We meet Sophie Bell-Carr, founder of Huxter Kids, an amazing new children’s clothing brand which lets you design your own pieces.
What inspired you to start your own label?
As a mother to two awesome boys, I was completely frustrated by the lack of imagination when it came to their clothes after the age of 2. It seemed to me that if it was brown, it was ok and, as a customer, I just had to settle for what was on offer.
How did you get it off the ground?
I decided the only thing to do was to start making my own clothes! I have a background in textile design and anything fabric so I asked for an overlocker for Christmas (much to my family’s disdain!) and started making jersey bottoms for Huxley.
We were a military family living in Germany at the time and I found it was easy peasy to find gorgeous jersey fabrics at my now amazing friend Alice Weiß’s shop in a lovely village called Hövelhof.
People liked what Huxley was wearing and they asked me to make some for them, too. The rest is history – ‘Huxter’ was born!
What is your ethos?
Huxter is about clothing which is handmade, bespoke, quality, durable, fun and unique for boys and girls. We make everything in the UK, the North West actually, very near to a beach, it is heaven!
The process is simple enough, you choose what item you would like (the more the merrier!) and then we match the coordinating fabrics.
Where do you see yourself in 12 months?
We will continue to develop our products and are releasing our own fabric designs in the next couple of weeks. I can’t wait to see where this wonderful journey takes us!
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