Category Archives: Colourful Kids Clothing

Frugi frenzy!

Frugi Little Snuggle Fleece

Frugi Little Snuggle Fleece

One of the big news items in the kidswear industry this week was that Frugi, the lovely organic clothing people from Cornwall had launched their new collection. So what, lots of other brands are launching their new Autumn Winter collections I hear you say. Well, you are absolutely correct. However, for whatever reason, when Frugi launch their new collection there is always, without fail, the biggest hoo ha amongst their loyal band of Frugi-loving Mums, Dads, Grannies and Grampas to name a few. It is just a total frenzy!

Last season it was the (hideous in my humble opinion!) knee patch crawler dungarees that were changing hands on that well-known auction site for vast sums of money, way in excess of the RRP.  This season it appears to be the dinosaur crawlers for baby boys age 2 – 3 years. How bizarre! I have to say we even didn’t order them in at The Merrygoround – maybe we’re  missing a trick, who knows. I have always believed we should buy the stock we feel will suit our market and not be driven by such fads!

It’s interesting for me, as a retailer of kids clothing, that in the 10+ years we’ve been in business, I’ve never seen anything like the fuss over Frugi. Yes, their clothing is lovely. The fabrics are very soft, wash and wear very well so can be handed on and on many times. All organic cotton, so obviously ethically pleasing. The appliques are really well done (if getting a little large on some of the baby garments in my opinion!) and their pricing is sensible. But so are many other brands I could name, but they just don’t create the same buzz season after season.

Well, enough talking about Frugi for now, off to unpack the first 30 kilo box of guess what – Frugi!

Til tomorrow,

Elaine x

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Lilly and Sid Baby Clothes – NEW COLLECTION JUST IN!

We have always loved UK brand Lilly and Sid and when we unpacked the new Autumn Winter 2013 collection we were certainly not disappointed. Just how the clever designer Emma comes up with these ideas we just don’t know, but she’s certainly excelled herself this Winter. There’s vintage inspired themes, gingerbread house print for girls and our favourite bright stripes in a multitude of colours – surely something for everyone from Lilly and Sid this season!

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Lilly and Sid Baby Girls Tunic and Leggings Set Denim

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Lilly and Sid Baby Girls Playsuit Dress

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Lilly and Sid Baby Girls Dress and Leggings Set

What hasn’t changed is the lovely soft top-quality jersey cotton that Lilly and Sid use for all their baby clothing. All stripes are yarn dyed so no nasty printing chemicals are used. Styles are designed to make dressing your baby as easy as possible. T-shirts and tops have poppers at shoulders where garments needs to go over baby’s head.  Nappy changing is also made easier with poppers at the legs of all playsuits.

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Lilly and Sid Baby Boys Felix Monkey Sleepsuit

Amongst the new Lilly and Sid characters introduced this season is Felix Monkey who looks fab on this little boys playsuit. The layered sleeves in bright red are a great contrast to the blue and white striped suit and fabulous appliquéd Felix Monkey stands boldly on the chest.

Just how much fun can dressing your baby boy be? We think this has to be one of the best playsuits available this season for any little monkey!

Our other favourite picks from the new Lilly and Sid baby boys collection are just as cute and comfortable. There are two long sleeve t-shirts to choose from – the first is a premium cotton marl grey t-shirt with appliquéd Felix Monkey making an appearance once again. The second t-shirt is bright pillar box red with another new character, Buxton Mouse. This unisex t-shirt is ideal for either boys or girls and looks fabulous with the our favourite piece from this collection, the Reversible Pull-On trousers. Again, ideal for baby girls or boys, these trousers are great for little ones crawling or shuffling around on their bottoms. The fabric is soft, the gently elasticated waist has mock ties at front and you can turn up the legs for perfect fit. If any little mishaps happen, no worries, quick wipe and turn them around and you’re little one still looks smart!

Lilly and Sid Unisex Baby Buxton Mouse T-Shirt Red

Lilly and Sid Unisex Baby Buxton Mouse T-Shirt Red

Lilly and Sid Baby Boys Felix Monkey T-Shirt Grey LS837

Lilly and Sid Baby Boys Felix Monkey T-Shirt Grey

Lilly and Sid Unisex Baby Reversible Trousers Red

Lilly and Sid Unisex Baby Reversible Trousers Red

 

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Frugi Organic Clothing for Babies & Kids

Frugi’s clothes are extremely fun and kids love to wear them!

Frugi clothing is made from organic cotton, meaning they are kind to the planet and to your child’s skin. The organic materials that they use are very durable, wash well and usually last longer than normal cottons. Organic cotton means they’re free from chemicals, are much more sustainable to the planet and also address ethical labour concerns for the farmers.

