They say you are more creative when you’ve less to work with. This is true for us. I started printing babygrows with thirty year old silkscreens borrowed from my father-in-law. I began drawing again while on maternity leave as I wanted some fresh & original baby clothes for my little girl to wear, things I couldn’t find on the high street in Ireland. I also missed my printing days at NCAD. So I started to screen print blank babygrows and set up a facebook page to see if anyone liked what I was doing. The first inks I bought were black and neon pink. One of my first designs was a neon pink Matryoshka doll. Back then there was very little neon around and I hadn’t seen a Matryoshka doll print anywhere. So people liked my prints! As the orders came in & we started supplying local stores, (our first stockist was the awesome Jam Art Factory in Temple Bar) I began searching for premium organic cotton. At first it was solely for its kindness to baby & kids skin. I soon learned the importance of organic, ethically made baby clothes. I found the most beautiful organic cotton and a place in India. Employees are paid fair wages and work in safe conditions. The cottons used are GOTS Certified organic cotton. A lot of the graphics are hand printed here in Ireland using Eco-friendly inks as this little online business has its roots in the traditional screen printing process.
Nadia – founder & owner of Fauna Kids
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