lulaland: Pirouette One to Watch – fashion. Playtime Paris

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…

Mini Stitches: Pirouette One to Watch – fashion. Dot to dot

Mini Stitches are our first Pirouette One to Watch winners in the fashion category. A part from producing a wonderful clothing line they are in fact a social enterprise kidswear label with strong ethical roots. We both found their enthusiasm and commitment to what they are…

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

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…

Series: Retailer – Advice From A Caterpillar, Toronto, Canada

So to kick off our new series about bricks & mortar stores we talk to co-founder Emily Dyer of 'Advice From A Caterpillar' - a children's lifestyle store based in Toronto, Canada. The store opened in 2010 with brands from Europe that weren't easily available at the……

La Coqueta x Muzungu Sisters

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…

Shoe business: Tip Toey Joey Founders Ana & Scott McInerney

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…

Fox: Krethaus and Severina Kids

Krethaus and Severina Kids present Fox - unlike the rest of his kind he likes to eat acorns and only drinks fresh rainwater collected drop by drop in his water canteen. He's a carpenter by trade and he resides in the hand drawn woods. His world is off white with black detailing.…

International Women’s Day 2017: 10 inspiring women

To celebrate International Women's Day 2017 we have chosen 10 women who have quite simply inspired us...

Owl and Dog Playbooks: Pirouette One to Watch winner – design dot to dot

The Owl and Dog Playbooks are the first Pirouette One to Watch winners in the design category. We were already familiar with their books but it's always so nice (important) to see a product in the flesh and let it grab your attention. We also took the time to speak with the…

Interview Laia Aguilar – Founder & Creative Director of The Animals Observatory

The Animals Observatory burst on to the scene last year surrounded with the sort of excitement and buzz reserved for rumours of a Kate Bush comeback. This is of course in large part due to the high regard the industry has for founder and creative director Laia Aguilar. We talk…

Velveteen SS17

This spring summer sees new pastures green for Velveteen SS17 with their first ever presentation of both ladies and childrenswear. Get your cowboy boots at the ready as the Californian inspired label takes us on a gauchoesque journey across the open plains. Feminine lace, earthy…