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Why I Stopped Making Mermaid and Unicorn Leggings

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Why I Stopped Making Mermaid and Unicorn Leggings

In The Beginning... My middle daughter loves sparkly and shiny things. She is like a magpie – always looking at the diamonds in the jewellery shop and playing with my bangles and earrings. When I spotted foiled polyester and nylon spandex, I didn’t think twice. They would make A-MAZ-ING leggings. And I wasn’t wrong. I made her a pair in the Spring of 2016 and she loved them. I added them to my website and Etsy shop and they flew off the shelves. They were my biggest seller.As the year went on, I began to source more and more ethical...

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How Long Does it Take to Make a Pair of Leggings?

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How Long Does it Take to Make a Pair of Leggings?

Does it really take 2-3 weeks to make a pair of leggings? This blog post explains why you might have to wait a little while when you order from Tutti Frutti Clothing

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Why Handmade Pants Are The Best

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Why Handmade Pants Are The Best

Small pants, big pants, giant frilly pig pants, new pants, blue pants, one two three… That is the opening line of Giles Andreae’s book ‘Pants’. It’s a super book and if you haven’t read it I recommend finding a copy and reading it. It goes quite nicely with this blog post which, in case you hadn’t realised, is all about pants. Or undies, briefs, knickers – whatever you want to call them! Have you ever thought about handmade pants? I must admit, until I had a fussy potty-training toddler I hadn't. My eldest son wore standard supermarket little boy briefs. My middle...

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Can I Return Handmade Clothing?

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Can I Return Handmade Clothing?

"Can I return handmade clothing that I have bought online?" This is a question that I get asked a lot – and there is often some confusion around the right answer. So many small handmade clothing businesses state ‘no returns’ in their listings and on their website - but what happens if it doesn't fit or arrives damaged? What are your rights when you buy handmade clothing and when can you - and can’t you – expect to get your money back? Put simply: YES! You can return most handmade clothing. However there are some exceptions so read on to find...

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Is Handmade Clothing Good for the Environment?

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Is Handmade Clothing Good for the Environment?

Shopping for clothing has never been easier. In a fast paced world of online shopping with next day delivery and clothing available in the supermarket alongside your groceries, it is easy to have little or no thought to how what we are buying is made, where it came from or the effects our cheap and cheerful purchases have on the environment. The clothing industry is the second largest polluter (after oil) - and its manufacturing and production processes create many environmental issues. 'Fast fashion' dominates our high street. I used to love ‘fast fashion’ as much as the next person. I...

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