A children's clothing brand is celebrating after winning a European design award.

Kendal-based Kidunk has won gold in the European Product Design Awards.

The range of "kid-proof" play clothes for children aged two to six years old was created by children’s designer Lisa Joyce.

She worked with childcare experts Tina and Phill Knight - who own their own nursery - to combine practical ideas with fashionable styling to create a range of play clothes for young children.

The team won gold in the children’s product category in the awards.

Previous winners include Philips, Baby Tula, Doona, Meri Meri and Flying Tiger Copenhagen.

Kidunk playsuits been designed to be lightweight, waterproof, comfy and easy to clean.

The garments are Teflon coated, making them stain resistant and able to endure messy activities.

Lisa said: "Initially my brief was to create practical play clothes that were suitable for a nursery setting.

"I quickly realised that challenges childcare professionals face are the same I faced as a mum of a toddler; how to get them changed quickly and easily, especially when toilet training.

“As a family we spend huge amounts of time outdoors and clothing the children is a really important factor in how they enjoy the experience.

"Like all parents, I don’t want them to get too hot and sweaty, feel restricted or get cold and wet, in summer I want them protected from the sun but in lightweight garments.

"I designed two options and working with Kate Baker, a leading design technologist in baby and children's products we developed a fabric and garment that is 100 per cent breathable, water resistant and flexible.

"We even got a patent granted on the functionality of our design.

“The last two years have been amazing for Kidunk, since launching the products we have had fantastic feedback from parents and kids as well as winning a number of parenting awards.

"The brand can be found in Norway, Japan and launches into Australian early 2020.

"This recent accolade is a real honour and will give us the international exposure we are need to pursue our ambitious plans for the brand.”