“Although not the classic choices in the hooded top market, this year Cottonridge has reported a marked increase in orders for pastel-coloured hoods, with sales of baby pink, powder blue and corn almost doubling since spring last year,” said the company. It notes that although classic hues such as black, navy, grey and maroon have held their place in the market, the fresher pastel shades have been proving particularly popular in the leaver and retail markets.