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On 15 Feb 2006 at 9:50pm Pauline wrote:
Can anyone tell me what happened to the Clothkits company. I made and wore lots of their kits.
 
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On 15 Feb 2006 at 10:50pm Brian wrote:
Well, we left the seventies and clothkits decided to catch up with the current trend! Its now probably a trendy wine bar,or monsoon!
 
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On 16 Feb 2006 at 8:20pm Mark Rolfe wrote:
They actually went out of buisness years ago.
 
 
On 22 Feb 2006 at 2:28pm emma foy wrote:
Not sure but I think they were taken over by Freemans catalogue in the 80s
 
 
On 5 Mar 2006 at 11:01am Jenny wrote:
I used to work for clothkits in the 80s. It started out with kits sold via mail order, then opened a shop on school hill selling kits and knitwear (excellent coloured tights and socks!). It started to expand to sell ready made clothes too until all its clothes were ready made and the only kits it sold were household goods such as aprons and tablecloths. As far as I am aware it was bought out and ended up selling a range of ready made clothes only, but presumably the demand for its clothes wasn't high because it finally closed down in the late 80s early 90s. The shop is now an expanded four storey antique emporium.
 
 
On 24 Mar 2006 at 4:26pm Susi wrote:
You can still find a very small selection of kits on ebay and the like. Any one know where else to get them or have any I could buy let me know! I loved helping mum with them when I was little and now want to teach my daughter how to sew
 
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On 22 Apr 2006 at 2:57pm Sam wrote:
That's a shame
 
 
On 30 Apr 2006 at 7:54pm georgy wrote:
that's a shame - I used to make clothkits for myself and my children! they were very popular in the area we lived in and we thought they were rather "special"
 
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On 6 May 2006 at 9:48pm Louise wrote:
My mother was a huge Clothkits fan in the seventies, we were all dressed in printed pinafores and fur-lined jerkins.The clothes have been lovingly kept and are much in demand for retro 70's nights etc.
 
 
On 6 May 2006 at 9:49pm Louise wrote:
My mother was a huge Clothkits fan in the seventies, we were all dressed in printed pinafores and fur-lined jerkins.The clothes have been lovingly kept and are much in demand for retro 70's nights etc.
 
 
On 8 May 2006 at 4:58pm Jane Towers wrote:

How strange I was just downsizing my work room and found a cache of clothkits mail order catalogues.
I kept them as reference works as I used to embroider lots and found inspiration in the designs.
I was immediately hurtled back to my children's childhoods, they were born in 1973, 1974 and 1977 and were totally Clothkit babies, toddlers and little children.
I never met anyone else who was interested in making children's clothes like this in my area. I particularly loved the way one could match up the outfits with socks, tights and jumpers etc.
My little girl used to be enchanted with her dresses, the knitted ready made ones and the ones I made because we invariably found some design incorporating cats which we both still love.
I passed all her things onto a friend who had 2 daughters. I wish I had kept some of them.
I often wondered what had happened to the company.
Cheers Jane.
 
 
On 13 May 2006 at 3:12pm jenny wrote:
Very sad to hear that! My mum used to make us clothkits clothes when my sister and I were very small and we loved them! We even had matching dolls clothes. Happy memories!


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