Here at Down By The Banks, we pride ourselves on providing truly unique items to practical parents. We offer families a place to find special and long lasting clothing. We value and respect transparency, the sustainability of our earth & positive parenting.
My name is Emily and I'm the creative behind this business. I'm an Aunty with 9 years experience in creating unique clothing pieces. When I found out I was going to become an Aunty, I was so excited and determined to sew her a whole wardrobe of goodies. Realising that infant sizes differ by mere centimetres, I wondered if there was a better way. Our clothing line is designed by me and currently made by myself and some local Perth seamstresses.
Our clothing brand is all about expandable & versatile clothing, so the sizing is a little different to usual... Our goodies expand as your little human grows. With features like folding ankle cuffs & waistbands, adjustable shoulder snaps and hidden drawstrings our clothing is made to last three - four times longer than standard sized clothing.
If you're sick and tired of returning clothing because it just didn't fit right, or handing down so many lovely clothes you love because your bub has outgrown them, then welcome home!
If you don't quite believe us, then check out these photos of handsome Lincoln (2 years old), who shares his cute mustard romper with his 8 month old brother, Bowie! The boys wear size 1-3yrs and even Lincoln still has plenty of room to grow into it.
Our grow features are thanks to some incredibly high quality and super stretchy performance cotton spandex, and a little bit of engineering of sewing patterns. The original "grow with me concept" can be found all over the internet, with lots of smart businesses making use of them in their clothing. We are proud to have taken inspiration from this amazing concept and designed many of our own unique patterns!