Mabli was launched in October 2016 by Welsh designer Lisa Roberts, an experienced women's knitwear designer who often had envisaged her designs in miniature. Her passion for childrenswear design had always been strong, even before becoming a mother, and once Lisa started a family and returned to her roots in Wales Mabli was created. Now Lisa has a daughter, Mabel, and son, Otto, as the inspiration behind her designs.
Lisa's design are vintage inspired knitwear in beautifully soft 100% extrafine merino wool. The perfect choice for little ones, merino wool is hypoallergenic, helps to regulate body temperature and repels moisture. It's very soft against the skin and machine-washable, as well as being a sustainable fibre. It has the perfect mix of practicality and luxury. More recently she has added organic pima cotton and linen knits to the collections, including cotton socks inspired by Welsh tapestry blankets.
Mabli socks are made in Wales, and the garments across Europe. All their manufacturers and suppliers have ethical working practices, and a use high quality materials and manufacturing processes. With a versatile fit and a slow-fashion aesthetic, Mabli clothes are designed for longevity; fitting your little ones for as long as possible, to treasure and hand down the generations.
The SS21 collection is inspired by slower days and walks with children in the Welsh meadows, with colours redolent of the native flora and fauna of Wales. Dandelion and nettle thrive, with blossom offering cheer against the quintessential Mabli earthy tones of cedar and willow. This natural feel can be traced across silhouette and form with Gladys and Freckle ruffled styles offering feminine takes on the Mabli signature shapes, contrasting with slouchy easy fits for boys or girls. We continue with the success of Mabli's popular layering rib styles, this time with a wider than usual rib for added newness and contrast to the classic Winter collection basics. Welsh tapestry inspired jacquards as usual sit at the heart of the collection.
All styles for SS21 are in a beautiful linen / cotton blend yarn which plays to the strength of both fibres, linen for cool crispness and cotton for softness against the skin.