If you have a child, then you have probably noticed how hard it is to find good clothing for them. Children’s clothing is put through a lot of abuse. Kids play outside, they engage in arts and crafts, and they are far more active than adults. This means that their clothing is more likely to get dirty, and more likely to get torn or damaged.
Clothing makers know that kids outgrow their clothes quickly, and this means that over time they’ve come to make kid’s clothing more and more fragile. They use thinner fabric and they don’t use robust stitching. They add lots of cosmetic touches – glitter, crystals, ribbons, etc, on clothes aimed at girls, and these things get damaged very easily.
As a parent, yes, you want your child to wear clothes that look great. However, you also want them to wear something that will last at least a couple of school terms.
There are a few options you have for this. Firstly, instead of shopping at high street stores which have “one season” clothing in them, it’s better for you to look for more durable brands – either in boutique stores that have a reputation for making good clothing. Alternatively, buy online.
There are lots of brands that make rugged, sporty clothing for kids. High street retailers don’t stock them because they are a little more expensive up front (but a better investment in the long term, because they last longer). You can read reviews of the clothes online, and this is a big help – because you’ll see comments from parents about ripped seams, damaged knees, broken zippers and the other kinds of problems that parents will have. Based on that information, you can make a better assessment of whether the clothes are worth buying.