Young Accrington mum launches quirky new clothing range
A YOUNG mum has launched her own clothing range.
Christina Hudson created Spud Kids after her daughter, Ella, four, didn’t like the high street choices.
The 24-year-old was encouraged to embrace her quirky ideas and follow her dream of designing children’s clothes throughout her degree in contemporary textiles.
Christina, who lives in Accrington, said: “Ella hated the pastel colours and pinks when she was younger so I had to turn to foreign designers which were much more expensive to buy.
“The lecturers on the course were amazing and were always available to talk or to contact, and they made sure I was going in the right direction.”
As part of her course, Christina learned everything from hand and needle felting, to illustrating, to essays. She said: “It was also work-based learning and we gained internships and placements which were a huge help to me.”
Each Spud Kids outfit, Ella’s nickname is Spud, is based on a different science idea.
Christina’s key focus is on interactivity, putting hidden pockets, flaps and toys in each designs.
Christina still ensures all the organic products are practical, letting Ella try on all the clothes and give her own feedback.
Christina’s designs will be exhibited at Manchester Fashion Week later this year and Christina said that she hopes to continue successfully juggling motherhood with her up-and-coming business.
She said: “I am currently creating a website but it’s not yet completed so at the moment I am selling the clothes on markets in Lancashire, while also working freelance designing and making dolls’ clothes and a girls’ range.”
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