***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation has been provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
When shopping for children's clothing, I look for a lot of different things. First of all, I look for quality. My kids are very active, and I want their clothing to be able to stand up to constant running, jumping, and climbing. Next, I look for clothing that's stylish. My daughter is a little diva, and she has very particular tastes. She tends to love bold patterns, bright colors, and a little rock-n-roll attitude. Also, whenever possible, I prefer clothing that is made in an eco-friendly way. Natural fibers and chemical-free dyes are some of the things I look for, as well as how "green" the manufacturing facility is. Do they find ways to conserve energy? Do they donate to environmental causes? I love a company that gives back to preserve the world around them.
Luckily, I recently discovered a brand that fits all of these requirements. Hatley is a Canadian company that offers gorgeous, fashion-forward apparel for families. They have a ton of absolutely adorable kids' designs, as well as some wonderful choices for men and women, too!
About Hatley :
It started over twenty years ago with a sense of humour, a talented painter Alice Oldland, her restless husband John, and The Little Blue House gift store in the lakeside village of North Hatley, Canada.
Alice, inspired by the countryside around her, had just finished a series of paintings depicting farmyard animals. Needing a venue to show her work, Alice opened a gallery above her gift shop The Little Blue House. John watched the paintings sell and thought he could create a line of aprons based on Alice’s artwork. John was right, the aprons sold and kept on selling. They quickly turned this cottage business into the company Hatley, supplying retailers with the best cow and pig aprons the world had ever seen. Cows and pigs gave birth to moose and bears, aprons led to gifts and clothing. Hatley thrived, but it was all so much work and John and Alice were looking for a life less complicated.
When retirement beckoned, John and Alice happily handed the reins to their three sons, Chris, Nick and Jeremy. Chris – the eldest decided he should be president, Nick – the only one who could draw became the designer, and Jeremy – the youngest, desperate to boss somebody around took over production. Restless like their father, the three boys quickly transformed and grew the company. They developed an extensive children’s line, created comfy women’s sleepwear and expanded into the gift market with napkins, kitchen textiles, mugs and much, much more.
Hatley designs are now sold around the world, and the three boys continue to ensure that Hatley stands for the same principles on which it started: family, good design, quality and of course, loads of laughs.
My Top Picks For Summer :
Look at this adorable nautical romper! This is so fun and definitely perfect for the summer season. I love the red trim, too!