WINNER: GOLD BEST CHILDREN’S KNITWEAR
WHAT: The knitwear company for children aged 0-12 years, heavily inspired by Welsh Heritage motifs using natural fibres and featuring traditional silhouettes. These knitted separates may look to the past for design inspiration but they are made with the modern family in mind. The range features plenty of slim fitting, mix and match basics that are super versatile and everything is machine washable.
WHY: Our judges LOVED this knitwear brand and there was much cooing and holding up of tiny clothes in wonder when they visited the MABLI display. The high quality, ethically sourced yarns and sheer beauty of this brand were much admired and everyone agreed that they really, really, really needed to have more children to dress in these clothes. Our judges wrote in their notes:
WINNER: SILVER BEST CHILDREN’S KNITWEAR
WHAT: Danish knitwear brand FUB was launched in 2006 with the aim of producing a sustainably sourced and made children’s range that stands the test of time for children aged 0-12. Pared back contemporary design with a hint of nostalgia is how we would describe their look, with stripes, block colours and polka dots taking centre stage. Their summer collection is all made of organic cotton and the winter collection is made from the softest 100% oeko-tex merino.
WHY: The fantastic quality of this knitwear stood out a mile and everyone loved the extremely wearable, minimal styling and the clever mix of colour pop shades, soft greys and neutral navies creating any number of easy-to-wear but oh so cool outfit combinations. Our judges’ notes were overflowing with praise:
WINNER: BRONZE BEST CHILDREN’S KNITWEAR
WHO: The Faraway Gang
WHAT: A playful British made, unisex knitwear brand for children aged 3-8 years old, made from 100% natural fibres. The brand promises a unisex alternative to grey that is fun, playful and colourful and they really do deliver. British heritage design is reinvented with rainbow colour combinations, pops of neon and soft neutral contrasts.
WHY: Our judges fell in love with this bright and beautiful knitwear brand that makes slow fashion look anything but. The Faraway Gang was created by Sally Jackson, an ex knitwear designer with over 18 years experience of working for some of the UK’s biggest fashion brands and her expertise really does show. Apart from delighting in the heritage knits brought to life with gorgeous colour combinations, our judges were also excited about the idea of durable, classic pieces that can be passed from sibling to sibling.
WHERE: The Faraway Gang