Patouche is the creative child of Kessa Laxton. After working as a designer and scenic artist for the theatre world and having two kids, she started making stuff for her son and daughter to wear that was playful and free from branding. She discovered that she might be onto something when her son was reduced to tears on finding his favourite “pirate” pants in the wash.
At Patouche, we like to keep it simple using natural fibers like linen and cotton and sometimes bamboo. We offer organic options in some of our styles when possible. All of our outerwear wool blend is milled in Quebec and detailed with fine Japanese textiles. Sometimes we throw in a little vintage trim and we also create limited runs of some styles using end-of-roll textiles from select Toronto women’s wear designers. By using up remnant textiles rather than new stock, we save energy on the production of new textiles.
We are committed to supporting the local economy and natural resource sustainability. We use 100% recycled paper when printing marketing materials and our packaging. Our studio, sewers, warehousing and distribution facility are all located in Toronto, allowing us to use the least amount of natural resources possible during the creation and distribution of our products. Local production also allows us to directly oversee quality standards and ensures the best possible labour standards.
Our photography is provided by the very lovely Lisa Kannakko and Lise Varrette.
What Our Great Customers Have To Say
"Patouche clothing is charming. When my son was young I had to go to Europe to get interesting and well made clothes for children because there was so little available here. It’s wonderful to be able to proudly bring a Canadian made product as a gift to friends in France."
"This item of clothing (the Reversible Smock Top) has been the best investment I've ever made...It's baby, it's toddler, it's fancy, it's not, it's winter, it's summer."
-Socorro, mother of three
"WOW! I had no idea this [vest] would make me look SO handsome"
-Simon, age 7
"your line is beautiful..it's got this great classic look that has the feel of some of the early 20th century black and white family portraits but with a modern edge."
-Jen and Gary
"I just wanted to say a big thank you. I just received the little red riding hood cape for my daughter yesterday. It is absolutely gorgeous. I love it, and so does she…Thank you again."
"Just wanted to share how cute my boys look in your...jackets & pants. Thanks for making products for boys that makes them look so adorable & they think are so comfy to wear."
"I can't wait for the new pirate pants!! My boys have been wearing them like crazy and my little guy likes to wear the matching pirate hat at all times. Will there be a bigger size this year so my 6 year old can keep being a pirate?"
"…it is not often that such personal attention is shown in this day and age."