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RAW MATERIALS

"When I started La Coqueta I was a mother to five children all under five years, there was no way I would have been able to hand wash all my children’s knitwear... I know I am not alone in thinking this way and I felt it was essential to bring our customers a product that was easy to wear and wash, that stands the test of time and can be passed on from one child to the next, just like I do with my own family."


100% Cotton

Celia has always felt that it is vital to work with organic materials such as cotton, linen and wool. Not only for environmental reasons but also because of the practical implications for active children with delicate skin. Our cotton is grown in Peru and traded with Spain (as it has been for many centuries), workshops in Spain refine the cotton to create the softest and most breathable cloth that is then worn by our customer’s children.

Merino Wool

All of our Merino wool is knitted in small, family run workshops that specialise in hand knitting and every piece is finished exquisitely. Each item is washed twice (first hand washed, and then in the machine) and dried flat in order to ensure they will remain in perfect condition when they are used and worn by our customer on a regular basis. Comfort and fit is also very important. For babies, our workshops employ techniques that factor in the delicate needs of an infant, such as extra room around a baby's sensitive waist area.

La Coqueta is known for the quality of its knitwear and the choice of colour and style. It is rare in childrenswear to find a product which is finished and designed with such care.

Mother Of Pearl Buttons

Our mother of pearl buttons are made of an organic material that is produced from the inner layer of a pearl shell. As well as being extremely strong and resilient they are also incredibly beautiful and have an iridescent shimmer, adding that extra touch of quality and design.

Leather

All of our leather products are made of 100% Spanish leather. These skins are grown and manufactured in Southern Spain and are renowned for their soft, supple condition and durability. At La Coqueta we ensure that only the best leathers are selected to adapt to the feet of children and ensure that they stand the test of time. "Our shoes are timeless and are made from really beautiful leather that is soft and durable and adapts to the wearer. They can withstand hours of play- my own children live in their La Coqueta shoes and boots and I listen to all of their feedback on comfort and fit. I believe it is vital that our footwear not only looks beautiful but can accommodate the everyday needs of children."

Homegrown Flower Garlands

We have an exquisite range of hair garlands for our special occasion collection which are produced from mini bunches of gypsophila (Baby’s-Breath) that have been grown and dried out during Easter in Spain and delicately woven and intertwined with pretty miniature fabric flowers. "This is such a nice story... The very same man, took me to a field of wild flowers and showed me where they were picked from. It is this pretty floral landscape that I think back to every time I look at these beautiful hairbands in our store."

Fully Lined

All of our dresses and baby sets are fully lined, making them extremely comfortable and breathable next to the skin. The lining is made of 100% white cotton and is finished with a pretty row of vintage lace or embroidery along the edge.

Hair Accessories

Our hair accessories are handmade by a charming Spanish family who have been producing pieces together since the 1970’s. The grandfather still works on the accessories our customers purchase and you can feel that sense of history, love and devotion that has gone into each piece. Sometimes it can take up to a week to produce just one hairband. It is a privilege to work with families who take so much pride in what they do. The brand’s story is based around sharing a passion for what we design and sell that touches all aspects of the business, from the suppliers we work with to the staff on the shop floor.

RAW MATERIALS
Love, care and attention to detail are at the helm of every La Coqueta collection, converting nostalgic Spanish aesthetic into modern, wearable designs.
 
As a mother of five, Celia found it difficult to source high quality yet affordable children’s clothing which were uniquely beautiful and durable enough to be passed on to younger siblings. Using personal experiences from raising her own family, Celia was able to create a range that embraced the practicality mothers need, without compromising on aesthetic.
 
"When I started La Coqueta I had five children under five, there was no way I would have been able to hand wash all my children’s clothing! I know I am not alone in thinking this way and felt it was essential to bring our clients a product that was not only easy to wear, but also to wash. As parents we need clothing that stands the test of time and can be passed on from one child to the next, just like I do with my own family."
In recent years sustainability has been a growing focus point, with people changing consumption habits to help benefit the environment. As consumers we are now looking at the products we use with more scrutiny, and prioritising what is healthy for our families and healthy for the world. Using natural materials has always been a priority in our collections, opting for organic and clean fibres from socially responsible sources. Some products must contain traces of synthetic fibres (like elastane, or polyamide for outerwear) to function and be long-lasting, but that only amounts to a very small part of our collections.
 

Whilst we are not perfect, we are trying to do what we can to become more conscious in our collections. Implementing small changes can have a big effect, with our eCommerce bags fully recyclable, and created using 20% recycled material.

It is a no brainer that natural fibre clothing is less toxic to the environment than synthetic fibres – that is why we use cotton, linen, silk, wool, and cashmere in our products. Natural fibres are essentially plant materials, which means they will eventually decompose. We also use organic cotton, which is significantly more eco-friendly and uses less pesticides.

