Seersucker: The Perfect Summer Fabric for Kids

When we began designing our summer line, seersucker stood out as a natural choice. A timeless fabric, seersucker’s lightweight and durable quality makes it perfect for kids in the summer.

The Cool Story of Seersucker:

Seersucker has been around for centuries, originally from ancient Persia where it was called “shir o shakar,” meaning “milk and sugar.” This name comes from the fabric’s unique texture, with smooth and bumpy stripes. Over time, seersucker made its way to Europe and America, becoming especially popular in warm places because of its light and breathable quality.

How Seersucker Works Its Magic:

The secret to seersucker’s cool comfort lies in its special weaving technique. By weaving some threads tighter and others looser, seersucker gets its signature crinkly texture. This texture helps the fabric stand away from the skin, creating tiny air pockets that let air flow through. This keeps kids cool, even on the hottest days.

Easy Care for Busy Parents:

One of the best things about seersucker is how easy it is to take care of. The fabric’s crinkly texture means it doesn’t need ironing, which is a big win for busy parents. Just wash, dry, and it’s ready to wear. Seersucker’s durability also means it can handle all the adventures your kids get into, from running around the playground to building sandcastles at the beach.

Earth-Friendly Fashion:

Seersucker is often made from cotton, a natural and biodegradable material. This makes it a more sustainable choice for clothing. By choosing seersucker, you’re not only keeping your kids cool but also making an eco-friendly choice that’s good for the planet. Read more about our commitment to sustainable production here.

Our Seersucker Line is designed to keep kids cool, comfortable, and in style. Dress it up or down and mix and match these items all summer long.

Tips for Dressing Boys: Style Advice for Parents 

As parents, we want our boys to look and feel their best every day. Dressing them well not only boosts their confidence, but also teaches them the importance of self-expression and personal style. Here are some tips to help you elevate your son’s wardrobe and cultivate his own sense of style. 

  • Prioritize Comfort without Compromising Style: At Pedal, we believe that comfort is key. Opt for soft breathable fabrics that feel good and allow for ease of movement. Our organic cotton tees are a classic style perfect for those with sensitive skin. 
  • Invest in Versatile Basics: Build your son’s wardrobe around timeless basics that can be mixed and matched for endless outfit possibilities. Our modern classics like button-down shirts, chino pants, and polos, are perfect for every occasion and can easily transition from playtime to special events. 
  • Embrace Dressing Up for Special Occasions: Dressing up doesn’t have to be a hassle. Our Hudson Dress Pants are designed with stretch fabric and an adjustable waistband to ensure sophistication without sacrificing durability. Pair them with our Marylebone Oxford Shirt for a classic and comfortable look. 
  • Let Him Express Himself: Above all, encourage your son to embrace his individuality and express himself through his clothing choices. Our team of dedicated professionals, many of whom are parents, understand the importance of celebrating each child’s unique personality. Our diverse selection of camo styles, patterned buttoned downs, and classic pieces offer plenty of options to get your little guy excited about dressing well. 

By following these tips, you can help your son develop a sense of style that is both timeless and uniquely his own.

Boy's spring transition outfit in button-down shirt and lightweight vest

Spring Transition Essentials: Must-Have Pieces for Boys

As the seasons change and warmer weather approaches, it’s time to refresh your little guy’s wardrobe with key pieces that are perfect for the transition to Spring. From versatile layers to classic staples, here are the essential pieces every boy needs in his closet for the season ahead.

A Lightweight Vest: Our Sackett Quilted Vest is a versatile layering piece that adds both style and warmth on cooler Spring days. With diamond-quilting, a zip, and easy snap buttons, this vest is a classic insulating layer. For warmer days, our Union Reversible Camo Vest is the perfect layer designed for ease of movement. 

A Classic Polo Shirt: A classic polo shirt is a timeless staple that every guy should have in his wardrobe. Our Ojai Long-Sleeve Polo is a versatile piece that can be dressed up or down for every occasion. 

Comfy Jeans: Crafted with stretch cotton and an adjustable waistband, our Spinnaker Denim Stretch Jeans are designed to move. A classic pair of comfortable and versatile jeans are an essential for every season. 

Go-To Button Down: A go-to button down shirt is a staple piece suitable for any occasion. Choose from our selection of classic dress shirts, flannels, and prints perfect for school, family gatherings, and casual outings. 

