Greta Thunberg, the 16 year old climate change activist

What would you do if you daughter came to you and said that she wanted to change the future, but to do so she needs to stand outside the Swedish Parliament every Friday rather than attending school? Greta Thunberg 16 year old Swedish national and climate change activist is…

Women’s Day Video: Why I’ll Raise My Daughters to Be Strong, Not Obedient

To celebrate International Women's day another beautifully animated video from The New York Times Conception series. Animation by Lara Lee, series produced by Margaret Cheatham Williams. https://youtu.be/Jv6tqyjT0w8   Animation by Lara Lee Produced by Margaret Cheatham…

World Book Day with Curls: The Mega Magic Hair Swap

The Mega Magic Hair Swap by Rochelle Humes Illustrated by Rachel Suzanne I've wanted to swap my hair from the age of three, at least that's my first memory of wanting to shed my coiled locks. You see, I have extremely fizzy curly hair but I've always wanted long blonde tussled…

Sunday Video: Two Babies, Two Dads, Two Cultures

Emotive and thought provoking animation beautifully illustrated by Maya Edelman for the New York Times series: Conception.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSEss6t9ps0 Illustrated by Maya Edelman https://www.mayaedelman.com produced by Margaret Cheatham Williams…

Sunday Video: Rocket man by Kate Bush

Kate Bush has just released the video of her 1991 cover of Rocket Man by Elton John. A perfect little video for a Sunday morning to remind us (as if we need it) of the genius that is Kate Bush. https://youtu.be/5agt0cpxsKU Her rarities album 'The Other Sides' is released on the…

KiSSe SS19 – The Sea Attacktion

A stop motion animation by KiSSe for their SS19 collection. A girl with purple hair, a six-eyed octopus and a mermaid. The KiSSe collection aims to empower the child’s imagination and expression by featuring hand-drawn prints by children. The colourful mermaid and wacky octopus…

One to Watch Awards Invited Designer Interview: SO-SO

'Lose the north' Compass by SO-SO Maria and João met at architecture school, after which they worked as architects for some time but both missed “practical work”... So João bought some machines so he could work with wood in his free time. They then started designing some pieces…

2018 Insiders Year End Review – Part 2

Now for Part 2 of our 2018 Year End Review... with lots to look out for and some great suggestions from our kidswear industry insiders.

2018 Insiders Year End Review Part 1

So what were the names to remember from 2018. Our kid's wear insiders have chosen from their favourite brands, artists, websites, cultural hits and share with us the things they are looking forward to in 2019. So let's start with part 1 of our 2 part Pirouette's Insider Year End…

Celebrating 10 Years of Pirouette: 2011 – Year end review by insiders Part I

In 2019 Pirouette celebrates 10 years! By way of looking forward Pirouette will be launching a brand new look website in the New Year that will allow for up to date news and easily discoverable articles. Whilst developing Pirouette for the next ten years we also take some time…

Reebok Classic x The Animals Observatory. In conversation with Laia Aguilar

Reebok high tops were a classic staple in my house as a child. Slim fitting with ankle support the Reebok high top was hugely appreciated by this lanky narrow footed child. Plus they added that extra cool to the BMX biking look that I was carefully cultivating at the time. So…

Natural skincare products for Children: Florence talks with Helene Fulchi, founder of Minois Paris.

Helene Fulchi is a French Mum living in Lisbon with her husband Nicolas and daughter Paz (3 years old). With a background in marketing and advertisement Helene founded Minois Paris in December 2015. Florence chats with Helene to discover more about this ever expanding children's…