The Chore Coat – Grab one of the Last Few!

The chore coat is ideal for autumn and spring. It’s just warm enough to keep the chill out and cool enough that it doesn’t get taken off and left behind! Great, big side pockets for collecting conkers and other autumnal delights. Superb tailoring makes this jacket look smart. It’s durable and versatile and great on both girls and boys.

There are only a handful of chore coats left! We have a few in each size in both blue and taupe. Grab one here before they’re all gone.

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‘The Fableists’ Unveil Animation Narrated by Jennifer Saunders

The Fableists’ ‘The Epic Thread’ takes us on a journey. Our young heroine finds a thread on her t-shirt. Curious to discover where, how and by whom her t-shirt was made, she sets off – with her trusty best friend – on a quest to find out the whole story of the garment. Like the protagonist in our film, we were curious about the provenance of the clothes that we were buying for our children. Our research into the fashion and garment industry turned us off buying from big, fast fashion brands and we decided to launch our own collection of sustainably made children’s clothes – The Fableists.

We make sure that there is no child or slave labour used to make The Fableists clothes. Our factories have attained ethical and eco accreditation and we have visited and inspected them ourselves. The cotton we use is certified organic and grown by a collective of marginal farmers. We use natural dyes and take steps to reduce our carbon footprint. If you buy clothes from The Fableists, you can know that they do not contain any harmful chemicals and that you are helping to break the cycle of kids making clothes for other kids.

Follow the story at www.TheFableists.com.

Credits:
Creative Agency: Brothers and Sisters
Creatives: Jack Kerruish & Josh Pearce, Brothers and Sisters
Production Company: The Mill
Animation/Director: Kwok Fung Lam & Ivo Sousa, The Mill
Sound: Smith & Elms, Eclectic
Voice Over: Jennifer Saunders

The official press release is below:

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Sustainable kids clothing company, The Fableists, unveil the 2nd film in their series, which is to be seeded and distributed online. ‘The Epic Thread’ is a collaboration between creative agency Brothers and Sisters, The Mill and Eclectic with a voiceover from highly acclaimed comedian Jennifer Saunders.

The thought provoking animation features a fearless young girl and her pet pug Tony, who follow a piece of thread on the girl’s t-shirt. The thread takes them on an adventure through the life of the clothing, starting from her bedroom and ending up at the very farm where the cotton was grown.

Created by Brothers and Sisters, the animation was directed by Kwok Fung Lam and Ivo Sousa from The Mill. The film is accompanied by a unique music track composed by Smith & Elms at Eclectic.

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Eclectic’s Simon Elms says “I think that the challenge here was to create something that whilst retaining some sort of child like innocence, also had bags of attitude – a sonic reflection of the visuals.”

The Fableists is one of the only sustainable clothing companies for kids in the UK and was born out of a genuine passion to change the way in which kids clothes are produced. With so many clothes being made under illegal conditions in factories, the film is a call to arms to make us think about where clothes come from.

The brand has a simple mission – to break the cycle of kids making clothes for kids. Their range is fully sustainable, ethical and built to last and their designs are both cool and timeless.

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‘’This animated spot is created by a melting pot of the UK’s foremost talent. It’s a great fantasy piece that takes us back to those fantastic books we read as kids and now read to our kids. Brothers and Sisters working with The Mill and Eclectic have delivered something totally original, that tells the story of the clothes, whilst creating a great young heroine” Matt Cooper, founder of The Fableists.

Andy Fowler, Founder and ECD of Brothers and Sisters adds “A director whose opinion I respect watched this film lately and said he thought it was the best combination of music and picture he’d seen for ages. I’ll take that. It’s not often you get to make something this pure and uncompromised. It’s been a privilege working with artists as talented as Ivo and Kwok and Simon and Colin at Eclectic.”

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Kwok Fung Lam and Ivo Sousa, Mill+ Animation Directors add that “This was a one of a kind project, which we all really enjoyed being a part of, and we are incredibly proud of the final result. This project offered a fantastic level of creative freedom, and it was a pleasure to work with The Fableists founders and Brothers and Sisters to create such a fun and memorable film. We gathered as much inspirational material as possible, from character look and graphical compositions, to colour and texture. This was followed by a real hands on approach creating character designs, mood boards, style frames, storyboards and animatics, all contributing to the final look and feel, which perfectly accompanies the narrative.”

