As a lover of fashion, I soon discovered after our daughter Phoebe was born that dressing her was just as fun! From the day she was born getting her dressed and choosing her outfits has always been a highlight, although dressing a toddler is now a little more of a challenge! As she rapidly grew I was shocked to learn how many clothes these little people go through - literally every few months they need a new wardrobe!
Whilst I’ve always enjoyed buying Phoebe new clothes, I was surprised at how incredibly unsustainable it can be. I started to become rather uncomfortable with how many brand new clothes had been bought and were piling up in our loft with so much more use left in them. As well as constantly adding new clothing items to our already struggling planet, it can be very expensive dressing our little ones and that can cause a great deal of stress at an already financially challenging time. So, I started buying preloved childrenswear and shoes. Over the years I’ve had great success buying preloved clothes from charity shops, eBay etc but it can be very time consuming in a period of life where every spare second really counts.
So, that’s where the idea for Clayton + Co was born. A website selling beautiful, quality preloved childrenswear from a mixture of independent, sustainable and high street brands. I personally handpick all items to ensure that, from one parent to another, we are still able to dress our children in stylish, high quality clothing and clothes that just happen to be preloved.
In continuing our commitment to sustainability all our orders are delivered in UK made kraft paper mailing bags with eco friendly vegetable and water-based inks. You can either pop them in your recycling, reuse them or shred, soak and mix with soil to biodegrade in 3 months in your garden.
We have new items coming in all the time so keep checking back so you don’t miss out on some great pieces.
Thank you so much for visiting my little shop!