Made With Love – Our New Jersey Collection

As many of you may know last year we launched a new Kit and Kaboodal line – Made With Love! Last years collection consisted of gorgeous striped linens which we have restocked time and time again due to their popular demand! This Linen Collection is still available this year, but we also have a stunning new collection of jersey pieces that you can wear multiple times…

The Kit and kaboodal Made With Love 2018 Jersey Collection

During the cold months of December and January Financial Director John and Head Buyer Helen flew out to India to work on this New Collection and grab some sunshine and curry in between!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The two of them headed straight for Kerala, an area that is better known as Gods own country by the locals! After previously meeting self employed tailors Shibu and Chandran and establishing a great friendship Helen and John had no doubt on working with the two brothers again! By working closely with Shibu and Chandran our team knew they could be confident in that fact that all the products are ethically sourced and manufactured, plus the money from the garments would go straight to the brothers and there families to support them and make a massive difference to their lives.

The two brothers both have shops in Kerala down a small alleyway right near the beach. As you arrive at the shops you can find traditional Singer sewing machines, stacks upon stacks of fabrics and a small work bench where every single piece is made and measured!

Helen and John arrived at the shop with drawings in hand of shapes and styles they wanted to create in the collection. Shibu and Chandran then took these drawings to later create samples. The only difficult decision they had to make first was deciding on the fabrics.

After many months of trying to source good quality jerseys in the UK Helen decided the best idea would be source the fabric whilst designing the pieces in India, and luckily Shibu and Chandran knew the best place to go to source these excellent fabrics. And so the crazy car journey to Tirupur began…

After traveling for over eight hours in the car, which can only be described as a white knuckle ride the team arrived in the busy city. Tired and exhausted they spent the evening relaxing and preparing for the crazy day that tomorrow would bring.

John, Helen and the brothers headed to the garment and clothing district of Tirupur and began buying material. The area was filled with street after street of fabric shops, full to the brim of beautiful prints and colours of materials. Head Buyer Helen was very keen to make a collection of easy to wear pieces which sat beautifully on the body and could easily be layered. The collection needed to based around 5 styles using the same prints and colours: blues and greys with different weights in stripes.

After narrowing it down to a couple of shops the fabric was sourced. The material had to be purchased by weight so bundles and bundles were bailed up and sealed, ready to be sent to the brothers shops in Kerala.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the four of them travelled back to Kerala the excitement began, the samples could be made! The mock ups were a huge success and the Kit and Kaboodal Made With Love Jersey Collection was quickly becoming a reality! John and Helen left the fabrics and samples with Shibu and Chadran and came back the the UK to prepare for the collection launch!

Zoom ahead to today and the collection has been lauched! The pieces have arrived and we are in love, the colours and patterns look perfect in the styles,  the prints differ from garment to garment making each piece completely individual for you!

So what does the collection look like? Why not take a look…

 

The Made With Love Kate Top is a luxury lightweight jersey style which features a wide round neckline and dropped hemline to the back. The wide boxy shape of the garment helps to make it fall beautifully on the body for a flattering shape.

The Kit and Kaboodal Made With Love Beth Top features seam detailing to the hemline and a wide round neckline, it’s made from luxury cotton jersey and is the perfect length to team with jeans.

The Kit and Kaboodal Made With Love Sally Pocket Tunic Dress is made from super soft cotton mix fabric, it features a pocket to the front and button down detailing to the back. We have finished this style with longer length sleeves which look great rolled back, plus a classic wide round neckline!

The Kit and Kaboodal Made With Love Emma Pocket Top is also made from the super soft cotton mix fabric, it features two in seam pockets to the front, a round neckline and long sleeves. Team this style with a vest underneath and jeans for a great layered daytime look.

The Kit and Kaboodal Made With Love Jenny Top features a wide round neckline, long sleeves and a dipped hemline to the back. Choose from our gorgeous plain colours or stripes!

Why not make the most of this luxury one of a kind Jersey Collection and buy a piece! Not only are you supporting Kit and Kaboodal, you are also helping Shibu, Chadran and their families.

The Made With Love line doesn’t stop here, plans are currently in place to create a whole New Collection of Cottons! Watch this space for more information on this amazing new collection…

Love,

Kit and Kabooodal

xXx

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