Clothkits was an English clothing company based in Lewes, East Sussex. Founded as a mail order business by Anne Kennedy in 1969 and sold in 1988, Clothkits at one stage employed nearly 400 workers. The name continued to be used for a short time after the takeover of the company by a larger mail order catalogue business.
Clothkits specialized in selling pre-printed kit clothing for children and adults. The kit would comprise a pattern printed onto the fabric so that it could be cut out and assembled without needing to pin a paper pattern. The kits were also notable for containing all the materials needed to complete the garment. The spare fabric around the pieces of the main pattern would often feature a doll sized pattern for the same garment. As well as the printed kits, they sold ready-made clothing and coordinating knitted items such as jumpers and tights.
As of 2008 the Clothkits brand is being used by Clothkits Ltd selling kit clothing, also available pre-assembled, inspired by the original brand. See: http://www.clothkits.co.uk.