With December and January this year being the wettest since records began, across the UK roads have become ponds and ponds have become lakes. The BBC has forecast more rain on its way, with a month’s worth expected to fall over the next few days. Even prime minister David Cameron has been seen wading through the floods in a pair of wellington boots while on a visit to Surrey.
The go-to collection for this kind of wet weather is Hatley; saving the walk home from school with their selection of welly boots, raincoats for kids and umbrellas. Splashing in puddles is now allowed as their matching set of rain weather wear is made from natural fibers with a promise not to leak. From bugs to butterflies, cars to sea creatures, their range of designs are all things kids love.
The prints are unique to the brand, originally hand painted by the founder for her gift store in the lakeside village of North Hatley, Canada. After her retirement, her sons stepped in to run all aspects of the business. A truly family run brand they state that the ‘Hatley brand continues with same principles on which it started: family, good design, quality and of course, loads of laughs’.