Designer of the Week - Riley & Jack (& GIVEAWAY)

Hello friends! Please allow me to introduce the lovely Rebecca from handmade children’s label Riley & Jack. We’re delighted to review a few gorgeous items from Rebecca’s new collection, and we’re even MORE excited to offer you the chance to win a $50 voucher to spend at Rebecca’s store. Get your entries in folks!

Riley and Jack Handmade Kids Clothing, Leggings

The Product Review

First up today, we have an incredibly cool pair of Riley & Jack organic cotton baby leggings featuring monochromatic crosses and black leather knee patches. As my little guy is crawling now, I was especially pleased with the knee patches… finally, a pair of leggings that won’t end up with holes in the knees! Woohoo!  The organic fabric in these leggings is beautifully soft, and the construction is excellent, with professional finishing.

Next up, we turn our attention to the Riley & Jack accessories range, including super stylie baby shoes and beanies. Rebecca’s slouch beanies are reversible and are made from soft and cosy jersey cotton. I like the monochrome, as it matches with absolutely everything. I’m also digging the splashes of bright yellow and turquoise in the top knot beanies, which are a lovely lightweight knit – perfect for Autumn.

Rounding out today’s handmade style is the white cross soft-soled baby shoes. Made from durable 100% cotton with a black at white pattern and dark grey heels, these shoes feature grippy faux suede soles and elastic ankles for a snug, comfy fit. They go so well with the organic leggings, and we’re really quite chuffed with the whole outfit!

The verdict… versatile, high quality styling for modern kids

Riley and Jack Handmade Kids Clothing, Leggings

The Indie Label

Rebecca launched Riley & Jack in late 2014, motivated by her desire to work from home and be with her two boys. Her very first creation (before launching her business) was a quilt for her newborn nephew. She says, “I received so much positive feedback on the items I was making for my boys, and my niece and nephew, that I decided to go into business!”

Riley & Jack are the middle names of Rebecca’s two boys (aged 3 and 18 months), who are the main inspiration behind the label.

The Creative Mind

Rebecca stokes her creative fire from blogs, Instagram, other handmade makers, fabric designers, and current trends in kidswear… but loves putting her own stamp on things. She mainly works with organic cotton, and favours chemical-free, eco-friendly fabrics.

Rebecca’s preferred colour palette includes bright hues, cute prints, and plenty of ‘now’ trends like black and white, crosses, arrows, and (particularly for shoes), designs that will go with anything. She says, “I especially like using designs that are unique and not seen everywhere”.

Riley and Jack Handmade Kids Clothing, Leggings

The Whimsical Spirit

Here’s a couple of fun facts about Rebecca (in her own words):

  1. I can’t live without chocolate.

  2. I’m the very proud mum of a miracle baby – the youngest member of the Riley & Jack crew arrived in 2013 very unexpectedly at 24 weeks, and is now a happy, healthy, crazy, almost two year old who reminds me daily not to sweat the small stuff!

The Handmade Collection

The Riley & Jack collection includes organic cotton leggings and baby hats in a variety of fabric designs for boys and girls (newborn – 3 years), along with cotton baby shoes in sizes 0-6m, 6-12m and 12-18m.

Keep your eyes peeled for new fun and exciting products, coming soon! Riley & Jack products will also be available via a new stockist in New Zealand; Dapper Mr Bear – an online baby and children’s  boutique launching in early March. Details will be announce on the Riley & Jack Facebook page.

You can find Riley & Jack on Etsy, Facebook, and Instagram.

Riley and Jack Handmade Kids Clothing, Leggings

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