Who or what is Korango? I had never heard of this incredible children’s clothing brand either, until they sent me the most exquisite outfits for Rachel and Ben (lucky us!). Make no mistake, these clothes have been created with love. The attention to detail and amazingly high quality is what really made me sit up and take notice – you just don’t see kids’ clothes made like this these days.
The aqua ice-cream dress they gave Rachel is just stunning and every little bit of embroidery and sewing is so perfectly finished off (from the polka dot ribbons to the bright red buttons to the two matching ice-cream motifs on either side). Even the weight of the fabric tells you that this is a very special dress, built to last.
The gingham little cotton shorts with a lime green drawstring and the navy blue and green t-shirt they sent for Ben are also adorable and I know they’re going to be super comfortable and useful throughout the upcoming summer.
The Korango motto is:
Let kids be kids.
Let them learn from their mistakes.
Let them play freely.
Let them laugh.
Let them get grass stains.
Let them play in the sunshine.
Let them be real kids, not fake grown-ups.
Let them discover who they really are.
Let them find their own path, while you walk alongside them, not in front of them.
Let them explore.
Nice hey? Korango is an extension to Australian clothing range Kaboosh which was started in 1987 by the De La Fontaine family. 26 years later friends Dave De La Fontaine and South African Will Harris created Korango, aiming to produce “clothing tailored for the needs of children, boasting superior quality and attention to detail” and in that they have definitely succeeded. Items are designed in Australia but some embroidery is done locally, providing employment for skilled South African women.
These beautiful clothes were brought to our shores three years ago but up until recently, they’ve only been available in Stuttafords. You can now buy them at select retailers or online and they would make ideal baby shower gifts for someone special, or to spoil the kid in your life for their birthday.
Korango have also been kind enough to give my readers a 15% off voucher, which can be redeemed before the 31st of December 2014 (Christmas presents anyone?) and used once per customer. Just browse through the gorgeous boys, girls or baby ranges on their site (for newborns up to 6-year-olds) and then once you’ve chosen, enter the promotional code: makingmountains before you checkout.
Nephews, nieces, grandchildren, godchildren, sons, daughters – if you want to get them something a little bit special, then an outfit from Korango would be a really treasured gift.
Happy browsing and happy shopping!
P.S. Here are some pics from their latest summer range to whet your appetite (those gingham dresses for little girls are my absolute favourite).