Review of corduroy bloomers from Pigeon Organics
I may have mentioned before how much I like wee girlies wearing bloomers, but they’re not necessarily that easy to find, and not always in great colours. I was absolutely thrilled when I found this scarlet corduroy pair from a local, Oxfordshire business. Pigeon Organics makes fabby childrens’ clothing with an ethical background, local sourcing and unique styles and patterns.
The bloomers arrived beautifully packaged in branded tissue and with thick, creamy card labels tied on with ribbons – the brand’s logo was even embroidered onto the bloomers, albeit in a discreetly matching colour. Now I know that sounds a little ephemeral, but it all creates a sensation, even an expectation, of quality which is something that feels extra important with a local brand.
Excited as I was to support a local business, I was even happier that it was an organic brand. Not only can I feel all smug and hippier-than-thou about my kids wearing it, plus be reassured that the dyes weren’t toxic etc, but organic brands generally know their clientele well enough to make the bottoms extra roomy for those fat cloth bums us lentil-weavers like to inflict on our children.
This was really the only point where I felt let down by Pigeon Organics. I ordered an age 1-2 pair, thinking they’d do her next winter as well, but when they arrived they weren’t as roomy as I would have liked, with the rise being far too short for a cloth bum.
Luckily this gave me the chance to assess the customer service, as I sent them back and requested the age 2-3 pair (yes. Really. For my then 9 month old). I had to pay postage to return them, but within less than a week a new pair had arrived with us, no quibbles. The fit is a little roomy around her waist, but they are very wearable and, a plus side of the cloth nappies, they will probably last for years as once she’s potty trained, they’ll go over her bum again!
On all other points I was very happy. The colour was vivid and the website showed a true representation. Stitchwork was neat and sturdy. The fabric was soft and durable with a nice drape and I loved the general finish to the garment, with contrast coloured piping and buttons.
I would definitely recommend the Pigeon Organics clothing as long as those of you going for reusable nappies bear it in mind when ordering and go for at least one size up. I hope this review of corduroy bloomers from Pigeon Organics has been helpful. I feel it’s really important to support local businesses – and when it comes to clothing I would actually include British brands in that – and the best way to do that is to help spread the word. Do you know of any awesome, British kids’ clothing brands I should take a look at? Please let me know in the comments.