Introducing The Ten Co-Founder - Mel Bryden
Posted on 25 April 2016
We are so pleased to introduce you to The Ten's co-founder, Mel Bryden! Take it away, Mel!
Describe yourself in three words.
Caring, loving, loyal.
What is your life outside of The Ten?
A wonderful combination of loveable family, amazing friends, strong coffee and ocean swims.
Who makes up your family?
My adorable husband Alex, our 16 month old son Ted, our noisy Devonshire Rex Leroy and another baby on the way very soon!
What is your favourite part of being a mother?
The smiles, giggles and laughter. My favourite times would have to be one-on-one, uninterrupted play together where nothing else matters but the present moment.
What are your top motherhood essentials?
A very reliable pram, plenty of coffee and a very trustworthy face cream.
What’s the best advice anyone has given you about motherhood?
When you think you have it all sorted, it changes, so be flexible and go with the flow.
What is your favourite prenatal workout?
A long walk.
What is your favourite thing about being pregnant?
It would most definitely have to be feeling those cute, gentle hiccups that come towards the end. So much more mild compared with the boisterous, rib-crunching kicks and rolls that make you flinch!
Mineral water! I can’t seem to get enough of it and I’m quite thankful that it has been the only thing I’ve been hankering for in both of my pregnancies.
What is your least favourite thing about pregnancy?
I’ve never felt comfortable about letting go and surrendering my body, but I must say I’ve improved the second time round.
Top product picks for a newborn?
I love the gorgeous Elki wraps, our sleek and stunning Leander cot and the Gaia range of natural baby products for their delicate skin.
What do you love most about The Ten?
I love everything that we stand for – taking care of a woman’s amazing body with a unique and beautiful brand of clothing that promotes health and wellbeing.
Favourite The Ten product?
I couldn’t go past The Ally full length legging in grey, but I’m super excited about a particular legging that we’re bringing out in our next collection - you’ll have to wait to see that one!