• Kalulu Kids: Cool Threads Inspired By East Africa

    Local clothing company Kalulu Kids takes on children’s wear with a fresh, East-African-Influenced spring line.

    By Chrissy Makris

    New children’s wear brand, Kalulu Kids, melds ancient tradition with contemporary style to create a line of clothes that are fun, bright, comfy, and sophisticated. Inspired by African textiles, colors, and landscapes, the Kalulu Kids spring line is made entirely out of kikoy fabric–a durable, colorful cloth typically worn by East African men. The vibrant yet earthy tones make for a bold statement that’s as unique as your little one.

    Inspired by cross-cultural children’s folklore, founder Milbert Kiggundu-Bentham named the line after the East African word for “hare,” an animal found in many children’s tales throughout the world. The NYC-based brand is in partnership with SCALEAfrica, a non-profit dedicated to building schools in sub-Saharan Africa. Why not do a little good this spring while re-vamping your child’s wardrobe? Support local, think global!




    The Basil Tunic: This casual but sophisticated tunic offers a bit of panache to boys wear without the stuffiness of uncomfortable dress clothes. Available in several colors.

    $57, KaluluKids.com 









    Riding Hood Dress: Adorned with fringe that shimmies with your child’s every move, this free-form hooded dress leaves for plenty of wiggle room during playtime. Also available in red. 

    $61, KaluluKids.com 









    The Parker Tunic: This adorable tunic is as just as comfortable as a T-Shirt, but with a little more sophistication and style. Pair this top with some skinny jeans and sandals and you’re ready to go! Also available in orange. 

    $57, KaluluKids.com 









    The Janis Tunic: Say yes to stripes! Contrasting red and yellow bands of color adorn this boyish blue striped v-neck top.

    $57, KaluluKids.com 









    The Leyla Dress: What little girl doesn’t love ruffles? Straps that flutter and a pink and multi-colored ruffled hem make this sweet spring or summer dress a must-have.

    $62, KaluluKids.com

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