In a world of fast, fleeting fashion, we’re so glad for brands like Gera Bloga, makers of gorgeous handmade knitwear for babies and toddlers.
Lovingly designed and crafted by a Lithuanian mother and daughter duo, Gera Bloga is based on the principle of timeless craftsmanship. The pieces are beautifully made out of lovely soft wool and cotton in classic neutral colours. But don’t be fooled by the handmade label; these are hardy pieces that can stand up to any toddler adventure, from crawling along the floor at a shocking pace, to digging in the garden and uprooting all your carefully-tended plants.
The line features knitwear like jumpers, cardies, leggings and hats, as well as some pretty Peter Pan collared dresses perfect for warmer weather. Jumpers ($101) are adorned with unique details like rows of coconut buttons, and sweet baby cardigans ($105) have contrasting heart shaped elbow patches. The neutral colours mean that knitwear can be worn over brightly coloured tees, with jeans or even a fluffy pink tutu if your child is so inclined.
Many of the pieces are unisex, which means brothers can hand down to sisters and vice versa. The exception perhaps is a pair of especially sweet, cheeky pink leggings ($86) with a ruffled bottom.
Gera Bloga hasn’t forgotten outerwear pieces. It has oatmeal coloured double-breasted jackets and knitted duffle coats ($137), perfect for layering in the often changeable Australian winter weather. Top off the look with a knitted hat, tied under the chin just so, showing off chubby cheeks to their full pinchable potential.
Beautifully crafted and made to last, you’ll be able to pass these pieces along to your grandkids. Grandkids. Imagine that! Browse the entire collection over at Gera Bloga.