On Monday I attended the Bubble childrenswear tradeshow in London. The Business Design Centre in Islington was bustling with buyers and over 200 different brands showcasing not only childrenswear but maternity, interiors, footwear, accessories and gifts. There were many inspiring labels and beautiful garments and even some seminars on aspects of the fashion business including designing, manufacturing and buying.
Some of the labels I was particularly interested in were organic, ethical and/or made in Britain. The Pop stands showcased fledgling designers and small brands. Among these were Two Little Magpies, a rising star finalist whose monochrome designs work to stimulate babys visual cortex. Their cute clothes contain design motifs to stimulate creative play, languages and learning. The garments are all made in the UK and use ethically sourced materials which are ecologically sound.
The Great British Baby Company won the Green Ambassador award (Congrats guys!) for their beautiful children's coats and accessories range. As the name suggests they are made in Britain using traditional techniques by companies that are over 170 years old. Heritage and luxury are embodied in their classic products that are designed to be treasured from one generation to the next.
A babywear company called Hello Mum also caught our eye also being made in the UK with ethically sourced materials. This brand who were another rising star finalist create baby gifts presented in a box with a hand written note for new mums to cherish.
All the best to these inspiring women and their creative businesses. :-)
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