I am a firm believer in the benefits of spending an extra penny to purchase quality and well constructed clothing for children that are durable and will stand the test of time….and the wash.
As I’ve pointed out before, it ultimately ends up costing more to buy cheap clothing for children on the pretense that they grow so fast that there is no value in purchasing expensive items for them anyway.
Though this is not the case for all low-cost brands, many of the hems in cheaper clothing start to unravel quickly after one wash or one rough and tumble play at preschool. They are often not double or triple-stitched and therefore become tattered fast. Further, the color in cheaper clothes do not always stay true even when you use color-stay detergents created to help the dyes in clothing last longer and not fade after a few washes. Less expensive or less quality clothing start to look old and start to pill. They then get cycled down to the play clothes drawer shortly after spending a few weeks in the school or nice outings closet. Choosing practical clothes for kids does not have to be that difficult.
When you run your fingers across a top-notched garment, you notice there is a rich texture and it also looks plush, sharp and elegant. That can be said about a new Australian label called Pappe which was founded by Karena Simpson, a fashion-forward mom of two who wanted to blend traditional old world European stylings with modern aesthetics.
Indeed, the luxurious world-class fabrics that make up the baby, toddler and children’s clothes in this line include Scottish cashmere, organic Turkish cottons and pure wool blends and tweeds. Despite the exquisite nature of the fabrics, Simpson seemed to have known as a mother that practical clothing matters most!
So she kept it simple and incorporated unisex colors like greys, browns and navy with tartans and stripes. That way, the clothing, which has a heftier price point, can become heirlooms.
But because they are designer label-level of quality, they will endure. And they can really be used as an heirloom and be passed down to other children or family members.
This is true of Pappe’s blankets which are made from luxurious cotton poplin yarn in a brushed finish with a jacquard weave. The Ottley Twill Blanket is multicolroed on one side for a whimsical touch and can blend in any nursery, serve as a coverlet to a pram or a go-to wrap for nursing baby on the glider.
And you can own your very own Pappe blanket which retails for $89 US ($129.95 AUD)! Pappe is gifting one fortunate Bellyitch reader her or his very own gorgeous Ottley Twill Blanket with a Jaquard weave to have or gift! Nice!
And this contest is not limited just to our US readers either. Readers from Canada, Australia, the UK, Europe and China are also free to enter to win! Contest ends February 3rd at midnight. There are more than one ways to enter and you can enter daily for some entrant points! Sweet!
This would definitely be that item that you keep long after baby has grown up (and or his siblings too have gotten to use it) A genuine keepsake indeed!