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Lovely little clothes for lovely little people

  • We're recruiting - Warehouse person required

    Piccalilly is one of the UK’s leading organic baby and kidswear brands. We design, manufacture (off-shore), import and export our own bright colourful and beautifully designed organic babywear. Piccalilly now has over 400 stockists in the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

    The job

    We’re looking for a very special person to take on a diverse role and join our growing team and full training will be provided. You will speedily pick and pack both trade and retail orders, working within the warehouse environment. The aim of the role is to support the growing activities of the sales team by efficiently dispatching goods to our customers in the UK, Europe and Worldwide. The role is diverse and includes;

    The role involves;

    • Managing stock
    • Co-ordinating storage within the warehouse and creating efficient use of space
    • Receipt and storage of incoming stock from suppliers
    • Picking, packing and processing orders
    • Quality checking items
    • Replenish picking stations
    • Weekly and monthly stock takes
    • Coordinating courier pick-ups and dispatch of orders through Royal Mail
    • Assisting the retail and wholesale teams with all aspects of sales order processing

    You will need to have the following skills;

    • Excellent time management skills and working to strict deadlines
    • Be super organised
    • Have good attention to detail
    • Great accuracy and numeracy
    • Computer literacy and data inputting skills including working on Excel spreadsheets
    • A ‘can do’ attitude is vital part of the Piccalilly ethos
    • Team player

    If this job sounds like it’s for you please send your CV and covering letter to The General Manager, Piccalilly Limited, Unit 1 Barrel Sykes Farmhouse,  Langcliffe Road, Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 9RP or email [email protected]

  • Not just any organic cotton, we use Chetna Organic Cotton

    How we do things is as important to us here at Piccalilly as the beautifully organic baby and kids clothing that we lovingly create. Maintaining the highest ethical standards and working to fair trade principals is how we go about our day to day business and this starts from the ground upwards. We've worked with the same manufacturing partner since we launched in 2006 and we source our chemical free organic cotton from an amazing project called Chetna Organic . It's a fair-trade cotton programme with a mission to improve the livelihood of smallholder farmers by making their farm systems more sustainable and profitable. The Chetna farmers also own a 10% equity stake in the factory who make our clothes and the cotton farmers are pre-financed and guaranteed stable cotton prices and a premium to spend within their local community.

    Chetna Organic Farmer - Creating beautifully soft chemical free organic cotton. Chetna Organic Farmer - Creating beautifully soft chemical free organic cotton.
  • Models required for Piccalilly photo shoot

    OC-1349_SWAN_LAKE_T-SHIRT_3We’re looking for models for our next photo shoot which will take place on Friday 8th June.  If you think your little one's got modelling potential, loves being in front of the camera and they fit the size criteria below please email [email protected] by Tuesday 5th June 18. We require a maximum of 3 recent images to be sent, details of where you are based and the height of your child.

    Model ages;

    Baby girl - fits clothing size 6-12 months

    Baby Boy - fits clothing size 6-12 months

    Toddler Girl - fits clothing size 2-3 years (Height 92-98cm)

    Toddler Boy - fits clothing size 2-3 years (Height 92-98cm)

    Girl - fits clothing size 5-6 years (Height 122-128cm)

    Boy - fits clothing size 5-6 years (Height 122-128cm)

    Only email if your child fit's one of the above the descriptions. We work to a limited set of clothing sizes for photo shoot purposes so will only be able to consider models within these size ranges. Please note that the clothes fit is more important than the age of the child - therefore if you have a 3 year old who is still wearing age 2-3 year clothes then it is fine to put them forward for the photo shoot. Short listed models will be invited to a fit session on Wednesday and Thursday to assess suitability for the photo shoot.

    The photo shoot is taking place near Settle, North Yorkshire (Postcode BD24) We will only consider models from within the Settle / Skipton / Kirkby Lonsdale / Clitheroe area.

    All models used on the day will receive a Piccalilly voucher.

    Email: [email protected]

  • Trainee / Apprentice Garment Technologist

    OC-1349_SWAN_LAKE_T-SHIRT_3Piccalilly is one of the UK’s leading organic kidswear brands. We design, manufacture (off-shore), import and export our own bright colourful and beautifully designed organic clothing using a transparent supply chain from field through to factory using GOTS certified organic cotton and other eco-friendly fabrics. Piccalilly is Soil Association certified and manufactures to high ethical and sustainability standards.

