Kids: Cabbages & Kings

With winter coming, my thoughts have turned to wrapping up my little ones in lots of woolly layers. Cabbages & Kings collection of colourful leg warmers and infinity scarves are perfect for this, as they can be thrown on top of everyday clothes to add extra warmth. Also, because the pieces are unisex and can be worn by several age groups, they are great for sharing between siblings – something I am increasingly having to think about…

The range was launched this year by Alexandra Gizela, a former model who was inspired to create her own line of accessories when she couldn’t find any that she particularly liked for her own children. Fascinated by Andean culture, specifically the centuries long traditions of weaving and hand-knits, she decided to make this the starting point for her collection.

All the accessories are hand made by Peruvian artisans in a fair trade environment. The weavers work in collaboration with a network made up of community groups, churches and non-governmental organizations to strengthen the local economy and community. The result is a collection of beautifully made, fair trade and fun, kids accessories.