Organic kids clothes. Hard to resist, right? There is some thing just so scrummy about little, soft, colourful kids clothes, for your own little ones, or as a gift. I’m delighted that Ava and Thea are Brand Ambassadors for gorgeous organic kids clothes company Piccalilly. They have sent us a gorgeous bundle of kids clothes to review*, and I hope you’ll like them as much as we do.
We didn’t choose the clothes, so it was really exciting to see what outfits had been selected for us. The dresses above are our favourites and the girls wear them all the time, and despite repeated washes, they are still looking as good as new.
The clothes are fantastic quality, with really well thought-through attention to detail. For example the bunny on Thea’s t-shirt and the hedgehog on Ava’s are appliquéd on, as are the houses on Ava’s dress. The colours are so vibrant and the prints are beautifully unusual and playful. The girls couldn’t wait to try them on.
The skirts have elasticated waists, meaning they actually stay up! The Tartan Check Wrap Around Skirt is £22. It’s made from super-soft organic brushed cotton, and it has gone very slightly bobbly after washing about six times but is barely noticeable when it’s been ironed.
The turquoise London Print Skirt is also £22 and is lined with pinky red cotton. We bought a matching hairband, which Ava loves.
Why we love Piccalilly ORGANIC kids clothes
As a British children’s clothing brand, Piccalilly design and make beautiful organic baby clothes and organic kids clothes from birth to 10 years. I love that they work hard to produce their clothes to the highest ethical standard, using organic, fair trade cotton.
Using organic cotton is not only much better for the environment, but better for a child’s sensitive skin too. As Ava has had eczema since she was a baby, this is important to me. Organic clothes feel softer (in my experience) and don’t contain the harmful chemicals that normal clothes contain. It’s also much better for the people involved in making the clothes.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see that the girls often wear their Piccailly clothes, and they looks so great. They also have a great selection of unisex clothes, as well as boys clothes, up to age 10.
WHY IS ORGANIC COTTON IMPORTANT?
According to organicfacts.net growing conventional cotton accounts for nearly a quarter of the insecticides and ten percent of the pesticides used around the world, although it’s only grown on around 3% of the total cultivated area. Organic cotton, however, is grown without using chemical fertilisers, pesticides, and insecticides. That means it doesn’t damage the quality of the land, contaminate water, or harm biodiversity. I think all of that adds up to a great present.
HOW PICCALILLY KIDS CLOTES FIT IN WITH OUR LIVE LAGOM LIFESTYLE
If you have followed my blog for a while, you’ll know that we are trying to live a more sustainable life, called LiveLAGOM which means ‘just enough’ so buying fewer, but better quality clothes fits so well into the LiveLAGOM life that we are working towards.
Now that Ava and Thea are both in school uniform for 5 days a week, our opportunities for wearing out of school clothes is more limited. So I want to make sure the kids clothes I do buy are special.
I’ve bought plenty of ‘fast fashion’ in the past, without giving a lot of thought to where it’s come from, and why it’s so cheap. I’m trying to make more ethical choices across the board, where I can, and not just with clothes.
Advice on sizing
In the photo at the top, Thea is wearing the Forest Tunic Dress, which is £26. Ava wears the Town House Tunic Dress, which is £25. But you can get 15% off when you use my exclusive discount code (scroll down to find it). Both dresses come in ages 3-4, 4-5, 5-6, 6-7, 7-8, 8-9, and the Town House also comes in ages 9-10. Thea is wearing Age 3-4 and as you can see it is quite big on her, even though she is 3 1/2 and tall for her age. Ava is wearing age 6-7 (she’s nearly 6) and it’s a great fit for her but still has room to grow, so it will last her a long time.
All of the clothes we were sent were very generous in size. My advice is to either go down one age for the perfect fit, or go for the correct age if you want a fair bit of growing room. If your kids are tall or small for their age, you will want to adjust your size selection as necessary.
This t-shirt is Age 5-6 and Ava is nearly 6. It’s quite a bit too big, so will certainly last her until next winter too.
Piccalilly organic kids clothes are more expensive than things you’d find in the cheap high street shops. But they are much better quality and I believe the high ethical standards make it worth paying extra. They make great presents, especially for newborns, and because they wash so well, ours will be handed down from Ava to Thea and then to their cousin.
Organic Kids CLothes Make perfect presents
I’ve bought my nephew a gorgeous pair of dungarees for his birthday, and a friend’s newborn a beautiful sleep suit.
Organic kids clothes make perfect gifts. The quality is so great they will last for ages and get passed down to siblings or friends. It’s also lovely to give a gift with such brilliant eco and ethical credentials too.
They have some totally gorgeous Christmas clothes and personalised stockings. You can also match your baby to your older kids too, so so adorable!
*We were sent the clothes so we could give you a honest and detailed review as part of our role as Brand Ambassadors.