Katvig were the first brand which made me stop in my tracks and think: “Maybe baby clothes aren’t boring?” Their distinctive bold colours and avant garde prints have earned them a reputation as leaders in funky baby wear. This season they have introduced new prints, colours and have gone greener than ever with the majority of the range made from 100% organic cotton right down to the thread. Other green fabrics used are hemp for their jeans, recycled polyester, and bamboo. The Autumn Winter collection from Katvig certainly has me yearning for colder weather.
One of the key looks from Katvig this season is their Flying High print. It features a quirky flock of birds who I think must be flying South for the Winter! From a distance it gives the effect of a gently undulating pattern of white on tangerine or evergreen but when you get up close you see the birds and their crazy big wings and beaks. You can see this print on skirts, dresses and shirts with delightfully retro styles reminiscent of seventies children’s clothing. The fabric for this dress is really strong so it will make a durable season show piece.
This season mixing and matching prints is a big trend. Katvig have some fab patterned tights as well as their staple stripes which look amazing next to the Flying High print.
The Classic Katvig look is back with more of our favourite prints and stripes in new colours and now 100% organic. Every season I wonder if I will like the new colours – how could they be better than the old colours? And every season those Katvig colour combos win me over.
This blue green body suit is made from 100% organic cotton and is one of six stripe colourways. You can see these stripes on everything from bodysuits to hats to underwear and socks.
The classic prints are now in delicate pastels and made from a bamboo/cotton mix. I know we don’t do baby blue often but I am a total sucker for it – but for girls rather than boys. They haven’t forgotten the bright lovers and there are plenty of brighter shades to light the dark days of winter.
They have a fab range of velvet dresses which are 80% organic cotton. These dresses have some amazing detailing. What jumps out to me first of all is the funky shape of the pockets which break up the stripes. The sleeves are shaped so the underside won’t drag in paint (or whatever mess your bambino is into) and the tops will keep her wrists warm. The blue and red of this dress really jumps out and it is available in six striped and six solid colours. The solid blue is vibrant and would look amazing on a red haired bambino.
Of course every stylish bambino is accessorised to within an inch of their life. Katvig have some fabulous extras: bibs, hats, super soft scarves, balaclavas, neck warmers, play mats not to mention their outerwear! This backpack is made from recycled bottles and so is doing its bit for the environment as well as being totally cool. Great for play group or swimming but I’d use one as a funky changing bag first – it has space and pockets in spades.
Katvig have delivered another excellent collection; once again asserting their position in the market. I always think that it is a credit to them that their eco credentials are secondary to style. They have cut down on packaging – shipping all products in the biodegradable bags you will receive your goodies in – and greened up the fabrics. They have even cut out the harmful chemicals from production to become Eco Tex certified. There is so much more I want to show you from the collection but for now you’ll have to wait until it starts to pop up in stores. Shipments have started and retailers are unpacking the clothes with glee.
Fab new store Sparkle & Spin is opening in Dulwich on September 1st. The online store will be a little while yet but get yourself down to Melbourne Grove for Danish delights from Katvig and more. The girls have kindly donated a Katvig playmat which you can win by entering our Katvig Competition.