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Born Anxious clothing label helping people with Autism & raising funds for The Kent Autistic Trust

Born Anxious is a homegrown clothing label with two objectives, to make the clothes as comfortable as possible, whilst also remaining planet friendly, and to hold important information that will aim to help not only the child, but also the caregiver as well when required.

The aim is for Born Anxious to be a supporter of Autism and special needs, a clothing label that will explain if you are Autistic, have special needs or are supporting those who do. As well as supporting Autism and special needs, Born Anxious is pleased and proud to be official supporters of The Kent Autistic Trust. The choice to keep our donations as local as possible was to be able to spread awareness within our little corner of the UK and to support each other in smaller circles and communities that will then help those to connect to the bigger ones.

Petra's story:

'I had seen Born anxious advertised on facebook and seen a friend win a shirt in a competition, they looked fab. We had an upcoming family trip to Alton towers coming up and I contacted them to see if I could get one in My eldest son's size. He is 10 but in adult sizes! I also wanted something to explain their exact issues as they have so called invisible dissabilities, ASD, SPD, Anxiety,  Epilepsy and Hypermobility!  Born anxious were happy to help, personalise and supply the right sizes. I picked up my shirts and was immediately taken by the feel of them. Tick one for the sensory issues. My boys wore them on our trip, people were reading them and I even caught one mum writing down the website. It made the trip easier less staring, commenting, odd looks etc etc. On one occasion my youngest had a seizure in the cafe, stood stock still in the middle of the service area and wet himself this as often happens led to screaming and onto sensory shutdown. Staff were fab, the only comments I overheard were parents explaining to children what was happening. It was an understanding i just wasnt used to! Without the shirts that would have been a very different story. They have worn the shirts on many occasions since, they wash and dry so easily.  They have since brought out a range for adults, so I look forward to my next purchase!!

Born Anxious is organic clothing with no labels, that is aiming to be earth positive and fairtrade. In replacement of removing the labels, we provide a recycled information postcard with each product, that holds the care instructions and information of who we support through donations from each purchase. In time, Born Anxious will be expanding the range and will remain organic, as we feel this is important for our children with difficulties surrounding skin irritations or sensory difficulties. The reason behind this is that clothes are something we most certainly struggle with, and these products aim to reduce that. We hope to be helpful, honest, approachable and are always welcome to your ideas that would help you and others.

You can view products on the Born Anxious website: or contact them at Feel free to also contact Born Anxious on their Facebook page: Born Anxious will have a website coming soon, but for now, see available links below;

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