Bandit Kids hails from Australia and more exactly, from Byron Bay in New South Wales, which is a very beautiful, beachy and historical part of Oz.
And Bandit Kids is a reflection of that area and lifestyle. They love the little ones surfing, running outside, climbing trees, skateboarding, riding bikes, exploring, and enjoying endless pretend play; dress-ups, make-believe, being a wild animal, being a bandit! Through their clothing, they want to encourage what comes naturally to kids: free thinking, imagination, dreaminess, and being impulsive, artistic, quirky, free-spirited.
Every item is carefully handmade. And all the original art is all hand-drawn, and these drawings are turned into screens, which are then screen-printed by hand onto their eco-dyed material.
The Bandit Kids goal is to spread a message of peace, love and acceptance. They are part of a new wave of earth, surf and sun loving families who are traveling the world and raising their children among different cultures in the hope that they will learn to see the world as one. ALL KIDS ARE COOL is a term they came up with to represent the heartbeat of the brand…and I agree!
Check here for all their stockists, online and offline!
Hebe ethical kids fashion for spring/summer 2017 features prints of the animals that are vanishing from our planet.
Founded in Riga. Latvia, all HEBE clothing is produced locally and represents high quality, uniquely designed garments that are offered in a broad range of sizes for boys and girls aged 0 to 12. And they pride themselves on clothes that are such good quality, that they don’t wear out!
Hebe is eco-conscious and uses mostly natural materials such as Oeko–Tex and GOTS certified organic cotton which means that it’s non-toxic.
This Spring/Summer 2017 collection features prints of creatures that have become rare or endangered – pandas, rhinos, elephants and tigers, maybe to remind us to not let go of these precious animals. A percentage of the profits from this collection will be given to The World Wildlife fund.
Hebe will be showing at CIFF Kids in Copenhagen in August.
And to see their current summer range, take a look at the Hebe website.
Here is the wonderful brand of Simply Chickie Organic Baby Wear by my pal Gwendolyn Gardner, the founder and designer!
Simply Chickie started in 2005 with just the printed rompers and it has grown since into hats, t-shirts and very recently launched their first women’s line of printed tees and tank tops.
After surviving breast cancer during her pregnancy with her daughter, Gwendolyn cleaned up her entire environment as far as diet, as well as what she was putting on her body and entire environment. She paid attention to labels and discovered that the lovely soft cotton clothing she enjoyed hid a dirty secret: the cotton crop is one of the most polluting crops grown.
As she started making life-altering changes, she also thought about her daughter, Elizabeth every step of the way and other children just like her. She knew for sure she was going to do everything in her power to ensure her little girl was as safe as she could make her. Since baby skin is very porous, she created an organic cotton clothing line for babies.
Simply Chickie was born with the creation of the romper above, which was a poem Gwen wrote when her baby was 6 months old. So sweet.
These make fabulous gifts for baby showers and new moms! Check out her whole range here on the Simply Chickie site.
Here’s munchkin in some really cute dresses from the EGG by Susan Lazar Summer 2016 Collection! I love this silver sequined aqua dress. It falls so beautifully with the gathering from the scooped up princess line. And the little zipper down the back is a nice touch.
And the pink slubbed Babydoll dress is so versatile for summer. It can dress up or down and be worn every single day.
Check out the rest of the girl’s range and the super boy’s range here on the Egg website. The great news is they are having a big sale right now, so you can snap these up for a song.
Anne Kurris Summer 2016 is yet another fabulous season, as are all of the Anne Kurris seasons! This summer it’s bright and floral with the ubiquitous birds and animals we are so used to seeing. Just a very lovely and soft collection with her wonderful idiosyncrasies as a designer shining through. Particularly interesting this season, is the colored-in effect in the boys’ shirts (see below), which has a very graphic design look (which makes sense as Anne teaches graphic design at the famous Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and Sint-Lucas Antwerp).
Shot by the virtuoso photographer, Achim Lippoth, who has photographed some of her other seasons, of course brings out the best in her personal style.
LOVE kidswear, Summer 2016 continues this fairly new collection of stylish casual children’s clothing for boys and girls between the ages of 0 and 12 years. Established in Munich in 2015, by fashion designer Franziska Bergmiller, LOVE kidswear is unique, modern clothing made from sustainable materials using ethical labor practices.
I’m liking the high quality cottons, desaturated colors and crisp, fresh styles.
Franziska formerly worked at Vivienne Westwood in London designing several “Red Label” collections for the Japanese market. Becoming a mother inspired her to create clothing that allows kids the freedom to move and parents a selection of well-designed quality clothing for their little ones.
LOVE kidswear is made in Germany and all T-shirts and onesies are made from certified Organic cotton. All prints are hand-made with non-toxic, fade-resistant and washable dyes. Each piece of LOVE kidswear is unique and made-to-order.
You can purchase them right from the LOVE website!
Well, Dolce & Gabbana Kids Summer 2016 is another strong statement for this label. We have the omnipresent red flowers as well as a retro look this season with wonderful 50’s inspired printed dresses for girls and yes, the babies too. Also, some mod inspired dresses for the girls. Lots of sweet fruit prints and daisies play a starring role this season too. Very unusual pairing of striped tops with floral/fruity skirts.
For the boys, I’m liking the new twist on graphic tees featuring birds and their owners. And what can be said about the circus-like heavily printed outfits? Only Dolce & Gabbana can pull that one off.
Summer is almost here so it’s time to get into the latest Zoobug adorable sunglasses for kids. These are some of the nicest sunglasses for kids on the market. I featured this brand on the girls right here, quite a while ago (wow, the girls were so small then) and this brand just keeps getting cuter and cuter.
This award-winning eyewear has been developed by eye surgeon Dr Julie Diem Le especially for children 0-12 years. Since 2006 they’ve been creating beautiful hand crafted frames and sunglasses made to EU safety standards. In 2012 they were chosen to produce the official London Olympic sunglasses for kids.