I don’t know if you’ve noticed (we’ve not been banging on about it much!) but we’ve been having a busy few weeks here at Kidult and Co, what with the Kids Fashion Runway and the launch of our latest Spring/Summer 2017 Collection, but that’s not the only thing we’ve launched recently, and our latest offering has really got people talking.
Just under a week ago, we premiered our very first t-shirt set aimed at twins and the response we got from our customers was literally amazing. So much so that the t-shirt set has flown off the virtual shelves ever since, and the orders are still coming in thick and fast. It’s fair to say that we were more than a little bit impressed by this reaction, but it did get us thinking about the whole clothing market for twins, and wondering why we never thought of this sooner…
Let’s Hear It For The Twins
Now we don’t know if you know this or not, but our very own Kidult and Co co-founders – Laura and Melissa McCann – are actually twins. You can’t always tell on account of them having different coloured hair, but they assure us they most definitely are twins;
And having been twins from birth (ahem!), these two know a little bit about the trials and tribulations of being a twin, which can be both completely brilliant and utterly frustrating, often all at the same time.
On the one hand, there’s another version of you walking around on the earth; you’ve got a brother or sister for life, with whom you have a bond so much closer than any other sibling relationship will ever be, especially if you’re an identical twin. On the other hand, there’s another version of you walking around on the earth, and your Mum wants to dress you both in the same outfits and everyone else thinks you’re both one person. See, brilliant and frustrating!
In the UK, approx. 15% of all pregnancies annually result in twins, and due to a number of factors, including the twinning rate being even higher in IVF pregnancies than usual, the number of twins being born every year is on the increase. That means there are a lot of twins out there, all facing the daily struggle of how to be both one half of a whole and an individual person in their own right at the same time.
Buy Clothing For Twins Online
As the numbers of twins being born is on the rise throughout the UK – and worldwide too – you’d think this would be an area that many clothes manufacturers had cottoned on to already, but there are surprisingly few companies out the flying the flag for the twins.
Even the few companies that are doing the twin thing tend to provide mostly clothes and outfit sets for twin babies, so that toddlers and older children tend to get completely forgotten about. Parents often end up having to buy two of the same item if they want their babes to dress the same, or resort to buying two lots of clothing with slight variations if they want their twins to dress differently.
Nevertheless, we have come across a couple of companies who are doing great things in the twin department, one of them being Kiki & Bree, whose fun and funky range of twin clothing and toys goes up to age 3 years. These stylish yet affordable clothing sets for twins come in either same sets of two or variations-on-a-theme clothing, so you can dress your little ones identically or differently, depending on your (or their) preference.
Additionally, there are a few companies online selling twin sets of baby clothing. Spoilt Rotten are a fantastic, trendy brand who sell sets of clothing for twins up to the age of 2 years via their online store. With the same choice of identical and varied clothing for babies, along with accessories, gifts and matching clothing for Mum and Dad too, this website really can be a one-stop-shop for all your twin needs.
Twin Clothing From Kidult and Co
Nevertheless, whilst it’s certainly getting easier to find twin clothing online, it’s fair to say that the choices are still pretty limited, which is why Kidult and Co decided to dip our toe into the UK’s clothing for twins market, and so far it’s gone much better than we could ever have imagined.
As our twins are not the type who like to be dressed identically all the time, and as the whole ethos behind Kidult and Co is to be as individual as you possibly can be, we decided to go down the variation-on-a-theme route, rather than just providing two of the same t-shirts in a two-pack. Hence, may we please present the latest addition to our SS17 range, the Twin Tee;
Hand printed on the highest quality 100% cotton t-shirts, these fun tees are the perfect thing for twins who want to celebrate their twinness whilst still stating their unique personalities; one is a white t-shirt with ‘The Same But Different’ printed in black, and one is a black t-shirt with ‘Different But The Same’ printed in white. To give you extra flexibility, however, you can even make this tee combination completely bespoke, by selecting the exact tee and text combination you prefer, so your clothes can be as unique as your twins.
But what’s even more exceptional about the Kidult and Co Twin Set is that you don’t even have to be a twin to enjoy them; as these tees can be bought individually as well as in a pack of two, you can mix and match the sizes to boot, so older siblings – or even Mums and Dads – can dress the same but different as their little fashionistas. And at only £20 for two, you won’t even break the bank whilst you’re enjoying matching up your family’s style.
So whether you’re buying for yourself, as a gift for your family or even as a Christmas or birthday present for your favourite little people, this latest trend from Kidult and Co really is one you can’t afford to miss out on.
Get In Touch
If you’d like to bag yourself one of the latest Twin T-shirts from Kidult and Co then you’d better be quick, because they really are selling like hot cakes! You can view the full range in our online store here.
And if you’d like to know anything more – about these tees or anything else that Kidult and Co makes by hand – then please do get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help you out. You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the contact form on the website.