Hi 🖐, I am Natalie. The Latched journey started in January 2018 after the birth of my daughter, Harper. Prior to her birth I thought I knew what being tired was, then my little snack feeder decided to give me a real education on sleep deprivation. Her little and often snack style appetite didn't allow much opportunity to leave the house or do anything for myself. This really took a toll on my mental health during a particularly harsh winter, I was DESPERATE to leave the house so I started googling breastfeeding jumpers and sports bras because I live in activewear. To say I was disappointed was an understatement, I sat on the floor crying my eyes out at how hard my life had become to do something as simple as walking the dog.
After a long deep and meaningful conversation with David, my husband, he encouraged me to design my own and have something made. I put pencil to paper and started drawing, worked through a process and a few months later I had samples made up and in my hands and the rest they say is history.
By the time I launched Latched in Nov 2018 I was pregnant with number 2! A whole set of new challenges ahead, 2 under 2, a new business, a summer pregnancy and all the highs and lows this brings. A winter pregnancy, a summer pregnancy and two breastfed babies has shaped Latched and the products I create, in the hope of helping and supporting other mums on their journey into motherhood.
August 2019, my son Ethan joined our family and the adventure and roller coaster continues. If you want to get a deeper insight into my chaos and join in on my journey follow me on Instagram where my stories are a backstage view!
My body has far from bounced back this time, I have found that traditional sportswear and athleisurewear doesn't support or flatter my ever changing body so in 2020 I launched the postnatal collection. The same high quality and value for money people have come to love but without the pregnancy or breastfeeding element.
Thank you for choosing my small business. I really want you to enjoy our products, please tag us in your social posts @latchedUK and let us know what you think!