So how did it all begin?  Well, in 2004 the owners of Frugi had their first baby. Wanting to be as green as they could they decided to use washable cloth nappies. As soon as they started using them they realised that normal clothes just didn’t fit well over big cloth nappy bottoms, so they decided to make their own baby clothes that had enough room for washable nappies. This was how their business started and they called it Cut4Cloth.  All of their clothes were made from ethically manufactured organic cotton and were a huge hit with parents across the planet.

With the success of Cut4Cloth they decided to extend the range and make organic kids clothes, and in 2008 they changed the name to Frugi, meaning ‘Fruits of the Earth’ in Latin.

Frugi cater for kids up to age 8 for both boys and girls and their colourful clothing is perfect for the little cheeky monkeys in your life!

Take a look at our range of Frugi organic clothing and let us know what you think, we’d love to hear from you!

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Hatley Kids – Fun Clothes for Kids!

Hatley Kids are a family run business based in Canada and are by far one of our favourite brands.  Hatley specialise in rainwear and sell a very popular and fun collection of raincoats, welly boots, co-ordinating umbrellas and even pyjamas.  Their style is bursting with colour and they are extremely unique.

Hatley began their family company about 20 years ago with their mission to make the best quality clothes and gifts around.  They certainly fulfil this, with each piece designed to last and carry through to child number 2, 3, 4…

Hatley is an ethical company who are aware of their social and environmental impact, giving back to the community where their clothes are produced as much as they can.

We currently have a fabulous collection of rainwear including raincoats, welly boots and umbrellas.

hatley kids umbrella summer strawberries red

 

hatley kids rain coat fire trucks yellow

 

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hatley kids rain coat pirate dogs pale blue

hatley kids welly boots fire truck yellow

Take a look at our full range of Hatley Kids clothing and don’t forget to use our economy delivery for UK orders at only £2!

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Little Joules Clothing Collection for Kids

At The Merrygoround, we have a wonderful collection of Little Joules clothing for Kids.  Joules clothing style is extremely eccentric and colourful, and looks to the countryside for inspiration.

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A collection of Little Joules Kids clothing all on sale at The Merrygoround

The Joules company started by Tom Joule over three decades ago when he decided to follow in his fathers footsteps and started selling country styled clothing at equestrian and outdoor events across England.

One rainy afternoon Tom realised that the country styled clothing on offer was rather dull and didn’t reflect the personality of colourful country folk.  To test this theory out Tom decided to design 100 pairs of bright pink wellies which sold faster than he could have imagined, they were very popular!  From that day on the Joules brand was born.

30 years on and Joules are still pationate about producing quality, colourful and eccentric clothing for men, women, boys, girls and babies.  Little Joules is loved by parents for their kids due to the durability and stylish bright prints on their clothing.

Each item of Little Joules clothing will certainly bring out the personality in your little one.  Have a browse through our collection and take advantage of our Economy delivery for only £2.00.

We also offer next day delivery, see our delivery rates.

 

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Organic Kids Clothes

Organic Kids ClothingMany people are now looking a lot more closely at the clothes that they buy. What are they made from? Where are they made? How are they made? For the conscious minded of you, this means buying organic clothing.

Why should I buy organic kids clothing?

There are many reasons as to why parents are converting to buying organic clothing for their kids, and even themselves including being kinder to skin, much more sustainable to the planet as well as addressing ethical labour concerns for the farmers.

Most of our wardrobes are filled with conventional cotton, when this cotton is grown it is sprayed with pesticides. 10% of these pesticides fight off the bugs on the cotton plant whilst the rest is absorbed into the air, soil, plant, water and into our bodies. It’s a well known fact that pesticides are toxic chemicals and cause major harm not only to people but to the eco-system too.

This conventional cotton is subject to bleach, heavy metal dyes and formaldehyde resins in the manufacturing process. GM cotton also accounts for 75% of conventionally grown cotton.

Why is organic cotton better?

There are many reasons as to why organic cotton is better for you and the planet, but it basically eliminates all of the above negative factors. It practices safe and sustainable practices, natural fertilisers, free from toxic chemicals as well as ethical labour processes.

Organic standards are very strict, a cotton field must be pesticide free for a least 3 years to be certified as organic and they must meet the International organic standards.

How will organic benefit my kids?

As you know babies and children’s skin is extremely delicate and in the first few months it is very absorbent too, making it more prone to allergic and irritant reactions from chemicals. Exposure to bleaches and chemicals can cause harm by irritating the skin and can also cause dermatitis. Sometimes we forget just how pure our children’s bodies are.

Organic clothing used to be dull and boring, but not any more!

Frugi Baby Organic Kids ClothingHundreds of designers are realizing the importance in using organic cotton and are now making stunning bright and modern organic clothing just for your kids.

One of the biggest concerns that parents have about buying organic clothing is that it will cost a lot more. In most cases there isn’t actually much difference and if it is a little more then it is due to it not being economically possible to make it a cheaper outfit whilst using good materials, non toxic dyes, pay laborers a livable wage as well as decent working conditions.

