I can hardly believe there’s only two weeks until Christmas, and I’m already looking to the New Year, and thinking a lot about the next Bubble event which falls on 29th and 30th January. My Baba are so proud to be the eco ambassador, and I’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of incredible eco companies that are going to be showcasing at Bubble London next year.
I’m pleased to see the usual suspects, from aden + anais who are doing so many cool things at the moment, to Hatley, which I’ve always been a massive fan of, and Smafolk, who have a collection of the cutest prints around. We’ve all been drooling over Annaliv’s, little grows which come with a little bear’s tail and will be perfect this winter. Another eco-brand that’s been on the scene for a long time, since 1898 is Condor, and they have some pretty knock-out looks. Marmar Copenhagen always has a beautiful collection and I’m really interested to see their new technical outwear.
Sleepy Doe is also a firm favourite of ours, born in Bath, this children’s printed sleepwear and bedding company is a real joy, with all their products made in the UK. Another UK brand The Great British Baby Company creates luxury apparel and accessories for little ones, using the best in British materials and craftmanship. Keeping with the UK theme, Two Little Magpies is a small but gorgeous business from Leicestershire. This delightful company started with playful doodling of mini magpies, and grew into a small clothing range
I’m a sucker for a bit of smocking and Bebe Bombom has some delightful looks, and I can’t wait to see what they’re up to. Handmade, sustainable and very luxurious. Another beautiful smocking company is Red Butterfly, selling beautiful hand smocked dresses and outfits for babies, girls and boys, not just for special occasions.
Bulb London is another kids’ lifestyle and deco brand that use a simple ‘lightbulb’ to funk up kidswear, and kids’ interiors. Les Reves D’Anais truly captures the innocence and beauty of a newborn, with the most stunning range of nursery products and bedding. The attention to detail is easily seen, and the use of high quality fabrics adds to the softness and feel of this beautiful brand. Benedita is another brand that cares for the attention to detail, and is shaping the fast growing trend for timeless, classical childrenswear. Camcam Copenhagen is another brand to watch out for, and has the global organic textile standard stamp.
Kite Clothing states that all of their garments are made from either organic cotton or recycled plastic bottles, and they have a collection from zero all the way up to eleven years. Matana say that they make children’s clothes that are different, and combine quality with creativity, you can see that they have fun with these comfortable garments, which have illustrations from some really cool artists from around the world. Petit Voyageur is inspired by Japanese culture and traditions and are made with Peruvian prima cotton. Let’s not forget IKKI, a small but brave range that provide a range of superfine merino.
Brands that focus their business less online and more on the traditional bricks and mortar business model that I can’t wait to see at the show include the following: Easy Peasy Footwear, which is a shoe and accessory brand made in France with the highest quality eco materials. Bonjour Maurice sell ethical and reversible clothes that are easy to wear, and great for spills. Q’Uinti, like the other brands above, also really cares about the planet, as Alison McEvoy, Irish designed organic baby clothes for newborn to three years. This brand is all about comfort, and I can’t wait to see their envelope neck, which they say allows clothes to go easily over the head, speeding up the changing process, with no buttons of snaps involved. Last but not least is the wonderful Pulp Bamboo, with all their baby and maternity products created with gorgeous cloth made from CV bamboo fabric, designed and manufactured in Poland.
I really can’t wait to see all these brands in the flesh, and couldn’t be happier to see so many companies jumping on the eco, ethical and organic bandwagon, doing their bit for society and the environment.