ManiMe is a family creation
Children are a great source of inspiration in our daily lives, however they also have the ability to challenge parents and caregivers as they strive for independence at an early age.
ManiMe evolved over several years in a household of working parents and two nursery and primary aged children. The "morning routine" could be especially challenging getting everyone ready to leave the house on time and at least one of us (often me) were usually reduced to a range of frustration as we tried to ensure everyone was clean, dressed (mildly presentably!), matching socks, matching shoes, teeth and hair brushed ( 3 days ago is sometimes ok 🥰 ) and thats before you remember that you have a 10am meeting that requires a suit! basically unless you are superhuman you will have experienced this many times.
So what could make our mornings better, more organised and more fun?
Inspired by my type A personality to be organised and retrieve my clothing for the following day and the reality that the children are unable to reach in a standard height wardrobe and would probably not choose the "right outfit" I started laying out the children's clothing for the following day in their rooms on any surface I could find, floor, ottoman, desk, stool or radiator. As I would read bedtime stories my mind would scan the room looking for a designated place where these items would "belong" so night after night my mind crafted a fun and interactive range of animal themed chairs for children, quite simply a valet chair for children with the scale and dimension of children's hangers, add in features for hanging trousers, skorts, shorts, dresses and under garments all encompassed in a beautiful sustainable material, this was my lightbulb moment.
The ManiMe was hereby created and become integral in our organisation for the day ahead enabling the children (under parents supervision) to choose their clothes and as they got older set out their school uniform, PE kit or other required attire the evening before when time was available.
In our house, prototypes of the ManiMe were used from age 4 and we made it a game the night before when time was available. Not only did they enjoy this game, I noticed that when their ManiMe was ready the night before they were more motivated and able to get dressed independently. They quite simply wanted to do it for themselves. Until one day they simply started preparing their chosen ManiMe ( they each had a name also) and it is something they still do to this day and as a bonus they also use it to undress. My son places the rewear items such as blazer, tie and shoes on his ManiMe every day after school ( after i have reminded him that they do not live on the kitchen floor 😍 ) We promise greater interaction not miracles 😂😂😂.
Children strive and thrive on daily routines. The ManiMe has the scale and dimension required to encourage your child to independently dress themselves in a fun and interactive way.
Empowering our Children and Supporting our Environment
It’s so much more than just a chair...
ManiMe is committed to sustainability and is a proud sponsor of Climate-Wise whom offer a global solution leading the way in providing both investment into climate change products as well as supporting local communities with education and lifestyle change initiatives to reduce the footprints being generated piece by piece.