Whilst Cath Kidston and Baby Gap are nice enough, there’s something especially lovely about buying unusual and original products, made by companies like us right here in the UK. If you love to support British kid’s retailers and are looking for extra special kid’s clothes, toys and even nursery furniture, read on…
Here is our pick of the best entrepreneurial British brands that create products a little more special than the average high street stores. Have you ever bought from any of them/do you think this post might inspire you to do so? Please let us know your thoughts!
Snow Flakes and Sunflowers
Snow Flakes and Sunflowers is a new sock brand for babies and kids. They recently won at the ‘Best New Designs: Top Drawer and Craft London January 2014 Review’. There are so many unique patterns available from the brand that we’re spoilt for choice, including dinosaurs, fairies, circus animals and farm animals! The beautifully packaged boxes of three make for perfect birthday and Christmas gifts.
Milk Two Bunnies
Head over to http://www.milktwobunnies.bigcartel.com/ for a beautiful range of whimsical outfits, sure to be adored by any little girl – featuring floral Liberty fabric, tutus, pink bows and appliqué. The Fulham based design company specialises in quirky baby and toddler wear, all in 100% cotton. Take a look at the personalised tutu bodysuit and Betsy Tutu Nappy Cover for ultimate cuteness!
Sew Heart Felt
These amazing felt products are designed in England by Sonia Spencer and skillfully hand made by women across the world, using local traditional crafts handed down over many generations. Wherever possible their collections are made using organic fibres and eco-friendly pigments, and won ‘gift of the year’ in the Eco-friendly Awards.
Kids are sure to love the felt slippers in amazingly intricate animal designs, but there are also adorable felt animal cushions, ideal for a nursery or children’s room, and a sweet range of hand puppets.
Lilly and Sid
Lilly and Sid is a boutique British kid’s brand. We love their bright and fun animal design romper suits, but their huge range also includes gifts, blankets, toys and accessories. Take a look at the ‘Drum Roll Playsuit and Hat Set’ – such a sweet , vintage style design for boys or girls.
Inch Blue create a range of leather baby shoes with a difference! The quirky range includes hedgehogs, cakes, hearts, dogs and stars – eye catching designs that are not for the faint hearted and sure to get your baby’s style credentials noticed! The family run company are based in the Brecon Beacons and have been around since the 1990s. We especially love their little hedgehog booties!
Babymel is planning a very exciting collaborative promotion over the Christmas period, so look out for lovely British based brands like these ones joining us for a rather special giveaway…