Best Children’s Knitwear Collection | Junior Design Awards 2019

Still a relativity new category in the Junior Design Awards long running history, the quality of knitwear for babies and children gets better and better every year. Here are the frontrunners...

| Junior Design Awards 2019

Best Children's Knitwear Collection | Junior Design Awards 2019

WINNER: GOLD BEST CHILDREN’S KNITWEAR

WHO: MABLI

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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:

One of my favourite brands ever!
Reena Simon, interiors blogger and founder of Hygge for Home
Completely in love with this brand really has the wow factor love the retro feel mixed with cool traditional knitting technics from Wales.
Tracey Jacob, Renowned children’s fashion stylist
Makes me want to have another baby! So soft and love the colours.
Emma Paton, fashion blogger and founder of Finlay Fox
One of the most exciting knitwear designers - exquisite quality and lush colours.
Yvadney Davis, children’s fashion stylist

WHERE: mabli.co.uk

Best Children's Knitwear Collection | Junior Design Awards 2019

WINNER: SILVER BEST CHILDREN’S KNITWEAR

WHO: FUB

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:

Absolutely adore this range. What a gorgeous collection!!! Beautiful colours and quality.
Diana Bardega, founder of design collective, The Mamahood
The quality feels amazing and luxurious.
Emma Paton, fashion blogger and founder of Finlay Fox
Gorgeous retro style knitwear.
Tracey Jacob, children’s stylist
Stunning. Both modern and nostalgic - a brilliant brand.
Yvadney Davis, children’s stylist

WHERE: FUB

Best Children's Knitwear Collection | Junior Design Awards 2019

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.

Absolutely dreamy. Love this entire range. Whimsical and nostalgic. Want it all!
Diana Bardega, founder of Design Collective, The Mamahood
Love!! Need in my size!
Elle Strauss, Celebrity stylist & Art Director (based in LA)
Love Sally’s pieces. Beautiful, well made unisex pieces that will last and can be handed down.
Emma Paton, fashion blogger and founder of Finlay Fox
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WHERE: The Faraway Gang