Hello and welcome to the Seenin website. My name is Lucy Carr-Seaman, founder of Seenin and I would like to share my story about how and why I started my company and its development over time.
My daughter, Hester was born in 1993 and was diagnosed with Aicardi syndrome at 8 weeks old. She is the inspiration behind Seenin and the beginning of our story.
Aicardi syndrome is fairly rare combining agenesis of the corpus callosum with visual impairment, epilepsy and many other features. Sufferers tend to fall under the profound and multiple disability heading and I soon learnt what this would entail not only in terms of her care but I also discovered how hard it was to find many of the items I needed to make her life more comfortable.
My first main project was to solve the problem of stylish but practical dribble protection. With a professional background in design I started experimenting with different fabrics and designs for her to wear each day. They needed to keep her neck dry, wash and tumble dry as well as absorb huge amounts of saliva!
The dribble bibs and feeding aprons I designed for Hester were admired at the school she attended and it wasn’t long before I received requests to make more for her friends as well as different lengths for her school itself to use at mealtimes.
I realised as my sales of the dribble and feeding range grew almost accidentally that there could be a market for my products further afield than my immediate locality. I decided to launch the range in a bigger way under its own name and as Hester and her friends were proud to be “Seen in” my garments this would be a suitable name! Thus my Company “Seenin” was born in 1998.
The Seenin range has now grown to include many other products Hester needed as well as some suggested by you, our customers, and we continue to add new lines all the time. We much appreciate your feedback and strive to improve our existing products as well as adding new.
Our aim continues to be to provide you with practical, stylish and fun products which are not easily available on the high street that you will be proud to be “Seenin”.