Best Children’s Activewear Collection | Junior Design Awards 2021

Children can look stylish while staying active as these Junior Design Award winning activewear brands and collections prove...




WHO: Goose & Gander
WHAT: Puddle Duck Collection
WHY: This beautiful range of coordinating waterproof separates in lovely muted tones inspired by nature really caused a stir. Our judges loved the classic cuts, the sweet Goose & Gander motif featured throughout, but to great effect on the back of the rain suit, as well as the real attention to detail paid to comfort and practicality without ever compromising on style. Perfect wet weather clothes for staying dry and cosy in.

These are great. Lovely muted colours for the country. It’s hard to find activewear that isn’t really bright and jarring so these really appeal to me.
Alexandra Tolstoy, Style Expert, TV presenter and adventurer
Love the hues and the collection.
Bonnie Van Geel, Graphic Designer and Founder
I’m very much enjoying the colour palette here! I’d like my children to wear all of these pieces.
Charlotte Kewley, Children’s Stylist and mother of 3

WHERE: Goose & Gander



WHO: Grass&Air
WHAT: Colour Changing, trend led activewear
WHY: Our judges were very familiar with Grass&Air’s stylish and robust wellies that magically change colour in the rain and they were excited to see not only new pastel colourways in the range but the addition of hooded Stomper Suits, which envelope children from head to toe and keep them cosy and dry. The long zipper running from the neck to below the knee looked like it would make dressing and undressing super easy and the lightweight feel of the suit, means it can be rolled up and stored away when not in use.

The colour change element is so fun. We love Grass & Air. Great quality products.
Charlotte Kewley, Children’s Stylist and founder @thelittlestylist
Such a great way to celebrate stomping in the rain – the suits are so practical but look really fun too.
Bonita Turner, Editor of Junior

WHERE: Grass&Air


WHO: Splash About
WHAT: Splash About Swimwear Collection
WHY: Our judges felt that this brand provided essential items for anyone with little ones embarking on a swimming journey! These bright and eye-catching designs are made with children in mind and will definitely create a fun association with the water. The UV sun suits and float suits looked extremely well made and secure while the reusable Happy Nappy that means no need for disposable water lagged swim nappies was applauded for its ingenious non-leak design and for its positive impact on the environment.

One of the most effective, reassuring and well designed swimwear brands I know. For those first swimming lessons this is where I always recommend.
Bonita Turner, Editor of Junior
These floats have been invaluable for my son and the reusable swim nappies are fantastic from an environmental perspective.
Eleonore Crompton, Contributing Editor at Junior
Great idea and products. I’d love to see some more muted colours in the collection too.
Charlotte Kewley, Children’s Stylist

WHERE: Splash About



WHO: Bear & Babe
WHAT: Bear & Babe Hooded Rompers
WHY: When it’s time to chill out in comfort and PJ’s won’t cut it for warmth and resilience these hooded playsuits are perfect. Our judges could see these being a great item to pack for festival and holidays and could imagine children cuddling up around the campfire in them or maybe just the sofa! The panel felt the quality of these suits was fantastic and they loved the combination of grey marl and cool, colourful prints. Extra details like a comfortable low crotch and a contrast lined hood made these feel very special.

Gorgeous suits that will have so many uses. Love the whale print.
Bonita Turner, Editor of Junior
So pleased that these go up to age 6. I can see kids of all ages looking forward to wearing these.
Eleonore Crompton, Contributing Editor, Junior
An essential for every child’s wardrobe!
Charlotte Kewley, Children’s Stylist

WHERE: Bear & Babe


This cool street and sportswear inspired collection really stood out as a brand that kids would be proud to wear. The panel loved the minimal, pared back feel and the brand’s desire to provide kids with quality, organic sportswear that will encourage them to get active. Their ethos – Don’t be Shy, have a try  – really resonated with the Panel.