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Starting School: Home Clothes vs School Uniform

Starting School: Home Clothes vs School Uniform

What is the first thing your children do when they get home from school?    Do they head straight to the fridge for some much-needed food – my children are always hungry when they get home! Perhaps they lounge on the sofa to catch up with their favourite programmes. Or maybe they head to the garden to run around and get some fresh air and let off steam.         Do you know what I ask my children to do before they do anything else? Get changed. Take off their school uniform and put on home clothes. I think...

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Why I Charge More for Bigger Sizes

Why I Charge More for Bigger Sizes

Have you ever wondered why bigger sizes cost more than smaller sizes in some children’s clothes shops? Perhaps you refuse to shop in places where bigger sizes cost more because you think it is unfair or discriminatory? I received an email recently from a lady who wanted to know why a dress in age 9-10 years cost £13 more than that same dress in  0-3 months. It is a great question as charging more for bigger sizes isn’t the norm across the children’s clothing industry – or rather, charging so much more for bigger sizes than smaller sizes isn’t the...

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8 Cool Organic Children's Clothing Brands

8 Cool Organic Children's Clothing Brands

8 years ago today I gave birth to my first child. As the flowers and ‘congratulations on your new baby’ cards filled the living room, so did a sea of baby blue clothes for little boys. I longed then, as I do now, for funky baby clothes. For some cool children’s clothes that were comfy and easy to wear. As that baby has grown up I have also become more aware of our impact on the planet. I am aware that what we do will be left behind for that baby to deal with. It is one of the reasons why...

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Sustainable Children's Clothing: More Than Just Organic Fabric.

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Sustainable Children's Clothing: More Than Just Organic Fabric.

This week is Fashion Revolution week. It a a week when we are encouraged to ask brands and labels #whomademyclothes? In simple terms it is about encouraging us, the consumer, to ask brands to be more transparent in their supply chain and to tell us exactly who is making out clothes. If you have followed me for a while you will know that I make everything at Tutti Frutti Clothing myself and so on the surface answering that question seems simple. However, nothing is ever as simple as it seems. Writing this post has really challenged my thinking around the...

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The Tutti Frutti Clothing Member's Club

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The Tutti Frutti Clothing Member's Club

Do you enjoy learning about how to become more sustainable in your day to day living? Do you want to know more about ethical children’s clothes, slow fashion and how what we choose to buy and wear can impact our surroundings? Do you enjoy learning about how to become more sustainable in your day to day living? Do you want to know more about ethical children’s clothes, slow fashion and how what we choose to buy and wear can impact our surroundings? Perhaps you like to chat to other people who like handmade clothing. Or you love a bargain or...

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