If you thought you were missing a bit of colour in your life Toby Tiger have pulled it out of the bag! The Brights are BACK!
Alba of Denmark combine the best in retro and modern. Their clothing is designed with play in mind and look effortlessly luxurious. The outfits look perfectly styled and because they remain comfortable children and babies love to wear them.
Be inspired by the original designs from DUNS and get outdoors.
Get your Octopus and Crabs on the beach and your Ducks by the Pond!
The Fairy Skirt is something different. It’s fairly simple for the manufacturers of organic cotton kid’s clothes to design T shirts, baggy pants and sweaters. This, this is something you haven’t seen before.
Almost too beautiful to be regular every day clothing but once your little one sees this in their wardrobe it’ll be a firm favourite. Run, spin, swirl, dance and release your inner fairy.
Find it in the latest collection from Kite at Yes Bebe: The Fairy Skirt
These clothes are just pure JOY. Colour co-ordinate, clash, mix and match, Raspberry Republic looks great whatever way it’s worn.
Papaya Power – Leggings
Papaya Power – Dress
Papaya Power – Sleepsuit
Papaya Power – Bonnet
Samba de Janeiro – T Shirt
Ignacio the Iguana (Red) – T Shirt
Ignacio the Iguana (Brown) – Baggy Pants
The Happy Me Collection was always going to be a complete stand out. It combines unicorns, rainbows, suns and other nature inspired motifs in a colour palette that shouts SPRING. Kite do what they do best, creating clothes which can be mixed and matched without losing their impact.
The classic Kite dress design shines in this print. Made from 95% organic cotton with a smidgen of elastane for that comfortable stretch it features a shoulder opening fastened with coconut buttons. The dress is perfect for an occasion but equally dressed down for everyday wear, it is paired here with Kite Flower Tights.
The print translates beautifully onto the leggings also, available in standard and ‘mini’ so even the smallest among us can join in the Spring Happy. The Happy Me T Shirt in Blue is a joy, as is the Unicorn on Coral Pink.
This top is nothing short of an essential. Piccalilly do this so well, an item which pairs with so many other items flawlessly. Check out these gorgeous, vibrant looks perfect for Spring 2019.
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Alpaca! These cute and fluffy South American camelids are up there with their cousins the Llama for being everyone’s favourite fashionable friend right now.
Piccalilly Spring/Summer 2019 is right on the money with their collection so your little one can wear Alpacas in a variety of ways.
The simple lines of this stunning summer dress create a loose, comfortable and cool outfit on it’s own. Made from organic cotton jersey this piece features the holy grail in dresses…..pockets! Two pockets for your little ones to collect treasures in while they play. Don’t forget to check them before you wash though! As always Piccallily create clothes to the highest standards, not just in ethics but quality too, so that machine washing keeps them vibrant.
The sleeveless nature of the dress is asking to be paired with a top underneath in cooler weather. We think the Ghita Blouse by Alba in the Seaport Mini Hearts colourway fits the bill perfectly. It picks up on the blues and pinks and with light rose lace details around the neck and raglan sleeves it’s a really versatile, comfortable blouse.
And in a third look, dress down and pick up the yellow of the Alpaca nose by adding this Mustard Stripe. From the same Piccalilly collection the colour match is perfect. It works so well as a wardrobe staple, pretty much a must have! (It’s such a staple in fact see more looks you can create with it here.)
So that’s the dress….. but have you seen the skort? Yes you read that right! For all your little one’s cartwheeling needs! The integral shorts underneath are in a contrasting blue stripe and the waistband is fully elasticated. Quirky, cute and completely practical: a Spring/Summer essential. It’s hard to resist the matching T Shirt right? Our fluffy friend sits pride of place in beautiful applique and the short fluttery sleeves are a lovely additional feature. Handy hint- up to and including Age 2-3 have poppered shoulders, getting those wriggly little things dressed can be quite the challenge!
If dresses and skirts (even with hidden shorts!) aren’t your thing may we present the equally adorable Dungarees and Leggings. As with the whole range in this print they lend themselves perfectly to playing ‘Matchy Matchy’! And let’s face it who can resist that for cuteness and an excuse for double Alpaca! The leggings are paired here with the Alba Habian Hood Blouse in Beeswax colourway, a great combination to highlight the yellow in the Alpaca print. (Penguin is model’s own!)
