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Close up and personal…the journey

Close have a passion for creating wonderfully made and honestly considered products for parents and the little miracles they nurture through babyhood. . .

It is our genuine love of all things baby, alongside our own passion for, ’reproducing’, that has created a range of award winning ideas, designed and manufactured to exacting standards in order to deliver the best experience.

Close believe that parenting does not need to be complicated, overwhelming or pressured and because you love your little one, all the ingredients are already in place…all you need is the inspiration…

History and Products…

March 2004: Close Parent was founded by Mumpreneurs Martine Carroll and Claire Scott who had been running their own companies focused on baby carrying and reusable nappies.January 2007: Close Baby Carrier was launched on the back of prominent TV coverage on Channels 4’s Bringing Up Baby series.

February 2008: Pop-in nappy was launched at the Baby Show in Excel to great interest and fantastic feedback.

January 2011: Close Parent became Close as part of a comprehensive re-branding process.

March 2011: The all new Caboo +organic (previously Close Baby Carrier) and New Gen Pop-in were unveiled at the trade show in Harrogate.

September 2011: After extensive research and dialogue with Mums and particularly Dads during 2011 the Caboo dx and Cocoon weather protector were born and showcased at the international trade show in Cologne, Germany to much acclaim including a shortlist in the innovation award.

December 2011: Caboo +organic was recognised as the UK’s premier soft carrier with another accolade, this time from the notable independent review body Which? It was the only one soft carrier to be awarded the Best Buy status in the current review.

March 2012: The official launch for Caboo dx and Cocoon, plus the unveiling of a selection of carefully considered and complimentary new products to the Close offering were showcased at the Harrogate trade show: amongst these the Pop-in reversible bibs in 2 sizes and the Pop-in car seat protectors.

2012 and beyond… Close continues to be a family centred company run by Mums with the key objective of producing good ideas for great parents. Martine Carroll mum of 3 and Co-founder and Managing Director is still with the business and she was joined back in 2007 by Hester MacAnara also a mum who heads up the sales and product development side of the business. Supporting them is a dedicated team of passionate and creative individuals all committed to the providing the best possible customer experience. Watch this space for more good ideas that just make close common sense…