I do love children’s clothes, it’s hard not to really having two children. It’s lovely to be able to put together a nice outfit for them however I rarely go to many different stores so we get stuck in a rut of buying from the same places.
I was recently introduced to a site called Where Does It Come From? This site sells ethical children’s clothes and accessories which are not only cute and comfortable. The garments on sale are fully traceable o you can discover exactly where it came from and get to know about the people who were involved in making them too.
Everything for sale has been made by hand using traditional skills by skilled artisans using techniques which have been passed down from generation to generation.
Inside each garment is a code which is stamped onto the label – by using this unique code you can unlock the story of your garment right back to it’s beginnings as a crop in a field. You are able to find out all the things that happened to it to turn it into the garment you have purchased for your child and ‘meet’ the people involved in turning it into something which will be worn in your home.
I have to admit that’s pretty cool, don’t you think?
I haven’t given much thought before to the whole making process of the kids clothes and I know I should do. I often go with supermarket clothes or the stores I have a store card for, these aren’t always ethical choices and it is price which does influence my purchases I sadly have to admit.
I was sent a pair of Jeans for Harry and a pair of Culottes for Emmy to try. The Jeans start at age 4 which is far too big for Harry however the plan was to turn them up as he does wear a nappy and is tall so could have worked. It wasn’t a possibility as the Jeans were very big for age 4 and they infact fit Emmy and still need turning up a little at the bottom. The website does state that their clothes are made longer in the legs so they can see children through a growth spurt and that is a very good idea! Kids grow far too fast and while we do know that as parents and we generally know the size clothes our children wear, aunties, uncles and friends often don’t have this insight.
They both have adjustable waistbands with elastic either side which can be pulled in and made smaller with buttons.
Both the Jeans (age 4) and the Culottes (age 6) have rather large waists – I do know that Emmy is extremely skinny so we needed to move in 4 buttons on each side so they fitted her.
The material is very hard wearing and washes up beautifully. The thick material quality is noticeably different from supermarket clothes and cheaper clothes and the quality of the garments is visible from the off.
I really love these and they will see Emmy through not only this year but next year too and then I am pretty sure the Jeans will still be fine for Harry.
I have used the code and traced Emmy’s culottes:
There are far too many steps and pictures in the tracing process to show them all, however what I can do is give you the code of Emmy’s culottes and you can follow the steps to trace the making process for yourselves if you would like to. The code is CG44MDKW – enter that in the box when prompted here.
I really like the whole idea of these clothes and the site, it is wonderful to actually see the whole process involved and to learn where the clothes have come from and it is lovely to be able to show Emmy too. While the clothes are on the pricier scale it is obvious why this is. The Jeans are £29 and the Culottes £25
Disclaimer: We received these items in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts are our own.
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