While we sat comfortably in our pajamas we learned of a startling statistic: around the world, a woman dies every 90 seconds due to complications of pregnancy. We knew that was one statistic that our founder (a mother of three) and most of our customers would not be able to ignore. When we learned that 90 percent of those deaths are preventable, we decided to do our part to help.
Today, The Pajama Company is thrilled to announce it is partnering with Every Mother Counts, an advocacy and mobilization campaign to increase education and support for maternal and child health.
Now you have the opportunity to do your part while wearing your pajamas. Today is Maternal Health Monday at The Pajama Company and we are donating 10 percent of every sale to Every Mother Counts.
As The Pajama Company President and Founder writes on her blog, “Yes, we lounge in pajamas. We celebrate in pajamas. We work in pajamas. Today, we are doing something important in pajamas.” Read more about why the cause of maternal and child health is important to Ellie at Life in Pajamas.
In the rush to get the kids out the door and into the car to go school, getting dressed yourself might not be a priority. But it doesn’t matter. No one will see you, right?
At one school in the UK, parents were surprised recently to learn that was not the case. They were being watched.
We have heard about schools enforcing a pajama-free dress code for kids, but this school has taken it one step further. They don’t want parents parents wearing PJ’s, either.
According to a post on babycenter.com, the school sent the following message home to parents:
“We respectfully request that parents who drop off their children and pick them up from school follow all of the dress code expectations that students are expected to follow including the rule stating that pajamas are not to be worn.”
Of course, we all know Ellie Badanes as the brains behind the ThePajamaCompany.com. But did you know that before she launched her business in 2004, this mother of three spent nearly 20 years living as an expat overseas?
In a recent interview with the website ExpatWomen.com, Ellie revealed the obstacles she faced as an expat and an entrepreneur and how she came up with the idea for the business.
“I started my business because I love pajamas, and the whole business concept fit well with my lifestyle,” Ellie said.
In the interview she credits her experience living overseas for the company’s broad and global appeal.
“Living overseas has made me different from a typical American retailer. I anticipate questions about sizing and shipping before they happen,” she told ExpatWomen.com. “I know the occasional challenges of shopping on U.S. websites from overseas. I know the customers I have in mind are not from a certain state, region, neighborhood or country, but rather are very broad – very international. I think that is how the expat experience defines us. We think more broadly. I know pajamas mean different things to different cultures, but pajamas are all about comfort in any language!”
Read more of the interview with The Pajama Company founder and CEO, Ellie Badanes, at ExpatWomen.com.
Swedish style blogger, Elin Kling recently stepped out to do some errands in her sleepwear. In her blog post, Kling said she was in need of some retail therapy and wore the pajamas to get out for a quick break.
The Blackbook.com commented that Kling’s cotton pajama pants fit perfectly with the printed wide-leg pant trend.
Do you think pajamas can make a stylish outfit? Tell us about when you would wear pajamas outside the house.
To upgrade her pj’s for the red carpet, Roy rolled up the sleeves and paired them with heels, jewelry and a clutch handbag.
She told InStyle that the outfit was inspired by her daughter.
“I have an eleven-year-old and I like to show her that it’s OK to take fashion risks and to have fun and tell a story with fashion,” she told InStyle. “It was hard for me to find something to go with these shoes where I didn’t feel too dressed up and too done. So I thought, this is how I can wear these shoes by Mr. Blahnik!”
You can get Roy’s look with Bedhead’s White and Blue Pinstripe Pajama set. Available at ThePajamaCompany.com in sizes small, medium, large and extra-large for $146.
InStyle.com shows fashion designer Rachel Roy wearing Bedhead pajamas on the red carpet.
Rachel Roy's red carpet ensemble started with a pajama like this 100% fine Egyptian cotton blue and white pinstripe set from Bedhead. Available at ThePajamaCompany.com in S, M, L or XL for $146.
“One of the things that made us want to re-evaluate [the dress code] is it was to a point kids were coming to school wearing pajamas and slippers. It’s a safety hazard, certainly with slippers, and it also says something to the work ethic. Like anything else, if you get yourself into a mental state about something you’re going to be more prepared to work, and if you come to school in pajamas you’re prepared for something else,” associate principal David Beriau told the Bennington Banner.
There is certainly a debate to be had over what is appropriate at school. But calling pajamas a safety hazard seems a bit far fetched.
And if a school is going to ban pajamas for fear that kids will take classes less seriously if they are wearing comfortable clothes, then should sweatpants and sweatshirts be banned, too? How about wool-lined Ugg boots?
Here are two examples of what we call the “Ultimate Camp Care Package” for a girl and for a boy. Now we welcome you to explore our kids section and get creative making your own personalized camp care package. Let us know what you choose!
For a boy:
"Commando" flannel set; Available in kids sizes 2 - 18; $34
Snuggle socks; $10
"World Map" pillow case set; $28
For a girl:
"Rockstar" flannel pajama pants; Available in kids size 2T - 14; $19.99
Cozy socks; $10
Autograph pillowcase makes a great camp souvenier; $16
With temperatures soaring it’s time to live in boxers, tees and tanks. We love the fun of boxers and think you will too. Summer is all about lounging whether you are at the beach or on your front porch or comfy on your couch. Lounging is about being comfortable and we’ve put together a boxer, tank and tee collection sure to make you smile. Here are some of our favorites.
"Sweet and Sour" Boxer from Be As You Are $16
"Addicted to Love" Boxer from Be As You Are $16
"Bear Naked" Boxer from Hatley Nature $16
"Wildest Dreams" Boxer from Hatley Nature $16
"Almost Ready" Boxer from Be As You Are $16
"Yummy" Boxer from Be As You Are $16
"Peace, Love & Happy Hour" Boxer from Be As You Are $16
"Dam It" Boxer from Hatley Nature $16
"Peace, Love & Cupcakes" Tee from Be As You Are $24