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Spot on!


Thursday 18 November 2010

We’re getting ready for Children in Need day tomorrow!  We have spotty outfits and spotty cakes all ready for our fundraising efforts with Pudsey and Blush.    We even have some spotty teddy ears which look really quite attractive!

 

The welfare of children is naturally very close to our hearts here at Pili Pala Childrenswear so we’re really looking forward to getting involved and raising some money for children’s causes here in the UK.

 

So, what do you have planned?  Sponsored silence?  A fancy dress party?  A bake off?  Let us know what you’re planning and keep sending in your photos.  We’d love to see what you get up to, the most innovative fundraising efforts and how much you manage to raise for this worthy cause.

 

Most important of all though is to make sure you dig deep.  Please take a minute and visit the BBC’s Children in Need web page and, if possible, please make a donation. 


Spot on!

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What they are saying...


Tuesday 12 January 2010

 

I thought it was about  time that I blogged about what parents have been saying about Pili Pala Childrenswear. I recently shared a bottle of wine with a good friend of mine and after about the third glass (shocking I know!) Pili Pala in an organic sense, became the topic of conversation. I had for some time now been  weary of discussing Pili Pala with her, because in all honesty, I was really afraid of what she was going to say. You see, this particular friend has that rare gift / curse of always telling the truth, even when you really want them to lie!  After telling me that the brown and green stripe jumper wasn't really her cup of tea, she made a point of telling me how her two and half year old daughter always wants to wear the organic bloomer trousers. In fact, she insists on sleeping in them!  Naturally, I got a kick out of that! A few months ago, I had a parent tell me that there little girl insisted on wearing the stripy leggings and  the stripy T-shirt all the time. It reminded her of Thomas the Tank Engine! That's fine with me. I don't mind being associated with Thomas. My own little boy is also very keen to wear Pili Pala. I use to think that was because he knows that "mummy makes them" so to speak, but recently I'm not so sure. He makes it very clear what he wants to wear and no amount of bribery is going to change his mind. These days he is mostly confined to a school uniform during the week, but come Saturday morning, you can bet that the brown slash neck jumper and matching organic trousers is the favourite to win. Ahhh! Makes a mum proud!


What they are saying...

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Brighton Christmas Market


Thursday 03 December 2009

 

Pili Pala Childrenswear will be taking part in the Brighton Christmas Market. If you happen to be in Brighton on the 20th December, be sure to pay us a visit. Cozy jumpers and snuggle soft scarves await you not to mention Santa himself! Special holiday packages and free gift wrapping services will be available on the day. Pili Pala has Christmas covered!


Brighton Christmas Market

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What is Big P


Thursday 22 October 2009

Big P stands for big people and or parents but not exclusively. Lets face it, we are a hard working bunch of people, so much so that I think we deserve our own category!

 

Pili Pala Childrenswear is seeking ideas, inspiration and a good laugh about what it means to be a parent in this day and age.


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What is Eco Chic?


Thursday 22 October 2009

So what exactly do I mean by Eco chic? If I was remotely academic I suppose I would examine the two words independently...starting with Eco...as in the environment and all things related to; natural as in pure, no nasty stuff added as in chemicals, organic. Kind to the environment, looking after the world we live. This could  also imply a sense of moral obligation. In this sense, I mean to have ethics; to be ethical.  Chic...a noun for style elegance: artistic skill - adjective; having chic: smart and fashionable.

 

In simpler terms: Pili Pala Childrenswear aims to create fashionable, comfortable kids clothes that are kinder to the environment and ethically made. 


What is Eco Chic?

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Introducing Pili Pala


Thursday 22 October 2009

 

Welcome to the offical Pili Pala Childrenswear Blog. Pili Pala Childrenswear marks a new chapter in my life in manys ways. After the birth of  my second child, Mia, I became increasingly frustrated with what was available clothes wise for her. Living in a small rural town choices are obviously limitted, however even clothes shopping in bigger cities I found the market to be flooded with pink for girls and typical blue for boys. Unisex clothes were almost never to be found unless you really spent hours searching on the internet and as a busy working mum of young kids who has that luxury! I knew what I was looking for but I just couldn't seem to find it! My little girl, now two obsviously adores pink and I'm fine with that. In fact, I like pink I just need  a little bit less of it in my life!

 

When I created Pili Pala I didn't set out to create a completely organic clothes line. Design and comfort were my first priorities. After spending many hours looking at fabric swatches I noticed that the organic cottons, seemed to be so much softer. Long gone were the days when buying organic meant dull drab colour. These days brands are acheiving amazing results with colour and eco friendly fabrics. At the same I was incredibly conscious about my responsibilties as a new business. It was imperative that Pili Pala should be a good role model and for me that naturally ment trying to be as sustainable as possible and at the same time ensuring all our kids clothes are produced ethically.

 

I am really proud of what we have achevied so far. Two months in and we have had some fantastic response. The brown and green striped velours seem to really put a smile on people's faces and I'm always being asked to make the brown pini dress for adults....though if I'm honest I don't really see it myself!


Introducing Pili Pala

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