    Piccalilly is based in the market town of Settle in the Yorkshire Dales.

    We’re now looking for a new person to join our design team.

    The job

    This is a commercial and creative role supporting the activities of our senior designers within a small design team to help create our ethically manufactured baby and kidswear ranges and continue to strengthen our bright and colourful products which are known for their signature prints and fabulous functionality.

    • Working alongside the Senior Designers to design garments from Newborn up to 8 years
    • Grading new styles according to our sizing structure
    • Assist in creating mood boards and colour palettes each season
    • Assist in creating repeat prints, placement prints, embroidery and appliqué detailing
    • Assisting our illustrator and graphic designers to create themes and support the print process each season
    • Analysis of previous season ranges
    • Research current and future trends within the baby and kidswear market
    • Offer support and assist the Senior Designer with general workload
    • Assist and support at photo shoots

    You will need to have the following skills;

    • Excellent drawing skills and creative flair
    • Some experience using Adobe Creative Suite (or similar)
    • Working to strict deadlines
    • Fabulous communication skills
    • Be super organised
    • Have a strong eye for detail
    • A ‘can do’ attitude is a vital part of the Piccalilly ethos

    What’s in it for you?

    • You’ll have the opportunity to develop your craft within a creative environment combining training within a busy work environment
    • The opportunity to work within a fun and dynamic commercial business
    • Fabulous career and development opportunity

    If this job sounds like it’s for you please send your CV and covering letter to The Managing Director, Piccalilly Limited, Unit 1, Barrel Sykes Farmhouse, Langcliffe Road, Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 9LP or email [email protected]

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  • Piccalilly Clothes, One Year On

    Last year, my girls were fortunate to be chosen as Brand Ambassadors for Piccalilly. I was so happy to spread the word about the gorgeous clothing, and Piccalilly’s excellent eco credentials. It’s important to me to choose ethical businesses, and spend my money supporting British companies who trade fairly.

    A year on from receiving our clothes, both Ava and Thea are still wearing them, and the dresses in particular have become firm favourites. Piccalilly clothes are more expensive than some high street brands, but I want to show you why I think they are fantastic value.

    Do Piccalilly organic kids clothes stand the test of time?

    The girls wear these dresses an average of once a week, so they have been washed around 50 times. They are still as soft and comfortable today as they were 50 washes ago. They have kept their shape beautifully. Ava’s Town House dress has kept its gorgeous vibrant colour, and she’s just sad that she’ll soon be too tall for it! Thea’s Forest Tunic dress has faded ever so slightly, but it’s barely noticeable, and still looks fantastic.

    Here is a picture of how the girls looked back then, and how they are still wearing these clothes a year later.

    Do Piccalilly clothes stand the test of time? Do Piccalilly clothes stand the test of time?

    Red-Piccalilly-ethical-organic-kids-clothes-11 Piccalilly clothes, one year on.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    They still look great, don’t they? I think Ava will have to reluctantly pass hers down to Thea soon, as she’s growing a bit tall for it!

    They are also particularly fond of the skirts they were sent. Again, these look as good as new.

    Ava will be handing down her clothes to Thea when she gets too big for them, and Thea’s will be handed down to her cousin. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they went to a 3rd or even a 4th child.

    Buying organic and fair trade gives you a clear conscience 

    In my opinion, it’s well worth spending a little more on high quality, ethically produced clothes like these from Piccalilly. They stand the test of time much better than fast fashion, and you can buy them with a clear conscience. The organic cotton used to produce them is free from harmful chemicals, and is more healthy for the farmers who produce it. The people who make these clothes receive a living wage, plus healthcare and funding for their children’s education and they are child labour free, naturally.

    P.S. I believe these dresses are both available, and on sale at the moment. I can’t recommend them highly enough!

    Guest blog by Becky Pink - www.pinkscharming.com

    Buying organic and fair trade gives you a clear conscious. Buying organic and fair trade gives you a clear conscious.
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