Denise is a mother to four beautiful girls who are her muses. Their personalities reflect in her designs and the fabrics she chooses, sometimes bold, sometimes quirky, always fun, always beautiful. Her Mum opened a Ladies and Children’s Clothing Boutique when Denise was 6 which was her first exposure to the fashion industry. Some of the brands she stocked were Pepe Jeans, Wrangler, Toni, Alphabet, Absorba, Mini-man, Mayoral, Pamolina but of all the brands Denise lost her heart to Oilily.
“I was brought to trade fairs, I hid between the rails as my Mum chose the garments for the next season and I marvelled at the glamour of it, the glee I felt at knowing what everyone else would be wearing months before they did. The feel of the fabric, the sheer volume of choice. I was immersed in it, imagining what I would pick if the choice were mine.
Some children dream of Willy Wonka’s Factory, I grew up in mine surrounded by fabric.”
And so began a lifetime love affair with bold print, captivating colour, amazing texture and dazzling detail.
Her desire is to create clothing that reflects the beauty of each child, practical and hardwearing and still delicate and pretty. She finds satisfaction in knowing that Little Wagon’s clothing enables the wearer to be fearless and fabulous concurrently. The raw materials used in creating Little Wagon’s Handmade’s garments are carefully sourced. All possible consideration is taken into choosing every component from thread and fabric to buttons and packaging which where at all possible is organic, recycled and sustainable. Our labels are made from Vegan Leather.
When asked about the name Denise explained “my Mum, when referring to me after getting up to my usual antics would call me “You little wagon” a term I chose to take as that of endearment. I myself now have four “Little Wagons” and have changed my mind as to just how endearing my mother intended it to be.I hope you can appreciate the love that goes into every part of the creating process here and I hope I can share a little bit of the joy my children give me in the clothes I make for you. My wish is that they fulfil their intended purpose and allow your warrior princess to be adventurous and be amazing and most importantly be herself. Life is for living, loving and laughing!”
market dates | Thur 13th - Sun 16th December