RaspberryPopShop

Bright, fun, organic/ethical children's clothes

Sheffield, United Kingdom · 13 Sales

RaspberryPopShop

Bright, fun, organic/ethical children's clothes

Sheffield, United Kingdom 13 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(5)

Announcement   Gorgeous organic/ethical children's clothes - bright girl's dresses and shorts, fun pyjamas for boys or girls. Colourful sundresses for spring/summer and vibrant skirts and dresses for autumn/winter. (From summer 2017 all new clothes are organic/sustainable/ethical.)

We hope you can find something you like or we can customise if you would like something a little bit different.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 17, 2018

Gorgeous organic/ethical children's clothes - bright girl's dresses and shorts, fun pyjamas for boys or girls. Colourful sundresses for spring/summer and vibrant skirts and dresses for autumn/winter. (From summer 2017 all new clothes are organic/sustainable/ethical.)

We hope you can find something you like or we can customise if you would like something a little bit different.

Rosalind Wolstenholme

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Rosalind Wolstenholme

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(5)
giuliacz1980

giuliacz1980 on Sep 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

We all loved the 4 outfits that you made for us. The girls absolutely loved their icepop dresses and the boys their white shirts with blue shorts. The quality of the material was fantastic and it was all very accurately made. Definitely we will come back for more!! Thank you Roz

wt van rijn

wt van rijn on Jun 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this lovely girls orange dress for my niece. It looks beautiful, very summery, and she loves it - she won't take it off! The stitching / tailoring and detailed finishing are of a very high quality and very robust. It is stylish - she wears it to her friend's parties - but also throws it on to go to the beach. Looking forward to more RaspberryPopShop designs - thanks!

marywolst1975

marywolst1975 on Jun 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The design of this dress with the stretchy top means that this will last for years - a dress for the next two years then a top to go with shorts as my daughter grows. Plus, the bold bright fabric is also beautiful. Added extra in this photo is my son wearing denim shorts made by Raspbery Pop Shop too!

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Updates

Gorgeous organic stretch skirts now available. PJs and leggings on their way.
I’ll be at the Etsy Made Local 2017 market in Sheffield on 2nd/3rd December in the beautiful Cutler’s Hall. There will be over 70 makers of lovely handmade and vintage things. Come and say hello if you’re nearby or check if there is an EML near you.
Raspberry Pop Shop's first organic/ethical collection, for A/W 17! Beautiful plaid and checked fabric in bold colours. Limited to nine pieces, each unique.
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About

Raspberry Pop Shop Organic/Ethical Children's Clothes Handmade in Yorkshire

My shop sells all the things I love to make for my kids (at least it will). Fun dresses, smart dresses, dresses that do both, skirts with trim (too much trim my husband says, but what does he know), bright trousers, cosy hoodies, beach shorts, versatile tops. My absolute favourite fabric is corduroy. I think it reminds me of being a kid and it's so tactile.

I inherited a sewing machine ages ago and it stood mostly unused for a long time. Then I had kids and thought it would be great to make things for them. I started with just a few things and I couldn't stop. I love sewing, deciding on the pattern, fabric shopping, matching the trim, constructing and then knowing that my kids are going to wear it again and again. Now I only buy socks and underwear!

I like fresh and bright prints, simple shapes, nothing too girly (not much pink here), but still pretty or fun. All my items are one of a kind, I never make two things exactly the same. I hope you'll find something you like, you never know you may even be able to kit out your kids completely, just like me!

My shop opened in March 2016 which means I'm just getting started selling. I've made a few clothes for stock but I've also listed some that I can make to order so that you can see what I can do. Of course, these things will take a bit longer to arrive but on the plus side it also gives you the chance to get the item you want in the fabric you want with the extras you want.

Raspberry Pop

It took ages to decide on a name for the shop and there were a few short and long lived favourites along the way. My clothes are fresh, bright, simple and give children plenty of room to move about. They can wear the clothes for best or for play. I don't worry about my kids getting their clothes messy, I want them to have fun and explore. So the name needed to be fun and modern but also make you think of playing out all day and long summer evenings in a kind of Famous Five, ginger beer kind of way.
Naturally, to do all of that time after time, clothes also need to be good quality so they are all made with fabrics, threads, trim etc. that are going to last and they are finished to a high standard.

In the summer of 2017 I realised that I needed to make a change with the clothes I sell. My ideas about bringing up my kids with time to play and explore were at odds with the way lots of the fabrics and haberdashery I was using were probably being made. So I decided to go organic/ethical. There are a number of standards for organic fabric that include both environmental and ethical criteria, e.g. no child labour, so I use these to decide what to buy and where from. Now, I only use organic fabrics, thread, elastic, labels etc. and I adapt patterns, where necessary, so that I don't have to use supplies with an unknown origin and/or unknown/unethical production. For example, I no longer use dungaree clips, as I don't know how they are produced. Instead I make longer straps and make a button hole in the bib, then the strap can simply be passed through and tied in a knot. The other aspect of buying ethical supplies is knowing that a fair price is being paid. This means a higher price but if I want my customers to value my work I must value the work of those making the fabric etc. that I buy.

I still have stock from previous collections available, and I thought hard about this, but I decided it would be wasteful, and not environmentally friendly, to discard them. So they will be continue to be for sale but all new clothes are organic/ethical. The A/W '17 collection was my first ethical collection and I'm really excited to have made the change. I hope you like it.

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  • Rosalind Wolstenholme

    Owner

    Hello, I'm Rosalind and I set up Raspberry Pop Shop in 2016 because I love sewing and creating new garments. In my 'normal' life I am a part-time lecturer and I live in Sheffield with my husband, our two girls and our dog, Bessie.

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