Best New Zealand kids clothing brands
Here are our favourite New Zealand children’s brands for kids clothes, shoes and accessories designed and/or made in New Zealand.
Band of Boys
A New Zealand Mum, Susan Vanz was inspired by her 2 sons to create Band of Boys a range of fashion, garments and accessories just for boys. She wanted to dress her own boys in cool, comfortable, quality gear that they loved. The guiding motifs of Band of Boys designs are free and simple shapes along with the use of bold colour and fabrics.
Shop online at bandofboys.co.nz
Jamie Kay sells quality organic cotton and merino wool baby clothing designed in New Zealand. The garments are crafted with the loving hands of their team in India and China during their ethical production process ensuring all organic cotton is GOTS certified. Garments are coloured with Oeko certified dyes and shipped to your home in New Zealand.
Shop online at jamiekay.co.nz
Radicool Kids is New Zealand owned and designed kidswear company. Radicool Dude was founded in Dunedin 6 years ago out of the desire for cool boys’ threads with a large price tag. Kissed by Radicool for girls was launched in 2014, followed by Rad Tribe a unisex basics collection in 2017.
They draw influences from a unique mix of surf, skate and street culture and provide quality, fun-filled seasonal fashion that is super stylish, comfy and affordable. Radicool Kids only works with child-labour free suppliers and collaborates with international organisations to help raise awareness and funds to try and create a better place for all living things on earth.
Shop online at radicoolkids.com or visit their Radicool Kids Flagship stores in Dunedin and Wellington.
Karibou is a vintage-inspired fashion brand created by a New Zealand Mama for children aged 0 to 7 years old.
Shop online at www.karibou.co.nz.
Nature Baby is a New Zealand family owned business that specialises in a wide range of quality organic clothing and natural products for babies and toddlers.
Shop online at www.naturebaby.co.nz or visit one of their stores in Grey Lynn and Newmarket in Auckland or Wellington.
Buck and Baa
Buck and Baa is a small New Zealand company that started in Palmerston North creating ethically produced organic cotton children’s wear. They believe babies should have natural, pesticide free fibres close to their delicate skin so their philosophy is comfortable, play and sleep worthy clothing made from pure and natural fibres.
Their organic cotton range is designed in New Zealand and made in India from GOTS certified organic cotton with a focus on sustainability. Their baby and children’s clothing is pesticide-free and their inks and dyes are water based.
Shop online at buckandbaa.com for delivery to New Zealand, Australia and worldwide.
Pop Factory Shop
Pop Factory was created by sister and brother duo Bridget and Christopher based in Tauranga, New Zealand and makes youthful quality clothes for children and youthful goods for families.
Shop online at www.popfactoryshop.com
Burrow & Be
Burrow & Be was established in 2013 by Catherine Melo and inspired by designing and screen printing bed linen and soft furnishings for her two children. They are known for their contemporary and stylish kids bed linen, baby blankets and swaddles and clothing. The patterns and prints are designed in her Auckland studio and the products are manufactured offshore to a high quality and environmental standard. They only print with non toxic water based inks and make sure that the factories have good waste managment facilities when dying and printing.
Shop online at www.burrowandbe.co.nz for delivery to New Zealand, Australia and the Rest of the World.
Crywolf was launched in 2019 by Natalie Meldrum with the vision of getting kids outdoors and makes clothes and rainwear to keep your kids warm and dry whatever the weather. Crywolf waterproof play jackets and rain overalls, eco-puffer jackets, magic jackets and rain boats are all cleverly designed and tested here in New Zealand for kids to love and enjoy.
Shop online at crywolfchild.com for delivery to New Zealand, Australia and most European countries.
Hello Stranger Kidswear
Hello Stranger Kidswear is a fun lifestyle brand created for adventure loving kids who just want to look rad and be comfortable whilst being totally awesome. The brand is based in the beautiful beachside town of Mount Maunganui, New Zealand by Amy Till who wanted to bring to life her beach meets street style for kids to develop an edgy collection with fresh ideas. Hello Stranger Kidswear is designed for boys and girls aged 1 to 12 years old.
Shop online at: www.hellostranger.co.nz for delivery to New Zealand, Australia and other countries.
Bobux is a New Zealand family owned company that designs shoes, boots and sandles for children’s developing feet in New Zealand.Bobux shoes are developed not just for the size of their feet but for every stage of growth that little ones go through from learning to crawl, to walk, to run and to explore. Shoe sizes range from newborns up to kids size 33. Bobux shoes are designed in New Zealand in consultation with podiatrists and manufactured ethically in Indonesia and Vietnam.
Shop online at www.bobux.co.nz for delivery to New Zealand.
Lamington is run by a team of New Zealand Mums and creates quality New Zealand made merino socks and tights that stay up, stay on and keep feet warm and dry. Their socks are made with natural biodegradable fibres perfect in cold or hot temperatures and free of harmful chemicals. They sell baby, childrens, womens and mens socks and family packs of socks too.
Shop online at www.lamington.co.nz for delivery to New Zealand, Australia, Canada, United States and more countries.