more about Pikolo

The name comes from the Italian for small and small is beautiful!

It is also a little nod to our daughters nickname Pickle! She is also on the teeny side so the name just seemed to fit really well.

I am a WAHM (work at home mum) & love it!

My part time day job is working for a creative design company. I mainly do web design, graphic design & photography, although I don’t get to go out to do many shoots these days!
 All patterns & prints and designed by myself while on maternity leave. I had a somewhat sleepy baby & some time on my hands. I had looked around for UK designs in a similar style & hadn’t found the prints I was after… So what do you do when you cant buy it, you make it!
With a degree in fashion textiles I found myself resurrecting some past pattern making skills and set about designing the prints.

Pikolo Inspiration

Inspired by the everyday, nature, animals, food, and everything in between. 
I have so many ideas to share with you, and cant wait to get creating the next collection. 

 
 

I really hope you love the collection & make many fond memories wearing comfortable, bright, bold clothes. 
Pikolo – because small is beautiful.
Janine

Ethically made in India.

When researching for the companies that could make pikolo’s clothes I knew I wanted to use an ethically established business with GOTS Certification.

GOTS Certification is the Global Organic Textile Standard. The aim of the standard is to define world-wide recognized requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.
Textile processors and manufacturers are enabled to export their organic fabrics and garments with one certification accepted in all major markets.

See more on the official GOTS website.

Who makes your clothes?

When choosing who I worked with it was a paramount that the workers got real wages & were properly looked after. Macrofast has an excellent ethical working history where workers are paid a salary that exceeds the living wage for India. Living wage itself is far higher than minimum wage and working hours are 9-5 with special considerations if the working conditions are too hot. 

Jabaresh & the Macrofast team have helped me every step of the way. The knowledge & expertise has been completely invaluable. Corresponding through time zones, second, or third languages has never been difficult & it has been a pleasure to work with them. You can read more about the Macrofast team here