We’re superfans of British childrenswear brand Tootsa MacGinty. The bulk of the pieces are unisex and they’re actually designed with children in mind, with playful designs and detailing that keep kids looking like… well, kids and they’re definitely not being made by children either, with founder Kate working only with ethical manufacturers that meet the strict criteria that allows them to be on the Suppliers Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX). Did I mention that they wash and wear really well and that they can easily be passed down through a few kids?
I was gutted when I realised that my eldest (Saria, 6) was ‘too old’ for Tootsa MacGinty and she grew out of it early as she was so tall. Many of the great childrenswear brands seem to halt at age 5/6 and it’s either go into mini adult, TV character covered, or super expensive clothing that lacks the fun, intrigue and colour of younger ranges. Thankfully, Tootsa MacGinty has moved up to 7-8 years this season – woop! I have my eye on the brilliant bear sweatshirts (Â£29) plus there are divine Fair Isle leggings and chunky cardis and jumpers (from Â£21).