LONDON CALLING!

LONDON CALLING!

We're thrilled to release our AW18 collection, 'London Stories'.

The collection sees us coming of age as a luxury children’s outerwear specialist, with three new coat families, each inspired by a separate district of London.

The distinctive two-tone Kensington gallery coat in myriad shades of fine British merino cloth. The vibrant Fitzrovia tailored pea coat. The intricate Marylebone unisex pea coat in navy with subtle red tipping.The collection showcases our emphasis on attention to detail, authenticity, and true luxury.

Each immaculately tailored piece in the collection is handcrafted in the heart of London – just a stone’s throw from where our founder's family set up a tailoring shop in the 1880s – and each is made using all-natural cloth from Britain’s oldest woollen mills.

Which piece will you choose?!

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COAT TALES: THE PAST IN THE PRESENT

COAT TALES: THE PAST IN THE PRESENT

We're often asked where we get the inspiration from for our coat designs. As a team of historians as well as designers, the short answer is 'the past'.

In preparation for each season, our design team leafs through reams of archival material from Victorian and Edwardian Britain, whether fashion magazines or high society portraiture, photographs of the royal family or couturiers' advertisements to find coat styles that would appeal to modern audience across the world. 

The next step is adaptation and modernisation. The inspiration for one of our pieces usually comes from several historical outerwear styles, so our design team works hard to fuse together elements of the designs that they have retrieved from the archives.

Our aim, as our founder Rachael puts it, 'is never to simply re-make classical British coat styles, but rather to revitalise them so that they are relevant and desirable to parents and children today'. 

Take our Kensington coat, for example. The original inspiration for this AW18 piece came from a mixture of Victorian gallery coat designs and images of Edwardian seaside fashions captured from an imported 1912 edition of the Gazette de Bon Ton. 

In other words, what we do is to bring the past to the present for future generations, one coat at a time!

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A JUNIOR STYLE FESTIVE FEATURE

A JUNIOR STYLE FESTIVE FEATURE

We're delighted to be featured on Junior Style in a fabulous festive photo story by the talented photographer Natasha Bridges, who documents her son Oak's adventures through the blog 'Growing Oak'.

In a series of snowy scenes that were captured last week during the first snowfall of the winter in the UK, the photo story follows little boy Oak's adventures in his winter wonderland whilst wearing our classic Marsden coat in Airforce Blue, our College Scarf in the Modern Life colour way, and our Argyll Bobble Hat in Royal Blue. Photographer Natasha explained her clothing choices for the photoshoot: 

'Having a desire for British heritage with quintessential British style, and adding some festive sparkle, the special edition Marsden coat in airforce blue from The Great British Baby Company was the perfect choice'.

View the images from the shoot here.

The full photo story can be found here.

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COME AND JOIN US THIS DECEMBER!

COME AND JOIN US THIS DECEMBER!

We're going to be attending Babyccino's London Shop Up event on 3rd & 4th December in Chelsea Old Town Hall, and we'd love to see you there!

Admission is free, entertainment will be plentiful, and the festive treats will be delicious.

We're going to be showcasing our AW17 collection & running some very festive promotions to get you in the holiday spirit!

If you'd like to reserve one of our pieces or make sure that we bring along just the right size for your special little one, please don't hesitate to drop us a line: info@greatbritishbabycompany.com

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AN AWARD WINNING EXPORT ACTION PLAN

AN AWARD WINNING EXPORT ACTION PLAN

We are delighted to announce that we have won Open to Export's Export Action Plan Competition. We are looking forward to expanding our presence in China, South Korea, and Japan with the support that we have been awarded from competition sponsors Bibby Financial Services, Thrive Digital, The Institute of Export, and the British Library Business and IP Centre

The competition, which was hosted at the Swiss Embassy on Thursday afternoon, saw nine UK companies pitching their plans for international growth to a panel of expert judges. Our plan focused on growing our presence in China, South Korea, and Japan via both select e-commerce platforms and luxury children's clothing boutiques. It was devised to ensure that our uniqueness and integrity as a brand, the absolute luxury of our garments, our heritage message, and, of course, our quintessential Britishness are increasingly known and appreciated in these three markets. We intend to action our export strategy in Asia Pacific alongside building our presence across Continental Europe, North America, and the UAE. 

What can we say?! We love little ones across the world to enjoy our unique British luxury!

For a report of the event click here 

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CELEBRATING WOOL WEEK IN STYLE

CELEBRATING WOOL WEEK IN STYLE

We were honoured last month when the Campaign for Wool invited us to participate in Wool Week for a second year running. From 7th - 15th October our Bloomsbury coat will be featured in the Wool Fusion pop-up installation on 35 Baker Street, London, alongside a wealth of premium woollen clothing, furnishings, fabrics, and flooring. 

