Next time you see a well-dressed cherub walking hand-in-hand with mum or dad off the King's Road, chances are the little one is dressed in Cashmirino. A firm favourite of the well-heeled and cosmopolitan Europeans, Cashmirino is firmly establishing itself as the place to go for luxurious children's garments.
When Maria Busquets’ first child was born, her eyes were opened to the world of children’s clothing. Within it she found a lack of styles appealing to both her daughter’s gentle skin and her playful personality. Cashmere cardigans seemed the perfect solution, but the pallid colour options did not. She decided to take matters into her own hands, and set herself the task of creating a clothing collection made from beautiful fabrics and in a multitude of styles.
By the time Busquets’ second child was born in 2000, Cashmirino was too – a luxury cashmere and clothing company for babies, toddlers and children, which marries both exquisite craftsmanship with charming, traditional designs. The designer travelled the world to source the best factories and artisans to craft her clothes, and today the company works with independent manufacturers in Italy, Inner Mongolia, Peru and Spain. Cashmirino’s collections are, by nature, limited edition, and working in collaboration with these local communities ensures their age-old crafts are kept alive.
When it comes to the clothes, think timeless classics with a sustainable twist. In Cashmirino’s Burlington Arcade store and on its website, you’ll find a selection of plush cashmere knits, cosy accessories and cotton shirts and dresses in Liberty of London prints. During the colder months, there’s no better winter warmer in which to wrap your child than a Cashmirino cardigan, of which there are more than 30 different styles for boys and girls – available in 100 per cent cashmere, superior blend Royal Alpaca wool and super-soft Pima cotton.
The colour choice, too, is vast, and some of the the label’s signature styles – such as the SOFI cashmere cardigan and the NICO cashmere jumper – are available in more than 15 different hues. Not limited to little ones, Cashmirino offers a selection of its boys’ styles scaled up for dads, too, so they can mix-and-match their favourite knits – like father, like son. No wonder past customers always seem to come back through the doors of their Burlington Arcade boutique.
31 Burlington Arcade, W1J, cashmirino.com