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BACKGROUND:
The Fableists: utilitarian-cool sustainable clothing for kids aged 4 to 10 years. Last year celebrated the launch of a visionary new label born from British talent, including leading artists, designers, production companies, an ad agency and an entrepreneur’s dream. Creative agency Brothers and Sisters, the multiple award winning global production company Great Guns, Oscar winning The Mill, D&AD nominated director Olivier Venturini and international gallery favourite photographer Sam Robinson have collaborated on creative projects for The Fableists. Plus respected artists and designers including Michael Arnold, Steve Scott, Crispin Finn and Greg Abbott were invited to design t-shirts for the collection. The new children’s brand is a mix of timeless, unisex and ultra-stylish clothes, built to last with solid ethical roots all made for a new generation of clued up consumers who want to buy differently. The label represents a move away from mass-produced fashion manufactured under sinister conditions and laden with chemicals.

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Andy Fowler, Founder and ECD of Brothers and Sisters: “Making a change in the way consumers shop and perceive clothes in terms of buying, using and disposing of them, will make a huge difference to family health, the lives of others, the planet and will help to create a positive movement. But we are also adamant that our clothes look the business. The creative potential is huge.”

“Like so many people, we were concerned with the growing throw-away fashion trend that led to such tragedies as the Rana Plaza collapse last spring,” says The Fableists founder and entrepreneur Matt Cooper. “When we searched for great looking clothes whose provenance we could trace for our own kids, we couldn’t find what we were after. We created The Fableists to meet our own needs and those of our friends and colleagues in the creative industries.”
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Sale Held Over – 50% Off Continues for Half Term

Chore coat in blue

Chore coat in blue – only a couple left in each size!

It’s been fun, hasn’t it? We don’t want the fun to end and, frankly, half term is looking like a bit of a wash out! So we’re going to let our sale run through the week.

Enjoy our 50% off sale a little longer – until next Monday . Enter code fableistsfifty in the space provided in your shopping cart and your total will be halved before shipping.

The Fableists clothes are currently shipping from Australia to California and everywhere in between. We can’t wait to see all the photos of your Fableists in our clothes! Please share with your friends and family so they can all take advantage of the sale and buy ethically produced, organic cotton, toxin free and sweatshop free clothes for the little punks in their lives too!

Have fun and bag a massive bargain. Shop now at TheFableists.com.

Western Shirt, Denim Skirt and Smock Dress

Western Shirt, Denim Skirt and Smock Dress

Sonny is wearing the 'Make Art Not War' Tee by Anthony Peters. Almost sold out in some sizes!

Sonny is wearing the ‘Make Art Not War’ Tee by Anthony Peters. Almost sold out in some sizes!

The Fableists Will Launch Soon!

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We are a design-led company creating sustainable children’s clothes with a nod to vintage clothing and work wear. We are about well designed, utilitarian clothing with punk-rock flair. Our clothes are built for play, comfort and standing out from the crowd. They are sharp and equally at home in London, New York and Paris, or over in the local park. We are very proud of our brand but don’t need to splash it all over the clothes.

At the same time, our clothes won’t cost the Earth. The making of our clothes does not damage the environment and we make sure that everyone involved in their making is paid a fair wage and works in a safe environment. We encourage you to take care of your clothes so that they last longer and pass them on to someone else when you’re done. We want you to buy fewer of our clothes as we think less is plenty.

We believe in being a transparent company and won’t cover up anything that we are doing to make our clothes. If you’re not told where your clothes come from…it’s probably not great news. The Fableists tell the stories of how our clothes are made, from start to finish. And the story does not end there, we have lots in store.

We are making sustainable clothes for cool little punks – join our movement!

Our Promises

All the clothes in our first range are made from 100% organic cotton and are GOTS certified
Everyone involved in making our clothes is paid a fair wage and has a safe work environment
We do not support sweatshops and have personally visited the factories where our clothes are made and dyed
We don’t beat the price down at the expense of labourers in the clothing factories or farmers growing the cotton
We will teach you to take better care of your clothes to help them last longer
We want to make consumers aware of the devastation buying mass produced clothing causes
We want to stand out from the crowd and make changes to the way we make clothes now – not 10 years down the line
To make beautiful, timeless clothes that are not dictated by the whims of fashion
We will not become a big, faceless company