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Thursday 03 May 2012


For the last 8 months Pili Pala has been working out of a little shop called Bro-Mor in Aberystwyth. As well as stocking Pili Pala organic childrens clothes Broc-Mor also stocks a small range of gifts, cushions and jewellery. A customer recently told me that our shop is like a sweet shop for adults. That made me smile.  As the horror stories on yet another high street shop closing down continue, I am pleased to say that our little shop so far is doing ok. As mentioned, it is only a small shop, but the local people of Aberystwyth and the tourists that visit seem to like us being here and we in turn are ever so grateful for their custom. As much as I embrace the age of shopping on-line, there is still something irreplaceable about coming into a little independent shop. It usually smells nice (depending on type of shop of courser) and staff aren't afraid to say hello and actually offer to help. Broc-Mor likes to offer little extras as well...for example gift wrapping and personalised gifts at no extra charge. Love and attention is constantly given, ensuring that stock looks fresh and caters to our customers needs and wants. This makes a difference. The need for people to shop local has never been more pressing in some ways and with out local support little Broc-Mor just couldn't survive. However, local support must also be earned..we can't just throw a pile of rubbish on the shelves and expect people to buy it... careful chosen stock of good quality for a fair price and first class service is demanded by our customers and rightly so. If not, be prepared to lose out to Google.


Shop Local

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We Won!!


Wednesday 08 February 2012

With a little help from Comins Coch School, Pili Pala won the stand out competiton at this years Bubble, London trade show. The prize? A bigger stand for free @ Bubble's June show! Thanks Bubble! We better get busy designing a new collection for June! Looking forward to going back. Gosh...right...back to work!!


We Won!!

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What's up?


Friday 13 January 2012

Judging by the date of our last Blog entry, I need to start off with an apology for leaving it so long! I suppose in many ways its a good sign. Pili Pala has been busy!! 2011 proved to be a year of growth and change and I am really proud of what we have achieved since starting the company two years ago.


So what's on the cards for Pili Pala Childrenswear 2012? For starters, we are kicking off the new year with a new collection! Our Fifth collection sees the return of our trademark stripes! Now two versions are available: thin stripes in red and grey organic cotton jersey, plus our chunky stripes in our beloved organic velour in new shades of blue and light blue. We are also really excited to introduce organic cross weave in shades of red and blue, plus very cute organic gingham! Not to mention some AMAZING Welsh merino wool slippers! New styles include button front dresses and dungarees as well as besting selling jumpsuits being continued. The result? A very special collection that offers consumers and retailers more choice. And I didn't even mention that we still manufacture everything in a beautiful converted farmyard led by the fab Bob and Lynne! Gosh...Pili Pala rocks! I can say that can't I??? In a humble way! :) Seriously though folks...thanks for making 2011 so great. Your support and belief in our beautiful clothes makes me all the more determined to prove that 2012 will be even better!

 




What's up?

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Sugar and Spice


Monday 13 June 2011

 This one goes out to all you little girls out there! Pili Pala would like to introduce our new girlie girl dresses! Our brand new bluebell print makes its mark on our loveable so soft pink organic long sleeved dresses...perfect for everyday casual wear. We have also introduced our beloved bird and bird houses print to this season's shade of  organic teal. Both dresses feature our signature chocolate brown trim...just enough to give it that Scandinavian edge we are so fond of!  Team these organic girl dresses up with sandals, trainers or indeed barefoot for summer fun and when the weather isn't playing ball...a pair of Pili Pala leggings will do just nicely thank you!

 

As always...Pili Pala is passionate about how are clothes are made. These dresses along with all our garments are made and designed in Wales with love. Here's to lazy summer fun ahead!

 

 


Sugar and Spice

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We're going to the Eisteddfod


Thursday 26 May 2011

Come over and say hi to us at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Swansea.  We'll be there all week on stand 93-94. 

 



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Pili Pala Hits the Road!


Thursday 19 May 2011

 

Well folks its that time of year when Pili Pala likes to stretch our legs and dust the winter cob webs off our shoulders! We are getting ready to hit the road! First stop...the Royal Welsh Spring Fair this weekend 21st and 22nd May.  The Royal Welsh is located in an otherwise sleepy town known as Builth Wells...in Mid Wales..most famous for The Royal Welsh Show held every summer. The Spring Fair is a smaller affair but is a fun day out for the whole family...especially if the sun is shining! Fingers crossed! This year Pili Pala will be tagging on to the Green Horizons Exhibition located in the  Montgomery Pavilion and we are really excited!! We love doing these type of shows. It is such a great way to personally meet your customers, get great feedback and make new friends and contacts!  


It goes with out saying that our lovely organic childrens clothes will be going with us! Our sunny organic  T's, dresses and cosy velours all essentials for this time of year bring colour and fun to such events and we can't wait! 



Wish us luck and hope to see you there!


xx


Pili Pala Hits the Road!

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Pass it on!


