Growing up my brothers and I seemed to wear vest all year round (Mother knew best – we only had a single coal fire in our house so layers were the answer). In those days it was nothing more grand than a white cotton two-pack from British Home Stores which were handed down from child number one until they reached child number three (thats me in the baggy greyed vest).

But enough of my own trip down memory lane, Smalls is a brand new company selling children’s under layers – or body wear as they call it. The brand is the brainchild of New Zealand born Mothers Catriona Pharo and Emma-Jane Adam, who have created an eco-friendly range from easy care superfine washable Merino wool, which helps keep little ones warm in winter and cool in summer.

Cat told us “Smalls is just amazing and we are so delighted at the reaction we’re getting from customers. Once kiddies have them on they really don’t want to take them off! It’s a pretty amazing investment for your children when they literally wear them every day (and that’s year round).

Smalls produced long-sleeved and sleeveless tops in a variety of soft colours for 2-12year olds form selected independent retailers and online at www.lovemysmalls.com