Peter From Paris
Julie is a half English half French digital mum who’s keen on passing on her Franco-British heritage to Peter, her 6 year-old son, thus creating a style bridging the two cultures. Today, she is sharing some of her favourite sustainable kids brands with us.
Her Instagram, Peter from Paris, features the daily life of a happy mum, passionate about fashion and good at uncovering new places. Her feed is a mix of typically British »art de vivre« and »left bank« French touch. Trained as a stylist, Julie successfully blends the British gentleman dress code with a retro French spirit.
We love little Peter’s look which is a creative mix of high-fashion and other more affordable brands that his mother has a knack for finding. Whether you’re looking for inspiration to dress your boy or simply interested in lifestyle trends and interior decoration, have a look at this Instagram.
Also worth noting that Peter from Paris supports artisans with a monthly focus on outstanding Parisian craftsmen that perpetuate a glorious tradition in excellence, like shoemakers, cheesemongers or bookbinders.
PETER FROM PARIS’ SELECTION OF SUSTAINABLE BRANDS
BONET ET BONET, Copenhagen, Denmark
This Danish luxury brand only works with natural products, including cashmere, organic cotton, bamboo and llama wool. Production is done with care for the environment, working with GOTS, FairTrade (SA8000) & WRAP certified factories, which means proper working conditions for the people involved. The brand’s core is craftsmanship and high quality, with a timeless Nordic vibe and natural colours. Products are designed and developed in Copenhagen. The garments are lovely, the knitted sweaters are beautifully done with very original tone-on-tone patterns. I’m also very fond of their accessories for home and nursery items, like the beautiful knitted flowers, rattan cribs and bamboo hangers.
BRITANNICAL, London, UK
Britannical is a luxury children's clothing brand specialised in tailored outerwear. Everything is made in the heart of London, using the finest British cloth and craftsmanship. Its founder, Rachael A. H., comes from several generations of London tailors and, today, all their coats are made just a short distance from where her family opened a tailoring shop in the Victorian era!
For boys and girls up to 12 years of age, its pieces combine the modern and the traditional, honouring Britain's heritage whilst celebrating the vibrancy of youth. Britannical uses only sustainable materials in all its pieces. Either natural wool cloth in the case of the outers of the coats or recycled cloth with a synthetic component for the linings.
CITY GOATS, Hong Kong, China
City Goats is another sustainable brand worth checking.
Founded in 2016, the brand’s vision is to proactively address textile pollution in the fashion industry, working with organic cotton farms and natural dye artisan producers, promoting ethical garment production. The design is functional, reminiscent of military uniforms and workwear. Simple shapes inspired by Chinese and Indian cultures with a range of natural colours.
Take a look at their stunning »camper« hats and outfits perfect for a summer in style.
MARSOU, Paris, France
The Marsou Creative Lab is a French children’s fashion incubator founded in 2016 by Laetitia Flandre. Marsou was developed from an alchemy that draws on vintage and contemporary trends.
»We are fully committed to the sustainable principle«, says Laetitia. »We chose a local production channel near our offices to contribute, in our small way, to preserving our planet.« Their pieces are for babies and children up to 6 years old, handmade in Paris, using a minimum of 50% upcycled fabrics bought from luxury French houses leftover stocks.
My personal Marsou favourites are Agar overalls, Nemo shorts and Kombu blouse.
MINABULLE, Crevant, France
When her daughter was born in 2006, Emilie Moreau started to sew some garments for the baby. It was the start of an adventure that led this Beaux Arts graduate to launch her own clothing line for children.
Minimalist and comfortable, her garments are mostly unisex, made in small workshops in France and Portugal. 50% of her production is made with organic cotton and natural Oekotex dye. My favourite piece of the collection is the Emile overalls.
OLLIELLA, London, UK
Founded by sisters Chloe and Olivia, Olliella is a global lifestyle brand with a focus on creating nostalgic and sustainably made products for home and play. Their aesthetic is obviously vintage. They use mainly natural materials such as rattan. I adore their handwoven baskets and trolleys.
Chloe and Olivia draw their inspiration from their nomadic childhood spent travelling. The tiny See-ya suitcase made for kids is a must-have.