Two local mums hope to have customers “doing the Funky Gecko” along the High Street in Knowle.
The wacky name – inspired in part by a clothing label – has been chosen by Sue Gaffey and Michelle Wood for their new innovative children’s organic boutique selling children’s clothing, toys, skincare products and gifts.
Funky Gecko has set up home in Number 2, Greville Court, High Street, Knowle, with help from Jennie Patrick and Ruth Scott of the real estate department of Lodders Solicitors in Stratford-upon-Avon who arranged the lease of the unit.
The boutique carries a selection of British designed organic cotton clothing, outdoor wear and other funky accessories.
The Organic skincare range and biodegradable nappies will appeal to all mums who have concerns about the increasing number of children with skin allergies and customers keen to protect the environment.
Jennie said: “It is a brave decision to launch a new venture in a difficult economic climate but they have done their homework and I believe it has every chance of success.
“It is cleverly thought out because allergies are a problem in the modern age and these are natural products suitable for all children’s skin types.”
Sue and Michelle, who have children themselves, said: “We are trying to offer a fashionable alternative to the average retailer.”