Our Story

Luxury for Little Legs!

Kat and Noah - the inspiration for Slugs & Snails original boy's tights

Slugs & Snails – the original boy’s and girl’s tights company. Slugs & Snails is a small family run business which started in 2008 with the birth of our son. Living in an old house, atop a cold windy hill on the west coast of Ireland, keeping our newborn warm was a priority and to us, tights were the obvious solution, yet we simply couldn’t find any tights designed for little boys and girls.

So we put him in the only tights we could buy, girls tights. It didn’t take long for us to really appreciate how practical tights were and so and began to come up with my own designs with little boys in mind. We wanted something extra special, super soft and durable and designs that were as playful, colourful and unique. As we began to chat to other parents we realised others shared our frustration at the lack of boys tights on the market and also so many parents wanted tights that were unisex, that could be shared between siblings…and so you have it Slugs & Snails was born! We was the FIRST company in the UK or Ireland to design and produce tights just for boys and girls, since our initial launch in 2011 we have grown to an internally recognised, award winning eco friendly children’s wear brand, our products are famous for their quirky gender neutral designs, which last and last season on season offering both superb value for money and a welcome break away from kids clothes that are overly disposable.

Slugs & Snails inspiration Noah and family

Slugs & Snails will this year see the launch of our 5th Autumn/Winter collection since our inception, we have added a wonderful array of 20 different designs to our collection with up to 7 different sizes. You can even grab yourself some limited edition adult tights!

But it’s not just about design, we’re also all about quality and comfort. Our tights are made exclusively for us from a luxurious secret special organic cotton which is flexible and soft and we only use yarns and  manufacturing processes which are Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified, we also now have moved to using  only organic cotton with the phasing out of any Oeko-Tex only yarns to GOTS certified yarns, giving you confidence that our products are free of any harmful substances or chemicals,  safeguarding your child’s health and the environment.