“ Category: Fashion / Clothing „
I have been a fan of the No added Sugar children's clothing brand for about four years now. Their simple but quirky designs appeal to both myself and my children, and the quality of the clothes make them long term members of my kids wardrobe.
The history - No added sugar was started by a lady called Deborah Medhurst who after having her first child found that it was hard to find cute and witty baby clothes so started to design her own Baby t shirts. She sold them to shops and to customers via a brochure, they sold like hot cakes and the business went from strength to strength, they now have a full collection of clothes, stockists including Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Bentalls as well as fantastic website where customers can look and buy online.
The clothes - the whole collection is gorgeous, they have clothes for babies and children from 0 mths to twelve years old. The main range is quirky T shirts, they are probably most famous for their 'Lock up your daughters' boys tops or their bunny and cross bones logo T shirts. There is something to appeal to everyone from pretty girly fairies t shirts to to edgier global warming shirts.
They have a beautiful range of dresses, skirts, coats, jeans and baby accessories like hats, shoes and blankets.
I particularly like the attention to detail, unique little buttons, gorgeous stitching and the layers and folds on the dresses and skirts.
Most of the clothes are made in Portugal and are 100% cotton.
The prices differ depending on the type of garment but roughly speaking, the average price for a T shirt is £22, dresses about £50 and babygrows are about £25. Which seems expensive at first and is way more than I would usually spend on T shirts and dresses for my children but the superior quality means that they last for many months longer than other brands of clothes, in fact my son has a few t shirts that are over a year old and have been washed over and over again and still look fabulous. When they no longer fit they still fetch a reasonable price on ebay so you can put that towards your next purchase, which I am pretty sure you will make once you have tried No added sugar you will be hooked.
Buying - You can buy the No added sugar range of clothes from various stockists nationwide from big stores like Selfridges to mini boutiques on the high street. If you call them they will be able to tell your where your nearest store is.
My favourite way to shop however is online at their website www.noaddedsugar.com, you can browse the entire collection and shop whilst having a cup of tea and a hob nob.
The website is easy to navigate and checkout is a simple process, if you don't like giving your details over the internet then you can call them on 020 7226 2323 and order your clothes over the phone.
Alternatively you can ask for a catalogue and order from there by post
The items come beautifully packaged, each in their own individual gift box with tissue paper, perfect if buying as a gift. Postage and packing costs £4.95 for next day UK delivery. Mine always arrive on time by DHL courier, which is a fantastic service for the price.
Returns - I have never had to return anything to them, but if you do they offer a 14 day returns policy. You have to send the item back to them at your own expense but if you are exchanging then they will send the new item free of charge.
Customer services - I have rang these a few times for various queries and the ladies that work there are all so lovely ( there might be men but whenever I have called it is a lady who answers the phone). I really feel that they go out of their way to help and that you are really valued as a customer. The telephone number is 020 7226 2323.
No added sugar is a fantastic way to spice up your childs wardrobe, they may be a little on the expensive side but are completely worth every penny. I am saving for the boys cliff cardigan it is just too cute.