Organic clothing for your kids will give you peace of mind.

If you don’t already buy organic, don’t go mad and buy your child a whole new wardbrobe, just buy a few pieces at a time. Combine it with their existing clothes and gradually buy more organic pieces, you’ll be sure to see a difference.

The Merrygoround obviously see the importance in organic clothing but we also know that this just isn’t feasible for some parents. We sell both organic and non-organic designer children’s clothing so that you can make the choice yourself. We are in the process of building up our organic clothing collection and some of our current brands that use organic cotton are listed below:

Lilly & Sid
Hatley kids
Frugi
Absorba

Happy shopping!

 

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Didriksons Spring 2013 Collection

We’ve just added some gorgeous Didriksons fleeces and waterproof suits to the website from the Didriksons Spring 2013 collection.

Didriksons Waterproof Fleeces and Rain Sets

Didriksons is the market leader in producing quality and modern functional clothing. They have been running since 1913 when Julius and Hanna Didrikson began to manufacture oil garments in Sweden due to the constant need of these items from the local fishermen.

In 1947, the welding machine broke out and was capable of making oil garments waterproof. In 1981, the first polyurethane materials were developed and developments of rain sets made from breathable materials began to revolutionise the rainwear market.

The Didriksons Kids range is brilliantly bright, fun and stylish with supreme functionality. All of their products ensure that your child has the best protection, whatever the weather.

Take a look at our Didriksons Spring 2013 collection. Once you’ve owned a Didriksons, you will be back for more!

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SALE UP TO 50% OFF!

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Spice up your littles ones wardrobe for 2013 with a wide range of fabulous discounts from our end of season sale!  Great prices on designer childrenswear from top brands, get your bargains while stocks last!

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ENDED: WIN Little Joules Designer Children’s Clothing!

We are delighted to be giving away a super soft Little Joules fleece to help keep your little cherub snug and looking good this winter.

The winner will be given the option to choose between either the Little Joules Merridie fleece for girls or the Little Joules Woozle fleece for boys, available in a range of colours and sizes subject to availability. Both fleeces are lightweight and super soft to touch.

little joules jnr woozle boys fleece sweatshirt multilittle joules jnr merridie girls fleece navyEvery season the designers at Little Joules delight us by making tiny improvements to our favorite fleeces, the Merridie fleece for girls and the Woozle fleece for boys. Whether they offer us new colours, new stripes or even no stripes at all, one things for sure, we all still love these fleeces! The key to their success has to be that aside from being incredibly soft and warm, they look great over almost anything and kids just want to wear them over and over again. Lots of wearing isn’t a problem though, because being 100% polyester these Little Joules kids fleeces just wash up beautifully every time. Quick 30 degree wash should be all that’s required and your little one will be back wearing their newly washed favorite fleece in no time at all!

The Merrygoround sells a great selection of hand picked children’s designer clothes for newborn babies right through to girls and boys up to the age of 10 years old. Choose from top quality brands including Barts kids, Little Joules, Ticket to Heaven, Mayoral clothing and many more, giving your little one the chance to stand out from the crowd.

To Enter:

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning our fabulous competition, all you have to do is send us an email to enquiries@themerrygoround.co.uk with your name, address and phone number with the subject header ‘I want a Little Joules fleece!’.

To gain an additional entry to our prize draw and to increase your chances of winning then ‘like’ us on our Facebook page and share our competition with your Facebook or Twitter friends. Let us know by leaving a comment on our wall. If you are already a fan of The Merrygoround then you will be entered automatically into our competition.

Rules:

Competition closing date is midnight on 1st December 2012, only UK residents can apply.

We will pick the winner at random and contact you by email. Once you let us know the age and sex of your child and fleece colour preference (subject to availability), we will dispatch your prize within 3 working days. If we do not get a response from you within 2 weeks, your prize will be forfeited to the next randomly selected winner.

We are always adding fabulous new items to our website. Browse through our wonderful collections today and make sure you check back regularly.

Thank you for entering and good luck from The Merrygoround!

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Old Friend Returns to The Merrygoround!

We’ve just had the best morning today unpacking boxes of new Autumn/Winter 2012 Weekend a la Mer. This is our first season with Weekend a la Mer for a couple of years and we are so excited to have this fabulous French childrenswear brand back in store.

Weekend a la MerWe’re working hard to get it all on-line as soon as possible. The collection is mainly boys, baby boys age 12 months up to 6 years.  However, we also have a beautiful compact little baby girls collection of navy and pale baby pink for girls 6 months – 23 months. Watch this space for updates on progress getting Weekend a la Mer back into The Merrygoround…..

We really feel like we’ve been re-united with an old friend!

 

 

 

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