For someone like me, who lives in a nuclear setup and is raising her child almost single handedly, online shopping is god-sent! For regular clothing, Firstcry and Hopscoth are pretty good, but if you’re looking for some unusual outfits for your little one, keep an eye on this series because I’m going to introduce to you these Instagram and Facebook stores have some great items to offer:
Essika Kids Apparel
Using natural fabrics and natural dyes, Merlin, founder of Essika clothing, hand makes beautiful clothes for kids right from 6 months to 8 years of age. She even customs designs them and makes them premium looking with the quality of raw materials used!
In their words: “We scout for the most beautiful textiles we can find and turn them into unique clothing for your little ones. We use only natural fabrics and natural dyes as much as possible. You will find unique silhouettes influenced by Japanese simplicity.”
Awesomesauce fact: They use vegetable dyes which are chemical toxin free and safe for baby’s skin!!
My experience: I loved its fabulous and rich feel! It’s surprising how the designs and patterns are simple and yet so elegant! The stitches, laces and hand-embroidery, everything is so perfectly done!
Price range: Around ₹800-1000/-
Packaging: It came in a beautiful cloth bag with a handwritten note on a handmade paper from the founder. I was taken aback by the gesture!
Final verdict: 8.5/10
Instagram store: www.instagram.com/essikakids
Facebook store: https://www.facebook.com/essikakids/
(Image source: Essika Kids Facebook page)