What Mother Made – Handmade in East London

Adding to the growing list of wonderful, UK based boutique children’s clothing labels is What Mother Made, which launched its first collection for summer 2013.

Creating handmade childrens clothes from their London workshop, What Mother Made base their collections on vintage-feel shapes brought up to date with vibrant fabrics.



Hand crafted for babies and toddlers from newborn to eight years old, the team – headed up by founder and designer Charlotte Denn – carefully cuts, sews and pieces together each item from their studio in Dalston, East London. The approach is traditional and somewhat out of time, and this is passed through to the pieces that have a bespoke, unique feel as if transported from a more simple age.

Featured in the boys’ collection are short sleeve shirts in classic blue gingham or bright African prints with complimenting shorts. For the girls classic white embroidery anglaise is used in short sleeved shirts. Detailed contrast collars are paired with floral or block coloured shorts, floral print, A-line dresses and dungarees.

For the little babies, unisex pantaloons in red, green and blue stripes as well as traditional English floral prints are perfect for warm weather playtime. SS13 accessories include peak caps and summer hats in African print and block coloured braces. For girls, 1910 style bonnets are available in limited edition red floral print.

Living up to the handmade ethic of the label, you can create your own bespoke What Mother Made pieces by requesting styles in different fabrics that will then be created especially for you.

The new SS13 collection is available to purchase from www.whatmothermade.co.uk with free UK delivery. You can also catch What Mother Made at Broadway Market every Saturday (9am – 5pm) and Abney Hall, Stoke Newington every other Sunday (11am – 5pm).