The Elivia James Story

Welcome to Elivia James, we are delighted you are here. We are a family-owned Bamboo brand, based in London. Elivia James offers sustainable and high-quality bamboo loungewear for children. Our garments are thoughtfully designed with you and your little ones in mind.

My husband and I married in 2013. Little did I know, two years to the day, our lives would change forever! In June 2015, our daughter Emily entered the world. Everyone tells you that you cannot prepare for parenthood, and we were no exception! Sleep became a luxury, and we were willing to try anything to make life that little bit easier.

Emily was everything we could ever have asked for, but she was a scratcher (and a screamer), and turned our world upside down! After every nap, she would wake with new scratches all over her little face. We bought elasticated mittens, but she would just remove them in the night. We bought baby grows with mitts, but they always had poppers and she’d often get her fingers caught through them, then scream! This continued for what felt like forever.

Our son James arrived two years later. He was overdue and oversized, at 9lb 5! His feet were huge and wouldn’t fit in the standard baby-gro, they were always scrunched up. To compound the issue, his legs were also too long. Socks continued to come off and we ended up with a draw full of odds. He permanently had one cold foot.

​So I set out on a mission to create an eco-friendly bamboo (find out why here!), convertible sleep suit that was stylish enough to take babies of all sizes and personalities, from day to night within seconds. A versatile outfit to make everyday parenting and middle of the night nappy changes that bit less stressful. After 22 months, Sleepeaz were born. With optional hand and foot cuffs in all sizes, they solve the scratching and the feet that don’t fit problem. Their double zipper means nappy changes are simple and fast and there is no need to fully undress your baby. Sleepeaz design and fit means your suit will last your little one up to three times longer than the average baby grow.

I soon realised once potty training begun, a one-piece suit is impractical. So we have designed a Sleepeaz in a two-piece from age 2-12. The loungewear that transfers from day to night. When Emily saw my design, she was over the moon and instantly called them her Playjays. So our two-piece range which is set to launch in November has been named Playjays at Emily’s request! We cannot wait to show you our new styles and prints in the same Bamboo blend.

All our garments are made from our Signature Bamboo Blend. Bamboo feels softer than silk and is therma regulating to keep your little ones at the right temperature no matter what the weather. Bamboo is hypoallergenic, it grows 100% organically, and is one of the most eco-friendly resources on the planet.

Ultimately Elivia James is about love and family. My main hope is that you and your family enjoy our products as much as we do. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your lives and making my little dream a reality.

I love to see photos of your little ones in our loungewear. Please tag us @eliviajames, and follow our day to day adventures.

Made With Love ​From Our Family To Yours,
​​Katie, Luke, Emily and James xxx

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