Who are Polly and Andy?
Polly and Andy are mother and son, who live together with Tom in the beautiful fishing village of Cheekpoint in East Waterford Ireland. Andy is the centre of Polly’s world and his comfort and well-being has been her utmost priority since the day he was born. Andy has always loved his snuggles and his comfort (he gets that from his mam) and there was a time when he wasn’t fully able to communicate how he felt and what he needed. With time, patience and lots of love from Polly and help from some really special teachers, Andy found his voice. One day, as Andy was getting dressed, he pulled on his trousers and happily declared “these don’t hurt” before running off to play. Though Polly’s heart twisted for Andy, she immediately thought about the kids who may not have the words to say how they feel and what they need. The first layer of clothes on our kid’s skin is so important. All it takes is one scratchy label on a little neck, an irritating seam across sensitive toes, or rough texture against soft skin, to cause discomfort. And when a child can’t tell you what’s wrong, discomfort can become distress. After a lot of research, trial and error Polly found the perfect solution, bamboo fibre clothing. Bamboo is super soft and smooth and feels great against the skin. It naturally draws moisture away from the body where it can evaporate more easily and keeps skin cool and dry. Bamboo is sustainably grown, long lasting, retains its shape in the wash and it’s biodegradable. Polly knew bamboo clothing, socks and underwear was the best way to make sure Andy was comfortable in his own skin. Polly and Andy’s bamboo socks launched in summer 2019. In 2020 Polly and Andy will introduce a full range of bamboo vests and underwear, so every child can be wrapped in a layer of love, and comfortable in their own skin.