Going Au Natural
In recent years sustainability has been a growing focus point, with people changing consumption habits to help benefit the environment. As consumers we are now looking at the products we use with more scrutiny, and prioritising what is healthy for our families and healthy for the world. Using natural materials has always been a priority in our collections, opting for organic and clean fibres from socially responsible sources. Some products must contain traces of synthetic fibres (like elastane, or polyamide for outerwear) to function and be long-lasting, but that only amounts to a very small part of our collections.
 
Whilst we are not perfect, we are trying to do what we can to become more conscious in our collections. Implementing small changes can have a big effect, with our eCommerce bags fully recyclable, and created using 20% recycled material.
It is a no brainer that natural fibre clothing is less toxic to the environment than synthetic fibres – that is why we use cotton, linen, silk, wool, and cashmere in our products. Natural fibres are essentially plant materials, which means they will eventually decompose. We also use organic cotton, which is significantly more eco-friendly and uses less pesticides.
 
100% Cotton
100% cotton is hypoallergenic and super-soft, making it perfect for sensitive skin. Cotton has fantastic breathing qualities that absorb moisture, keeping your little one cool and dry even on the hottest of days. Our cotton is grown in Peru and traded with Spain, as it has been for many centuries, where it is refined in Spanish ateliers to create soft, breathable fabric which is worn by our client’s children. Our Girl Dresses and Baby Sets are also fully lined with 100% cotton, making our garments that extra bit comfortable on delicate skin.
 
Merino Wool
Merino Wool is an exceptional natural material that comes from Merino sheep, renowned for lightweight, comfortable, and durable properties. Merino sheep produce ultrafine wool which is of a finer and higher quality than other types of wool, with stunning softness, shine and breathability which keeps your little one cool and dry. Our merino wool is hand knitted in small family-run ateliers, finished to the highest standard. Each garment is hand washed and flat dried to ensure it remains in perfect condition on a regular basis. We recommend hand washing to breathe new life into those extra special garments. Merino wool has fantastic natural qualities, including the ability to regulate body temperature, making wool garments perfect for year-round wear.

Mother Of Pearl Buttons
 
An organic composite material produced as an inner shell layer; our mother of pearl buttons add that final delicate touch to a La Coqueta outfit. Extremely strong, resilient, and incredibly beautiful; our mother of pearl buttons have an eye-catching iridescent shimmer. We have an appreciation for the finer things in life and sometimes the smallest of details can add that final touch to a beautiful outfit.


Leather 
"Our shoes are timeless and are made from really beautiful leather that is soft, durable and adapts to the wearer. They can withstand hours of play; my own children live in their La Coqueta shoes and boots and I listen to all their feedback on comfort and fit. I believe it is vital that our footwear not only looks beautiful but can accommodate the everyday needs of children."
 
Our leather shoes are made from stunning skins grown and manufactured in Southern Spain, renowned for their soft, supple touch and durability. We select the finest 100% Spanish leather in our shoes, adapting to little feet and ensuring they stand the test of time. Our metallic leather shoes require extra special care due to the natural characteristics of the painted leather, which can be prone to minor imperfections.



Homegrown Flower Garlands

We have an exquisite range of hair garlands for our special occasion collection which are produced from mini bunches of gypsophila (Baby’s-Breath) that have been grown and dried out during Easter in Spain and delicately woven and intertwined with pretty miniature fabric flowers. 

"This is such a nice story... The very same man, took me to a field of wild flowers and showed me where they were picked from. It is this pretty floral landscape that I think back to every time I look at these beautiful hairbands in our store."

Fully Lined

All of our dresses and baby sets are fully lined, making them extremely comfortable and breathable next to the skin. The lining is made of 100% white cotton and is finished with a pretty row of vintage lace or embroidery along the edge.

Hair Accessories

Our hair accessories are handmade by a charming Spanish family who have been producing pieces together since the 1970’s. The grandfather still works on the accessories our customers purchase and you can feel that sense of history, love and devotion that has gone into each piece. Sometimes it can take up to a week to produce just one hairband. It is a privilege to work with families who take so much pride in what they do. The brand’s story is based around sharing a passion for what we design and sell that touches all aspects of the business, from the suppliers we work with to the staff on the shop floor.

The Final Finish

We firmly believe that less is more, favouring the simplest traditional features for an added measure of elegance. Our hair accessories are handmade at a Spanish family atelier that has been producing together since the 1970’s, with the grandfather still hand crafting our special pieces.

"The very same man took me to a field of wildflowers and showed me where they were picked from. It is this beautiful floral landscape that I reminisce of every time I look at the beautiful flower garlands in our store."

It can take up to a week to hand produce one of our hairbands, demonstrating the love, devotion and sense of history that goes into every piece. We are proud to work with Spanish families that take pride in their heritage and have a passion for traditional craftmanship. We have an appreciation for the finer things in life and sometimes the smallest of details can add that final touch to a beautiful outfit.

 

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