Marquise support sick kids through pyjama design competition

Have you got a budding designer in your family? Marquise are currently holding another pyjama design competition for children aged 12 and under. Learn more HERE.

Comfort has become one of our main priorities over the past year, and amongst all the fashion options in the COVID-19 pandemic, pyjamas have reigned supreme. Now you have an excuse to indulge your kids in a new pair for a good cause.

Marquise have been keeping Victorian children snug and comfortable for over 89 years with their range of baby and kids clothing. Wanting to give back to their incredible community, the Melbourne-based company, with the help of local kids, are raising funds for the RCH through specially designed pyjamas.

The idea for a pyjama competition originated during the COVID-19 lockdown when Rachael Eade, Marketing Manager at Marquise, was coming up with ways to keep her kids occupied at home.

“My husband and I were both working from home while home schooling our kids. To keep them entertained I came up with a colouring competition for them to do. I told Marquise’s owners Natalie and Daniel about my idea to do a competition for our kid’s pyjamas. They suggested we could sell the winning designs and give the proceeds to charity,” said Rachael.

For a month in August 2020, the pyjama design competition was promoted on social media and encouraged kids to submit their dream pyjama designs, with the chance for one boy and one girl entry to be turned into a set of cotton pyjamas.

Rachael was overwhelmed by the creativity of the 60 design submissions they received, with entrants ranging from two to 10 years old. Picking a final winning design was tough, but eight year old Oliver with his design ‘Puppy’ and eight year old Lexi with her design ‘Explore the Sea’ were chosen.

Oliver and Lexi received a pair of their own pyjamas, and once out of lockdown, got to model their winning designs for the product photoshoot. The pyjamas then became available for sale in Marquise’s Malvern Central store and online, with $10 from every sale donated to the RCH Foundation.

So far, $5,000 has been raised to help sick children at the hospital, with pairs still available online. Marquise are currently holding another competition for children aged 12 and under. Learn more about how to enter HERE.

“Like most Victorian families, you’ve either needed the RCH’s services or know someone who has. Personally, my son spent a week in the in the hospital as a newborn. He is now 11 and living a healthy life thanks to their care,” said Rachael.

“Working with the RCH Foundation was really rewarding for me personally but also for the company. It’s nice to know the money is going directly towards helping local children.”

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