Childrenswear is a fun, colour-packed sector. With prints of cute sayings, favourite cartoon characters and hip graffiti in abundance, it’s a decorator’s delight
The Billybandit Boys Long Sleeve T-shirt, from House of Fraser, with its splashes of paint and funky font, is an attention-grabbing tee made from soft cotton jersey. A good match for decorators looking to take inspiration from this style is the Russell’s Boys Long Sleeve HD T (R-167B-0). The soft 65% polyester/35% ringspun combed cotton is suitable for sublimation printing, which gives decorators an easy route to creating an all-over printed design.
Another excellent T-shirt is the Just Chillin’ T-Shirt from Next. Made from 100% cotton it gets top marks for its glorious gold stars: this is an eye-catchingly cool design. The 100% cotton Kids Fine Jersey Short Sleeve T (2105) from American Apparel is a great pair and is the kid’s version of the brand’s top-selling T-shirt. It features a durable ribbed neckband, reinforced taping at shoulder, dual stitch detailing and the brand’s signature fashion-friendly feel and cut.
The popular Shopkins toys feature on M&Co’s short-sleeved, 100% cotton, pink T-shirt. Stanley & Stella’s Mini Stella Draws (STTG928) is a fab match in cream heather pink. It is made from 100% organic, ringspun, combed cotton single jersey – a great fabric choice for this market.
For toddlers there is Primark’s Younger Boy Union Jack Hoodie. This full zip style features a big print and kangaroo pocket – those inspired by it would do well to start with Larkwood’s Zip Through Hoodie (LW005) made from 280 gsm, 80% cotton/20% polyester brushed back fleece. It has knitted rib at cuff and hem, as well as a dyed to match YKK zip, and is available for ages 6/12 to 3/4 years.
The final garment this month is the adorable Mini Boys Grey Sporty Jacket from River Island. Made from soft cotton, it has side pockets and striped cuffs. A good imprint pair is the Kids Varsity Jacket (JH043J) from Just Hoods by AWDis with its stripe details, welt contrast pockets and press-stud closure. It has a taped back neck and a small opening in the pocket for earphone cords.