October 21, 2022 3 min read

Do you find yourself buying your kids new clothes every other month? Many clothes for children aren’t well-made, so here are some tips to help you find clothes for kids that will actually last.

1. Look for sturdy fabrics that won't easily fray or stretch.

I don't know about you, but I'm always on the lookout for fabrics that will withstand wear and tear. Denim and twill are great examples of a fabric that are both sturdy and comfortable. They are perfect for everyday wear, and don't stretch out of shape easily. I also like wool for its durability. It's a warm fabric, and it doesn't pill or fade easily. When it comes to finding fabrics that will last, it's important to consider both quality and comfort. Look for materials that are both strong and soft, and with a little bit of care, they'll keep your child looking sharp for years to come.

2. Avoid clothes with excessive logos or slogans, which will likely fade quickly.

You know what I hate? When I spend good money on a piece of clothing, only to have the color fade after a few washes. Or when the logo or slogan starts to peel off. Or when the fabric starts to pill. I mean, why bother spending money on something that's just going to fall apart? I'd much rather buy something that's built to last. Not only do those clothes look better for longer, but they end up being a better value in the long run. So next time you're out shopping, take a pass on clothes with excessive logos or slogans. If you do get something with a design printed on it, look for items that are silk-screened or discharge printed, not items that have plastic or vinyl printing on it.

Young child in orange sweatshirt and green pants, walking while licking a lollipop

3. Check the seams and stitching to make sure they're strong and well-made.

When you're buying a new piece of clothing, it's important to take a close look at the seams and stitching. This is especially true for items that are going to get a lot of wear and tear, like pants or jackets. Strong seams and well-made stitching will help extend the life of your clothing. On the other hand, weak seams and poor stitching can lead to premature wear and tear. So before you make a purchase, be sure to check the seams and stitching to make sure they're up to par. You should see no frays or loose threads on new garments. By taking this extra step, you can ensure that your child’s clothes will stand the test of time.

4. Choose classic designs that will never go out of style.

As a parent, it can be tempting to buy trendy clothes for your kids that are "in style" at the moment. However, these styles often go out of fashion quickly, leaving your child with a wardrobe full of dated clothing. A better option is to choose classic designs that will never go out of style. These timeless pieces can be mixed and matched to create endless outfit possibilities, and they will continue to look good year after year. Not only are classic clothes more cost-effective in the long run, but they also allow your kids to develop their own unique sense of style. So next time you're shopping for your little ones, don't be tempted by the latest trends. Instead, choose classic designs that will stand the test of time.

5. Shop at secondhand stores for affordable, high-quality kids clothes.
Buying pre-loved clothes is not only good for the environment, but good for your wallet. If you are lucky to live near a great consignment or second hand store, you may be able to find some solid gems there. However, not all of us are blessed to live near great second hand stores! Plus, scoring quality second hand online can be time consuming. That’s why at Jackalo, we buy back all of your outgrown Jackalo clothing through our tradeUP program. We then clean the item, make any necessary repairs, and post it for resale right here on our site at a discount. Anything that can’t be repaired will be upcycled or recycled responsibly. This way we make it easy for people to find high-quality second hand Jackalo items. Second hand clothes can be both affordable and high-quality - not to mention stylish!

It can sometimes be a challenge finding kids clothes that will actually last, but it’s well worth it. We all know that kids can be hard on their clothes, so finding clothes that are sturdy and well-made provides better value in the long run. And through choosing clothes that last, you’ll also be helping the environment - it’s a win-win!