I've always had faith in what I was trying to create with this line, and I knew there would be other Type 1's out there who would find the pieces useful. But never for a moment did I think that I would get the response that i've had! In the first month since the launch, Type 1 Clothing has been featured on BBC News online (with over 3.1 million views), BBC Three, multiple BBC radio stations (including BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Manchester, my local BBC Radio), Racked.com, Healthline, Aplus.com, The Wellbeing Show on Radio Cardiff and Ireland's Today Radio to name just a few! Even Chelsea Clinton has tweeted about the line!
That's before I even mention the outpouring of messages and orders from other T1's and families of T1's around the world, which has really been the ultimate compliment to me. To have had such amazing support from my community and also the wider world means so much to me personally, and I'm really hoping that this interest will also help to spark some discussions about Type 1 diabetes for those who may not understand it, as well as going some way to normalising public injections.
We have some way to go, but luckily this is just the beginning.
For my #type1family,
Natalie here- Founder and Designer of Type 1 Clothing.
For me, this message of awareness goes hand-in-hand with the clothes that I design. I hope that by giving people the freedom to take their injections more publicly, we are helping to create a healthy - and much needed - dialogue around our condition.
Here on the blog (and also on our YouTube channel vlogs, go check them out if you haven't already) we will be talking about everything from Type 1 Clothing's journey, to fashion, dating, CGMs and some of my experiences with Type 1.. so i'd love to hear your stories and experiences in the comments!
Finally- we do pledge 5% of our profits to international diabetes research so every time you shop with us you are helping fund vital research towards new treatments.
Thanks for reading!