CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES FRIENDS

ALBIE & SEBASTIAN

Albie & Sebastian is a design led fashion brand for children up to age 5. All items are designed and handmade by Amie, Mama to Albert who believes that little ones can dress in a stylish way that doesn’t compromise on their comfort and individuality.

Albie & Sebastian was created and originally set up in 2016 by both Albie & Sebastian’s Mums, who have been close friends for over 10 years. Albie & Sebastian were born only 6 weeks apart and the Mums were soon disappointed in the choice of fashion available for the boys on the high street that they decided to take matters into their own hands. Brands they loved online came with a hefty price tag, so the idea of creating their own designs was born. Now the business is solely ran by Albie’s Mama Amie, but the concept is still exactly the same.

They aim to simply provide fashionable items, made from high quality fabrics at the best price and the prices reflect the quality and craftsmanship of everything they do. Doing everything themselves, from sourcing the fabric from independent design houses, designing the garments, making them and promoting them. All the pieces are designed to form part of a capsule collection of cool, unique clothes meaning you can buy less and choose well.

There is a good selection of Organic Clothes available for anyone wanting be a more conscious consumer. As an ethical brand they try to be as environmentally aware as possible with everything they do and soon hope to be a completely organic brand. Other than using organic materials where possible, they always use recycled packaging such as tissue paper and postage bags.

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ZIPPY UP

‘Why do babygrows have all these poppers?’

This got Angela thinking about the many times at 2am she was fiddling around with poppers in the dark. With a very wriggly 22 month old who won’t keep still for a second along with welcoming their 2nd gorgeous little guy to the family Angela needed ZIPPYUP’s more than ever to make nappy and outfit changes quicker and easier.

12 months ago she got to work on making ZIPPYUP a brand for all those mummy’s just like her. After seeing very expensive branded zip front bodysuits in the USA, Australia or branded department stores she decided we needed these in the U.K. at affordable prices (and there is no reason why they can’t be designed well too!).

The classic ZIPPYUP original babygrow is made from 100% cotton, soft fabric. The zips are concealed so they do not have contact with your baby’s skin and the tab at the neck make sure the zip puller doesn’t catch on any little chins.
The long sleeves have turn back cuffs so you don’t need separate (often lost or odd) mittens and they are long enough for your baby to have lots of hand room.

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SASS + ME

Rebecca, owner of Sass + Me was on a mission to find a comfortable, fashionable and safe development appropriate footwear for her five children. Her idea of appropriate shoes for her babies is one that provides walking support and protection from coarse and rough surfaces, as well as warmth and comfort during hot or cold weather. In addition, they have to be easy to put on and most importantly stay on!

With the arrival of each of her children however, she realised how difficult it was to find shoes that perfectly fit this description without them being too expensive or of too low quality, therefore she set out to create her own brand.

She left her job in East Africa where she had built a reputable guesthouse for Mount Kilimanjaro climbers for the past 12 years and returned to the UK. With the set goal of creating the ultimate shoe experience for babies, Sass + Me moccasins were born!

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WILLOW & IVY

Willow and Ivy is a collection of beautiful, stylish accessories. The business was founded following the birth of Jades second daughter, who along with her big sister inspired the creation of her third baby, Willow & Ivy.

Now a mother of four since the arrival of her twin boys, Jade has grown the business with modern, well designed, gender neutral products that she uses everyday as part of motherhood.

Almost all of the collection is designed & handcrafted within Jades Cheltenham home using high quality materials with the addition of carefully selected pieces, in keeping with the brand.

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SMALL BUT MIGHTY CLOTHING

Small But Mighty Clothing is a handmade collection of beautiful children’s wear designed and made to last, with environmental impacts in mind.

With a career as a professional Costume Maker and Designer, Emma has years of experience designing and hand-making custom clothing. In 2018, a commission for a themed 1st birthday outfit inspired her to concentrate her skills and energy into a new venture and Small But Mighty Clothing was founded.

The entire collection is designed and handcrafted by Emma in her Bedfordshire home using the highest quality materials and carefully selected fabrics. Her aim is to make well designed, affordable, handmade clothing that is sustainable and made to last for generations. Designed to run from season to season the collection ensures the garments receive the most amount of wear possible.

Sustainability is so important to this brand. Therefore Small But Mighty Clothing is proud to use fully recyclable packaging that doesn’t compromise on quality and ensures the packaging is as beautiful as what’s carefully hand wrapped inside.

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PATTIE & CO

Pattie & Co. was founded by London-based mum and marketing consultant, Cat Price. Inspired by the versatility of muslin baby products, but frustrated by the lack of ‘grown-up’ designs available in good quality organic muslin, Cat decided to start creating her own.

Her aim is to produce not only aesthetically pleasing products, but also products that are kind to you and your baby. All Pattie & Co’s muslin is made from soft, GOTS certified organic cotton, and designs are printed using digital reactive printing. This gives superior wash and rub fastness, along with brighter colours and a softer feel to the skin. Using these inks avoids the hazards associated with pigments contained in conventional process dyes.

Pattie & Co also donate £5 to Tommy’s baby charity for each swaddle purchased.  

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FALIKE

FALIKÉ (fah-lee-keh) is a brand with vibrancy and style. They create childrenswear and accessories in a selection of African-inspired prints as well as Classic and Modern prints in the form of beautifully stylish pieces for your little ones. Their pieces are for those who dare to be different!

As a creative person, La Toya loved sewing for as long as she can remember. From a little girl her mother taught her how to sew (and knit). She studied Printed textiles at University and then went on to study Pattern cutting and Garment construction and has worked in different areas of retail, from sales to buying to Quality Control.

La Toya always wanted to have her own clothing line initially in womenswear, but it wasn’t until having her second child that she decided to take action and create a childrenwear and accessories line. She loves African prints but found that there wasn’t really anything ready-made and readily available to purchase, especially not for children and if you did want something in African print you’d have to find someone to make it or pay ridiculous money for a designer piece!  So she decided to create pieces using African print fabrics as well as incorporating other prints to bring a contemporary mix of modern African Fashion in children clothing and accessories. 

Who says kids clothes have to be boring, especially when kids are all about fun!

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