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Fashion Revolution Week

April 28, 2017
Fashion Revolution week

This week is Fashion Revolution Week, the #whomademyclothes campaign which takes place in April falls on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1 138 people and injured many more on 24th April 2013. As a result this is the day ‘Fashion Revolution’ was born. During the week, brands and producers have been posting with the hashtag #imadeyourclothes to demonstrate transparency in their supply chain. Many children’s labels and producers have been taking part, lets find out more… Continue Reading

Mood of the day

Natural Plant Dye Knitwear: Mouse in the House

April 19, 2017
Mouse in the House - Natural Plant Dye

Mouse in the House captured our interest at Playtime New York with a wonderful earthy toned knitwear collection. So how do you create this muted colour palette? Natural Plant Dye, a process that has been in practise since ancient times, with the earliest written record of the use of natural dyes dating back to 2600 BC in China. Mouse in the House let us look at the dyeing process of their producers in Nepal and we discover more about this interesting process of making natural plant dye knitwear.  Continue Reading

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lulaland: Pirouette One to Watch – fashion. Playtime Paris

April 10, 2017
lulaland SS17

New York based label lulaland was our first One to Watch winner in the fashion catagory at Playtime Paris. This fun mixmatching collection drew us in for a further look, different textures, whimsical prints and rich colouring makes for a bold beautiful collection and whatever the combination it will work. The aztec pineapple print was a favorite from the collection, Lula designs the prints herself and has them printed to organic cotton fabric. This is a rich and fun label, certainly One to Watch, let’s find out more.

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Brexit & the children’s fashion industry – part 1: British perspective

March 29, 2017
Brexit

Britain will later today hand deliver it’s letter of resignation to the President of the European council and so the 2 year Brexit negotiation begins. How this divorce will ultimately affect Britain, Europe and business only time will tell, it is however clear that we are in for a prolonged period of uncertainty and quarrelling. But whilst politicians, lawyers, advisors and such like work out terms it will be business that is left to get on with making it work. Continue Reading

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La Coqueta x Muzungu Sisters

March 20, 2017
La Coqueta x Muzungu

Collaborations are for many one of the most enjoyable aspects of owning and designing for your own label. This collaboration between The Muzungu Sisters and La Coqueta is a great example of two parties bringing together their own unique skills whilst celebrating their common ground. The results are some beautiful pieces that reflect the craft and passion of both brands:

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Shoe business: Tip Toey Joey Founders Ana & Scott McInerney

March 16, 2017

Life is amazing really, you never know what’s round the corner or where it will take you. For example if I were to go back in time to Australia and ask an 8 year old Scott McInerney what he’d like to be when he’s older, I’m sure the reply would not have been ‘I’m going to design elasticated heeled baby shoes (comfortable and clever) and make lots of them, say 2000 a day in my own factory in Brazil’. It’s fascinating how from a little seed of an idea an international business can grow. We chat with Tip Toey Joey founders Ana & Scott McInerney to find out more about the business, manufacturing in Brazil and of course what makes a good kids shoe.

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