I am a Melbourne dweller and like many Melburnians I love my coffee. I live with my husband and two children, Vienna, 13 and Luca, 8. We grow veggies, I clean often but never iron.
I started Acorn after an elusive search for a lovely soft winter hat made of pure merino wool with a fun and whimsical design for my little girl.
With nothing available to suit my tastes and sensibilities, I decided to draw on my ten years of experience in the fashion industry and create my own children’s label specialising in hats, scarves and mittens.
I believe products should be made to last and in ethics in business; I am passionate about fair-trade and selling a product that has brought benefit along the whole supply chain. As part of this goal we support a women's collective who have been making our hand-knitted winter products since we started.
For all our other products, we work with kind and ethical suppliers in small family run factories in both India and China. We have visited all our suppliers and know first hand they are looking after their employees, their community and the planet.
I also passionately believe we should shop local and support small business whenever possible.
I try to live by my personal values of...
- Be kind to yourself and others
- Exercise whenever possible
- Compliment others
- Don’t waste energy on negativity
- Be grateful
As a Mum I believe in...
- Letting them get messy
- Ask about their dreams
- Take them into nature whenever possible
- Cuddle them often
Thanks for stopping by.... and I hope you enjoy your piece of Acorn