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Children's clothing opinions

(61 Posts)
GingerFoxInAT0phat Thu 09-Jul-15 18:26:25

Hi, I hope I'm not breaching any rules by doing this, if so super sorry and feel free to delete mods!

I am starting out a modern range of children's clothing, tshirts and leggings mainly.

I have had these designs mocked up (waiting on a couple of others)

I've still got time to make tweaks etc and I'd be grateful for any feedback. (Please be kind, this is nerve wracking!)

I understand it won't be to everyone's tastes.....bloody hell I've got a sweat on posting this!

And thank you in advance smile

(Sorry for the repeats of the tshirts, it's to show the difference of the end two)

TwinTum Thu 09-Jul-15 18:34:16

i like the leggings. I do not like the t-shirts. 2 reasons. (1) I generally don't like slogan t-shirts, and (2) I don't really get the slogans, eg I have not heard the expression pinch of awesome.

Not sure about the rules. If you posted a link somewhere people could buy them it would be a problem. if you are just looking for feedback on whether there might be a market, might be ok.

GingerFoxInAT0phat Thu 09-Jul-15 18:41:33

Thank you, I think slogan tshirts don't generally go down very well on mumsnet, I do think there is a market for them in general though and I love typography too! grin
I was trying to stay away from the 'here comes trouble' and 'little monster' and stay with positive slogans.

This is my first go and I'm sure there's lots of space and time to evolve.

Thank you for replying, can't wait for the leggings to be made up!

HaPPy8 Thu 09-Jul-15 18:53:43

What age are they for?

I really like them.

GingerFoxInAT0phat Thu 09-Jul-15 18:59:10

9-12m going up to 5/6yrs, they will be marketed as gender neutral too, am looking forward to having a brilliant photoshoot with some great boys and girls.

Ijustdontknowwhattodowithmysel Thu 09-Jul-15 19:05:50

I would buy them if they were just patterned and plain in a heartbeat and I would buy them for gifts for everyone's birthdays and Christmas but I don't like slogans at all so it's a no. If someone bought them for me I would give the top to charity but I LOVE the bottoms.

Creatureofthenight Thu 09-Jul-15 19:14:44

I like the designs/colour but don't like the slogans. Nothing against slogans in general but I too don't really get these ones.

GingerFoxInAT0phat Thu 09-Jul-15 19:16:05

I'm glad the bottoms are getting good feedback. I'm wondering whether to do a plain tee too. But I imagine people to buy plain tshirts from any high street shop? Are little pockets a big no-no too? (Clutching at straws grin)

GingerFoxInAT0phat Thu 09-Jul-15 19:20:59

My other designs are Fri-yay (drawing of fries) - yay.

And Wonder Seeker.

(My natural instinct is more of a hippy vibe but I'm trying to diversify)

I'm glad of all feedback, better than friends/family/business advisor agreeing with everything!

ByTheWishingWell Thu 09-Jul-15 19:25:05

I agree about the slogans. I like the patterns on the leggings though, it's nice to see something other than pink hearts/cupcakes and blue trucks!

Orangeanddemons Thu 09-Jul-15 19:31:46

I don't like black on very small children

ForSaleChesterDraws Thu 09-Jul-15 19:32:06

I'm not a fan of black on little children. I think navy is more flattering for them.

GingerFoxInAT0phat Thu 09-Jul-15 19:34:49

Starting to feel like the only person who likes slogans blush

Leggings are fab though right!

I really want this to work, dh got made redundant and we are currently on benefits, we are both in the midst of setting up our own businesses. Mines the (much more risky) one but I am very passionate about it.

Orangeanddemons Thu 09-Jul-15 19:34:59

Ok, I was a children's wear designer for 10 years. I think the use of colour and font are too grown up for very small children. I understand that you are aiming at a more sophisticated market, but it think they look too grown up.

Also, the pink issue. Stores produce this because it sells like hot cakes, even if it isn't liked on mumsnet. It was without exception, the best selling colour in girlswear every year. And by a long long way too.

GingerFoxInAT0phat Thu 09-Jul-15 19:37:38

Hi orangeandlemons and chesterdraws (love the name grin)

The designs aren't limited to black and white tshirts, it's just easier to focus on the graphics in the early stages.
However the leggings would primarily be in blacks/white/greys.

Strokethefurrywall Thu 09-Jul-15 19:39:58

I really like the designs!! I have 15 month and nearly 4 year boys and tend to stay away from little monster slogan type stuff and also prefer muted colors rather than bright and bold.
Also really like band t-Shirts and pirate stuff too so maybe it would appeal to people like me!! grin

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 09-Jul-15 19:40:27

They look too grown up to me, but I think that may be the colour. It is something I would look at if they came in nice bright colours bright oranges/greens/blues etc

GingerFoxInAT0phat Thu 09-Jul-15 19:41:39

Thank you oranges, very useful having your feedback with your background.

I totally understand the pink tshirts selling wonderfully, but surely an alternative isn't always a bad thing?

And if I don't try I'll never know grin There's a lot of room for growth and change, with each and every comment my mind is whizzing and whirring.

Naicecuppatea Thu 09-Jul-15 19:43:16

I think the designs and the font of the slogans look really good. I also quite like what the slogans say. I wouldn't buy them myself for my daughters as I don't like slogans for children, sorry! I am sure they would be to some people's taste.

Pointlessfan Thu 09-Jul-15 19:43:33

I like the leggings too and love that you are aiming to be gender neutral - so fed up of girl clothes always being pink!
Not a fan of slogan t shirts though I'm afraid.
Good luck with it all though.

Naicecuppatea Thu 09-Jul-15 19:44:29

Also would never buy black, nor pink! I much prefer bright colours or pastels.

GingerFoxInAT0phat Thu 09-Jul-15 19:47:24

Strokethefurrywall haha thank you! Your boys sounds adorable! I have a 5 year and a 2 year old smile

Thank you everyone, even the I don't it comments it's all really interesting!

(Can't tell you how sweaty my palms are though!)

I would to eventually get an airstream (or similar) and travel round to different festivals and events.

GingerFoxInAT0phat Thu 09-Jul-15 19:47:47

*i would love to

GingerFoxInAT0phat Thu 09-Jul-15 19:48:25

Sorry for the typos, the nerves are getting to me!.

Pippidoeswhatshewants Thu 09-Jul-15 19:55:38

I would not have bought this for my dc in your target age range, they look too grown up to me, but would love the leggings for my dd (10).

I'm not so keen on the slogans, either, though. A nice t-shirt with a big star or firework (is that what is on the leggings?) would be nice.

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