With these essential pieces in his wardrobe, your little guy will be ready to tackle the transition to Spring in style. From versatile layers to classic staples, these key pieces will ensure he’s prepared for any occasion that comes his way.


Why Thoughtfully-Sourced Cotton Matters for Your Kids and the Planet

Why Thoughtfully-Sourced Cotton Matters for Your Kids and the Planet

In a world where conscious consumerism is gaining momentum, more parents are turning to brands that prioritize thoughtful fabric selection. At Pedal, most of our fabrics are locally-sourced – a testament to the strength of partnerships that empower and sustain the vibrant culture around us. Let’s explore why making the switch to thoughtfully sourced cotton is not only good for your kids, but also good for the planet:

Gentle on Sensitive Skin: Organic cotton is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This means that clothing made from organic cotton is less likely to cause skin irritation or allergic reactions, making it perfect for children with sensitive skin or conditions like eczema. Our selection of certified organic cotton T-Shirts are crafted from cotton grown using natural methods, ensuring that your child’s clothing is safe and comfortable to wear. 

Environmentally Friendly: We source our low-impact cotton from farms that are designed to minimize environmental impact. By avoiding synthetic chemicals and promoting biodiversity, this style of cotton cultivation helps preserve soil health, conserve water, and protect ecosystems. Building partnerships with local cotton vendors also enables us to build connections within our community and reduce our environmental impact. Learn more about our commitment to sustainability on our website.

Durable and Long-Lasting: Our cotton fabrics are designed to withstand repeated washings and retain their softness and shape over time, making it a sustainable choice for your child’s wardrobe. We know that kids can be rough on their clothes, so we design them to endure endless adventure. Our Corduroy Pants and Chino Pants are crafted from stretch cotton designed to keep up with kids on-the-go. 

By making mindful choices in the clothing we buy, we can create a brighter future for our children and the planet they’ll inherit. Choose Pedal for your kid’s clothing and embrace natural, sustainable fashion.

The Essentials Guide: Must-Have Preppy Clothes for Boys 

The Essentials Guide: Must-Have Preppy Clothes for Boys 

At Pedal, we’re passionate about curating modern classics for boys. crafted with style and practicality in mind. Our collection features timeless pieces meticulously designed to keep up with active and growing kids. Here’s a guide to the essential pieces to build your kid’s preppy wardrobe: 

  • The Button Down: A classic button-down shirt is a modern prep essential. Timeless and versatile, these shirts can be dressed up for formal occasions or paired with jeans for a more casual look. 
  • The Chino Pant: Chinos are a staple known for their clean lines and tailored fit. Our Berkshire Chino Pants  are crafted with a stretch fabric and adjustable waistband, to keep up with active, growing kids. 
  • The Polo: The polo shirt adds a refined casual touch to any outfit. Crafted from soft, durable fabric, our Ojai Polos are perfect for kids on the go. 
  • The Cozy Sweater: No preppy wardrobe is complete without a cozy sweater for chilly days. From cable knit quarter-zips to classic V-necks, a well-crafted sweater adds warmth and style to any outfit. 
  • The Vest: Vests are the perfect layering staple to elevate a kid’s peppy wardrobe. Whether worn over a button-down for a dressy look or layered under a jacket for added insulation, our vests add warmth and style to any outfit. 

With our timeless designs, impeccable quality, and commitment to sustainability, Pedal makes prep easy. You can dress your child with confidence, knowing that you’re investing in more than just clothes—you’re investing in a legacy of style, tradition, and family.

Hand-Me-Down Treasures: Making Memories and Strengthening Family Bonds

Hand-Me-Down Treasures: Making Memories and Strengthening Family Bonds

Hand-me-downs carry sentimental value and foster meaningful connections within families. Pedal Kidswear understands the importance of these traditions, which is why our classic boys clothing is consciously designed for longevity. From button-down shirts to cozy sweaters, our garments are made to be passed down through generations.

Each time a child wears a Pedal garment previously worn by an older sibling, the story continues. Our classic boys clothes are meticulously crafted with durable materials and reinforced stitching, ensuring they can withstand the test of time. We share your desire to invest in lasting pieces, prioritizing sustainable fashion choices and minimizing our environmental impact.

By choosing Pedal Kidswear, you break free from disposable fashion trends. Our timeless designs are both beautiful and sustainable. Embodying love, heritage, and shared experiences, our kids clothing allows families to bridge generations and create a sense of continuity. Join us in embracing the joy of making memories and strengthening family bonds—one hand-me-down at a time.