Here at Kite, we have a passion for making feel good clothes that you will love. When it comes to designing a new collection, our amazing product team carefully consider every single detail, from the fabrics we select through to the zips we choose.
Read our blog to learn a little bit about some of the different fabrics that we use and discover more about our special little details.
Double layer muslin
This woven cotton fabric is believed to have originated in Dacca (now Dhaka), Bangladesh - where the hot, humid climate made it easier to weave the cotton fibres.
Once muslin was introduced to Europe in the 1600s, it became popular as it was lightweight, versatile, and easily washed. Our muslin fabric is just the thing for both classic baby muslins as well as lovely clothes such as our Langton dress for women and our wavy daisy jumpsuit for girls.
Our durable ticking styles are sure to stand the test of time. Ticking fabric is a heavier, tightly woven cotton or linen and it was originally used to cover mattresses and pillows to prevent feather filling from poking through.
Today's modern ticking is beautiful and offers a classic stripe design which is very versatile across so many styles.
Lightweight denim is a strong and adaptable fabric that we use to create comfy and timeless wardrobe staples. This season sees a fabulous skort for girls as well as some great trousers and skirts and a gorgeous dress for women which is proving very popular.
To give our denim a soft and lived in look we have washed it in natural enzymes that comes from apples.
Single jersey was popularised by Coco Chanel in the early 1900s. It is versatile and easy to care for, with slight elasticity due to the natural knitted nature of the fabric.
Made from organic cotton, our single jersey styles are cool, breathable and comfortable. Some options also come with a little bit of stretch to offer a closer fit.
Chambray may look like a light blue denim but it is much softer in texture and lighter in weight.
Made from 100% organic cotton, chambray will keep you cool in heat and humidity and the high thread count means a finer weave which is more breathable. We have summer styles for everyone in this gorgeous fabric.
Poplin is a popular, all-purpose fabric due to its lightweight and smooth feel. It is comfortable to wear, drapes beautifully and washes well. We love it here at Kite!
Did you know? During World War II, poplin was used for British and US military personnel uniforms. It kept them cool all day long and could withstand the tough conditions.
Using recycled fabrics where possible is really important to us. Our puddlepack suits and jackets are made from 100% recycled polyester which means they are made from recycled plastics like used water bottles!
Recycled polyester not only diverts waste from landfill sites, but also consumes less energy and causes less pollution than the production of virgin polyester, making it a more sustainable alternative.
This thin, 'crinkled', all-cotton fabric is commonly striped or chequered and perfect for warm-weather styles.
The word came from Hindi and originates from Sanskrit and Persian words meaning 'milk and sugar', due to the resemblance of the texture of the fabric to the smooth texture of milk and the bumpy texture of sugar.
We make sure that our styles are finished with that extra special Kite touch. Read on to find out a little bit about some of them.
Our natural and sustainable buttons are made from the shell of a coconut. This means no plastic and they look just lovely too. Each one is slightly different, making them totally unique.
All of our zips are YKK zips which means they are made by the Japanese company Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha. They are known worldwide for their reliability and quality. You’ll also find our Kite logo embossed on them so you can be confident that your zip will last no matter how many times it is zipped up and down!
The popper openings on our younger styles allow for safe and simple fastening and unfastening, making changing that little bit easier. Did you know that our y-shaped baby sleepsuits also have a copper coloured popper for each matching? (As we know first-hand how frustrating it can be matching up all those poppers!).
We hope this blog has helped you understand more about the fabrics that we use to make clothes for you and your little one.
If you have any questions or would like to know more, please get in touch with us on social @kiteclothing or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.