIRTH OF THE PROJECT:

We have created a design that is entirely based on the input and experiences of the preemie parents and the nurses from the neonatal sections in Scandinavian hospitals. There are stratigically placed holes and a unique patented baby soft velcro on each garments. This makes it easy to work with the children in a hospital enviroment, and also for the parents to visually bond with their babies, since newborn preemie’s can look like anything else than a normal baby. We have also thought about skin-to-skin contact and the importance of the ability to carry your child close to you without taking the entire garment off and on, which can be challenging when they are so small!

Except for the unique and innovative design, sizes and prints – the enviromental aspects of the garment is also a very innovative factor. Since we will be working with a mixture of natural Chitosan fabric and Bamboo. This is not only allergy friendly to the babies sensitive skin – but also recyclable in all aspects, even down to the very last seam!

THE CREATIVE PROCESS:

The problem we have encountered has been that there is a Nordic crisis right now in hospitals where there is not enough neonatal nurses but too many babies born premature. Which has caused us a lot of delays in the way of trying to get interviews, finding the right people, finding someone who will prioritize talking to us and scheduling appointments for photo opportunities. We also had to go through a very long process to be able to find an original SAPMI Tribe to speak to. Another difficulty was also having to find a developed Velcro soft enough for the newborn premature babies skin, and combine this with an antibacterial fabric that is long lasting, environmental friendly, recyclable and breathable enough for the baby. The right pricing was also hard since the fabrics are exclusive, the Velcro is patented and original and the design patent would cost us a fortune. But the ideal was to still make it affordable enough for everyone and for the hospitals around the world. 

We are positive that there is a bright future ahead of the project. Since the garment is unique and innovative, plus having an environmental impact to it – it is a product that is easily sold and easy to upgrade. We are sure that we will get information enough to perfecting our product throughout the years to come and develop it even more together with the new needs of every neonatal hospital. We also look forward to creating matching accessories in our unique prints and deliver a full scaled package to each new parent of premature babies. We aim to be the number 1 choice for families around the world and giving a voice & identity to the ones who cannot speak yet.

THE COLLABORATION:

Regarding collaborations, our advice is to really get to know your partner and finding the one who has JUST AS MUCH PASSION AS YOU HAVE for the project or product. Otherwise – time will be down the drain, and the heavy load will land on you. So, make sure to know the person you will consider as partner, and make sure you have the same vision 1, 3, or 10 years from now – without losing the passion! 

Find PreemieCme and the founder at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1127477920 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nordicentrepreneur/     (links in bio)

Website (coming up): www.etaab.com

THE FUTURE:

We will produce the larger scale that we know is needed after countless of research we have done. Since there is a crisis in Scandinavian hospitals for trying to find premature garments, we are sure the larger scale is needed in the bigger cities like Stockholm, where the team is living. So to put it shortly, we want to see our product firstly in the Scandinavian hospitals, then expand to Europe and from Europe become a worldwide sensation!

THE MESSAGE:

PreemieCme’s vision is to be the number one choice in the world when it comes to premature functional clothes for premature babies. The goal is to inspire parents and hospitals enough to not let any other choices in through their doors. The aim is to let the craftmanship, thought and function behind the garment make the statement we want to express. Not only will the professional design and innovative functions matter, but also the superior quality and feel of each and every garment.

Find PreemieCme and the founder at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1127477920 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nordicentrepreneur/  

