Eskeez, the British brand’s range of adults and children’s lightweight thermal base layers has been extended with long sleeve tops in two new baby and toddler sizes. Eskeez founder and mother of three Karen Robinson, from Barnstaple in Devon, identified a demand in the market for the tiny versions after she won orders from a number of children’s nurseries.
Karen said: “The Eskeez range has surpassed all my expectations since I launched it earlier this year. I suspected we had hit on a great market, and I am glad to say we seem to be giving parents the product they’ve been hunting down for years. "
“I had a tiny Eskeez top made for my one year old daughter Ava and so many parents admired it and started asking for them that I realised this had to be the next product in our range,” explains Karen.
“The quality and softness of the Eskeez tops ensure that little ones are kept really snug and warm but the technology of the fabric makes sure they don’t overheat. This means they’re ideal for all kinds of winter weather – from damp, miserable days through to the absolutely freezing.”
Karen devised the original idea for the Eskeez range while watching her two older sons play rugby on a bleak November day. She realized there was a market for hard-wearing tops that were light weight, kept the warmth in and the chill out, looked good and were affordable. As well as tops, the range includes hats, leggings and sports shorts, all designed to keep the body warm and dry during winter sports.
The clothing is all developed from a fabric originally designed to withstand even the most extreme conditions and which can ‘wick’ sweat away from the body and on to the outer surface of the fabric to evaporate.
All Eskeez base layers are in a super comfortable tight brush fleece on the inside and smooth slip knit on the outside, making them ideal for a wide range of sports including rugby, football, cycling, running, riding, athletics, skiing and sailing. They even provide a first layer of extra warmth under wetsuits. The two new sizes are 24” (for ages one to two) and 26” (three to four years old). The long sleeved baby size tops are priced at £25 each.