When Hannah Evans was made redundant shortly after the birth of her second child she decided to use the experience and knowledge she had gained from working for a BAFTS (British Association of Fair Trade Shops) recognised import company to fill the gap in the market for organic yet attractive baby and childrenswear.
From the uncertainty of finding herself redundant Hannah created Piccalilly, a range of ethically produced clothes for babies and young children that are also bright, colourful and stylish and the company is now celebrating its fifth birthday.
Piccalilly uses FAIRTRADE organic cotton where possible and the organic supply chain and manufacturing process that they use are certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).
We were sent a Pomegranate Cord Dress from the new Autumn range so that we could see for ourselves the kind of products that made up the Piccalilly range. The dress arrived beautifully packaged in tissue paper then packed in a fully recyclable, recycled box. This gift wrap service is availbe to customers for an additional £3.50.
Available in ages one to five the dress was a little large to try out on the twins at the moment but on unpacking you could instantly see and feel the quality. The dress is lovely and thick and would be wonderful if teamed up with a long sleeved shirt and tights or leggings beneath providing several layers of warmth for those chilly winter months. The Piccalilly wash care labels recommend that their products are washed at 30° and that they are not tumble dried so they are still easy enough to care for without any added hassle to mums already very busy lives!
To celebrate their fifth birthday Piccalilly have offered Larger Family Life readers the chance to win a £20 voucher to spend on anything in their range at www.piccalilly.co.uk. Click over to our Piccalilly competition for your chance to win.