© Beanwear 2015
A little bit about the business.
Liz started Beanwear after giving birth to her son and experiencing a fairly rapid introduction to the world of baby clothes, thankful she didn’t have to dress a daughter in the requisite pink frills.
Liz spoke to parents all over the world and asked what kid’s clothing they want to see more or less of for their kids. The list?
1) Clothes that don’t scream ‘boy’ or ‘girl’ by their colour or frills
2) No Disney princesses or super heroes
3) Soft, comfortable clothing that doesn’t fall apart when washed and fits
4) Girls run around too. Give them clothes that let them.
5) Boys don’t always want shorts down to their shins. Some of them find it hard enough to stay upright.
The other important factor was the manufacturing. We wanted ethical and ideally organic clothing that was made in Britain. Not an easy task but we think we’ve done it.
We listened, the business was formed and we’re now waiting for the first line to be finished. We’re in the process of updating the website and adding a mailing list so you can join to keep up-to-date with the news.
In the meantime if there’s something particular you’d like to see, contact us and give us a nudge in the right direction. Thanks for
visiting and we hope to see you again soon.
Liz is rarely seen in front of the camera, being a photographer. She’s an Aussie who has lived in the UK since 2001, and is now settled in the peaceful island of Guernsey, somewhere between England and France.
We’re starting reasonably small and initially focusing on bodysuits for newborn to two year olds. T-shirts will be for children under three, and we hope to expand other ranges and ages in the not-too-distant future.
British made is inevitably more expensive than going abroad for fabric and manufacture. We at Beanwear believe in supporting our local communities, and hope that this is one way we can do that. It also ensures workers are paid a fair wage and work under suitable conditions.