I love a good bargain. But I also like to know that whatever I am buying is ethically produced and sustainable. That’s where Yes Bébé save me so much time and energy – by doing the research for me, then putting their lovely organic and ethical goodies in the sale for me to snaffle!
But what to spend my pennies on? Here’s my pick of the current sale:
Stashing for bump:
I mean come on – its snuggly, its sherpa-lined, its organic, and its the most glorious, gender-neutral turquoise hue. And those peacocks!
If you’re due between now and, well, probably next April (knowing the great British winters) you might want to snap this up while it’s reduced.
Little Green Radicals Midnight Peacock Snowsuit BUY
For a summer baby:
Yes, I’m going to say that dreaded C-word now…. but how cute is this outfit? The perfect Christmas gift for a baby due this summer!
Stash it away while its half-price!
Kite Moose Dungaree Set – 3-6 or 6-12m
For year-round wear
This amazing weather won’t last forever – before we know it, September will be here. This dress is perfect for those slightly cooler – but still sunny – days, and will take you into autumn, even through to spring, with a pair of tights and a cardigan. Assuming your children, unlike mine, stay in one clothing size for longer than a season…
Kite Woodsy Polka Dress – 5-6yrs – BUY
For on-the-go toddlers
Another year-round option – pop a short sleeve vest under in summer, long-sleeved in autumn, and a hoody over/tights under in winter! A great base to pick out some of the bright colours in the design – and who doesn’t like trains?!
Piccalilly Ribblehead Dungarees – 6-12m or 2-3yrs – BUY
(All sizes listed available at time of writing – but be quick as they are selling fast!)
What have you got your eye on in the sale? Or what bargains have you ordered already? Tell us in the comments or over on facebook and share the organic love!
Why buy organic? It’s a question I have asked myself before now. Why bother to spend extra money on produce that is grown without pesticides, without chemicals – the way it should be? Why should I pay more for something grown the way nature intended it?
My personal conversion to organic was a slow one. It began when I started reading about the plight of the bees, and how many of the pesticides, herbicides and GMOs used in commercial farming affected them, and other wildlife too. I began looking into how other things we “consume” were grown and processed; what had to happen to wool, for example, to make it machine-washable (hint: it’s coated in that dreaded p-word we’re all trying to avoid right now). How so many synthetic fibres we wash and wear daily are either made with, or coated in, plastics for our convenience, how washing them sends the micro-plastics they shed down our drains and straight into the water table…
I began to look into the chemicals that were used in the manfacture of man-made fibres, and the dyes, many of which contain metals, that pass regulations for use in clothing. Chemicals I would never dream of letting my child near in any other form, but which can leave a residue on clothing that we are all quite happy to put next to their precious, delicate, porous skin.
Organic cotton is grown in such a way to minimise the impact it has on the environment, and often with the intention to replenish soil and help improve biodiversity. It uses 60% less water and releases none of the carcinogenic toxins into the environment that are now associated with non-organic cotton production. That’s a win for the water-table, a win for wildlife and a win for us.
And then there is the ethical angle. We should care who makes our clothes. We should care about working conditions and fair play. We should accept that if we want to live in a world that treats every man, woman and child with respect, we have to pay toward that. Because somewhere along the cheap clothing super-highway, someone, somewhere always pays. It might be the local environment where those cheap fabrics are chemically processed , the factory where the clothing is made, or our oceans where the marine life is choking on the plastic waste those cheap fibres we so love create EVERY TIME we wash them. But if we’re not paying, someone is.
If you want to reduce plastic, buy cotton, tencel, silk, hemp, linen, wool or cashmere clothing that requires gentle (or even hand-) washing to care for it. But if you want to pay your way? Buy organic. Yes Bébé stocks an amazing range of gorgeous organic clothing, much of which is currently on sale! So grab yourself a plastic-free, organic, ethically-produced and fairly-traded bargain – then pat yourself on the back, safe in the knowledge that you’ve done your bit toward a better world today.