This is a bit of a personal one for me. Everyone knows what a massive supporter of UK businesses I am. I also have massive respect (and a small bit of envy!) for any parent who sets up their own business in a bid to give their children a better quality of life. This is exactly what Pam & Craig have done over at Koot Kidz.
I can completely empathise with their reasons for setting up the online shop. Upon finding out they were expecting their first child (a boy) they did what any expectant parent does and went shopping. So underwhelmed with the choice of clothes for baby boys – they decided to source and sell some funky items for our little men and women.
I stumbled upon their site as via Twitter. I was doing my ‘usual’ and begging for tip off’s about online shops for toys, nursery items and clothing. Craig sent me a link and the rest is history. I now consider myself to be a personal friend to this lovely couple, and I’m a self-proclaimed ambassador of their business. I waited patiently for news of their long-overdue little one and I’m pleased to announce baby Cayden’s safe and well and absolutely gorgeous.
Dex has a dribble bib from Koot Kidz and it’s majorly cute (how highschool did that just sound?). This was his first big-boy bib and he looks adorable in it. It’s all in-the-design with Koot Kidz; what sets them apart is their hand-chosen fabrics. Right now there’s a selection of bibs and shoes but there are new items imminent with an Autumn / Winter selection available to buy any second now. Given Craig and Pam have their hands full with baby, perhaps the best way to stay informed is to follow them on Twitter to check for announcements.
It’s this friendly and sweet personal touch that underpins everything they do. I placed a small order and received regular tracking tweets about my item. This is what the high street simply can’t offer you. As Koot Kidz is ultimately Craig’s baby – here’s what he had to say about the project:
Koot Kidz is a family run business specialising in individual baby items such as Funky Bandana Style Dribble Bibs. The bibs are one size fits all and feature different designs from Football/Sporty theme to Doggy Paw Prints. The baby shoes come in 2 different pirate designs and are available in sizes 6-9, 9-12 & 12-15 months.
A further 33 lines of stock are being added to the website this week (week commencing 8/10/12) and feature a wide variety of funky baby items, from duffle coats to growbags, and will also feature an extensive range of Christmas themed products.
The main aim of the business is to offer the customer the best possible customer service from the initial order through to delivery.
All items are available through the Koot Kidz website on http://www.kootkidz.co.uk or Contact Craig Molloy on 07522423332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I, for one, will be a regular visitor to their site and can’t wait to snap Dexie in some of their new offerings in the foreseeable future.