Winter isn’t over yet, but I am already dreaming about summer.
It feels a bit like summer when you put your kids in the 100% organic Saplingchild threads.
Soft fabrics, fun prints and colours. A touch of pink is allowed, after all it’s February , the month of love.
Peta will tell you a bit more about her and her brand.
Can you tell us how it all started ?
It started when our littlest was born. He was very sick and spent a lot of time in the intensive care unit. We wanted to dress him in clothing that was completely organic and natural, and found it very difficult to find. We found some really nice organic brands, but they were produced and printed with chemicals and dyes. It was then that we decided to make a product that was not only organic in fabric, but that also uses organic vegetable dyes.
How would you describe your brand?
Our brand is really fun! We have lot’s of whimiscal designs, and like to use lot’s of colour and pattern in everything we do.
Where did the name of your brand came from?
The name came from the small tree. We wanted a name that represented both new life, and nature! Sapling was the only choice!
Which one is your favourite?
It’s so hard to choose! Maybe the lace birds, and lace flamingos?! I have 3 boys, so anything girly is pretty fun for me!
Where do you get your inspiration?
Our inspiration comes from nature. All of our designs are themed around animals or nature in some way. I try not to look at what other brands are doing, because my head gets cluttered with possibilities. Instead I try and focus on what inspires me, and what feels right to me.
Do you have children? Which brands do you like the most for them?
We have 3 children, all boys. Our house is a bit of a zoo at the best of times. I like to buy organic where possible, and there’s so many lovely brands out there. Mostly I like to shop at markets and stores like Etsy. It’s so lovely to be able to support small creative businesses…and there are so many great finds out there too
Thanks Peta for answering our questions.
Keep up your good work.