Dublin born and based Goose and Gander founder, Samantha O’ Leary, who by day works as a development manager for a national cancer research charity – launched Goose and Gander, a luxury footwear, clothing and accessory Irish brand for little loved ones, over one year ago.
Samantha is part of a thriving tribe of entrepreneurial Irish women, managing to turn her dream into a reality, in those hours she can steal between her important career role, and those precious moments with her own little one, her inspiration, Florence Indie (age two and a half).
Inspiration for Goose and Gander struck during Sam’s maternity leave whilst pregnant with Florence, while the idea was shelved for a little while – that desire to bring something fresh, alternative, stylish, comfortable and quality orientated to the baby and children moccasin market never went away, and so, during much burning of the midnight oil, Goose and Gander, was born.
Sam’s vision for the Goose and Gander is based on her own values and goals, which are; to create beautiful pieces that are giftable and perfect for the magical childhood moments, those special occasions and everyday adventures, from jumping in muddy puddles to taking first steps, for slipping on in earliest of days and keeping in those first memory boxes. Sam’s online #MoccFlock is growing by the day.
The shoes, clothing and accessories are made by a team of talented women, using only the highest quality leather and materialsensuring everything is both comfortable and hard wearing. The shoes have soft soles to cushion children’s feet, while the soft opening ensures they stay on.
Care and consideration was given to ensure shoes are suitable for pre-walkers and walkers – and for babies over twelve months, flexible grips have been added to the soles.
All of the footwear is designed to be flexible, allowing for natural foot development for those tiny feet.
Goose and Gander have recently collaborated with Farmyard the Label to create a unique clothing range rich in organic cottons and soft linens. High-profile fans of the brand include Vogue Williams.
For more see www.gooseandgander.ie