A few months ago, a strange shop window appeared in the rue Dansaert : a terrarium, and behind the whole… funky kids clothes !
L’asticot is a responsible and bio children clothes brand, selling online and in two boutiques : one in Geneva, the other… in Brussels.
The Dansaert boutique
Its bright and minimalist interior highlight the sparkling colors of the collection, with a green touch reminding us L’asticot’s ecological approach.
Géraldine thought of the bored children following their mums on a shopping expedition : a little playground has been set up under the hanging rails, and the kids can climb on small ladders… to startle their parents !
Sustainable & soft
Made of organic wool or cotton, L’asticot’s garments are soft and pleasant to wear.
I am particularly fond of the hats and scarves lined with jersey – no “It’s itchyyyyyyy” complaints anymore !
The quality, elasticity and two positions press studs make the baby garments last longer than the usual ones.
And with their zip systems and elastic waists, the clothes are very easy for toddlers to put on.
L’asticot’s products are made in Portugal – the brand carefully controls the respect of its ecological and qualitative values through the whole manufacturing process.
FOr the whole family
Most of L’asticot’s garments are mixed-gender, which means they can be passed on from your son to his sister, cousin… and if you are a “matching outfits” enthousiast, some models have been extended to adult sizes.
Mum of two, Géraldine used to live in Schaerbeek until her recent move in Brussels’ centre.
Next to L’asticot, she has her own design textile collection that you can also find in the shop.
She kindly answered a few questions about L’asticot and her life of mother in the city.
The cons would be the noise, the impossibility for low budgets to have a garden, the need to breathe more as we live with lots of people around us.
However, there are so many advantages of living in Brussels with kids :
– everything is at hand : swimming pool, cinema, shopping, parks, theatre, sport activities… without having to use the car. All communes are easily accessible by public transportation.
– lots of free activities are organized.
– our city is multicultural and multilingual, I love having the impression to be on holiday all the time and you learn about different cultures.
– kids are sociable from an early age as they meet different children every time we stroll in parks or in the city.
– the 3 train stations that bring us almost everywhere in Belgium in one hour !
A walk in the city centre, dropping by Tropisme and reading lots of books with the children.
An icecream at Frederic Blondeel because they put the cone under a chocolate fontain !
Food shopping at the Tanneurs on Sunday after a stroll in the Jeu de Balle, I love it, with or without the kids.
When they were younger, we spent a lot of time at the Ferme nos Pilifs. We still go there from time to time by bike, from the centre it is a nice ride, almost only on bike lanes.