This week it seems that everyone wants to party in Pyjamas. In Ireland they held their National Pyjama Day when children are encouraged to wear their pyjamas to school. The annual event raises funds for the charity Irish Autism Action. Last year €300,000 was raised for the charity and in 2016 they hope to beat that. The patron of the charity is ex Boyzone singer Keith Duffy who became involved when his daughter was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. In the UK we don’t have a similar Pyjama Day but the National Brain Appeal raise funds through their annual Pyjama Party when supporters are encouraged to get sponsored to do various things and party in pyjamas.
Meanwhile, from down under, we saw a story that made us check the calendar to see if it is April yet: McDonalds have introduced a sleepwear range. Not content with selling us hamburgers on every corner, the fast food chain is selling pyjamas to celebrate their newly introduced all-day breakfast. The collection, created in collaboration with designer Emma Mulholland, includes t-shirts and lounge pants. But don’t worry, this is not the start of world onesie dominance, numbers are limited to just 300 pieces and will only feature on a dedicated Australian eBay store. All proceeds will be used to fund the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
The stories get stranger, who else can party in pyjamas? The Metro noticed that an elephant sanctuary in India has improvised pyjamas for two baby elephants to help them sleep better. The elephants each became separated from their mother and the protection of the herd so needed help. They struggled to get to sleep in the animal welfare sanctuary during the cold winter nights. Dr Basumatary, a vet at the IFAW rescue centre, asked keepers to wrap the little elephants in cosy blankets and scarves with socks and slipper boots to make jumbo onesie pyjamas. The vet explained “it is important to control their body temperature,….I noticed in the mornings they could be cold from staying in the concrete nursery.” It is hoped the babies will soon be able to pack their trunk and be released back in to the wild. If you are looking to party in pyjamas, why not try our Wizard design, now in Jumbo sizes.