RaspberryPopShop

Bright, fun, organic/ethical children's clothes

Sheffield, United Kingdom | 17 Sales

RaspberryPopShop

Bright, fun, organic/ethical children's clothes

Sheffield, United Kingdom 17 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(6)

Announcement   Gorgeous organic/ethical children's clothes - fun unisex pyjamas, shorts and dungarees, bright girl's dresses and skirts. Kids can wear them all year round, just layer up for winter.

We take our ethical responsibilities very seriously. Every part of a Raspberry Pop Shop item is ethical; fabric, thread, elastic, packaging. So, you can be confident that you are buying ethically too.

From Sept 2018 Raspberry Pop Shop takes custom orders only (no more ready to go items available). We’ll work with you to get the style you want in the fabric you want.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 29, 2018

Gorgeous organic/ethical children's clothes - fun unisex pyjamas, shorts and dungarees, bright girl's dresses and skirts. Kids can wear them all year round, just layer up for winter.

We take our ethical responsibilities very seriously. Every part of a Raspberry Pop Shop item is ethical; fabric, thread, elastic, packaging. So, you can be confident that you are buying ethically too.

From Sept 2018 Raspberry Pop Shop takes custom orders only (no more ready to go items available). We’ll work with you to get the style you want in the fabric you want.

Rosalind Wolstenholme

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Rosalind Wolstenholme

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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.
If you want to come and see Raspberry Pop Shop clothes in the flesh I'm at the Nether Edge Farmer's Market, Sheffield, this Sunday. Please stop by and say hi.
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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. 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 and 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 and I’ve so enjoyed making all the things I’ve made this far. However, from Sept 2018 I will be making custom items only. Of course, these things will take a bit longer to arrive than ready to go items would but the big bonus is that you 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, vibrant, 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.

Have fun looking around, hope you find something you like!

Shop members

  • 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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