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How To Buy Handmade Children's Clothing

How To Buy Handmade Children's Clothing

Made to order, made to measure, custom made or bespoke? There are so many different terms in the creative, handmade clothing world that it can be difficult to keep up it. One company offers ‘custom made clothing’, another only uses their own website and yet another has an album of fabric on a Facebook page, a ‘pinned post’ and releases ‘slots’ weekly, or monthly, and you always seem to miss out. Confusing isn’t it? The world of handmade clothing can be a minefield and it is often really difficult to know where to start. This blog post looks at a...

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Measuring Your Child for Handmade Clothes

Measuring Your Child for Handmade Clothes

Do you find it difficult to buy children’s clothing that fits the way you want it to? Perhaps you shop from the same places over and over again because you know the clothes will fit your child and you’ve given up buying from a certain shop because the clothes never fit. Like us, children come in all shapes and sizes. What fits one child doesn’t fit another. Big tummies, chunky thighs, little legs or special requirements – there is no one size fits all. Even for children’s clothing. Buying handmade children’s clothing is a great way to get something you...

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6 Myths About Handmade Clothing

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6 Myths About Handmade Clothing

Haute couture or a badly knitted Christmas jumper - what is your view of handmade clothing? Buying handmade clothing can be a daunting process - especially when there are so many different views and opinions surrounding it.  Perhaps you think it is too expensive and only for special occasions or that is unfashionable and poor quality. There are a lot of myths out there and this blog post aims to dispel just a handful of them.    1. Handmade Clothing is Poor Quality Made at home, badly made, or it will fall apart after the first wash…these are just some of the...

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Buy From Tutti Frutti Clothing

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Buy  From Tutti Frutti Clothing

Buying children’s clothes can be really difficult. There are so many different styles and price ranges and the high street is inundated with different retailers of all sizes.Perhaps you are stuck in a rut buying clothes from the same place every time because it is easy and you know what you are getting. Maybe you want to buy from a small, independent retailer but just aren’t sure what to expect.I want you to feel confident buying from smaller, handmade shops but we often work a little differently to the big guys. So here are a few reasons why Tutti Frutti...

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Why I Stopped Using Plastic Packaging

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Why I Stopped Using Plastic Packaging

Have you ever bought anything online and been dismayed at the amount of packaging that it arrives in? Do you shop from ethical and eco-friendly companies and despair when your goods arrive in a plastic bag? You are not alone! One evening towards the end of last year I had an email from a customer. She asked me the very simple question “why, if you are an ethical small business using eco-friendly fabric, do you send your clothing out in plastic bags?” It made me stop an think. I had carefully researched my packaging  - choosing acid free tissue paper and...

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