This is an advertorial feature for engelbert strauss.
Any parent knows how much wear and tear their kids’ clothing has to withstand. A jacket will be dragged on the pavement, gloves end up buried in a heap at the bottom of the school bag, boots are scraped along the ground, trousers end up with holes. So when I heard that German company engelbert strauss also made clothing for kids, I thought it was a clever idea. A quick scout of their website will tell you that the firm specialises in safety gear for people working in tough industries. At the moment they have a wide range of protective warm workwear for the winter season. There’s a great choice of water-resistant clothes, hard-wearing footwear, and gear that offers protection from dangerous materials.
Run by four generations of the Strauss family, over the years engelbert strauss has branched out from clothing for men and women working in manufacturing, building or catering. They now make clothes for children – who, just as much as adults, need their clothes to work hard.
I do love these funky jackets. They’re water-repellent, windproof and breathable, with a warm lining and a high-vis strip. Perfect for keeping little ones safe on the school run when mornings and evenings are dark:
These durable-looking trousers, in a polyester/cotton mix, match the jacket and also have reflectors. Just check out all those pockets – six of them!
These child-sized mechanics’ gloves are made using sturdy leather, and are warm as well as durable:
And for kids wanting to role play, there’s a hard hat. Engelbert strauss take their role so seriously that on their website, the hat comes with a warning saying it doesn’t offer any protection. So no playing on building sites!
As well as all the tough gear, engelbert strauss’s children’s range includes some lighter items. You can buy cute ‘Who is engelbert?’ t-shirts and caps, woolly bobble hats, and this sweet sweatshirt featuring the engelbert strauss ostrich logo:
Does your child end up working their clothes hard? Which of these items do you like?