Tuesday 08 March 2011

Sara Cox loved our blue/brown bubble hem dress her daughter Renee had and is passing on the Pili Pala love to friends! Sara recently tweeted; “I loved the dress. Thank you. Tho she sprouted out of it pretty quickly. It will be passed on to friends if that’s cool?” Yes...please pass it on Sara! Pili Pala is made for sharing!


Pass it on!

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Sharing the love on Valentine’s Day!


Monday 14 February 2011

On this day for lovers, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers and tell you that we think you’re great!

 

 


Sharing the love on Valentine’s Day!

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Good news!


Sunday 13 February 2011

Great news!  Berith, the founder of Pili Pala Childrenswear has been nominated for an award!

 

We’ve just been told that Berith has been nominated for a Business Mum Award with Mums Club – fingers crossed she wins!

 

Well done Berith – we’re proud of you!


Good news!

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Sneak a peek at our new collection


Friday 28 January 2011



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New collection to be launched at Bubble London


Thursday 20 January 2011

Press Release

 

Organic children’s clothing company Pili Pala Childrenswear will launch its Autumn Winter 2011 range, the company’s fourth collection, at Bubble London in January.

 

Building on the established collection of comfortable, ethical and environmentally sustainable clothes for fashion conscious children; the new range features exciting and colourful pieces in which are trans-seasonal, unisex and, above all, fun.

 

New styles being added to the collection for Autumn Winter 2011 include fleece lined hoody jumpers, limited edition organic cord dresses, cosy toes baby leggings, a stylish empire line dress and a new style of trousers.  The current collection of long and short sleeved t-shirts, leggings, babygros, underwear, blankets, bibs, hats, bubble hem dresses, jumpsuits and shorts will also be expanded to include new colours and fabrics.

 

New colourways and fabrics

The new collection features strong pieces in vibrant new colourways - items in soft pink, deep purple and striking teal are introduced.  The bold red, navy and red stripes and the chocolate brown colours which form part of the Pili Pala family will also feature strongly in the new collection with popular pieces being carried over from the SS11 collection.

 

Organic corduroy and fleece are being introduced to add warmth and a greater variety to the collection which already includes the softest organic cotton and velour pieces.  Maintaining the company’s strong environmental stance, all fabrics used within the Pili Pala range are organic or a mix of organic and recycled materials.

 

Pattern and print

A new addition to the printed fabrics is a quirky and cute bluebell print which adds an exciting twist to the pink cotton range.  The bird and bird house print, introduced during the Autumn Winter 2010 collection and loved by Pili Pala fans, features prominently in the new collection and will be available across a the whole range.

 

Commenting on the launch of the new range, Berith Lochery, founder of Pili Pala Childrenswear said “I’m truly excited by the new pieces included in our Autumn Winter 2011 collection; designing them has been a very rewarding experience.  Responding to customer comments and suggestions, we’ve introduced items in pink, teal and purple with highlights of chocolate brown and fantastic new prints.  I hope that our new collection will stand out from the crowd and ensure that we continue to provide comfortable and fashionable clothing for kids which are ethically sound.”

 

Berith continues: “Since the launch of our first collection in 2009, the feedback from our customers and fans has been extremely positive.  Our customer base has grown substantially and we’re increasingly servicing a global market with a greater number of international stockists. From initial discussions with retailers, our new collection is destined to hit all the right notes.”

 

All of Pili Pala’s clothes are produced using organic fabric and ethical processes.  Designed and manufactured in the UK, the garments are a fantastic combination of sensational style and comfortable clothing which are produced without compromising on ethical or environmental standards.

ENDS



New collection to be launched at Bubble London

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The Big B


Wednesday 19 January 2011


It is that time of year for Pili Pala when we are getting ready to launch our new collection for trade. Needless to say it is an exciting but stressful time for us. Our new collection usually makes a début at a trade show and for the 3rd time running, this trade show will be Bubble, London.  The lead up to this event is quite immense. Not only does it not come cheap, but there is always a fear that no one will like the collection or almost worse no one comes to the stand! Its kind of like having one those anxiety dreams where you turn up to an event with no clothes on! No??? Maybe that's just me then!

 

Putting fears of not turning up dressed aside, I am really proud of our new collection. For the first time ever, Pili Pala will be introducing pink into a collection. If you have followed our previous collections then you will understand that this is BIG news ! Now for all you pink haters out there...don't worry...trust me...we wouldn't just do ordinary pink would we???!

 

In case you are a retailer reading this...short orders will be available on the new collection, which means for all you shoppers out there and providing the buyers like the new collection (fingers crossed!)  you will be able purchase this wonderful new PINK stuff this spring / summer!

 

Retail bit again: We will be at Bubble, London on the 30th & 31st January, stand VD4. Come see the PINK stuff!!

 

Wish us luck!!!

 

Ps. If you are new to Pili Pala...Pili Pala specializes in organic kids clothing all made by wonderful hard working people in Wales!

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


The Big B

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