Kids country clothing is big business, long gone is the stereotypical tweed and overalls. The market is a wash with wonderful farm related prints and styles that any adult would be happy to wear. My kids (I have to admit) wear old clothes out on the farm, however when we 'go out' they still love to wear something that is a nod to farming, it's what they love. For me, this is great as the clothes I have found and buy for my kids are super cute and brilliantly practical.
The trend of mini clothing certainly has migrated to this kids clothing market and country clothes are no exception, Rydale for example do tweed coats, boots and gilets all in the kids range and adult range.
What I love about the following list is that its very inclusive, these designs and items would look fabulous in the city and as well as on the farm and they are all pretty gender neutral (perfect for hand me downs!!!)
I Care Clothing
Everyone loves a slogan at the moment and I Care Clothing have got it bang on. Their range of t'shirts and hoodies are available in adult and kids sizes, and are bright, fun and easy to wear. Whats more, they donate 15% of all profits to rural charities and organisations. That's a thumbs up from me!
This gorgeous unisex sheep hat for kids is hand knitted in Nepal and fairly traded by home workers. This hat comes in one size. Teamed with these hand knitted children's mittens (one size). And the new comfy slippers styled as a sheep! The perfect Winter outfit!
To add to this Piccalilly are GOTS soil association certified and are advocates for child free labour and a sustainable plant.
I have to start with saying, my son has these and he absolutely loves them, he wears them on the farm and out for 'best'. The are real leather, so easy to keep look good and the sole is extra grippy, but not chunky. Their range of kids footwear is brilliant, defiantly worth a look if your kid likes to wear boots like Mummy and Daddy.
Ella & Mai
My daughter was given these for a birthday present in Red (Daddy is a Massey Ferguson user!).... We adore them! The have a superb range colours and designs and they are all hand made, so the finish is beautiful.
Finding girl things with tractors on used to be really hard, then things like this started to appear and break down the boy / girl barrier, long may it continue.
Acorns and Buttons
This little business have patterns to go crazy for... just look at these cute leggings. Sizes from 0-10 years their children's clothing is handmade in The Forest of Dean, all their orders are custom made in Premium & organic cotton. Don't be put off though they boast their clothing to be comfortable, affordable. From what I can see, this has been perfectly achieved.
I know this is their second feature in this article, but i could not let this new pheasant splash suit and matching wellies go without a mention, it's so different to see game related children's items, so I had to include it. From ages 6 months - 5 years your little one could look the part during this years shooting season or just stay dry on a rainy dog walk, either way this print is great. It's also available in wellies and a rain coat.
Another item my son and daughter have! Daddy has the more expensive version, they both wanted to look like him so I found these. This is a reasonably price gilet which washes and wear brilliantly. Again a perfect item to wear around the farm , on walks or out about. This particular gilet comes in 4 different colours.
These tights, just look at them. They are farmyard themed, featuring tractors, chickens and donkeys. They have sticky dots on the soles too!
Toucan Blue was an amazing find, their quirky farm patterns are fun and eye catching. All their garments are thoughtfully designed and carefully made in Britain with beautiful, quality fabrics. These will be in my daughters wardrobe this Autumn/ Winter for sure.
I could go on and on, but I won't. The choices out there now is vast and I am really enjoying discovering new and exciting little companies that are offering just what country kids (and parents) want and love to wear.
I will add that none of the above companies have not asked me to do this article, it is purely me showcasing some of the companies I have found, use and recommend. So click on their names and go and have a browse around their website or Instagram page. When you support a small company you are giving back more than you think. Enjoy. xx