New softshell jacket
This year Result has introduced the R224J/Y Junior and Youth TX Performance Hooded Soft Shell Jacket. This new jacket offers year-round performance thanks to its soft, high stretch, three-layer softshell fabric that delivers water-repellent, breathable and windproof protection, while the microfleece inner provides superior warmth.
The R224J is available in sizes XS (3-4 years) – L (9-10 years), and the R224Y comes in XL (11-12 years) and 2XL (13-14 years) in navy/royal, royal/navy, red/black, vivid green/black, purple/grey and black/grey colourways.
Result offers a wide range of outerwear designed specifically for children, including the Core R200J Junior Safety Vest, a fully certified EN1150 safety garment that is made from 100% polyester, conforms to the 89/686/EEC directive and comes with an easy tear-release front fastening. The Core R203J/Y Junior and Youth Microfleece Lined Jacket is equally appealing: this waterproof and windproof, lightweight, PU-coated polyester jacket has a 180 gsm microfleece lining, fold-away waterproof hood and reflective tape across the lower back.
Brand new children’s polos
Papini says its customers asked for a wider range of children’s polos, which is why this month it has released its brand new Junior Elite polo range. The six new contrast colourways are in stock now for ages 5-6 years to 11-12 years, and offer, says the brand, “the same high quality your customers have come to expect of all Papini garments”.
The Junior Elite polo will initially be available in the Milano, Verona, Asti, Luca, Novara and Sienna colourways. A bespoke look is also possible, says the brand, “without the time and minimums you expect from a bespoke range”. The polos are made from a 210 gsm material and feature Papini’s signature rib knit collars and cuffs, reactive dye process and decorative touches.
The brand also offers a range of children’s 380 gsm hoodies that are available in a choice of 19 colourways.
According to Mantis World, urban fashion is all about individuality and originality, with the brand adding: “The right T-shirt can provide the perfect base for endless expression.”
Mantis World says it doesn’t aim to be the cheapest: “If standing out and making an impact is the end goal, then the quality has to be up to scratch, for a less-than-great garment isn’t going to stand up to style-based-scrutiny.” The brand’s Superstar Ts for both men and women use soft, peached fabric and have a tear-off back neck label, meaning there is no fiddly or cost-heavy delabelling required in making the garment into a unique item.
“Whether deliberately worn oversized or too small; whatever and however they are decorated and worn is according to the customers’ style,” says Mantis World. “With a ‘well made’ ethos encapsulating all that Mantis World do, and a desire to offer customers something that’s brilliantly wearable whilst being carefully manufactured, we’re the perfect partner for the best of creative minds and designs.”
Babywear designed for decoration
According to Babybugz from Mantis World, the brand knows how to pack an awful lot into their small garments. The Babybugz All-in-One (BZ25), which is available for a wriggling six-month-old up to a mobile three-year-old, has lots of features that will appeal to garment decorators, parents and the children themselves.
It has been designed without a central back seam to allow a decoration space right across the backside area, meaning any logo or decoration is visible while the little one is scooting around. Its ribbed cuffs and hem have been made extra-long so parents can fold or unfold them as the child grows, giving the garment a longer than usual life. The zip has been carefully designed to help make change time easier, and the soft, protective tab at the top of the zip ensures ultimate wearer comfort.
As with all Babybugz fabrics, it is Oeko-Tex approved, letting customers know that no harmful substances have been used in the garment production.
Fashion tees for kids
Anvil offers the soft, 150 gsm Youth Fashion Basic Tee (990B), which is made of pre-shrunk, 100% combed ring-spun cotton, and is predicted by the brand to be a hit with fashionable kids. It has a classic fit with tubular construction, giving it a roomy feel that delivers extra comfort for active little ones.
The 990B also features shoulder-to-shoulder tape for added comfort, while the twin-needle sleeve and bottom hem offer the enhanced durability needed for frequent wear and washing.
Each T-shirt has a TrackMyT number which can be tracked on TrackMyT. com, allowing parents to follow every step in the making of the tee from the farm to the finished product. The garment also has a TearAway label to allow for easy personalisation, and has Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification to guarantee it is free of any harmful substances.
The Youth Fashion Basic Tee comes in sizes YXS-YXL and in a choice of 19 colours that range from pastels to bold solids and heathers. Adult companions styles 880 (women) and 980 (men) are available.
Minni styles for stylish minis
The Skinni Minni range from SF uses the same fabrics and on-trend styling as the adults’ range, and consists of polos, dance pants, shirts, vests and T-shirts.
The SM423 3/4 Work Out Pant was introduced at the beginning of 2015 and is ideal for dance schools, says the brand. It features a soft, stretchy, rib hem for ease of movement, and a deep, elasticated waistband with drawcords for comfort. The pants can be teamed with the SM016 Tank Vest, a 100% cotton tank vest that comes in black, surf blue, fuchsia and white. The 220 gsm interlock has broad binding at the neck and armholes. Also available is the SM062 shorts which comes in black and matches the women’s version.
The SM042 Kids Stretch Polo is a 200 gsm 96% cotton/4% elastane micro piqué that comes in black and fuchsia, and in sizes to fit ages 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12 years.