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 […]
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 […]
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.
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!
We’ve just been unpacking the new Autumn Winter 2013 collection for girls from the fabulous French fashion brand Derhy Kids. It’s just so stunning we had to share it with you immediately! It’s not all available on our website just yet, but we’re working as […]
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. The Joules company started by Tom Joule over three decades ago when he decided to follow […]
We’ve just added lots more Absorba Baby Clothing to our clearance sale. If you’re a fan of French brand Absorba clothing for your baby girl or boy, then this is the perfect time to pick up a bargain. Absorba have been making high quality clothing from beautiful fabrics since 1935 and have dressed some of the best dressed children in the world. If you’d like your little one to stand out in an Absorba outfit take a look at our great selection of styles, all at clearance prices. Most items are half price, but if you find the same item cheaper elsewhere let us know. We don’t like to be beaten on price – EVER! Here’s a few of our favourites:-
It’s not just babies who will benefit from our clearance sale at The Merrygoround. We have now reduced the price of almost all our fabulous brands for children. Mayoral clothing is now reduced by 50%! If you’re looking for something a little more special for […]
Many 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!
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:
To celebrate the Bank Holiday weekend we are offering 20% discount off any purchases at The Merrygoround. Just enter promotion code MERRY20%OFF at checkout to claim your discount! Please pass on to your friends and family. If you are looking for some great designer childrenswear […]