Dress Your Little Princess So that She Can Rule!

Breton Top and Jeans. For all images: Photos by Sam Robinson retouching by The Laundry Room

Breton Top and Jeans. For all images: Photos by Sam Robinson retouching by The Laundry Room

We have nothing against little girls choosing to dress up as princesses. We like to dress up like princesses and be made to feel like them, too! Maybe we gals are programmed for it and we’ll never be able to curb  our daughters’ enthusiasm for those flammable dresses!

But for every day adventures, girls need to be able to move freely (and safely) just as much as boys do. If you want your little girl to grow up to be the powerful and free force of nature she was born to be, then let her dress so that she’s able to fly! Don’t teach her to dress in clothing that will hold her back in her quest to be Queen of the Castle (just think of the future repercussions).

Chore Coat and Classic Cut Jeans

Chore Coat and Classic Cut Jeans

The Fableists make most of our clothing to fit both boys and girls for two reasons:

– So that they can be passed on more easily which will keep them out of the bin;
– Because we want to raise our girls and boys on equal footing – especially when it comes to play (we make clothes for kids aged 4-10, so we’re all about play!).

Baseball Tee and Classic Cut Jeans

Baseball Tee and Classic Cut Jeans

Our first collection features a dress and a skirt (which might not suit all boys), which are stylish, feminine and hard wearing.

Western Shirt, Denim Skirt and Smock Dress

Western Shirt, Denim Skirt and Smock Dress

Smock Top and Denim Skirt, Western Shirt and Classic Cut Jeans

Smock Top and Denim Skirt, Western Shirt and Classic Cut Jeans

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A Visit to India to Inspect A Factory

Mud Flap on Bike Outside the Factory

Mud Flap on Bike Outside the Factory

Last week, Matt Cooper, founder of the Fableists, went to India to visit one of the factories that we are using to make our clothes. He will be telling you a bit more about his visit and introducing some of the people that we met over the coming days.

He visited The Rajlakshmi Cotton Mills, Kolkata, a family-run business with long serving employees, and Fair Trade accreditation. We have chosen to work with them because they are passionate about their commitment to working sustainably to produce high quality, 100% organic cotton clothing. We have also chosen Rajlakshmi because of their involvement with Chetna Organic, who are committed to ethical and environmental practice. Chetna works with small and marginal farmers (over 15,000 of them) in the rain-fed regions of Maharashtra, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, India. With strength in numbers, they are able to keep the quality of output high, while also ensuring that cotton farming remains a viable livelihood by getting fair prices for the farmers. They are also 100% Fair Trade and organically certified.

Rajlakshmi buy their organic cotton through Chetna and, in exchange, the collective own a stake in the factory. This is a great example of two groups supporting one another in order to improve the output, and also maintain cotton growing and manufacture in their region. They are both committed to working sustainably from soil to garment.