Deptford based brand Childsdraw, founded by Jess Childs, is so popular that it required a Peckham outpost which can be found in Holdrons Arcade. An innovative brand representing south-east London, its a range of unisex leisurewear, accessories, ceramics and prints all featuring original drawings.

Jess’s unique style combines traditional drawing with digital design. She draws inspiration from her urban surroundings, the people of Deptford and Peckham, and the buzz of everyday London. Her illustrations and art are applied to various items from prints, to clothing and ceramics – always in limited collections.

Her current and second collection sees the brand evolve into a variety of new ideas and aesthetics. Alongside a selection paying homage to the community-inspired prints of the first collection, there are a range of pieces featuring designs that draw on Jess’s own identity.
In particular her African-American heritage is explored from auto-biographical collages comprising snapshots from her life, to a tribute of the iconic figure Wilma Rudolph; once heralded the fastest female sprinter in the world. Jess’s embroidered illustrations feature on fleecy leisurewear using a rich purple and green palette alongside hand screen-printed T-shirts and 3D-printed accessories.

In 2018, she collaborated with developer Pocket Living to create the limited-edition range of homewares Arklow Road SE14 x Childsdraw, which launched alongside a development of 14 one and two-bedroom homes and featured Jess’s signature motifs, including palm trees and local buildings.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 19:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 19:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 19:00


Find Childsdraw

Arcade U11
Holdrons Arcade,
135a Rye Lane,
Peckham. SE15 4ST


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