We are heading for summer, for warm sunshine and hazy, lazy days.
I'm sure we are, soon I hope! As usual, summer wardrobes have now arrived into the shop and we've gone big on rainbows... Rainbows are the best.
We choose all of our clothing brands carefully, we only work with brands who are environmentally considerate in their production, packaging and distribution. Our very first, and still our favourite brand was/is Tootsa.
This summer we have a collection made of summers gone by, a mix and match of Tootsa; classics, basics, knits and the softest linen dresses... stock up for summer!
“Brexit has created great economic insecurity and as a small company Tootsa does not have the deep pockets of ‘big business’ to make multiple contingency plans”, says founder/designer Kate Pietrasik, “Strategically cutting supply costs gives us time to assess the impact of Brexit and the opportunity to focus on growing the brand ethically and responsibly. We will use the time wisely to improve our ethical supply chain and use of circular resources”
“Re-launching stock from past collections makes sense for the brand. Whilst many fashion retailers would rather dispose of old or “dead” stock to landfill than openly admit to customers it is selling past collections” says Kate Pietrasik, “We have also felt that offering new collections every few weeks is ethically wrong, socially irresponsible and simply led by greed. Throwing away beautifully crafted and wearable clothing is not something we want to do.”
Launched eight years ago, Tootsa is built on a ‘slow fashion’ model and are advocates of #buylesschoosewell, producing quality pieces designed to be handed down from child to child, whatever the gender.
Follow them on Instagram for all the information including new infographics on their pricing which is fascinating.