Two posts in two days, check us out 😉
I’ve been meaning to talk about Little Cotton Clothes for ages, since they’re one of my go-to little shops for simple, traditional girls’ clothes. Then, recieving this dreamy package from Imogen and Leonie a couple of weeks ago brightened my entire week.
Much like me, these lovely ladies had a hard time finding clothes for their own daughters which were both classic and beautiful, yet wearable. So they went and designed their own, didn’t they? I’ve been buying from Little Cotton Clothes for years, and they’re yet to produce a piece I’ve not loved. I’m talking peter pan collars, lace trimmed dresses, cotton covered buttons and cosy ribbed socks. Dreamy, as I said.
Imogen and Leonie think up every piece here in England, before sending the designs off to a little factory in India, run by their friends. The entire team treat their sixteen workers like family, and my favourite part is that all waste fabric is sent off to a wonderful Indian charity who themselves to making clothing for families without.
Primrose is wearing the Rosie dress which I happen to wish was made in my size, along with the knee high socks in french blue. I adore these shots Sal took of her; the doodles on her hands and those grubby knees capture her free little spirit perfectly.
As I said, these aren’t the first pieces I’ve loved, and I’m sure they won’t be the last (darn you ladies with your talent – I can’t resist!). Finally, don’t be decieved by the dainty and delicate look of these dresses; they are surprisingly durable. Perfect for little girls who ride bicycles, build dens and climb trees.
Here are some pictures of Marigold some time ago, rocking clashing florals. I love their prints so much that I tend to just smash them together. Pretty sure Imogen and Leonie cringe at my photographs; it probably wasn’t how they envisaged their pieces being worn, but she rocks it! We call this look ‘floral-on-floral’.
All my love,