In a childrenswear market where synthetic and non-sustainable fabrics prevail, we are big believers in the benefits of all-natural wool cloth for little ones. Our Bloomsbury coats are made from the softest British-made lambswool fabric and, with their pure silk linings, keep little ones warm during the winter and cool during the spring.

Our ever-popular Bloomsbury coat in Cut Grass Green cloth - one of our more quirky British classics - was the piece chosen by the Curator of Wool Fusion for the childrenswear section of the installation. What better colour to show The Great British Baby Company's commitment to natural, sustainable, and ethical fashion?!

 

 

 

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THE BEST OF BRITISH BABY BRANDS

THE BEST OF BRITISH BABY BRANDS

The country's most respected source of information on British-made brands and UK manufacturing, Make it British, has named us one of Britain's top baby labels.

We were featured alongside twenty fellow homegrown companies in a piece celebrating all things British in the baby clothing market. We're flattered to be in such good company.

Our Bloomsbury coat in English Rose Pink was the piece that was included in the post - and it has become somewhat of a signature of the brand. Our first supply for AW17 has all-but sold out within three weeks of being on sale, with the little magenta number travelling to lucky little girls across Europe, the USA, and Australia. But fear not - another lot of Bloomsburys are on their way next week. Hurray!

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'WOWING' THE WORLD'S TREND AUTHORITY WGSN

'WOWING' THE WORLD'S TREND AUTHORITY WGSN

After Bubble London, our AW17 collection received a flurry of lovely write ups by  childrenswear magazines and bloggers. By mid February, though, we thought that the dust had settled after the show. That is, until we got a wonderful surprise from the leading light in global trend forecasting, WGSN

WGSN's childrenswear expert Allison Goodfellow-Ash singled us out among the brands that exhibited at Bubble London, writing:

'The Great British Baby Company wowed me with the signature Classic Heritage British Look, offering up the finest British materials and craftsmanship to produce each piece. Each item uses premium cloth, sourced from mills across the British Isles often with more than two hundred years of history. Each is made from start to hand-finish in British workshops by skilled men and women. The hand feel of the outerwear pieces is exquisite'.

We are very pleased to receive this recognition by such an influential force in the global fashion industry.

Allison's full article can be found here

 

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A GREEN VICTORY AT BUBBLE LONDON!

A GREEN VICTORY AT BUBBLE LONDON!

We are delighted to have been awarded the 'best in show' prize by Bubble London's Green Ambassador, who this year was the lovely Leo Bamford of My Baba.

Leo said of The Great British Baby Company:

'I love everything about this brand, and in particular its history and British heritage. Their simple garments are beautifully made from the most noble, natural materials, with the best craftsmanship and cloth, which is sourced from mills across the British isles, with more than 200 years of history'.

We are honoured to have been chosen from a range of beautiful eco brands and receive recognition for our commitment to making garments that preserve not only the environment but also Britain's rich textile production history.

My Baba's blog post on our prize can be found here.

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RISING STAR FINALIST

RISING STAR FINALIST

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Bubble London Rising Star competition for the best newly launched brand. It is a great honour to be nominated and gain recognition alongside some beautiful new childrenswear brands. 

But that is not all the excitement for us at Bubble London. Our managing director and head designer, Rachael Attwood has also been shortlisted for the Perfect Pitch competition. On Sunday 29th January, Rachael, as an emerging Bubble designer, will have ten minutes to convince an audience of industry experts that The Great British Baby Company is a brand to be reckoned with. Hold onto your hats...!

We wish the very best of British to everyone involved in these exciting competitions.

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COME & MEET US AT BUBBLE LONDON

COME & MEET US AT BUBBLE LONDON

We will be unveiling our Autumn/Winter 2017 collection 'Modern British' at Bubble London on 29 & 30 January. Why not join us and let us show you our new pieces in person? 

We will be offering special pricing and order quantities for new customers as well as the chance to order exclusives and limited editions. 

Details of tickets can be found here.

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BABYCCINO BOUTIQUE

BABYCCINO BOUTIQUE

We are pleased to announce that we are now part of the community of luxury childrenswear brands listed on the Babyccino website.

Writing about our coats, the Babyccino team commented that 'the detailing [is] sharp and nostalgic, colours deep and bold, and the fabrics – divine!' High praise indeed.

Details of our pieces and our brand on the Babyccino website can be found here.

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