A little while ago, someone asked me where I shopped for clothes for the kiddos - they were looking for some ethical and organic childrenswear, and I dutifully gave them a long list of my favourites. We don't shop in these places all the time, and tend to rely on eBay and charity shops as much as possible, and then resorting to H&M (the best of a bad high street bunch) if we can't find what we want anywhere else. A while later, someone else asked me what my favourite kidswear brand was, and so I thought it might be nice if I put together a mini-series of my absolute favourite places to buy childrens clothes from.
I couldn't help but kick things off with the absolutely amazing Tootsa MacGinty, who stock an incredible array of mostly unisex clothes - expect bright colours, hard wearing fabrics and an ethical conscience (they produced a range of organic cotton t-shirts for Summer, and also donated money towards Surfers Against Sewage). On the homepage, designer and owner Kate Pietrasik says:
"Tootsa MacGinty are clothes for little people who want to step into a rainbow and splosh through the colours, who think rain is a shower of diamonds, and that getting wet is fun. They're for children who make a bee-line for mud and see the magic in bubbles made out of washing-up liquid!"
I fell in love with everything in the range, but was completely smitten with the triangle printed trousers (you know me and my love of geometrics!) which we bought for Daisy as a birthday present.
I honestly can't recommend Tootsa MacGinty enough - the customer service is excellent, the clothes are outstandingly well made and the wonderfully eclectic designs are right up our street. Check them out now, especially the Hayling Island Knit Jumper, and the Palace Pier Indigo Jumper - they're next on our shopping list!