Website (coming up): www.etaab.com

PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS

The vase

The vase

Lumimóza

Lumimóza

3D metal panels

3D metal panels

Thinking Woman’s Chair

Thinking Woman’s Chair

Aeras-x Seat for Drone Taxis

Aeras-x Seat for Drone Taxis

The Vegan Sheep

The Vegan Sheep

Loom-State

Loom-State

Common Sands 2.0

Common Sands 2.0

Maretech

Maretech

Minois

Minois

STEM a garment production brand

STEM a garment production brand

Storytelling Garment Project

Storytelling Garment Project

Mapu Preto

Mapu Preto

Minta

Minta

NO/thing

NO/thing

Modifiable Vegan Bag Collection

Modifiable Vegan Bag Collection

In the Circle

In the Circle

Clotho

Clotho

Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed

Vibro-Tactile Textiles

Vibro-Tactile Textiles

LÈBIU – let’s CORK it

LÈBIU – let’s CORK it

WeAr Design

WeAr Design

Freskos

Freskos

ALMA

ALMA

Bubble Façade

Bubble Façade

Crossing Parallels

Crossing Parallels

EnaOna

EnaOna

SEISMIC GARMENT

SEISMIC GARMENT

Rethinking the Bra

Rethinking the Bra

Kinematic handbag by RMATURA

Kinematic handbag by RMATURA

Nova Underwear

Nova Underwear

BioChromatic

BioChromatic

Dimmenso

Dimmenso

Beaggie

Beaggie

Ignorance is Bliss Carpet Collection

Ignorance is Bliss Carpet Collection

WE ARE NOT IN THIS ALONE

WE ARE NOT IN THIS ALONE

H|H

H|H

Vibrant-barrier-free glassware collection

Vibrant-barrier-free glassware collection

Edge Chair

Edge Chair

Marbled Salts

Marbled Salts

Moseanic

Moseanic

Kombucha TSUGI

Kombucha TSUGI

LiLO

LiLO

The Eastern Side of Riviera

The Eastern Side of Riviera

Future Wardrobe

Future Wardrobe

Ventri

Ventri

FreyZein

FreyZein

SILENCIO

SILENCIO

Re-Print Ceramics

Re-Print Ceramics

Vivid

Vivid

A Phyne Bomber Jacket

A Phyne Bomber Jacket

Burning For

Burning For

Circular workwear collection

Circular workwear collection

Recontile

Recontile

Fashion Colada

Fashion Colada

SCALA

SCALA

New Matters

New Matters

Not 2 Forget

Not 2 Forget

Agogic – Be prepared for more

Agogic – Be prepared for more

SMARTCOAT with ETHICS

SMARTCOAT with ETHICS

Mocha Split

Mocha Split

Reframd

Reframd

Zerobarracento

Zerobarracento

ALLCA Disruptive Rugs

ALLCA Disruptive Rugs

Wearable Play

Wearable Play

Wear-Abouts Baltic Sea

Wear-Abouts Baltic Sea

Gelatex x NO/AN

Gelatex x NO/AN

Luxury Bag Collection

Luxury Bag Collection

Amalgama

Amalgama

TTorch

TTorch

From the ground

From the ground

Biolea

Biolea

Ultra

Ultra

Capsule coat project

Capsule coat project

Mayya x WORTH

Mayya x WORTH

The Space in Between

The Space in Between

Rustic Wool Robotuft

Rustic Wool Robotuft

Cartiera & SwIdeas present: Change!

Cartiera & SwIdeas present: Change!

Fish_Fish

Fish_Fish

Common Sands

Common Sands

UCQC Inclusive

UCQC Inclusive

Gabriella Veszpremi X Inpelsa

Gabriella Veszpremi X Inpelsa

Mowo

Mowo

i-Morfé

i-Morfé

Iguaneye

Iguaneye

Ruumy

Ruumy

Fugazi Fugazi

Fugazi Fugazi

Serisole

Serisole

Hi-LAMP

Hi-LAMP

Lucid

Lucid

Senss

Senss

Walkytalkies

Walkytalkies

Sole sustainability

Sole sustainability

A Warm, Light, Luxurious, Sustainable Cloak

A Warm, Light, Luxurious, Sustainable Cloak

Spell My Name

Spell My Name

The “Bib” chair

The “Bib” chair

Materia Bruta

Materia Bruta

Planned Space Pooling

Planned Space Pooling

3D knitwear on demand

3D knitwear on demand

Lit Lace Interface

Lit Lace Interface

iluTex

iluTex

Sukka 

Sukka 

PineSkins Soft Wall Tiles

PineSkins Soft Wall Tiles

Unmoist Raincoat

Unmoist Raincoat

IOT Jacket & Robot

IOT Jacket & Robot

Stars Collection

Stars Collection

Words that shimmer

Words that shimmer

Persona

Persona

PULSAR

PULSAR

Identity 560

Identity 560

Øjenfryd

Øjenfryd

The Ghost Bag

The Ghost Bag

Diluci bags

Diluci bags

M2M furniture (Made 2 Measure Furniture)

M2M furniture (Made 2 Measure Furniture)

Myhand Prosthetic Socket

Myhand Prosthetic Socket

Oceanwear

Oceanwear

t-Studio – 3D fashion design network

t-Studio – 3D fashion design network

Curve

Curve

Multifunctional Textiles

Multifunctional Textiles

Fashion Designing in an Inclusive World

Fashion Designing in an Inclusive World

‘Parameter’ Table

‘Parameter’ Table

Occay

Occay

KICS

KICS

ERGOVI – healthy multiposture chair

ERGOVI – healthy multiposture chair

PreemieCme

PreemieCme

Circular Bags

Circular Bags

Clayer

Clayer

Lulu V2

Lulu V2

Fishskinlab

Fishskinlab

Dynaback

Dynaback

Esther Hates PVC

Esther Hates PVC

Gardin

Gardin

Foldable High Heels

Foldable High Heels

Sustainable Acoustic Panels

Sustainable Acoustic Panels

Edbora Collection

Edbora Collection

Smart Heated Vest

Smart Heated Vest

ACDL Artisan Chausseur Design Lab

ACDL Artisan Chausseur Design Lab

Smart Life Jacket In Watersport

Smart Life Jacket In Watersport

Fragments Garments

Fragments Garments

Hollow: A Lie Story

Hollow: A Lie Story

FWN: Family Wear Nature

FWN: Family Wear Nature

Himaero “The Emotional Jewel”

Himaero “The Emotional Jewel”

Spellbound

Spellbound

Wear Pure

Wear Pure

Connextyle

Connextyle

Unlimited in 1

Unlimited in 1

Paramatrix

Paramatrix

Feel More Knitwear

Feel More Knitwear

Skarabeos 2

Skarabeos 2

Twill

Twill

Fashionable Wearable Camera Accessory

Fashionable Wearable Camera Accessory

‘Margarete’ – Cork Task Chair

‘Margarete’ – Cork Task Chair