Win $500 for House on the Prairie Sleepwear
Congrats to these winners, you can now spend it all on a boncho!
Forget bedding down in over-sized hand-me-downs, moth-eaten Strawberry Shortcake nighties and various apparel bought on the pretense of exercise (the caffeine wore off and you were left with more Kmart singlets then you bargained for) because Brisbane designer Emily McIntyre is here to bring you out of your funk with contemporary cuts and bold colour combos.
House on the Prairie, fondly refered to as HOTP, is 100% GOTS certified organic and has safe, hygienic and fair paid work conditions. Basically, it’s good stuff all round. It’s also home to the elusive ‘Boncho’, so if the mere fact that a Boncho or ‘bed poncho’ exists weren’t enough to have you ditching the Snuggie, we also have five $100 vouchers to give away!
To win simply tell us in 25 words or less ‘What TV show would inspire your sleepwear label and why?’ (Entry form below the interview)
For more on the Boncho, here’s our chat with Emily:
When did you get the idea to start House on the Prairie?
I dreamt up HOTP after becoming frustrated with the lack of amazing sleepwear available in Australia; I wanted to take a more fashion-forward approach to sleepwear designs. I thought, just because we wear these garments to bed doesn’t mean they need to be cute, predictable and limited. So I decided to create a label that showcases bold colour, artistic designs and constructions which are appropriate for both bed and play.
What was the name inspired by?
I was inspired by a childhood memory: watching the TV show Little House on the Prairie on Saturday morning in my pjs.
Do you remember your first sale?
My mum! She is amazing and actually gave me the Boncho idea.
Tell us a little about the Boncho!
Boncho stands for Bed Poncho, it’s a perfect example of the versatility of our collections, which blur the lines between sleep and leisure. This piece in particular is definitely daywear worthy!
How do you ensure your sleepwear is made ethically and organically?
Our fabric mill is certified, all the products that they make are adhering to 100% organic GOTS standards. Producing ethical products is important to me so the mill I use ensures fair wages to all, no child labour and hygienic condition for all workers. Our garments are monitored and certified from the farm to end product.
Have you travelled for House on the Prairie research? If so, what was your favourite place and why?
My family spend a month every year on the sunshine coast, our first collection was dreamed up last summer and inspired by pure relaxation, good food and friends. We are also planning a trip to India where our mill is, to see firsthand the skills and techniques used to create organic cotton and visit our wonderful team.
What were your favourite set of pyjamas as a kid?
I wore my brothers pre-loved t-shirts and football jerseys. I didn’t like pyjamas or nighties back then, they were too girly.
What’s on your bedside table?
My retainer, a stack of magazines and a scented soy candle.
What are five crucial elements for a successful slumber party:
What are you excited about at the moment?
Another memorable summer by the beach, future collaborations with wonderful artists and bringing HOTP to the masses.
When is a new collection or range coming out?
The next collection will be out mid January.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Competition is open to Australian residents only. Starts 21 October, 2013 and ends 28 October 2013. This is a game of skill and entrants must answer this question in 25 words or less: ‘What TV show would inspire your sleepwear label and why?’ The most creative answers will win. 5 winners will each receive a $100 voucher for House on the Prairie. Total prize pool value $500. Entries will be judged on 29 October, 2013 at nextmedia Level 6, 207 Pacific Hwy, St Leonards NSW 2065. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. All email addresses collected in the entry form will be added to the Yen Newsletter database. You may unsubscribe from this free service at any time. Winners will be announced in the ‘Winners’ section of the Yen website and prizes will be sent to the postal address provided on the entry form or contacted via email about collection.